Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place over the past few weeks, following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018

JV between Azul, Correios scores regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. According to Cade, the operation does not increase the likelihood of cornering the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in the regional […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2018

Turkish Cargo to operate dual hub in Istanbul

As Turkish Airlines’ passenger operations migrate to Istanbul New Airport (ISL), cargo moving in the bellyhold will follow, while its freighter services will continue operating at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). ISL, due to fully open on Dec. 29, will have an initial capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, which will scale up to 6 million tonnes […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Amazon Air increases presence at Chicago’s Rockford Airport

It is becoming apparent that Amazon’s strategy for growing its air cargo operation includes diversifying its U.S. operations network beyond the gates of the growing hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This week, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) said that the e-commerce giant plans to more than double its footprint at the airport and bump […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 10, 2018

Agility Logistics to invest $100 million in digital logistics platform Shipa.com

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics is committing to the digitalization of its services in the form of a $100 million investment toward the expansion of “Shipa.com” – an online platform  that integrates Agility’s global network, and infrastructure. The new investment will add service lines to Shipa Freight, which Agility launched  in April to provide customers with options […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 10, 2018

FedEx’s David Cunningham to retire, be replaced by Raj Subramaniam

Today, FedEx Express, the air carrier subsidiary of FedEx Corp., said its president and CEO, David Cunningham (pictured at right), will retire from the company after 36 years of service. He will finish the year in his current role and, on Dec. 31, 2018, will be replaced by Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 7, 2018

MNX Logistics purchases cold-chain company NGL’s express division

This week, Long Beach-based MNX Logistics acquired the express division of Colorado-based Network Global Logistics (NGL) – a provider of same-day air courier and logistics services, with locations on six continents. MNX called the procurement “one in a series of strategic business moves” to bolster its time- and temperature-sensitive industry focus. John Labrie, CEO of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 7, 2018

Belgium-Alibaba deal will introduce European SMEs to Cainiao Network

In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Belgian government and Alibaba signed yesterday, the two parties agreed to promote  cross-border e-commerce trade between China and Europe by bringing Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (“eWTP”) to Belgium includes. Trade promotion is expected to herald a major expansion of Alibaba’s Cainiao Network in Europe with a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 6, 2018

Siemens to cooperate with digitalizing Cathay’s cargo operations in Hong Kong

German-based Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) and Cathay Pacific Services Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to digitalize Cathay Services’ terminal infrastructure at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The project will include the application of predictive maintenance to the airfreight handling system, installed by Siemens in 2013, to optimize process workflows […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 6, 2018

Davies Turner doubles warehousing capacity in Scotland

Giving fodder to rumors of increased demand for logistics services in the United Kingdom in anticipation of Brexit, prominent U.K.-based forwarder Davies Turner has doubled the size of its Glasgow presence, moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility due to “a much-needed extension of our airfreight operations in Scotland.” Some U.K.-based logistics firms have already reported unseasonably […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 6, 2018

IATA’s Oct. results for cargo demand show slim international growth

International demand for airfreight for the month of October grew at a relatively weak rate of 3.1 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), compared to the previous October, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The figure is a slight improvement following September, when the organization reported a 29-month low of 2.5 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 6, 2018

Truck driver shortage souring the American sweet tooth

One of my vices is a fondness for Hershey’s chocolate. This preference is not to say that I avoid products made by other chocolatiers, but when faced with the choice of several brands, Hershey’s milk chocolate is usually the preferred indulgence to my palate. The preference has always been favorable to my wallet, as well, […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 5, 2018

Kenya to become first country to adopt CSQ tool at airports nationwide

In an effort to raise the bar on cargo-handling standards across Africa, Kenya is scheduled to become the first country in the world to adopt a new benchmarking tool, called Cargo Service Quality (CSQ), at all of its airports nationwide. Developed last year by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the CSQ tool is made […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 5, 2018
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