Panalpina invests in digitalization via Honeywell partnership

Swiss forwarding giant Panalpina is investing in the digitalization of its supply chain in an agreement with U.S.-based technology company Honeywell, which will design and implement software and hardware modules for Panalpina’s logistics network. Panalpina said the "recent" application of Honeywell‘s “internet of things” (IoT) platform, Mobility Edge, and accompanying Vocollect Voice technology in two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 28, 2018

Pardon the Disruption: Shawn Cole — ‘Thoughtful, reliable and innovative’ service

Delta Air Lines is something of an up-and-comer among the smaller-category cargo carriers covered in Air Cargo World. Delta took home our 2018 Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Gold Award in the category earlier this year and has consistently pursued opportunities for innovation since then. Shawn Cole, vice president of Delta Cargo, told Air Cargo World […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2018

Pardon the Disruption: Wan Lin — Crossing borders at Cainiao

In November, Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao, broke its own record during the “11.11” holiday by handling more than 1 billion orders in a single day. The fact that such a feat could occur is a credit to Wan Lin, president of Cainiao Network Technology. Wan first joined the company as vice president in 2014. Under […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 27, 2018

HangarLabs named ‘Official Accelerator Partner’ at Cargo Facts EMEA

HangarLabs, an Israel-based aerospace accelerator operated by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company BEDEK, has been named the Official Accelerator Partner for the upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA event on Feb. 4-6, 2019, at The Westin Grand Frankfurt. The event, presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will feature a session of startup demos, where logistics-focused […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 26, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Brussels boosts cool chain connectivity with Avianca service, dolly fleet expansion

With the addition of service to South America via Avianca Cargo and the doubling of its temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals dolly fleet, Brussels Airport (BRU) has made great strides this month in boosting the capabilities of its cool-chain operations. On Nov.18, one of Avianca Cargo’s fleet of five A330-200 freighters touched down at BRU for the carrier’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2018

Unmanned rocket delivers cargo to International Space Station successfully [VIDEO]

Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. John Young” Antares rocket successfully completed its mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend on Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the ISS. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia, at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

JETcopter’s driving/flying vehicle design confirmed

While it may not have quite as much charm as our fine four-fendered friend, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one India-based aviation technology company could be bringing the long-promised but still fictional “flying-car” concept to reality with its startup, JETcopter – a rotorcraft-based vehicle that is designed to both drive and fly. There’s even a plan […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 19, 2018

I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 16, 2018

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

DB Schenker launches spare-parts logistics platform online

German-based logistics company DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, “Logistics Orchestrator,” which is designed to centralize and optimize global supply chains for spare parts logistics. A continuation of DB Schenker’s recent focus on technologically integrating operations, the Logistics Orchestrator enables customers to centrally manage all spares orders within a global distribution network, for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 13, 2018

Volga Dnepr, Bolloré transport NASA vehicle for upcoming Mars mission [VIDEO]

For the last several years, American astronauts have relied on Russian-built launch vehicles to get them to orbit. Today, the Russians – and the French – are helping in a different way to get the U.S. space program off the ground again with an impressive airlift of a spacecraft module set to reach for Mars. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

China’s ‘11.11’ event called the biggest shopping day of all time

Yesterday, Alibaba’s busiest shopping event of the year, “11.11,” – formerly knowns as Singles’ Day – made history in both revenues and order volume as the biggest shopping event of all time, according to tallies by its logistics network, Cainiao. The promotion raked in US$30.8 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) – a 27 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

Hellmann Logistics launches track-and-trace service

Germany-based 3PL Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has launched its track-and-trace service this week, called “Smart Visibility,” which gives customers web-based, real-time access to a spread of shipment data, including temperature, humidity, vibration, light, door openings and deviations to time scheduling. Hellmann has been working with London-based internet of things (IoT) company Hanhaa throughout 2018 to incorporate […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018
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