Freightalia to use CargoX’s ‘Smart B/L’ blockchain platform

Online quote management system Freightalia has signed a partnership agreement with tech startup CargoX for use of its blockchain-based electronic bill of lading (B/L) product, which completed its first ever Smart B/L mission during a trial shipment from Shanghai to Koper, Slovenia, last month. CargoX has been developing and testing its Smart B/L platform since […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 24, 2018

Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

BUD to construct new freight center

Budapest Airport (BUD) is expanding its freight handling capacity with the construction of a dedicated freight center called “Cargo City,” as part of the hub’s BUD:2020 Development Program that aims to “develop its role as the leading gateway in the Central Eastern European region.” The more than US$38 million investment will encompass a 20,000 square-meter […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

Etihad renews commitment to 777F fleet amidst rumors of takeover by Emirates

Beginning Oct. 1, Etihad Airways cargo will “reboot” its freighter network with an adjusted flight schedule that reflects the carrier’s ongoing commitment albeit with a smaller freighter fleet, which now consists of just five 777Fs. As part of the new schedule, Etihad will continue to operate freighter flights along core trade lanes connecting Asia and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

FedEx anticipates record-breaking peak season, warns of trade tensions

During FedEx’s FY Q1 2019 earnings call yesterday, CEO Fred Smith said the company is anticipating record-breaking volume during this year’s peak season. The positive news follows the company’s announcement last week that it will expand its U.S. ground operations to six days a week in response increased demand for e-commerce – this, despite current […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 18, 2018

MallforAfrica adds Chinese vendors to e-commerce platform

African shopping platform MallforAfrica – which sources “billions of items” from United States and United Kingdom-based retailers – has opened a warehouse in China and will now make Chinese products available through its online shopping app, connecting African consumers to the Chinese e-commerce market. Once goods are purchased, customer orders are fulfilled from MallforAfrica warehouses […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 18, 2018

Team Worldwide joins blockchain group BiTA

Texas-based 3PL Team Worldwide joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) – the organization of logistics companies that aims to develop blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. The CEO and President of Team Worldwide, Jason Brunson, said, “Prioritization of technology is required to remain successful in today’s marketplace,” echoing the industry’s sentiment that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

Florence stalls in U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, causing greater local flooding

The 100-mile-per-hour winds have begun to subside as the Category 1 Hurricane Florence slowly crossed the North Carolina coast this afternoon, but the enormous rainfall the stalled system has dumped on the area remains the top logistics concern, as widespread coastal flooding (see map above) and a 10-foot-high storm surge have left at least 30,000 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 14, 2018

American logistics companies brace for Florence supply chain disruptions

While Hurricane Florence appears to have weakened overnight to a Category 2 storm, it has maintained its vast size and slowed its forward momentum this morning, making the risk of serious supply chain  disruption even worse as it makes landfall later today in the Carolinas, bringing expected storm surges topping 10 feet along with rain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

Emirates reaches 1M ULD milestone in DXB-DWC trans-shipment service [VIDEO]

Since the opening of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation authority decided to shift all freighter flights from the older Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the new, larger DWC. To ensure that the substantial amount of belly freight from passenger planes still landing at DXB could be transferred […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2018

Berlin 1948/49: The airlift to end all wars – and launch an industry

“Rugged,” said one airman of the rest of the crew involved in the largest air rescue operation in history. “Rugged as a sunovabitch.” These were the words relayed to American air cargo professionals in the seminal 1949 series of articles penned by Richard Malkin, the legendary original managing editor of Air Transportation magazine, which decades […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 11, 2018

Dachser expands relationship with cargo.one

Logistics firm Dachser and Berlin-based software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider cargo.one are expanding their partnership to enable Dachser’s airfreight employees to search for, compare, book and confirm cargo capacity across multiple airlines. Online platforms like cargo.one digitalize the traditionally e-mail- and telephone-based process of booking airfreight capacity, enabling forwarders to receive immediate booking confirmation. “Some solutions promise […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 11, 2018
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