LATAM Cargo’s GRU cool-chain facility to open by 2019 peak season

Santiago-based LATAM Cargo is currently working on the construction of a cool-chain facility at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil that the carrier says will be ready in time for peak season 2019. Almost half of LATAM Cargo’s volumes are perishable commodities – such as salmon, asparagus and flowers – and, currently, 14 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 30, 2019

DHL Express launches Latin America–U.S. cold-chain pipeline

DHL Express has launched a service for healthcare industry shippers operating along the Latin America- U.S. trade lane called “DHL Medical Express Service” or “WMX,” which it describes as “a new market alternative to the commercial carriers that have historically served the region,” with the goal of addressing delays at Brazilian airports. The offering will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 30, 2019

FedEx sets up late-night race for retailers to challenge Amazon

FedEx Corp., looking beyond Amazon.com Inc. for growth in e-commerce, is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to speedily send orders directly to online customers. The program will offer retailers the option to deliver items the next day when they are purchased online as late as midnight, said Brie Carere, FedEx’s […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • January 30, 2019

India pursues airfreight development, HYD announces plans to double capacity

Today, Indian authorities announced that Indian airport operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) – a joint venture company established between the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Telangana and Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad – is in the process of doubling its cargo handling capacity at Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) over the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 29, 2019

DHL Supply Chain to help optimize healthcare company’s India network

DHL Supply Chain is taking on a contract with international medical technology company, Becton Dickinson (BD), to help optimize its warehousing and distribution operations within its India network. So far, the two companies have already collaborated to launch a new temperature-controlled facility in Luhari, Haryana, in northern India. Other additions and improvements to BD’s network […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 29, 2019

MIA teams with Brazil’s postal service on ‘Compra Fora’ e-commerce service

Today, Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Brazilian postal service, called Correios, kicked off “Compra Fora,” a new expedited e-commerce service that can accommodate packages of all sizes from anywhere in the world to be pre-cleared by Correios and shipped anywhere within Brazil as domestic cargo. With the Compra Fora service (which mean “Buy Outside”), these […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 29, 2019

CargoLogicAir volumes rise 36 percent in 2018

London-based CargoLogicAir, a subsidiary airline of the Volga Dnepr Group, released its 2018 results, showing cargo volumes increased 36 percent, to 780,000 freight tonne kilometers, compared to 2017’s totals. The niche four-freighter carrier said demand from its clients in oil and gas, aerospace, heavy machinery and humanitarian cargo caused volumes to triple, year-over-year, pointing to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 29, 2019

Pelican BioThermal launches LAX facility for Crēdo on Demand program

Temperature-controlled packaging company Pelican BioThermal has added a Los Angeles facility to its network of packaging repair stations for its Crēdo on Demand line of reusable, rentable containers. The business model allows shippers to rent and drop-off the resuable containers within the company’s service grid, without having to outright purchase the containers. So far, Pelican’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 29, 2019

JAS forwarding to use cargo.one to digitally book capacity

U.S.-based JAS Forwarding joined the ranks of forwarders utilizing Berlin-based cargo.one’s freight booking platform, which allows users to view and book airlines’ available freight capacity instantaneously via a digital app. Gordon Reinke, airfreight director  of JAS Forwarding’sa German operations, said that JAS engaged in a collaborative process with cargo.one, in which it tested use of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

American Airlines Cargo launches DUB–DFW route

Today, American Airlines Cargo said it is launching a nonstop 787 passenger service between Dublin (DUB) and Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) that will operate from June to September. The carrier said it is anticipating continued growth in the manufacturing sector in Texas, naming computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

AAPA: volume grew 4 percent in 2018, but flattened at year end

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its end of the year results, which show that between 2017 and 2018, member airlines’ cargo volumes increased by 4 percent. However, any year-over-year growth in 2018 wasn’t thanks to the fourth quarter, which is normally peak season for air cargo demand. In December, traffic declined by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), due to air traffic controller shortages, causing a cascade of passenger flight delays at other air hubs in the Eastern United States and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 25, 2019

Alaska Air Cargo’s 2018 results show cargo revenue up, Group net income down

Alaska Air Group released its 2018 results, which show that net income fell from 2017 to 2018, but cargo capacity and revenue is on the rise. While the airline has been adjusting to its merger with Virgin America and endured some temporary associated costs, it has proven that it is strengthening its foothold in airfreight. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 25, 2019
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