World’s oldest 747 completes final service

The end of the four-engined widebody era got a little closer today, when the world’s oldest 747 in service, operated by of KLM, completed its last flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). The flight took off from LAX at 13:55 PST yesterday and landed at AMS 9:05 this morning. The 747-400 aircraft […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 26, 2018

CEVA Logistics acquires CMA CGM Log in new strategic plan

While CEVA Logistics will continue to handle airfreight, the global company made a strong commitment to the seafreight sector in its revised plan for 2021, which details its new strategy. The new plan followed the release of its third quarter 2018 results two weeks ago, which showed drastic year-over-year decreases in the company’s operating income. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 26, 2018

HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 26, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Giving back is the better part of valor

One aspect of the director job at Amazon Air that Sarah Rhoads said she enjoys the most is being able to use the wide-ranging logistics network to help out communities and those less fortunate than herself. For instance, in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Brussels boosts cool chain connectivity with Avianca service, dolly fleet expansion

With the addition of service to South America via Avianca Cargo and the doubling of its temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals dolly fleet, Brussels Airport (BRU) has made great strides this month in boosting the capabilities of its cool-chain operations. On Nov.18, one of Avianca Cargo’s fleet of five A330-200 freighters touched down at BRU for the carrier’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2018

Giving thanks for Airlink’s help during natural disasters

Today and tomorrow, Air Cargo World will be closed in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. But while many U.S. companies have shut down to let their teams celebrate with their families, one aviation-related organization is still working tirelessly to provide aid and comfort to victims of natural disasters across the globe. During this start of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 22, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo, China Post make PVG-FRA capacity share deal

Lufthansa Cargo CEO Peter Gerber and vice president of China Post Group Corporation Li Xiong met in Beijing this week to establish a new deal in which Lufthansa will share its capacity with the Chinese postal service on the carrier’s Shanghai (PVG) – Frankfurt (FRA) route. The agreement, which the companies called “the foundation of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 21, 2018

Trade with N. America, S.E. Asia, helps boost HKIA cargo growth by 2.8 percent in Oct.

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) released its October traffic results, which show a 2.8 percent increase in its cargo handle to 451,000 tonnes and a growth in transshipments of 7 percent, year-over-year. The margins are fairly impressive, considering the environmental factors at play, namely an internationally flattening demand for airfreight, as well as the current […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 21, 2018

K+N acquires New York-based time-critical logistics services company

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is bolstering its foothold in time-critical logistics with the acquisition of Quick International Courier, a New York-based consortium of logistics services companies, with a focus on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. “Kuehne + Nagel’s M&A [mergers and acquisitions] strategy is focused on expanding our footprint,” said Detlef Trefzger, CEO […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 21, 2018

BUD Airport sees record cargo traffic numbers in Oct.

Budapest Airport (BUD)’s October traffic results show that the airport is an increasingly popular hub for air cargo. During the month, it processed 13,313 tonnes of freight, a 23 percent increase, year-over-year, making it the largest traffic figure ever recorded at the hub during October. “As of today, our figures for 2018 have already overtaken […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 20, 2018

Rockford Airport reports record cargo figures, advances e-commerce development

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) reported record cargo figures for the first 10 months of this year and will soon begin expansion efforts to develop the airport into a regional hub for e-commerce. RFD, located 85 miles northwest of Chicago, reported moving 850,000 tons of cargo at its facilities through October this year, beating the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 20, 2018

Frankfurt Airport – Expansion of Europe’s leading cargo hub

Twenty-three hundred hectares – that is the area of Frankfurt Airport, the largest airport in Germany. In 2017, Frankfurt Airport handled 2.2 million tonnes of airfreight and welcomed 64.5 million passengers. Therefore, it is the largest airport for airfreight handling in Europe. Forty percent of air cargo is transported in the bellies of passenger aircraft […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 20, 2018

Unmanned rocket delivers cargo to International Space Station successfully [VIDEO]

Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. John Young” Antares rocket successfully completed its mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend on Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the ISS. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia, at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018
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