3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]

Etihad, cargo.one deal expands cargo ops digitalization and forwarders’ network reach

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad signed an agreement with digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one at an air cargo conference today, confirming Etihad as the latest carrier to join the multi-airline e-booking platform. For Etihad, the move advances its efforts in digitalizing its operations and for cargo.one grows the network of carriers and destinations available to its […]

Liege Airport signs Qatar Airways, Alibaba Cloud, Orange Belgium partnerships

At a cargo event that took place this week at Liege Airport (LGG) in Belgium, the airport signed three agreements further bolstering its rapidly growing air cargo operations. The partnerships are between the airport and Qatar Airways Cargo, technology subsidiary Alibaba Cloud and telecommunications company Orange Belgium, respectively. LGG’s agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo is […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines signs on as first Asian carrier to cargo.one 

Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one. According to cargo.one, NCA is the first Asian carrier to join the platform.  Freight forwarders will soon be able to book NCA’s maindeck capacities on the cargo.one platform 24/7 with instant confirmation. The current platform includes the newly developed “one.connect” technology layer, which will allow NCA to […]

Etihad Cargo opens 24/7 Control Center

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Cargo has inaugurated its Cargo Control Center, a new facility which enables the company to actively monitor all shipments in real time across both flights and road feeder services on a 24/7 basis. This represents the next step in Etihad’s digitalization program. According to Etihad, the new center’s technology platform is […]

EgyptAir Cargo modernizes ops with cloud-based Descartes vMail tracking system 

EgyptAir Cargo, the cargo affiliate of EgyptAir, announced it will introduce Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail) to its operations as it looks to streamline and modernize mail shipment visibility across its international network.  With the deployment of the cloud-based software developed by Canada-based Descartes, the carrier seeks to enable its customers to track the end-to-end shipment of their mail seamlessly. When a shipment order has been placed, vMail will automatically […]

Varying regional approaches to drone development, adoption and regulations

As the saga of developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to carry goods and shipments continues, some regions are emerging as forerunners in the development, adoption and regulation of drones. While drone development is still in its early stages, the disruptive technology presents stakeholders in air cargo an opportunity to fill gaps in supply […]

A starting point for selecting a digital air freight platform  

Online platforms are growing in numbers as well as in importance to shippers and logistics and transportation providers alike. As the focus on this technology grows, stakeholders are working to navigate available options to determine which platform best fits the needs of their supply chains.  For the small-to-medium sized shipper, these online platforms can help level the playing field in regards to competition and in terms of cost savings. However, […]

Mercury Air Cargo combats LAX congestion with digitalization 

Mercury Air Cargo began implementing cargo communication and payment platform CargoSprint’s SprintPass at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facilities at the beginning of this month. The move is intended to decrease waiting times for freight forwarders picking up import shipments and support the flow of cargo through facilities as LAX faces continued congestion issues.  In this episode […]

Drone Delivery Canada to deploy drone deliveries for DSV in Ontario

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), the cargo drone delivery operator marketed by Air Canada Cargo, announced a new agreement with DSV Canada to use DDC’s drone delivery platform at DSV’s new head office and warehouse in Milton, Ontario. Under the deal with DSV, DDC will deploy its DroneSpot takeoff and landing infrastructure on DSV sites, to […]

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 […]

Brussels launches new perishables management app on BRUCloud 

 Brussels Airport’s (BRU) cargo division advanced its digital and perishable capabilities today with the pilot launch of a digital “Perishable Management App” on its open data sharing BRUCloud platform.    The new Perishable Management application is intended to simplify work for the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and forwarders by offering a […]

Menzies Aviation plans major rollout of Hermes’ cloud-based cargo management system 

Menzies Aviation has selected Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to implement the most recent version of HLT’s Cargo Management System (CMS), Hermes 5 (H5), across facilities it operates in its global network.   The H5 system is the latest version of the cloud-based Hermes cargo management application designed to improve service management, revenue accounting, process automation and service failure […]
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