Does increase in FedEx 2020 shipping rates prelude strategy shift? 

FedEx announced new shipping rates for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will come into effect Jan. 6, 2020.  The new rates will include increases in surcharges and fees for FedEx’s U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Express Package Services, International Ground Services, U.S. Express Freight Services, International Express Freight Services, as well as an […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 17, 2019

PostNord plans new Gothenburg Airport logistics facility to accommodate e-commerce growth

The third-party logistics division of the Danish and Swedish Postal service, PostNord TPL, has inked an agreement for a new 46,000 square meter facility to be built adjacent to Gothenberg Airport (GOT). The facility will open in two phases, with the first 20,000 square meter section operational by Jun. 1, 2020, and the second section […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 10, 2019

Loganair selects Menzies Aviation for Manchester ground handling ops

Scotland-based carrier Loganair has awarded logistics provider Menzies Aviation a three-year ground handling contract for its operations at Manchester Airport (MAN), according to a press release issued today.  Under the contract, Menzies will provide ground handling services for the Scottish regional airline’s fleet until July 2022. Menzies anticipates it will handle six flights a day, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 5, 2019

Air cargo delivering in times of crisis

In times of natural disasters, air cargo is often the only way to respond quickly enough to move food, first aid supplies and other necessities into hard hit areas. Drones are also being utilized to assess damage, for search and rescue operations and to drop small packages of food, water and medicines into hard-to-reach areas. […]
  • Cathy Roberson
  • September 4, 2019

Menzies Aviation extends ground handling license at Caribbean airport 

Today, Menzies Aviation announced the extension of its ground handling license at Princess Julianna International Airport (SXM), located on the Caribbean side of Saint Maarten. The five–year extension of the license enables Menzies Aviation, which has been operating at SXM since 2001, to conduct ground handling operations at the airport to December 2026.   The license represents more […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 27, 2019

Agility Ventures invests $18m in green supply chain tech

Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Kuwait-based logistics provider Agility Logistics, has invested $18 million in technologies to make its supply chain more energy-efficient, Agility announced today. The announcement came as part of Agility’s 2019 sustainability report, in which the company affirmed its plan to cut emissions from 2016 levels by 25% by 2025. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 27, 2019

ShipChain’s blockchain tracking gets a boost with ParceLive partnership

Today, blockchain logistics company ShipChain announced its new partnership with supply chain visibility platform provider ParceLive to increase transparency, efficiency and quality control across ShipChain’s global supply chains through blockchain shipment tracking.  Under the new partnership, ShipChain will integrate the ParceLive tracker into its shipping and logistics system. The ParceLive tracker include microsensors, developed by U.K.-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Hanhaa, that are inserted directly into shipments where they remain […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 22, 2019

Tigers South Africa opens Johannesburg e-commerce center 

Today, Tigers South Africa, subsidiary of Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers Logistics, announced the opening of an e-commerce center at its warehouse facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The logistics provider said it invested in the center to support growing global e-commerce markets.  The center is equipped with an IT infrastructure connected to Tiger’s ScanPak, which allows […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 19, 2019

HKG begins recovery of full flight operations

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) today began the rescheduling and recovery of its flight operations, as protesters released a statement apologizing for the disruption that they had caused over the last two days. Late last night, the airport authority obtained an injunction against the unlawful and willful obstruction of or interference with the proper use […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 14, 2019

Agility sees another strong quarter for revenue, but airfreight falls

Kuwait-based logistics provider Agility reported a 3.2% year-over-year increase in its revenue for the second quarter alongside an 8.1% increase in profit for the quarter, despite an airfreight market afflicted by “volume declines and shifts that have resulted from U.S.-China tariffs and import restrictions,” the company said in a statement on the results. Across the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2019

Flights canceled for second day in a row at HKG, but minimal impact on freighters

HONG KONG – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) announced the suspension of all check-in processes at around 4:30 p.m. local time this afternoon after protesters occupied much of the passenger terminal, resulting in the cancellation of a large number of flights scheduled to depart in the evening. However, the scale of the cancellations was nowhere […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 13, 2019

Vienna’s cargo-partner to open new iLogistics Center in Slovenia 

Vienna-based logistics provider cargo-partner announced the completion of its new iLogistics Center near Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia, earlier this week.  The company’s iLogistics Center consists of 25,000 square meters of warehouse space and 4,000 square meters of office space and will serve cargo-partner’s clients in Slovenia and other Central and Southeast European countries.   The warehouse has 44 truck loading docks […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 9, 2019
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