CAL Cargo Airlines carries Israeli lunar spacecraft to Florida for launch

It may not be a giant leap, but it’s still a pretty big first step for Israeli aerospace cargo. Last Friday, Jerusalem-based CAL Cargo Airlines successfully carried “SpaceIL” – the first-ever lunar spacecraft created in the Middle Eastern country – to Florida’s Cape Canaveral for a planned unmanned mission to the Moon. Nicknamed Beresheet, which means […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 21, 2019

Drone systems chosen among top 10 African startups in Airbus accelerator

Three Africa-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) projects – two of which were designed to carry small cargo payloads – have been chosen among the top 10 technology startups in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator program. The two cargo drone startups are Astral Aerial Solutions, a subsidiary of Nairobi-based Astral Aviation, and Ethiopia-based Maisha ICT […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 18, 2019

B&H adds second ‘control tower’ at Changi to handle aerospace logistics demand

U.K.-based aerospace logistics company, B&H Worldwide, set up a second “control tower” at its Changi Airport facility in Singapore, reflecting the city-state’s position as one of the fastest-growing aerospace markets in the world, B&H said. B&H cited recent growth in global aircraft-on-ground (AOG) services as justification for a second 24/7 control tower at SIN. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 18, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019

UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund invests in blockchain-based Inxeption platform

UPS has made an equity investment in a block-chain-based e-commerce platform startup, called Inxeption Corp., via its UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. While financial details were not released, the investment will be used to develop e-commerce services for B2B sellers and buyers. Calling the investment partnership “the future of commerce,” Inxeption CEO and co-founder, Farzad Dibachi, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 16, 2019

Oman Air Cargo digitalizes communications with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo is the latest carrier to jump onboard the digitalization train by offering its customers electronic access to its capacity via Traxon cargoHUB, a digital messaging platform for carriers and forwarders from U.S.-based IT firm CHAMP. The platform is compatible with IATA’s electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative, called e-Freight, which aims to replace […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 10, 2019

AirAsia X, Unilode extend ULD partnership

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysia-based carrier Air Asia, and Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions, have extended their unit load device (ULD) management agreement to 2023, the companies announced today. This renewal marks the second extension of the partnership over the past ten years. With the extension of the agreement, which began in 2009, Unilode […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 9, 2019

Phase one of Hermes 5 implementation completed at LUX

Today, U.K.-based Hermes Logistics Technologies announced that Luxembourg Airport (LUX) finished the first phase of the installation of its Hermes 5 (H5) cargo management system . LUX began to implement the H5 Cargo system in October 2018 and expects the process to be fully completed by mid-2019. The H5 system, customized for Luxembourg-based ground handler, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 8, 2019

Logistics startups to compete in Cargo Facts EMEA DEMOvation Challenge

Does your startup have what it takes to compete at the 2019 DEMOvation Challenge? The challenge, which will take place on Feb. 5 at the premiere Cargo Facts EMEA in Frankfurt, will offer unique demonstrations of innovative aviation and logistics technology in front of an engaged and enthusiastic audience of industry professionals. The winner of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 7, 2019

JD Logistics uses robots for last-mile delivery in new smart service centers [VIDEO]

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is forwarding an artificial intelligence (A.I.)-enabled future in logistics the launch of two “smart” delivery stations in Changsha and Hohhot, which utilize robots and facial recognition software – and cuteness, let’s admit – to complete last-mile deliveries. The golf cart-sized autonomous vehicles, complete with a front screen display that suggests cartoon […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 1, 2019

The top 10 most-read Air Cargo World articles in 2018

With 2019 just a few days away, we at Air Cargo World would like to pause to reflect on this mostly positive but tumultuous year in air cargo – a year of airfreight traffic booms, labor concerns and a strong peak season, tempered by the chill winds of global protectionism and looming Brexit worries for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 28, 2018

Nallian’s Verheyen, Kenya Airways’ Musola, join Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Jean Verheyen, founder and CEO of Nallian, the world’s first open data-sharing platform for business collaboration, and Peter Musola, the general manager of Kenya Airways Cargo, have both joined the speaker faculty of Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, to be held by Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, to be held in at the Westin […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 21, 2018

Air France-KLM-Martinair invests in digitalization

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has joined the ranks of carriers investing in digital service offerings this week with the launch of an application programming interface (API) to allow customers to directly connect to its quote and book tool at any time of day. Called “myCargo,” the platform offers the ability to book up to 4 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 21, 2018
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