Sudden descent of Atlas Flight 3591 still a mystery in fatal Houston crash

After a grim Sunday morning spent sifting through the wreckage of Flight 3591 in the marshes outside of Houston, crash investigators shifted their focus from search-and-rescue to recovery, as all three crewmembers on board the Atlas Air Worldwide aircraft were confirmed dead following the Saturday afternoon crash. The aircraft was nearing the end of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 25, 2019

KF Aerospace to introduce new facilities, widebody aircraft capability at YHM

Canada-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization KF Aerospace broke ground this week on the expansion of its MRO facility at Hamilton International Airport (YHM). KF’s CA$30 million project will add 150,000 square-feet of space to the company’s YHM operations, centered around a new 75,000 square-foot hanger. The new hangar will serve to introduce widebody […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 21, 2019

Fred Smith gets new heir apparent after shock exit of FedEx COO

FedEx Corp. named a new No. 2 executive after company founder Fred Smith’s top deputy resigned abruptly, just weeks after joining the company’s board of directors. Raj Subramaniam will take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) March 1, replacing David Bronczek, FedEx said in a statement Thursday. Bronczek, 64, made a “personal decision’’ […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • February 14, 2019

Amazon tacitly admits in 10-K that integrators are now competitors

As Amazon continues its meteoric rise into the e-commerce stratosphere, the company’s relationship with the well-established integrators, like FedEx, UPS and DHL, have been relatively cordial, as Amazon has long relied on the express companies’ vast networks of last-mile options to deliver goods in a timely fashion. However, according to the latest annual Form 10-K […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 7, 2019

dnata furthers investment in freight forwarding

Today, dnata furthered its investment in freight forwarding by purchasing stake in two companies – a 50 percent stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5 percent stake in France-based Bolloré Logistics LLC, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from UAE-based Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 6, 2019

West Atlantic Sweden adopts CHAMP’s weight-and-balance software

West Atlantic Sweden, subsidiary carrier of West Atlantic Group, has adopted Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems’ weight and balance software to optimize its load planning, specifically for its recently purchased 767-200SF freighter (at right), which West Atlantic will operate out of Cologne, Germany (CGN). The application aims to help airlines better plan their aircraft loads, keeping […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 5, 2019

FedEx sets up late-night race for retailers to challenge Amazon

FedEx Corp., looking beyond Amazon.com Inc. for growth in e-commerce, is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to speedily send orders directly to online customers. The program will offer retailers the option to deliver items the next day when they are purchased online as late as midnight, said Brie Carere, FedEx’s […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • January 30, 2019

MIA teams with Brazil’s postal service on ‘Compra Fora’ e-commerce service

Today, Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Brazilian postal service, called Correios, kicked off “Compra Fora,” a new expedited e-commerce service that can accommodate packages of all sizes from anywhere in the world to be pre-cleared by Correios and shipped anywhere within Brazil as domestic cargo. With the Compra Fora service (which mean “Buy Outside”), these […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 29, 2019

DHL Express invests big in Copenhagen hub

DHL Express is investing €134 million in its facilities at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to underpin its presence in the Nordic hub for its trans-Eurasian operating shippers, in preparation for increased demand from its pharmaceutical and fashion industry clients. The 26,000-square-meter building will accommodate office space and an automated sortation facility capable of handling five times […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 22, 2019

Freighter and facility expansions at Leipzig pick up

Over the last week, several freight and facility expansion announcements at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) in Germany by AeroLogic, CargoLogic Germany and DHL Express suggest the airport is a growing hotspot for cargo in Europe. Lufthansa Cargo will soon take delivery of two 777F aircraft, which will be operated by AeroLogic, the LEJ-based 50/50 joint venture of DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 22, 2019

FedEx Express acquires express division of Israel-based 3PL

This week, FedEx Express said it is procuring the international express business of Israel-based 3PL, Flying Cargo Group (FC), after almost 30 years of cooperation between the companies. Bert Nappier, president of FedEx Express Europe and CEO of Israel-based forwarding company TNT, said the acquisition will leverage the firms’ long-time relationship to offer customers “a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 16, 2019

UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund invests in blockchain-based Inxeption platform

UPS has made an equity investment in a block-chain-based e-commerce platform startup, called Inxeption Corp., via its UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. While financial details were not released, the investment will be used to develop e-commerce services for B2B sellers and buyers. Calling the investment partnership “the future of commerce,” Inxeption CEO and co-founder, Farzad Dibachi, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 16, 2019

8 executive moves that will impact air cargo in 2019

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… It’s a new CEO? Now that 2019 has arrived, Air Cargo World is looking back one more time to see which of the recent executive moves in 2018 will likely have the greatest impact on the transformation of airfreight logistics in the new year. While some of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 4, 2019

FedEx drops plans to serve Cuba, citing chilled U.S. relations

In another sign of cooling relations between the United States and Cuba, FedEx Corp. said yesterday that it will no longer pursue scheduled cargo service to the Caribbean island nation, ending a more-than-two-year effort to establish overnight courier service to the former Cold War adversary. According to Bloomberg, FedEx issued a statement on Wednesday, saying […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 3, 2019
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