Ethiopian Cargo moves from Brussels to Maastricht

Ethiopian Airlines has moved its cargo operations from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Masstricht-Aachen (MST), effective Nov. 1, citing delays on behalf of the Belgian government  to respond to Ethiopian’s request for an extension of Fifth Freedom traffic rights. The carrier had wanted the rights to  fly on to Dubai World Central, Hong-Kong Chek Lap Kok […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 6, 2015

China struggles to keep up with cold chain demand

In recent months, general airfreight in China has shown lackluster growth and suffered yield pressure. However, there is at least one segment of cargo traffic that is making air cargo operators in China salivate – cold chain services – and the logistics sector is scrambling to keep up with the momentum. In 2013, investors poured […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 2, 2015

CFS panel stresses pharma standards, training, equipment

MIAMI – When handling perishable and pharmaceutical goods, the panelists at the Cargo Facts Symposium 2015 all agreed that the best investment they could make is in training its cool-chain handling crews. The panelists at the “Pharma and Perishables Focus” session also called for global standards for efficiency and transparency, as well as the use […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 27, 2015

Hughes calls for cooperation across supply chain

MIAMI – IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, said the logistics business is not keeping up with technology – a sentiment that’s been expressed before, but one he said cannot be emphasized enough. Hughes, who addressed attendees at today’s ACMG Workshop, which is part of the Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS) 2015, also called for […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 2015

MD Logistics to double pharma storage capacity

Business is booming at Indiana-based 3PL firm MD Logistics, which has begun a US$2.5 million project to add a 173,000-square-foot expansion to its pharmaceutical storage facility and upgrade its existing cold storage facility to keep up with the strong demand for pharma and medical device services. The controlled-room-temperature structure will be located near the company’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 19, 2015

FAA approves AA Cargo for cool-chain container use

American Airlines Cargo has become the first U.S. passenger carrier to receive approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use the RAP e2 cargo containers, made by Envirotainer. The RAP e2 can fit a maximum of five European pallets or four U.S. pallets. The airline can begin using the e2 containers for temperature-controlled cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 6, 2015

How the Caribbean is positioning itself as a cargo gateway

This coming February, when most of the Northern Hemisphere is locked in another dreary winter, a 777-200LR is expected to touch down at Tocumen International Airport, packed with 256 passengers. The crowded flight will be of no sur­prise, as the destination is Panama City, Panama, a languid tropical setting that many northerners dream of visiting […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 2, 2015

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 2, 2015

Jan de Rijk buys Omega for pharma business

As Jan de Rijk Logistics grows in the pharmaceutical sector, it has taken an interest in and acquired 100 percent control of Netherlands-based Omega Logistics. Omega is a niche player with a network that distributes temperature-controlled products to pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, as well as directly to patients. This acquisition strengthens Jan de […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 29, 2015

Yet another acquisition in logistics sector

European road feeder service, Jan de Rijk Logistics has acquired Omega Logistics, which specializes in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Omega has a private, temperature-controlled distribution network for transporting sensitive goods to pharmacies, hospitals, patients and other health care facilities. Omega’s director, Gerard van de Weert, said the entrepreneurial environment at Jan de Rijk fits […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 21, 2015

DHL shows off its sweet tooth for chocolate

As if we needed another excuse to celebrate the joys of chocolate, Sept. 13 was “International Chocolate Day,” which also just happens to be the birthday of American confectioner Milton S. Hershey, inventor of the iconic Hershey bar. As silly as this invented holiday may be, DHL Global Forwarding seized the opportunity to commemorate more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2015

Pharma demands more dynamic services from forwarders

Forwarders must learn to be flexible and tailor their services, especially as the pharmaceutical supply chain becomes increasingly complex, IJS Global’s director, Naomi Landman, said last week. Landman told Flypharma conference attendees that the pharmaceutical business is going through a major transition, moving from a one-size-fits-all model to one built around personalized, individual care and wellness. “We […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 11, 2015

Siginon Aviation calls for direct Kenya-U.S. flights

Following President Obama’s historic state visit to Kenya in July for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015, a cargo carrier from Nairobi took the opportunity to make the case for establish­ing more direct cargo flights between the United States and Kenya in order to foster trade between the two nations and attract more global airfreight business. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2015

ULDs: Going one way?

CSafe Global, which leases active thermal pallet shipping units and mobile refrigerators, has expanded its one-way trip lease options. Now customers can return a CSafe RKN, used to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, at no fee to more than half of the service centers in the CSafe network. Additionally, new one-way options allow lessees to end their […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 3, 2015
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