Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019

Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.” With the March 29 deadline for Brexit rapidly approaching, freight forwarders are facing the difficult fact that, in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2019

Shipco Airfreight launches K9 cargo screening service

Today, New Jersey-based Shipco Airfreight, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Denmark-based shipping and transportation company Scan-Group, announced its addition of canine screening service for air cargo. The development follows the TSA’s launch of canine screening for air cargo at the end of last year, which was previously leveraged only for passenger and luggage screening. Shipco will […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 15, 2019

Announcing the Cargo Facts Asia agenda

This week, our sister publication Cargo Facts released the agenda for the Cargo Facts Asia 2019, to be held in Shanghai on April 15-17 at the Langham Shanghai. This year’s panel discussions will explore industry trends, opportunities, and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. With the rise of own-operated networks, increasing China-U.S. trade regulations, and China’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 15, 2019

AirAsia X, Unilode extend ULD partnership

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysia-based carrier Air Asia, and Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions, have extended their unit load device (ULD) management agreement to 2023, the companies announced today. This renewal marks the second extension of the partnership over the past ten years. With the extension of the agreement, which began in 2009, Unilode […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 9, 2019

Chengdu is newest site for SF Express hub

SF Express plans to develop a cargo hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), following the Dec. 25 signing of a joint venture agreement between SF Express’ parent company SF Holdings, the Chengdu Municipal Government and Sichuan Airport Group, according to the municipal government. Once operational, the hub will operate as a multi-modal gateway to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 3, 2019

SpiceJet launches new perishables service from GAU

This week, SpiceFresh, a subsidiary of SpiceJet that partners directly with farmers, launched a dedicated freight service to transport fresh produce. To mark the occasion, two flights flew 1 tonne each of mandarin oranges from Guwahati International Airport (GAU), to Hong Kong (HKG) and Dubai (DBX), according to Times of India and a Twitter statement […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 3, 2019

FedEx to modernize and expand hubs at MEM, IND

FedEx recently released its “2018 Annual report” and filed several permit applications announcing plans to modernize and expand its FedEx Express hubs at Memphis (MEM) and Indianapolis (IND) international airports. The company reported expected capital expenditures for 2019 at approximately US$5.6 billion, to include FedEx Express investments in aircraft fleet modernization and the Memphis and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 31, 2018

November rates ‘highest of last 4 peak seasons,’ Drewry finds

Trans-Pacific airfreight rates hit a four-year high of US$3.18 per kilogram during the month of November – a 5 percent jump from October and a 2 percent year-over-year increase, according to Drewry’s latest East-West Index report. Philip Damas, director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics consultancy arm of Drewry, said that, while the industry’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 21, 2018

Frankfurt-Hahn, CASIL sign agreement to establish European hub

Today, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) reported its new air-freight agreement with China Aerospace and Technology Corporation’s subsidiary, China Aerospace International Holdings Limited (CASIL). In the agreement, CASIL will operate several new flights to HHN and will establish the airport as its European hub. The new route is also the latest element of China’s sprawling initiative, as […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 21, 2018

New airport cluster emerges in Inland Empire

In the coming year, industry experts should keep their eye on southern California’s emerging airport cluster in the Inland Empire, as integrators increase their presence in the region. The So Cal cluster formerly comprised of Los Angeles (LAX), Ontario International (ONT) and San Diego International (SAN) airports. Now, San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) and March Air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 20, 2018

Siemens, Gaussin agreement expands airport logistics and cargo handling services

Today, German-based Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airports Logisticsand French engineering company Gaussin Manugistique signed an agreement for the global commercialization of autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) for the transportation ofULDs at airports. Under the agreement,Siemens will contribute conveyer and baggage handling technology and Gaussin will contribute its automated vehicles. The AGVs are designed for use at […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 18, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018
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