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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada’s overnight wonder

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: Normally, when two companies bid for a competitive contract worth nearly a billion dollars, the story becomes one of winners and losers. This month, however, when Canada-based Cargojet officially takes over the seven-year contract to deliver express mail for Canada Post’s Purolator Express, they may not be the only winners. The […]

ICAO, FAA consider international drone standards

The water cooler topic of late seems to be drones. The technology for small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for use in domestic commerce is evolving faster than standards for larger drones, but how to regulate them has the aviation industry wringing its hands. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is working on new safety standards […]

Cool EMS expanding to France

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Post, which have been providing “Cool EMS” express international delivery service since April 2013, will expand delivery areas to France – its first foray into Europe. In the expansion, the number of post offices available for Cool EMS will be increased from 25 to 78 in Japan. The service is […]

Transfreight to be sold to Penske Logistics

Japanese trading company Mitsui & Co. has signed an agreement to sell Transfreight North America (TFNA), its wholly owned U.S. logistics subsidiary, to Penske Logistics for an undisclosed sum. TFNA is based in Kentucky, while Penske Logistics, a 100 percent subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing, is headquartered in Pennsylvania. TFNA provides logistics services, primarily to automotive […]

Qatar freighters going to the city of angels

Qatar Airways Cargo based in Doha, Qatar, will launch a freighter service to Los Angeles in April. The twice-weekly 777F frequency, with capacity for 100 tonnes of cargo, is the carrier’s fourth U.S. freighter destination, joining Houston, Chicago and Atlanta.

Tigers acquires WorldLink

Hong Kong-based supply chain company Tigers has acquired Perth, Australia-based forwarding company WorldLink. No price was disclosed. WorldLink principals David Wilkins and Toni Glucina will stay on.

CEVA opens new facility in Italy

CEVA Logistics opened a 17,000-square-foot local distribution center for Magneti Marelli After Market Parts and Services, an independent spare auto parts network,  in Padua Interporto, Italy.  The new center features 5,000 shelf locations and is entirely managed by RFID, which is supported by CEVA’s technology suite CEVA Matrix.

U-Freight has new HQ

U-Freight America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of international freight service and logistics group U-Freight, has moved into new headquarters in San Francisco. The 5,300-square-foot office will be home for U-Freight America’s sales, accounting, customer service and administration teams, as well as staff from the company’s NVOCC, U-Ocean.
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