Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis

Forwarders’ Forum (from the print edition): When McDonald’s restaurants in Japan could no longer wait for French fries delayed by the West Coast port labor slowdown, the company turned to air cargo, shipping 2,600 tonnes from the United States to Japan. With that, the popular food chain joined other companies affected by the port congestion, […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • April 16, 2015

How will social media shape tomorrow’s air cargo market?

CNS Partnership Conference Preview: We talk about social media all the time, but does it have a role to play in air cargo? The Oxford Dictionary definition of social media is: “websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.” The channels for social media are growing. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 15, 2015

Air Algérie to launch cargo subsidiary

Last year at the Farnborough Air show, Air Algérie ordered a pair of 737-700Cs – an odd choice, considering that only three of the aircraft have been ordered by non-military customers, according to our sister publication Cargo Facts. With the arrival of these two new aircraft, Air Algérie said it will officially launch a cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 13, 2015

PACTL has record first quarter

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) handled about 362,500 tonnes of cargo during the first three months of 2015, a notable 12.7 percent increase, compared to the same quarter last year. This is the strongest first quarter the cargo handler has recorded, driven mostly by an increase in imports. Import cargo volumes […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 10, 2015

Around-the-world cargo service launched by ABC

AirBridge Cargo started a new round-the-world cargo service at the beginning of April, using one of its six 747Fs.  AirlineRoute reports the twice-weekly service begins at Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport, the second-largest airport in Russia, and flies to Shanghai Pudong, Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Chicago O’Hare and Amsterdam-Schiphol, before returning to Moscow. “Our route network development is […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 10, 2015

St. Louis, Toluca aim to do cargo business

The city of St. Louis, United States, and Toluca, Mexico, are planning to form a partnership for importing and exporting goods, with St. Louis serving as a key air hub. A delegation from St. Louis, which includes Mayor Francis Slay, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of Lambert St. Louis International Airport, and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 8, 2015

Panalpina committed to sustainability

Panalpina reduced its paper and water use, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, according to its 2014 corporate sustainability report. The company said it has made efforts to find effective ways to reduce its impact on the environment and to be a responsible partner for its key stakeholders and the communities it serves. Corporate-wide greenhouse […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 8, 2015

WiseTech Global partners with Bysoft in Brazil

Bysoft Soluções em Comercio Exterior has joined the WiseBusiness partner program as a distributor for CargoWise One in Brazil. The CargoWise One software platform was developed by logistics software company WiseTech Global. Local freight forwarders, customs brokers, transporters, warehouse service providers, shipping lines and agencies now have local access to CargoWise One’s capabilities. Since 1991, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 8, 2015

Famous Pacific Shipping adds two forwarders to network

FPS Group, a global independent forwarding and consolidator network, has appointed two new network agents: CSS Pakistan and Servotech Shipping and Logistics. CSS Pakistan is based in Karachi, with branches in Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Islamabad and Multan. It was launched in 2013, and is part of the CSS Group of Dubai, which now has six […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 7, 2015

AA Cargo adds three new European destinations

American Airlines Cargo has introduced Athens, Lisbon and Venice to its summer schedule for 2015. Cargo service between Lisbon and Philadelphia, as well as Venice and Philadelphia, began on March 29.  Service between Athens and Philadelphia will start on April 15. These expanded service points will provide customers with new direct options for shipping with […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 7, 2015

Air Charter Service moves into new digs

Global aircraft charter provider, Air Charter Service, Inc., has recently moved its North American headquarters to RXR Plaza, near New York City. The modern high-rise is ACS’s fourth New York office since establishing itself in the United States just over a decade ago. Formed in London in 1990, Air Charter Service opened its doors in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 7, 2015

FedEx plans €4.4 billion takeover of TNT

Just over two years since European regulators shut down the acquisition of troubled TNT by Atlanta-based UPS, FedEx today announced its intent to take over the Dutch integrator. FedEx is expected to purchase TNT for €4.4 billion, or US$4.8 billion in cash. “Europe, despite the fact that there has been low growth, is still an […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 7, 2015

Outlook stormy as U.S. open skies debate rages

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: What began as a slow-simmering disagreement over the use of government subsidies – one that has lasted for years – has recently mushroomed into a thunderhead of angry rhetoric, threats of lawsuits and proposed legislative action to roll back open skies agreements. The major U.S.-based carriers continue to accuse Middle Eastern […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 1, 2015

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

IAG Cargo transported four white rhinos from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation project designed to support the species’ survival. The rhinos were transported from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Miami International Airport via London Heathrow. They were moved from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park, and will settle into their new […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 1, 2015
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