FedEx to merge specialty logistics, e-commerce into its forwarding arm

FedEx announced this morning that, starting March 1, 2018, it will begin merging its specialty logistics and e-commerce services into a new structure, under the company’s freight forwarding arm, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. The reorganization puts the muscle of FedEx’s entire network behind the company’s global e-commerce services portfolio, which the integrator called, “an important […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Crane’s Pete Mento returns to keynote at AirCargo 2018

The annual AirCargo 2018 Conference, which has been moved back to its early year position on the calendar (Feb. 18-20) in Austin, Texas, will feature the ever-popular Pete Mento of Crane Worldwide (pictured) as this year’s keynote speaker. Mento’s background as an air forwarder, customs broker and noted futurist means that while most people are […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 15, 2018

Online sales drive record holiday volumes at GEODIS

GEODIS is the latest logistics company to announce record volumes following last year’s e-commerce fueled global shopping spree. The company’s U.S. division said that it handled 2.3 million orders between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a 14 percent increase over 2016’s orders. Paris-based GEODIS said that that the four-day Thanksgiving shopping holiday in the United […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018

New Team Worldwide Indianapolis outpost targets region’s growing cross-border trade

Team Worldwide will expand its freight-forwarding and 3PL network to Indianapolis, U.S., starting Jan. 9, with the opening a new outpost near the Indiana Railroad/Canadian National Intermodal terminal. The Indianapolis outpost will be the first foreign trade zone (FTZ) warehouse facility in Team Worldwide’s global network, providing global connectivity, in addition to regional or national […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 3, 2018

Crane Worldwide opens new Dallas facility

Houston-based customs brokerage and logistics company Crane Worldwide Logistics opened a new Dallas facility near the airport “in preparation for continued growth in the Dallas region in 2018 and beyond,” the company said. The facility includes 355,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, with 5,500 rack positions for pallets, and will offer contract logistics […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017

Is Home Depot about to make a bid for XPO Logistics?

XPO Logistics stock shot up in the wake of reports last week that Home Depot was considering an acquisition bid for the U.S.-based logistics and transport company. With XPO already a major logistics partner for Amazon.com’s push into online furniture sales and delivery, a Home Depot acquisition could have wide ranging e-commerce implications, including keeping […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2017

Panalpina continues acquisitions spree in Belgian perishables sector

Focusing again on its stated goal of becoming the “world leader” in the perishables market by 2020, Swiss forwarder Panalpina has continued its recent string of acquisitions in the sector, announcing its intent to purchase Belgium-based Adelantex and AD Handling. Financial terms of the agreement were not released by any of the companies. The two […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 19, 2017

Panalpina flies UNICEF relief aid to Africa

Swiss forwarder Panalpina chartered a cargo flight on Dec. 16, carrying about 80 tonnes of supplies from the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to South Sudan. This is the fifth partnership between UNICEF and Panalpina on a relief flight to Africa. The flight transported supplies, including emergency shelters, water treatment equipment and medical kits […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 18, 2017

Panalpina to expand supply chain management offerings

Panalpina has consolidated its supply chain experts and offerings under one centralized entity called Supply Chain Solutions, saying that it will increase its supply chain team and offerings in the upcoming months. Supply Chain Solutions is “investing in people, IT and infrastructure” to increase flexibility, customization and visibility for customers, said Karl Weyeneth, Panalpina’s chief […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 15, 2017

K+N opens first Logistics Control Center in North Asia-Pacific region

Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N) first regional Logistics Control Center for Integrated Logistics in North Asia-Pacific, located in Shanghai, is up and running as of this week, managing and fulfilling customers’ orders across the logistics company’s international supply chain operations. The new center has dedicated teams on site to handle contract and transportation management, including logistics […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 12, 2017

Flexport is CHAMP Cargosystems’ cargoJSON API launch customer

Flexport has adopted CHAMP Cargosystems’ Traxon cargoHUB platform, which transmits, converts and distributes air freight messaging, for electronic data interchange, and has also started using CHAMP’s premium tracking service. The integration of the platforms means that Flexport is the first customer to use CHAMP’s new cargoJSON data-interchange format, a language-independent data format that is fully interoperable […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 11, 2017

Automation must always come with a human touch

Technology’s imprint on our industry over the past 50 years has enabled profound automation advances that are likely to continue their march of progress over the decades to come. Whereas in the past we saw technology as a tool to accomplish a task, many now see automation as an end unto itself, but this may […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 7, 2017

Logistics Reinvented: 3 air cargo executives to watch in 2018

At times like these, with air cargo demand flying high and e-commerce growing with no end in sight, it might be tempting for some logistics companies to ease up on the gas and enjoy coasting while the momentum is strong. Not so for the three air cargo executives profiled here. Though they vary widely in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 6, 2017
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