FIATA deal with GS1 promotes digitalization for forwarders

In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and GS1, a working group from the two organizations, will begin digitalization of FIATA documents using GS1’s global identification system. FIATA said that, to begin the process, its Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) group will follow “a step-by-step approach for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 31, 2017

Crowley Logistics deal adds cool-chain services to Menzies’ Miami operations

Airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) will begin using Crowley Logistics’ CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Fla., as its centralized consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, allowing AMI to add temperature-controlled wholesale freight services to its portfolio. Through the deal, Crowley Logistics gains access to AMI’s wholesale airfreight services from the United States to key […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

DSV’s Q3 earnings, volume growth up with UTi integration

Danish freight-forwarder DSV is continuing to reap the benefits of last year’s acquisition of U.S.-based 3PL UTi Worldwide, as the integration of its operations with DSV’s pushed up the company’s earnings before income and taxes (EBIT) for the third quarter by 34.4 percent, year-over-year. Airfreight tonnage also rose 11.7 percent over the same time period. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017

Today is last chance to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year Award

Have you made your voice heard? Today, Oct. 25, will be your last chance to choose which of our finalists should be named  Air Cargo World‘s Air Cargo Executive of the Year. The winner of the annual honor, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry, will be profiled on the cover of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2017

Remember to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year for 2017

Have you voted yet? Time is running out to make your choice for Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The deadline for voting is this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The 2017 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 23, 2017

Dachser, German research institute launch ‘enterprise lab’ partnership

German logistics provider Dachser has formed what it is calling a “a tight-knit research partnership” with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Fraunhofer IML) to bring research and development projects to market as quickly as possible. The collaborative effort, called the Dachser Enterprise Lab, will bring together Dachser employees and researchers from Fraunhofer […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 23, 2017

Time to vote for ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year nominees

As the end of the year approaches, we at Air Cargo World are reaching out to readers to vote for our annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2017 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 19, 2017

WCA seals deal to acquire majority interest in EGLN

Freight forwarding network WCA has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in its rival freight and logistics network, ELITE Global Logistics Network (EGLN), in a deal that will combine the networks’ programs and benefits. The agreement will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2018, and Roy Stapleton will continue as EGLN president in charge of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 13, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch 10th U.S. ‘Cargo Connector’ outpost this month

IAG Cargo said it will begin a trial run of its Cargo Connector service at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting this month. Cargo Connector is an export collection and import delivery service that takes shipments directly from the aircraft and delivers them to the forwarders’ handling facilities. Five years after the launch of IAG Cargo’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

Embleton seeks to steady helm after IAG Cargo’s CEO upheaval

Normally, when a division goes through three CEOs in the span of two years, it’s a red flag that danger is on the horizon. This was the environment faced by Lynne Embleton in early April, when IAG Group appointed her as the new head of IAG Cargo after she had been the managing director of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 9, 2017

Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

ELEVATE 2017: Memories from Air Cargo World’s conference on logistics innovation

MIAMI — Now that the second annual ELEVATE Conference is history, here is a gallery of the sessions, presentations and networking opportunities that took place on Oct. 2, 2017, here at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Air Cargo World wishes to thank all the speakers, sponsors, presenters and attendees who came together to discuss the latest […]
  • jcherlin
  • October 3, 2017
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