CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 14, 2018

SkyLease freighter skids off runway in Halifax, injuring 4 [VIDEO]

A 747-400 freighter, operated by Miami-based SkyLease Cargo, skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. The four crewmembers aboard the widebody all suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. The aircraft (N908AR) came to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018

The World of Airports: Don’t Fence Me In

Air cargo is currently booming, but this success has come at a price – congested airports with little room for growth, fewer parking slots for trucks and freighters, and higher fuel costs. Clearly, the industry cannot simply grow its way out of these problems. To find answers before customers begin looking to other transport modes, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 7, 2018

Schiphol’s Pouwels does more with less in Amsterdam community

Throughout 2018, the dominant story about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has been the shortage of freighter slots, due to a 500,000 “aircraft movements” limit set by the Dutch government. As a result, one prominent carrier, AirBridgeCargo, shifted its European hub from AMS to nearby Liège Airport. As this issue was going to press, the local […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 6, 2018

First canine security company certified for air cargo screening [VIDEO]

After much anticipation, the use of canines to detect security threats in air cargo is now officially in effect, with the recent program launch of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Security Program on Thursday, Nov. 1. Under the program, organizations can certify a private-sector Explosive Detection Canine Team to screen air cargo for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 5, 2018

Amid political chaos, some hope from above for cargo security

Despite the political discord in Washington, D.C., aviation stakeholders need only look up to the sky for some bipartisan relief as the U.S. Congress passed legislation for funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next five years. Every few years, Congress is required to enact legislation that sets the FAA’s funding levels and policy […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • November 2, 2018

TACF18: In the weeds over blockchain use in air cargo

TORONTO – Yesterday, it became legal to buy and sell marijuana for recreational purposes all across this vast country. While the Canadian airwaves were filled with pundits spouting opinions about how to manage this new commodity, at least one speaker at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum seemed to have one answer to the weed question: Blockchain. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 18, 2018

Delta Cargo launches Bluetooth-based ULD tracking services

Delta Cargo is extending its track-and-trace unit load device (ULD) services outside of the physical bounds of airports, enabling customers to now track their cargo from warehouse to final destination with Bluetooth technology. The extension of service will also mean that the need for paper-based processing at the dock door, where units are loaned out, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 10, 2018

Risk-based rules can end the absurdity of fishy air cargo regulation

There are many regulations in our country bordering on the absurd. For example, catching a fish with your bare hands in Indiana is illegal. Eating dead frogs in California is punishable by a fine. And, if one is so inclined to hire someone to point out the sights in our nation’s capital, that tour guide […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 2, 2018

DHL, United Nations implement airport preparedness program at SJJ

While the state of North Carolina struggles to reconnect flooded supply chains in the wake of Hurricane Florence’s Sept.14 landfall, the United States is not alone in its resolve to better prepare for large-scale weather disasters. Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are teaming up to prepare Sarajevo International Airport […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 24, 2018

American logistics companies brace for Florence supply chain disruptions

While Hurricane Florence appears to have weakened overnight to a Category 2 storm, it has maintained its vast size and slowed its forward momentum this morning, making the risk of serious supply chain  disruption even worse as it makes landfall later today in the Carolinas, bringing expected storm surges topping 10 feet along with rain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

Berlin 1948/49: The airlift to end all wars – and launch an industry

“Rugged,” said one airman of the rest of the crew involved in the largest air rescue operation in history. “Rugged as a sunovabitch.” These were the words relayed to American air cargo professionals in the seminal 1949 series of articles penned by Richard Malkin, the legendary original managing editor of Air Transportation magazine, which decades […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 11, 2018

Security team trains 500th dog for explosives detection

Will air cargo loads routinely be screened by bomb-sniffing dogs? New York City-based security firm MSA Security is counting on it, as it announced this week that it has trained it 500th dog in the science of explosives detection at its Windsor facility in Connecticut. Under what’s known as the Windsor Program, the human handler […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2018

NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 20, 2018
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