Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working service on a Logistics Tech Accelerator […]

Panalpina relocates to new Cairo Airport cargo facility

Panalpina has moved its head office in Egypt and all Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. The move follows last year’s acquisition of Panalpina’s long-standing general sales agent, Afifi, positioning the Swiss company closer to the Egypt’s developing oil and gas sector. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding […]

First steps to a better last mile for e-commerce

The annual barbeque was only days away when Miriam looked out of the kitchen window of the two-story Duluth duplex she and her husband Mark lived in and realized that their lawn furniture had been ruined by last year’s unusually severe Minnesota winter. Miriam flipped open her laptop and rushed to avert a seating crisis. […]

Airfreight tonnage the bright spot in Expeditors’ Q216 results

The strength of Seattle-based Expeditors International’s airfreight unit helped balance out the mediocre performance of its oceanfreight business, though not enough to prevent net profits from falling 1.6 percent, year-over-year, to US$116 million. Although gross revenues were down 12.8 percent to $1.48 billion, net revenues, which is a more meaningful measure of what a forwarder […]

Panalpina, Shapeways partner to localize manufacturing via 3D printing [VIDEO]

Despite its reputation as a company that specializes in forwarding and logistics services between global locales, Panalpina’s latest partnership is about locating customers and production as close to the buyer as possible. Through a partnership with Shapeways, a U.S.-based 3D printing service and marketplace for consumers, Panalpina is looking to “dramatically change the traditional manufacturing […]

Yusen opens perishables storage facility in Cambodia

Japan-based Yusen Logistics has opened one of Cambodia’s largest temperature-controlled distribution center in Phnom Penh, which is becoming a significant air cargo destination for its textiles and perishable exports. The 33,000-square-foot facility has almost twice the capacity of the existing warehouse and includes a 4,237-square-foot temperature-controlled storage area. With the expansion, Yusen is looking to […]

Crossing the Line: Will cross-border regulations trip up China?

Powdered milk is a phenomenally popular product in China. Numerous scandals involving contaminated domestic milk, a shortage of dairy cows and a general admiration for imported products have made milk powder a commonly found commodity in the e-shopping carts of Chinese consumers. In fact, for one Australian milk cooperative, China has been seen as the […]

DP-DHL looks to cross-border investment for e-commerce growth

One would be hard-pressed to name a market expanding more rapidly than cross-border e-commerce, and today Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Post – eCommerce- Parcel unit has unveiled its strategy to construct six new distribution centers and expand two existing centers in the United States to leverage this growing market. By 2020, the value of cross-border […]

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

Freightos has expanded its online marketplace that the logistics technology company hopes will revolutionize the freight market. After launching the Freightos Marketplace in January 2016 in “closed beta” mode, providing fast freight price quotes for some of the world’s largest forwarders, the company has broadened its scope to allow small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to […]

Hamburg-Greenville, S.C., freighter services to begin in November

Hamburg-based freight forwarder Senator International has announced plans to start twice-weekly flights between Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in South Carolina (GSP) and Munich, beginning on Nov. 5. Senator International’s addition will significantly increase cargo capacity between Germany and the region, which includes the U.S. states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. One obvious beneficiary […]

Air France-KLM Cargo expands footprint at JFK

Air France-KLM Cargo has opened a new cargo handling facility at New York’s JFK Airport. The European carrier’s new facility is a significant upgrade, and is able to accommodate both general cargo and specialty shipments, such as live animals and express cargo that require timely movement. The new facility features 72-cubic-meter-capacity cool chain enclosures, capable […]

K+N’s first-half profits rise despite revenue drop

The Kuehne + Nagel Group reported that gross profits were up by by 8 percent to US$3.3 billion in the first six months of 2016, even as net sales decreased. The logistics provider’s operating result (EBITDA) grew by 10 percent to $554.9 million, while earnings before tax and interest (EBIT) were up $45.6 million over […]

The ‘forwarder’s airline’ returns to its roots

There has been much talk recently about the disintermediation of forwarders. But Cargolux, once known in the industry as “the forwarder’s airline,” has taken a stand in solidarity with its forwarder partner, Expeditors International, as can be seen in this item from our sister publication, Cargo Facts.

Boeing delivers first of five 747-8Fs to CargoLogicAir

Boeing and CargoLogicAir took advantage of the Farnborough International Airshow to announce the delivery of the first of five potential 747-8Fs that the U.K. based subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group hopes to receive within its first five years of operations. CargoLogicAir earned its U.K. Air Operator Certificate early in 2016 and commenced twice-weekly 747-400 ACMI […]
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