Upset the Shopping Cart: Can forwarders survive Chinese e-commerce?

Shelly Lu oversees logistics for a medium-sized Chinese biochemical company that produces some 5,000 tonnes of powder and liquid chemicals each year. “Due to the price-sensitivity of the commodities we manufacture, we ship most of our products by ocean freight,” she explained. But, as is the case with much of the cargo moving by air, […]

Nevada test puts Hyperloop One’s tech one step closer to deployment (updated)

Hyperloop One’s test vehicle clocked 310 kilometers per hour on a 500-meter track in the Nevada desert, successfully completing “phase two” of the high-speed rail transportation project that the company says could, “be anywhere, move everything and connect everyone.” Lofty goals, indeed. But, hyperbole aside, during yesterday’s test, the company’s XP-1 transportation pod accelerated for […]

Delta’s global cargo management control center goes live today

Delta Cargo officially opened its Cargo Control Center (CCC) today in Atlanta, but the scope of the operation covers the entire globe. From this one location, the facility will provide coverage of “all aspects of cargo transportation and management,” allowing Delta to track shipments via air, truck, mail and freight, both domestically and internationally. By […]

5 top startups developing augmented reality for cargo logistics [VIDEO]

The augmented reality (AR) business – those headsets embedded in a pair of glasses that give users a heads-up display of information about what they see in the real world – has had an admittedly shaky start. The debacle of the consumer-oriented “Google Glass” technology in 2013, which immediately led to concerns about privacy, probably […]

Amazon’s Prime Now Singapore launch sets stage for Alibaba turf war

Amazon’s Prime Now is now available in Singapore, offering its signature-free two-hour delivery. The launch is the e-commerce giant’s first foray into South East Asia, and it’s point of entry is significant. Singapore is home-turf for Amazon’s major rival, Alibaba, which indirectly owns Redmart, Singapore’s largest online supermarket, through its Lazada subsidiary. This is the […]

IAG Cargo rolls out must-fly pharma shipments via ‘Constant Climate Critical’

When shippers of emergency medical commodities use IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate centers for temperature-sensitive cargo, they now have the option of ensuring that their shipments are “non-offloadable.” In a move that will affect all 109 of IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate centers, the carrier said that these must-fly pharma shipments can now fly under the carrier’s […]

Dubai-based drone-delivery partnership announced [VIDEO]

A Dubai-based technology company, Eniverse Technologies, and drone-delivery startup Skycart have launched “Space Autonomous Drones,” an autonomous drone delivery project that its founders say could eventually ship goods and products weighing 5 kilograms or less to locations across Dubai and the greater UAE. Space Autonomous Drones has yet to receive approval from Dubai’s government, and […]

AFA to press Homeland Security for e-commerce security updates

U.S. Government regulations for air cargo are outdated, thwarting cross-border and domestic e-commerce shipments and undercutting security, just as demand is pushing up airfreight markets. This focus on the importance of updated standards will be the theme for today’s testimony (see it live here) by Airforwarders Association (AfA) director Brandon Fried, as he addresses the […]

Upset the Shopping Cart: Bonded warehouse vs. direct mail

In 2012, the Chinese government began establishing pilot e-commerce zones in a drive to boost domestic consumption. This allowed 3PLs to establish bonded warehouses within the zones, and clear customs for both import and exports moving through the zones. Since goods can be stored onsite at the warehouse until the time of purchase, much of […]

Airspace Technologies launches voice-responsive shipper tracking tool [VIDEO]

Shippers can use Amazon.com’s voice recognition feature to track, trace and review shipments with Alexa-enabled devices. Logistics company Airspace Technologies, which specializes in time-critical shipments, launched its Amazon Alexa-enabled application that allows device users to track, trace and review their shipments using voice commands. Finding the status and expected delivery time of a shipment requires […]

Apply today for the DEMOvation Challenge at ELEVATE 2017

As we move closer to our second annual ELEVATE Conference on innovations in the logistics industry,  Air Cargo World is pleased to announce that ELEVATE 2017 will once again feature our DEMOvation Challenge. This exclusive session allows truly innovative and cutting-edge companies an opportunity to demo in front an engaged and enthusiastic audience of leading logistics, airfreight and […]

Swissport Netherlands awarded IATA’s CEIV-Pharma cert

Swissport International’s Netherlands subsidiary was awarded IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, allowing the Switzerland-based company to capitalize on the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) program. The airport is a fast-growing hub for pharma shipments, and the PGA’s cargo community provides the sort of transparency that shippers have said they seek […]

Hyperloop One completes ‘breakthrough’ test in Nevada desert

Hyperloop One announced the completion of a “breakthrough” test that proves the viability of the low-pressure transportation system for both people and cargo. “For the first time in over 100 years, a new mode of transportation has been introduced. Hyperloop is real, and it’s here now,” declared Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop […]

DHL eCommerce launches green e-commerce deliveries in Vietnam

DHL eCommerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Vietnam, helping small, medium and large e-tailers by handling cash-on-delivery services for customers that lack online payment ability. The e-commerce delivery includes next-day delivery across Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and other primary urban areas. “Only 15 percent of Vietnam’s e-commerce shoppers paid online in 2016, […]
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