DHL Express invests in new e-commerce facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul

DHL Express invested US$1.6 million on its operations in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to relocate to a larger facility, in response to increased e-commerce demand. Located on the airport ramp, the facility will enable the company to offer its customers earlier deliveries and later pickup cutoff times. It will offer more than 33,000 square […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 19, 2019

Panalpina Q1 EBIT falls 7.4% for air segment on heels of DSV purchase

Today, Panalpina released its first-quarter results for 2019, following its recent acquisition by its fellow-Swiss rival DSV, in which it delivered double-digit growth in operating profit of 15% to $US28.1 million, year-over-year. However, performance was a bit less eye-popping when breaking down the results segment by segment. Its Air Freight segment saw volumes increase by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2019

IAG Cargo makes Critical service available 24/7 for Easter weekend

With an increase in demand expected for the upcoming Easter weekend, IAG Cargo said it is increasing its London hub’s time-critical service to now be available around the clock for urgent shipments. Daniel Johnson, head of product at IAG Cargo, said that, last year, the carrier saw a “10% increase in demand in the weeks […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 16, 2019

Dimerco opens Seattle office for trans-Pac business

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is bolstering its trans-Pacific foothold with the addition of Seattle to its North American service network. Last week, the company opened its Seattle office, which will focus on air exports, such as aerospace, medical and health-related cargo, electrical equipment and perishable exports, such as fruit and seafood. Dimerco Express’ general manager […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 15, 2019

DHL’s new Gibraltar-area logistics hub to be largest in Morocco

When establishing a trade route between Africa and Europe, what better place is there than the Strait of Gibraltar? That’s the area DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) has decided to set up its new hub, along with global logistics gateway Tanger Med, on the Moroccan side of the 14-kilometer-wide strait. With the addition of the 6,000-square-foot […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 12, 2019

Freightos expands reach by acquiring India-based e-booking company

Hong Kong-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freightos has acquired Air Freight Bazaar India – an electronic freight booking service – in a move to expand the reach of its platform, WebCargo, into the Southeast Asian market.  “Our initial focus in India will be on further automation for local airfreight forwarders and collaborating [with Bazaar] on dynamic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2019

Can STOP Act help reduce drug trafficking via USPS loophole?

Forwarders and carriers in the United States are already taking part in the air cargo advance screening (ACAS) program to help prevent explosives and illegal drug from entering the country via the cargo supply chain. But what is being done about narcotics being sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) which still handles the lion’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2019

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom.  Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 10, 2019

ABC leases ThermoSafe’s PharmaPort 360 active containers

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement for Sonoco ThermoSafe’s active bulk shipping container, the PharmaPort 360. The deal was publicized today at the LogiPharma event in Montreaux, Switzerland. The addition of the active containers to ABC’s routes will bolster its foothold in the movement of pharmaceutical products. Fedor Novikov, deputy director of products at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2019

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. For more on this story, see the latest analysis in our sister site, Cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 9, 2019

Dachser grew all business segments except Air & Sea in 2018

Frankfurt-based international logistics provider Dachser released its 2018 results, which show the company managed to grow its business overall, compared to 2017, despite  its lagging Air & Sea segment. The company increased consolidated net revenue by 5.5% to US$6.58 billion. It also increased its shipment “numbers” by 2.5% and its tonnage by 3%, year-over-year. However, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2019

Break Out: How cross-border e-commerce could evolve as Cainiao goes global

“Alibaba was founded in China, but it was created for the world.” This grandiose statement was made by Jack Ma, the Chinese business magnate at the helm of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company, Alibaba, in June 2015. He was speaking at the Economic Club of New York and had just defined a new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2019

Cargo is in the doldrums, IATA and WorldACD February results show

This week, February data was released by both the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and WorldACD, bolstering worries that airfreight demand is on a steady decline. “Cargo is in the doldrums with smaller volumes being shipped over the last four months than a year ago,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. IATA […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2019

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Cargo expand relationship and European connections to HKG

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo have expanded their partnership with a joint business agreement (JBA) to connect 14 European hubs to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Previously the pair's JBA covered only westbound flights from Hong Kong, to Europe. Seeing the agreement through will enable joint marketing of capacity on both airlines’ freighter aircraft, and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019
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