Security issues grow in sub-Saharan region

It just got a little more complicated to make international express shipments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Regulators in the United States and the European Union have added three more countries in Africa – Sudan, South Sudan and Djibouti – to a list of countries that are deemed a high risk for cargo shipments. Flights from […]

Ground to a halt: The third-party handling problem

While it is possible for a box to be flown from London to Chicago in only about eight hours, it can take another nine hours for a forwarder to actu­ally get his or her hands on it at O’Hare Airport. O’Hare is in the crosshairs right now, due to some nasty traffic backups, with two […]

Expeditors goes from strength to strength

The phrase “I have no weaknesses, I have only varying degrees of strength” may have originated as a joke, but the concept certainly applies to US-based forwarder Expeditors International, which reported first-quarter 2015 net income up 27.3% y-o-y to $107 million.

Cargolux Chicago-Zhengzhou route proving worthwhile

Cargolux’s twice-weekly service between Zhengzhou and Chicago, which started in April, is proving to be a good bet. At Air Cargo Europe in Munich, the carrier said loads on the first couple of flights have been better than anticipated. The new frequencies are every Tuesday and Friday, round trip.  The carrier expects the service to […]

Jettainer/Thomas Cook Group make deal in Munich

Jettainer, a company that manages containers and pallets for air freight, is taking over the management and servicing of all the air-freight containers for the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. One of its new ultra-light containers was symbolically handed over at a signing ceremony on May 5 at Air Cargo Europe in Munich. Jettainer has already […]

Envirotainer celebrates 500th QEP station at Air Cargo Europe

Envirotainer, the cool-chain container company, raised a toast last Thursday at Air Cargo Europe, in Munich, to celebrate its 500th Quality Envirotainer Training and Quality Program station. The Keuhne + Nagle station will be at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The quality program was started eight years ago to recognize partner airlines, logistics providers, and integrators that properly […]

Anti-trust settlements top US$1 billion

Kaplan Fox, one of four co-lead counsels representing the plaintiffs in the antitrust allegations leveled at several air carriers, has revealed that a US$99 million settlement has been made with EVA Airways, which brings the total aggregate settlements in the long-running legal action to more than $1 billion. Litigation is still pending against four of […]

AA Cargo adds service to U.K., Ireland

American Airlines Cargo has introduced three new U.K. and Ireland frequencies to its 2015 summer schedule. Cargo service between Glasgow and Philadelphia began on May 3, and service between Edinburgh and New York’s JFK, as well as Shannon and Philadelphia, is scheduled to begin on May 7. American will utilize 757 aircraft in these markets, […]

CEVA expands at PDX, Australia

CEVA Logistics has expanded its existing facility in Portland, Ore., with 33,300 square feet of additional Class A warehouse space, including 14 dock doors, and 4,400 square feet of additional office space. The company’s Portland operations, located five minutes from Portland International Airport, now encompass a total of 154,675 square feet and 51 total dock doors. […]

SWAPA joins open skies group – Congress sends letter

The debate involving the U.S. legacy carriers, American, United and Delta Air Lines v. the big three Gulf-based carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar, refuses to go away. Last week, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) joined the Partnership for Fair and Open Skies, a coalition of U.S. airlines and airline industry labor unions, which has […]

Cargologic expands cold storage at Zurich Airport

Cargologic, the ground handling partner for Swiss WorldCargo, expanded its cold storage facilities in early April at Zurich Airport, to provide more space for its customers. Swiss WorldCargo received its Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification from Swissmedic last year. With an increasing volume of pharmaceutical and biotech shipments moving through Zurich Airport – and transfer […]

Pace quickens to airlift humanitarian aid to Nepal

Humanitarian response organizations from around the globe are trying to speed up the air transport of relief supplies and aid workers to Nepal following the April 25, 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Efforts have been slow because the Kathmandu International Airport, in the nation’s capital, is a difficult airport to access, requiring specific training of flight crews, and […]

Wisskirchen to operate Cologne Bonn Cargo Center

Beginning in July, Wisskirchen Handling Service will be the new operator of the Cologne Bonn Cargo Center at Cologne Bonn Airport. Wisskirchen will lease the cargo terminal and receive a 30-year concession for handling air cargo at the German hub. The approximately 40 airport employees who work in the terminal will keep their jobs and […]

Norbert Dentressangle introduces time-critical unit

Both the air and sea divisions of European logistics and freight forwarder Norbert Dentressangle have launched a range of time-critical services for urgent and specialist deliveries to companies in such sectors as oil and gas, automotive, manufacturing, fashion, and life sciences. The company has recruited time-critical expert, Stacy Rouillon, along with a dedicated team of […]