DB Schenker opens solar-powered logistics center in Dubai

DB Schenker has opened a new, massive logistics and distribution center, named DLC II, in Dubai near Dubai World Central International Airport (DWC). According to the logistics company, the building is its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai and will serve as a base for the company’s long-term plans to develop a logistics hub […]

SF Airlines secures DOT approval for US-China operations

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved an exemption request from Shenzhen-based SF Airlines to operate cargo service between the U.S. and China. SF initially requested the exemption on May 13, as reported by our sister publication, Cargo Facts. The carrier was seeking to operate a thrice-weekly scheduled service between Hangzhou (HGH) and New […]

Leading European carriers call on EU policymakers for regulatory support

Brussels-based association Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called on European Union policymakers for regulatory support of its members – including Air France-KLM, Cargolux, Finnair, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Lufthansa Group – with the release of its “A4E Air Cargo Policy Manifesto.” The manifesto outlines how EU policymakers can streamline regulations and implement them at […]

Flipkart leads $60mn financing round in logistics platform Shadowfax

India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart has made a strategic minority investment in Indian logistics platform Shadowfax. The investment is part of $60 million Series D funding Shadowfax has received from Flipkart, along with existing investors Eight Roads Ventures, NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Mirae Asset Naver Fund and World Bank-backed International Finance Corporation (IFC). Shadowfax will use […]

Consultant Insight: Could drones rescue the ailing air cargo industry?

It seems hardly a week goes by without news of another drone delivery trial. While these stories are fascinating, they are also polarizing, often pitting analysts against one another in terms of the viability of drones in last-mile deliveries. A recent Wall Street Journal commentary by Matthias Winkenbach, director of the Megacity Logistics Lab at […]

Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun location

Swiss WorldCargo, the freight division of Swiss International Airlines, opened its Cancun (CUN) station for export orders on Tuesday. With the new location, Swiss WorldCargo is now offering capacity for freight on all inbound and outbound flights between Cancun (CUN) and Zurich (ZRH). Swiss WorldCargo’s schedule hosts a thrice-weekly CUN-ZRH service flown by the carrier’s […]

Air France-KLM no longer set to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic

While the trans-Atlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic is set to move forward following its Nov. 21 regulatory approval, Air France-KLM announced on Wednesday that it no longer seeks to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic as part of the deal. The Air France-KLM statement clarified that the acquisition […]

Jet fuel pricing holds steadily under last year’s average, at $1.88/gallon

Despite low jet fuel reserves throughout the country, particularly in the eastern region, American jet fuel prices remained steadily under the average prices for last year.   During the week ending Nov. 29, 2019, there were approximately 38.3 million barrels of kerosene-type jet fuel in stock, in the U.S., with 1.9 million barrels being supplied […]

IAG Cargo announces successful drone trial at Madrid warehouse [VIDEO]

IAG Cargo has spent most of the last 18 months trialing autonomous drone technology in its Madrid warehouse, Carly Morris, head of innovation at IAG Cargo, told Air Cargo World this week. The successful trials established IAG Cargo’s ability to use drones for autonomous navigation across multiple racks, accurate scanning of air waybills and identification […]

Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

Peak season’s weak October start may turn around, IATA reports

In line with reports from WorldACD, airports and carriers worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for October indicating total industry wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% year-over-year in October. While this is undoubtedly a slow start to the fourth quarter, IATA said nascent indicators may […]

Here’s what happens to markets If U.S. tariffs on China kick in 15 Dec.

BLOOMBERG – President Donald Trump’s latest missives on trade are a wake-up call to markets close to record highs that a major deadline is looming with China. The Dec. 15 flashpoint on tariffs was thrown into sharp relief Tuesday when Trump said he sees no urgency to complete a deal, right after he threatened an assortment […]
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