C.H. Robinson launches tech ‘innovation incubator’

U.S.-based forwarder C.H. Robinson launched its new C.H. Robinson Labs “innovation incubator” to work with its customers to develop technology solutions built especially for individual supply chains. Companies like L’Oreal and Target have already participated in programs connected to the incubator, known informally as “Robinson Labs,” during the pilot phase of its online business intelligence […]

Tech startup Komodal breaks into airfreight

In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, Southern California-based data integration startup Komodal’s co-founder Julia Pasternack discusses the company’s work to digitalize and improve transparency across multi-modal logistics operations. The startup has already done work to help alleviate congestion for stakeholders operating out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors and […]

Atlanta Airport, Kale Logistics, PayCargo establish cargo community at ATL

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) will collaborate with logistics payment platform PayCargo and IT solutions provider Kale Logistics to establish an air cargo community system at the airport. The cargo community approach has been embraced by operators at airports in Asia and Europe, but the movement has so far been slow to move to the United […]

Carbon capture key to net zero aviation emissions, says Carbon Engineering CEO

With the aviation industry becoming increasingly conscious of the global challenge of climate change, carbon capture technology company Carbon Engineering believes it has the solution to mitigating the impact of air travel emissions: removing CO2 already in the air. The Canadian startup partnered with Occidental Petroleum to expand its direct air capture technology, which has […]

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 […]

Air cargo’s top 3 tech trends of 2019

Although 2019 was a challenging year for air cargo, it did see an exponential boom in the design and application of several disruptive technological products. Air cargo is often bemoaned as sorely lagging in digitalization, but 2019 could be remembered as a turning point for the industry. This year, air cargo had to not only […]

Battelle turns coal to jet fuel

A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) is funding the continued development of a process that turns coal into liquid products, including jet fuel. The project, undertaken by Battelle, a Columbus-based research institute, was specifically advanced by the government with the goal of finding higher-value […]

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 […]

PayCargo makes additional filings against CargoSprint in ongoing lawsuits

Two lawsuits, filed by logistics payment platform PayCargo against competitor CargoSprint, are still pending after PayCargo filed an amended complaint in Georgia earlier this month. The recently amended lawsuit was filed originally in the Northern District of Georgia in July and is related to CargoSprint’s requirement that its customers using SprintPass software also use its […]

Drone Delivery Canada receives first approval for Moose Cree project funding

Cargo drone delivery operator Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) received its first conditional approval for funding of its Moose Cree First Nation project, announced a year ago this month, DDC said in a statement on Tuesday. The project is designed to deploy DDC’s drone delivery platform within Moose Cree First Nation communities in Ontario. The project […]

Hawaii looking to offer sustainable fuel supply to airlines

Hawaii could be among the first states offering a sustainable fuel supply to airlines, according to a recent Hawai’i Public Radio interview with Joelle Simonpietri, an organizer of the Hawaii Aviation and Climate Action Summit, held this past week on Dec. 3 in Honolulu. Simonpietri, a former Operational Manager of the military’s Green Initiative for […]

DB Schenker opens solar-powered logistics center in Dubai

DB Schenker has opened a new, massive logistics and distribution center, named DLC II, in Dubai near Dubai World Central International Airport (DWC). According to the logistics company, the building is its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai and will serve as a base for the company’s long-term plans to develop a logistics hub […]

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 […]

Flipkart leads $60mn financing round in logistics platform Shadowfax

India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart has made a strategic minority investment in Indian logistics platform Shadowfax. The investment is part of $60 million Series D funding Shadowfax has received from Flipkart, along with existing investors Eight Roads Ventures, NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Mirae Asset Naver Fund and World Bank-backed International Finance Corporation (IFC). Shadowfax will use […]
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