Bolloré’s locker system beats brick-and-mortar Xbox One X deliveries

Bluedistrib, a subsidiary of Bolloré Logistics that operates a network of lockers across France, delivered the first Xbox One X video game system order placed via e-tailer Cdiscount’s website at midnight, allowing hardcore gamers to plug their consoles in eight hours before stores opened up in the country. As e-commerce garners a growing share of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Uli Ogiermann seizes opportunity from Qatar blockade crisis

Call it Uli’s “swan song.” On June 5, a Saudi-lead blockade threw Qatari businesses into turmoil, snarling supply chains and sending panicked residents flocking to grocery stores to snatch up dwindling supplies. Five months later, those same stores are brimming with produce, and Qatar’s national economy is humming along. But that outcome wasn’t always certain, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Virgin Australia daily Melbourne-Hong Kong route meets demand for cargo capacity

Virgin Australia will launch a daily Melbourne-to-Hong Kong service on Nov. 12 that the carrier says will accommodate growing demand for cargo capacity between Australia and China, driven by a combination of the peak season for perishables season, the growth of e-commerce and rising express freight business from Hong Kong. Virgin Atlantic’s regional sales manager, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Air New Zealand tracking technology delivers worldwide visibility [VIDEO]

New Zealand’s national carrier is installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices (ULDs), as well as more than 100 readers at 29 airports for which it provides cargo services around the world. The technology is provided by Core Transport Technologies, which installs its low-energy Bluetooth devices into […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

SIA Cargo’s reintegration pays off as cargo revenues surge in first half

SIA Cargo’s reintegration into parent company Singapore Airlines seems to have reversed the steep losses at the Singaporean cargo carrier. Just-posted half-year operating profits of US$23 million represent a $56.5 million, year-over-year, increase. Total cargo revenues for the first half of FY 2017-18 were also up $90 million on higher freight carriage (up by 6.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

FedEx to be launch customer for new ATR production freighter

Aircraft manufacturer ATR has signed an agreement with FedEx for the purchase of thirty ATR 72-600 production freighters, with options to increase the order to twenty more. The deal will make FedEx the launch customer of ATR’s first production freighter. According to David Harris, editor of our recently redesigned sister publication, Cargo Facts, any carrier […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 8, 2017

Network Airline Management, Astral Aviation ink 747F ACMI deal

Air Atlanta Icelandic signed a long-term ACMI deal to place a 747-400 freighter with Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation. The added capacity will help NAM expand its perishables capacity for exports of flowers and vegetables from Nairobi to the United Kingdom. On Nov. 7, the freighter made its inaugural flight from London’s Stansted […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2017

Dachser USA moves, expands Dallas-area office

Dachser USA Air and Sea Logistics is relocating its Dallas office that opened in October 2011 after outgrowing its current space. The new space is still located near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and will be led by Erion Hormoviti, who was appointed as the general manager for the South Central region of Dachser USA. Dachser’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2017

75th Anniversary Snapshot: It’s déjà vu all over again in Hong Kong

The situation on the ground and in the air was becoming untenable. Tarmacs at the airport in Hong Kong were overcrowded. The capacity for both passengers and cargo were just a few years away from reaching design limits. The new air hub needed more infrastructure to access it, including high-speed rail and a new six-lane […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2017

UPS throws weight behind setting blockchain standards for freight industry

UPS, and its subsidiary Coyote Logistics, have joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), throwing their considerable weight behind the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight industry. Before blockchain becomes a standard industry tool, the logistics industry will have to adopt standards and protocols to enable blockchain platforms to operate together […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 7, 2017

American Airlines begins daily LAX-to-Beijing service

American Airlines launched its sixth daily route between the United States and China with the addition of flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK). The carrier also flies to Beijing and Shanghai from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago (ORD). American Airlines Cargo president Rick Elieson said the airline sees the addition of new U.S.-to-China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 7, 2017

AEI racks up orders for CRJ200 conversions with Pinnacle Partners

With a contract for two more conversions signed last week, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.’s (AEI) CRJ200 SF freighter conversion program is well on its way to proving market demand for its 6.7-tonne cargo capacity, jet-speed, long-range delivery option. The customer, Pinnacle Partners, provides fleet expansion and reduction services, and said it regards the CRJ200 freighter as […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 7, 2017

AirBridgeCargo gains Schiphol slots after threat over Russian airspace

The slot scarcity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) took a dramatic turn after a threat from Moscow to close Russian airspace to Dutch planes if AMS refused to accommodate more aircraft slots for Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC). As Dutch newspaper NRC reported, Air France-KLM signed an agreement on Nov. 3 to lend ABC slots for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 7, 2017

Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017
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