FedEx releases strong 2016 numbers, adds to its 767 fleet

FedEx has beaten analysts’ projections for fiscal year 2016, posting a 7.4 percent fourth-quarter rise in revenues to US$13 billion. The latest numbers round out the year’s revenue total to $50.4 billion, an increase of almost $3 billion over FY2015, and an adjusted net income of $3.02 billion, compared to the $2.57 billion figure from […]

DHL: Rise of the machines [VIDEO]

Robots named “Baxter” and “Sawyer,” currently undergoing testing at DHL’s Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany, are being “shown” how to handle complex warehousing tasks, such as assembly, kitting and packing. Soon, DHL plans to install copies of these machines on the floors of its storage facilities around the world. Advancements in technology have finally enabled […]

LUG aircargo to assume JAL’s cargo operations at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling will take over Japan Airlines’ (JAL) customer portfolio in Frankfurt on July 1.  According to a memo jointly released by LUG and JAL, the former will handle the belly cargo of JAL’s daily 777-300ER and 787-900 operations to and from Frankfurt, as well as road-feeder services for JAL Cargo. Patrik Tschirch, managing […]

Davies Turner to double capacity of its Bristol, U.K., operation

The U.K.’s largest independent freight forwarding and logistics group said it plans to build a second regional distribution center in Bristol, U.K. The 13,000-square-meter addition to the Davies Turner facility will double the capacity of its Bristol location, providing more than 23,250 square meters of logistics warehousing space. In spite of the premium on real […]

ABC continues cargo growth with strong May performance

AirBridge Cargo extended its strong performance in 2016, reporting a 31 percent tonnage increase, year-over-year, in May. The Moscow-based all-cargo airline increased- its freight tonnes kilometer totals for the month by 21 percent, y-o-y, and 24 percent for the first five months of 2016, compared to the same previous period. ABC carried 50,482 tonnes of […]

Iran-based forwarder joins WACO organization

In another sign that Iran may soon playing a larger role in world airfreight as it re-emerges from U.N. sanctions, the WACO network of independent freight management companies has added Iran-based Amadrah International Freight Forwarding to its roster. As Iran integrates with the global economy, its cargo sector holds immense opportunities, while also being rather […]

Atlas accelerating pivot from heavy freight to express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is pivoting towards e-commerce and express shipments to take advantage of high-growth markets, said CEO William Flynn at the company’s investor meeting yesterday. And while Atlas already has a reputation as one of the more dynamic cargo airlines, the announcement accelerates its move away from heavy freight and towards more […]

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic, SATS launch quality corridor

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and SATS have established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich, the consortium announced earlier this week. The three cargo-handling companies have synchronized their Singapore-Zurich facilities and procedures to deliver accurate, reliable shipments along all steps of the airfreight chain. The collaboration, according to a representative, will facilitate paperless cargo […]

Amazon feels a $350,000 burning sensation

Who’d have thought a product called “Amazing Liquid Fire” could be dangerous air cargo? Apparently, not Amazon. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) didn’t think carrying the product, sold as a drain cleaner, was such a hot idea and is looking to slap Amazon with a US$350,000 fine for allegedly shipping prohibited and dangerous goods by […]

Cargolux China moves towards global coverage

Starting next year, Luxembourg-based Cargolux will launch an ambitious global strategy out of its hub at the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. Dirk Reich, president and CEO of Cargolux Group, explained that the cargo airline’s soon-to-launch Chinese JV (Cargolux China) would initially focus on the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia routes before pivoting to a global reach. Cargolux […]

Delta Cargo enhances pharma handling at Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero is now a Delta Cargo Variation Pharma 4 station, making it the first in Latin America. Effective June 13, the Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) became one of only 49 airports around the world certified to handle Variation Pharma products, and one of a select 16 that can handle pharmaceuticals […]

Qatar Airways Cargo ramps-up global ambitions

Qatar Airways Cargo unveiled plans yesterday to increase its positon in three new markets – the trans-Pacific, Australia and South America – with ambitions of becoming a “strong player” there in the next nine months, according to Qatar’s CEO of cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. At a press conference held on the opening day of Air Cargo […]

New Istanbul airport to offer massive cargo facility

On the streets of Istanbul, the construction of the new airport, located near the confluence ofthe Bosporus and the Black Sea, is a contentious issue. The project is part of President Erdogan’s ambitious infrastructure development project that he hopes will bolster Turkey’s position in regional and global markets. And with Turkish Cargo growing at an […]

Cargo Community Frankfurt grows despite dip in airfreight

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt announced on Monday that three major air cargo players had joined the organization, bringing its membership up to 41 companies, representing all sectors of the air logistics chain. The newest additions – the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV), Kuehne + Nagel and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics – bolster the […]
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