APC Overnight announces new partnerships

The U.K.’s largest delivery network, APC Overnight, this week announced a series of partnerships and the introduction of new services to bolster its position in the small- to medium-size entrepreneur (SME) services market. The courier announced partnerships with InPost, Whistl and Air Menzies International to improve APC Overnight’s click-and-collect, second-class mail and international delivery options. […]

Emirates grows Swiss cargo footprint with second flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled its lift capacity between Geneva and Dubai with a second daily flight. The additional service increases capacity on the route by nearly 140 tonnes, using a 777-300ER that can handle outsized cargo. SkyCargo currently offers bellyhold cargo capacity to Geneva and Zurich, along with dedicated freighter service to Basel. With twice […]

Australia Post and Aramex team up to take on Asia e-commerce market

A one-two asset sale and joint venture deal between UAE-based logistics company Aramex and Australia Post will allow the two companies to combine their “resources and expertise to build a compelling global e-commerce delivery platform,” according to Aramex chief executive Hussein Hachem. The deal involves a series of complex assets sales, mergers and acquisitions that […]

Second air cargo carrier enters Russian market despite grim outlook

Just weeks after startup cargo carrier Direct-Avia was launched after acquiring two ex-Transaero Tu204-100Cs on lease from Ilyushin Finance Co., another carrier, SkyGate Airlines, has announced it will begin flights this year from Moscow’s new Zhukovsky Airport. The news was announced at the opening ceremony for the airport earlier this month and is a part […]

TNT grows in Spain to accommodate economic recovery

TNT Express – following its acquisition last month by FedEx – announced plans this week to expand its international express delivery service in Spain, adding 1,300 postal codes to its next day delivery. The company anticipates reaching 90% of Spanish businesses with the expansion. The move is the latest in a series of improvements that […]

Beleaguered LATAM Cargo posts disappointing May numbers

LATAM Cargo’s May airfreight numbers reveal more disappointing news for the struggling South American carrier. Revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) were down 11.9 percent, year-over-year, from 303 million in May 2015 to 267 million last month. Available tonne kilometers (ATKs) fell 6.7 percent, y-o-y, from 591 million in May 2015 to 552 million in 2016, but […]

New cargo terminal at Mumbai to meet e-commerce growth

Air cargo volumes at Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) are on the rise, and a new domestic air cargo terminal that opened earlier this week is expected to allow the airport to capture a larger portion of India’s booming e-commerce market. The new, 60,000-square-foot facility will contribute an additional 300,000 metric tonnes of capacity and […]

Air France-KLM, Delta expand ‘one roof’ cargo alliance

All of Delta Cargo’s sales activities, booking and inquiries in France and Germany are now being handled by Air France-KLM as of this month, increasing the scope of the North Atlantic Joint Venture (NAJV) between the carriers. This transfer of responsibilities is a continuation of the strategy that saw the carriers’ Belgian cargo operations merged […]

New DHL logistics facility launched at Hanover Airport

DHL Express Germany officially opened its new US$37 million facility at Hanover Airport yesterday. Two formerly separate sort facilities (one handling time definite shipments for national road and international air networks, the other handling day-definite shipments for the European road network, are now consolidated within an overall floor space of about 30,000 square meters. Wolfgang […]

Getting I.T. Right: What forwarders can learn from DHL’s struggle

No one ever said it would be easy. But few people thought it would be so hard. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, the logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL, had finally determined that it was going to get rid of “Logis,” its legacy IT system that dated back as far as 30 years, patched together from […]

Emirates seeks South Asian cargo with Hong Kong-Delhi-Dubai route

Emirates’ SkyCargo is consolidating its air cargo business in the Far East and the Indian subcontinent through a weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Delhi, starting June 1. The company explained its strategy as a way to “tap increasing cargo movements between Hong Kong, the world’s top cargo hub, and Delhi, India’s […]

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines to ‘co-locate’ U.K. cargo

A long-term agreement signed today by Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo to co-locate their cargo handling at 12 U.K. locations under a “one roof” handling strategy is expected to enhance service while cutting costs, according to representatives of the two carriers. Effective June 8 this year, Delta Cargo will join Virgin Atlantic Cargo in […]

DHL expands network to Russia, CIS region

DHL is expanding its Airfreight Plus network into Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) despite a challenging regional economic outlook and sanctions on Russia. The carrier announced that the new locations are in response to, “a switch from overnight demand to more economical distribution solutions, and thus an increasing demand for our DHL […]

Amazon to have little effect on UPS, FedEx bottom lines

Amazon’s recent entry into the air cargo business may not significantly impact the bottom lines of UPS and FedEx, according to a report released last week by credit rating agency Moody’s. While both carriers are exposed to Amazon, accounting for 7 percent of UPS’ North American volume and 3 percent for FedEx, analysts from the […]
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