Carriers charter extra freighter flights before Valentine’s Day

With less than 24 hours to go before the big Valentine’s Day holiday, more carriers are reporting in with data about increased charter flights packed with fresh-cut flowers that mostly likely traveled thousands of miles to make it to neighborhood grocery stores in the United States, Europe and Asia. International carriers and forwarders are heaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 13, 2019

WFS to build new pharma facility in Copenhagen

Paris-based cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced its plans to build a new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). Construction of the facility will begin in April.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 13, 2019

Peli BioThermal opens new drop-off point for Credo on Demand in Jeddah

Temperature-controlled packaging company Peli BioThermal has opened a new drop point for its “Credo on Demand” rental program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – largely to address demand for transportation of cool-chain and healthcare industry products in the Middle East. The company’s Uber-esque rental program offers clients the ability to rent its line of Credo on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2019

Carriers add charters for Valentine’s Day flower demand surge

It’s T-minus 3 days until Valentine’s Day, and the international logistics industry is gearing up for the seasonal spike in demand for the perishable currency of the Hallmark holiday. You guessed it – flowers. Many carriers working within networks that encompass major exporting regions of roses and tropical buds – e.g. East Africa and South […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 11, 2019

Following the Pack: Reassessing often-overlooked cool-chain packaging

On Dec. 13, Southwest Airlines flight 3606 was 35,000 feet above Idaho en route from Seattle to Dallas when the captain announced to passengers that the plane was turning around and heading back to SeaTac – a measure that is only taken in the most critical of circumstances. In fact, the incident made headlines on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 6, 2019

IAG Cargo launches online booking for pets

Putting a new spin on the emerging digital capacity-booking trend, IAG Cargo and its affiliate carrier, British Airways, are offering a new pet transportation service on its U.K.-based routes, which customers can use to book slots for their pets on the carrier’s flights via IAG Cargo’s website. The new offering is the result of a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 5, 2019

Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo gets re-certified for CEIV-Pharma

Here we go again. Three years ago, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AF-KLM) became one of the first major airline groups to pass the then-new CEIV certification program IATA began offering for handling pharmaceutical products. Today, the carrier said it is now the first carrier to complete the re-certification process for its hub operations in Amsterdam and Paris, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 31, 2019

C.H. Robinson’s Q4 profits rise, but perishables disappoint

C.H. Robinson, one of the largest North American freight companies, today reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the full year, but delivered disappointing results in its perishables segment. Overall revenue increased 4.5 percent, to US$4.1 billion in Q4, while net revenues rose 13 percent to $713.8 million, compared to the previous […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 30, 2019

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

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

Air Cargo Global launches direct OSL-TSN route for seafood

Yesterday, Slovakian-based airfreight company Air Cargo Global launched its new direct route connecting Norway’s Avinor Oslo Airport (OSL) and China’s Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN). The route will support Norway’s export market as China’s demand for seafood grows. Initially, Air Cargo Global will operate the OSL-TSN route twice weekly on Thursday and Saturday, which will […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 18, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019
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