FedEx Express launches Asia-Pacific pharma cold-chain product

FedEx Express has launched a temperature-controlled cold chain shipping solution for the Asia-Pacific region to address growing demand from customers in the healthcare industry. The company is now offering the “Medpak VI°C” reusable thermal packaging solution to customers in Japan, Korea and Singapore on a one-way rental basis. The packaging comes with vacuum-insulated panels and […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 10, 2019

Adidas to use more airfreight in 2019 due to ‘supply chain shortages’

It may be Nike that owns the Air brand of sports shoes, but its Germany-based rival, Adidas, may be catching a lot more “air” in the form of airfreight shipments in the next fiscal quarter, due to supply chain shortages that began in Q1 and could possibly affect sales figures for the rest of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2019

Tampa Airport awards $43 mn construction contract to GLF Construction Corp.

Yesterday, Tampa International Airport (TPA) awarded a US$43 million contract to Miami-based GLF Construction Corp. for the construction of a new taxiway and bridge at the airport. The project is part of the TPA’s overall expansion and efforts to strengthen cargo infrastructure to support growing cargo volumes as Amazon, UPS and FedEx expand their footprints at the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 3, 2019

The Silicon Solution? How robots are reinventing the cargo warehouse

At first sight, the machines are not much to look at – hardly like classic robots at all. They’re colorful and sleek, but they look more like expensive suitcases lying on their sides than the most cutting-edge examples of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the logistics field. But once these little rectangles start moving by the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 1, 2019

Forwarding boosts unit operating profit for UPS in Q1

UPS reported first-quarter 2019 net income was down 17.4% year-over-year to $1.11 billion, on revenues that were up slightly (0.3%) at $17.1 billion. Operating profit for the quarter declined 8.3% to $1.39 billion, as the company was hit by forecasted “headwinds” and a series of severe winter storms that impacted the company’s US Domestic segment. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 26, 2019

Google spinoff’s drone delivery business first to get FAA approval [VIDEO]

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers. The subsidiary, Wing Aviation LLC, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • April 24, 2019

DHL Express invests in new e-commerce facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul

DHL Express invested US$1.6 million on its operations in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to relocate to a larger facility, in response to increased e-commerce demand. Located on the airport ramp, the facility will enable the company to offer its customers earlier deliveries and later pickup cutoff times. It will offer more than 33,000 square […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 19, 2019

NASA launches ‘time-critical’ cargo to ISS in latest record-setting Antares launch [VIDEO]

Over the last 20 years, many unmanned cargo capsules have been launched to the International Space Station in low-earth orbit, but this may be the first “express” launch, using Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket. When the NG-11 Cygnus cargo spacecraft (pictured at right) lifted off yesterday afternoon, from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Virginia coast, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 18, 2019

Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 18, 2019

Atran’s launch of freighter service boosts Xi’an, Moscow development goals

Yesterday, Moscow-based Atran Airlines, under parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, launched the first flight of its new freighter service from Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) international airports. Flights will be operated by a 737-400F aircraft and carried once-weekly, starting this month, before increasing to twice–weekly next month.  The 737-400F has capacity for 15 tonnes of cargo and will mainly transport […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 15, 2019

Aeroterm to expand FedEx facilities in Miami [VIDEO]

Yesterday, Aeroterm, a main division of North American real estate operator Realterm, announced an expansion of its agreement with Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, an air cargo facility leased by FedEx Express at Miami International Airport (MIA) will be expanded, and the facility ground lease will be extended through 2050.   Under the new agreement, FedEx will extend its ground lease with Aeroterm – originally set for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 12, 2019

DHL Express to upgrade Borneo facility in string of Malaysian investments

This week, DHL Express announced it would invest over U.S. $112,200 to upgrade its gateway facility near Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), located in East Malaysia’s Sabah state. The express giant’s investments in the country will contribute to the overall development of its air cargo logistics infrastructure.  DHL Express plans to develop the facility to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 5, 2019

Atlas Air to fly 737-800Fs for Amazon in the U.S.

The operator of the 737-800BCFs joining the Amazon Air fleet was revealed this morning to be Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carrier, Southern Air. According to an 8-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, five 737-800Fs will be placed into service for Amazon this year.  Atlas said in a statement that Amazon will lease […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 29, 2019

U.S. airports testify to need for increased funding in support of outdated infrastructure

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing to address outdated investment policies related to the nation’s airport infrastructure. Airport representatives there urged members of Congress to raise federal caps on charges that support infrastructure development of landside facilities  Several witnesses testified at the hearing, including Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Marc Scribner, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 27, 2019
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