US and Kenya ink Transport Agreement seventh-freedom amendment

The United States and Kenya on Feb. 5 signed an amendment to the U.S.-Kenya Air Transport Agreement at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The amendment adds seventh-freedom traffic rights for all-cargo operations to the bilateral Air Transport Agreement, and will enter into force following an exchange of diplomatic notes. The amendment has […]

Air cargo lends logistics aid amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

As China and governments worldwide work to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak, air cargo actors, such as FedEx, Kalitta Air, March Air Reserve Base (RIV) and Ontario Airport (ONT), are lending a hand to support of the logistics needed to make this work possible. FedEx provided support early this week, transporting urgently […]

Forwarders ask IATA for lithium battery checklist

A checklist for forwarders to verify whether shipments contain lithium batteries would enable them to improve air cargo safety standards for dangerous goods. Though this is not required per the dangerous goods shipment standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and no such checklist is published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), at […]

‘Zero departure’ at Wuhan Airport amid coronavirus epidemic

Following the identified outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city Wuhan, government authorities yesterday ordered the cancellation of all transportation out of the virus’ epicenter. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) also issued a notice to carriers directing them to cancel flights leaving the airport and reduce flights into it, resulting in […]

FAA responds to US carriers’ exemption requests for Middle East ops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded Jan. 10 to several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers requesting exemption from the FAA’s initial Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain Middle East regions last week. In its response, the FAA included the issuance of a new NOTAM superseding the original and […]

Flexport shares top 5 dangerous goods mistakes to avoid with new regulations

While dangerous goods (DG) are a continual security challenge for stakeholders in logistics and air cargo, lithium batteries have again come to the forefront of concern following the COSCO PACIFIC ocean container ship fire that took place earlier this week, caused by a misdeclared lithium battery. Considering accidents like this involving DG, as well as […]

Fire halts air traffic to Norway’s Stavanger Airport

A fire broke out in the massive parking garage of Norway’s Stavanger Airport (SVG) causing the airport to close yesterday evening at 5 p.m. local time. All flights to SVG were either cancelled or rerouted to nearby airports, such as Haugesund (HAU), as a result. Flights to the airport today have resumed mostly normal traffic […]

US Air Force took large steps towards fuel optimization in 2019

In addition to projects designed to increase its utilization of alternate fuel sources, the U.S. Air Force has taken steps to expand its fuel optimization in 2019, from more efficient refueling techniques for their F-35 Lightning II fleet to new graduate courses intended to create a more energy-aware culture.   Over the past couple of […]

Rapiscan gets TSA green light for explosive detection system

California-based security equipment and systems company Rapiscan Systems has received the United States Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) approval for its Rapiscan Systems RTT 110 Explosive Detection System (EDS) machine. The RTT 110 is the first high-speed Computed Tomography EDS to be approved on the TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL), according to the company. The […]

Leading European carriers call on EU policymakers for regulatory support

Brussels-based association Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called on European Union policymakers for regulatory support of its members – including Air France-KLM, Cargolux, Finnair, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Lufthansa Group – with the release of its “A4E Air Cargo Policy Manifesto.” The manifesto outlines how EU policymakers can streamline regulations and implement them at […]

Cargo Chat: DHL bringing forward cargo screening and security

Cargo security screening in the United States underwent a major change this year after the late 2018 approval of canine screening. The new screening measures were supportive of air cargo exports early in 2019 when members of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) worked without pay during a government shutdown and have continued to allow […]

DHL Resilience360, TAPA team up to reduce cargo crime 

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s tech subsidiary DHL Resilience360 and the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) have entered a partnership with the aim reducing cargo crime. The partnership will target increased supply chain visibility and security in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Resilience360 customers and TAPA members.   Under the partnership, both DHL Resilience360 and TAPA […]
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