Embleton seeks to steady helm after IAG Cargo’s CEO upheaval

Normally, when a division goes through three CEOs in the span of two years, it’s a red flag that danger is on the horizon. This was the environment faced by Lynne Embleton in early April, when IAG Group appointed her as the new head of IAG Cargo after she had been the managing director of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 9, 2017

Zodiac expands container offerings with Herculight S main-deck containers

Zodiac AirCargo Equipment is introducing the Herculight S main-deck container at this month’s Inter Airport Europe Expo in Munich. The Herculight S modular containers, which expands on the company’s current product range of lower-deck containers and pallets, are designed to be lightweight and durable, with a new door closure mechanism to speed up the container’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

CFS: FedEx e-commerce services form bulwark against Amazon’s market hegemony [VIDEO]

MIAMI — With FedEx’s chief of marketing and communications officer Rajesh Subramaniam on stage here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, the audience had the opportunity to catch up on developments at the rapidly growing integrator. Subramaniam talked about everything from the company’s active role in the national discourse surrounding free trade, to the implications […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

ELEVATE 2017: Memories from Air Cargo World’s conference on logistics innovation

MIAMI — Now that the second annual ELEVATE Conference is history, here is a gallery of the sessions, presentations and networking opportunities that took place on Oct. 2, 2017, here at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Air Cargo World wishes to thank all the speakers, sponsors, presenters and attendees who came together to discuss the latest […]
  • jcherlin
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Freightos announces talks with major carriers to expand dynamic pricing

MIAMI — Decades after dynamic pricing reached the passenger side of aviation, online freight pricing platform Freightos and Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) are offering the service to shippers. At this year’s ELEVATE conference, Freightos CEO Zvi Schreiber announced that his company was in talks with other carriers to expand the pricing model, with the industry poised […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Can supply chains stay competitive without data sharing?

MIAMI – At the 2017 ELEVATE Conference yesterday, panelists agreed on the importance of sharing airfreight data to making the entire cargo journey visible to the customers and remaining competitive with large, innovative players like Amazon and Alibaba. But the larger question remains: What will motivate airport communities to share data? “When we established the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Cargo42 wins second straight DEMOvation Challenge

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, startup Cargo42 took home the top prize yesterday for the DEMOvation Challenge at the ELEVATE 2017 Conference. The online platform, based here in Miami, is designed for trucking companies to reduce idle time and capacity, and to provide greater transparency for shippers through real-time tracking. The runner-up to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: E-commerce logistics innovation captures smaller seller market

MIAMI – The big e-commerce players like Amazon and Alibaba tend to dominate the conversation surrounding e-commerce’s impact on cargo volume growth, but panelists at yesterday’s 2017 ELEVATE cargo conference said “one-on-one” relationships with smaller e-commerce businesses offer big opportunities for forwarders. Robert Imbriani, executive vice president, international, with Team Worldwide, told conference attendees that […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE panelists: To get on board with ‘big data,’ start with ‘low-hanging fruit’

MIAMI – With massive data collection becoming more standardized in the shipping industry, the question of how to make sense of collected data and use it to improve business performance is where big data comes in, said panelists at today’s ELEVATE 2017 conference. Most big players in the industry already have their own operational systems […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 2, 2017

Air Cargo World Celebrates its 75th birthday

That a magazine has maintained unbroken publication for three-quarters of a century is, in itself, a remarkable achievement. But for a business publication to last that long, covering an industry that basically did not exist when it was conceived, is more than just remarkable; it makes the Air Cargo World journey truly unique in the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

Mercedes Benz, drone-maker Matternet tackle last-mile delivery demo

The live demonstration this week of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries – the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project, announced a three-week trial of a same-day drone delivery service. Using QR codes, the test drone […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

‘Third-Party Logistics Study’ points to blockchain, automation

The “2018 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study” is out, with the message that the greater availability of data and the ability to make real-time decisions are encouraging collaboration between shippers and 3PLs, when it comes to making supply-chain decisions. “Shippers have greater expectations of what they want their logistics providers to accomplish, and the proper […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2017

OCEASOFT combines IoT, temperature-monitoring software into Cobalt ML3

French technology company OCEASOFT announced the launch of its mobile temperature data logger Cobalt ML3, which combines temperature-monitoring software with the “internet of things” (IoT) to create a product that will track temperatures during product shipments with a specialization in long-range wireless data transfer. The Cobalt ML3 product automatically collects temperature data recorded by its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 26, 2017
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