The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 10, 2018

Kerry Logistics adds subsidiary in Pakistan under Belt-Road initiative

Today, Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics said it will expand its forwarding network to include Pakistan with a new subsidiary company, in a move that will address demand for South Asian trade stimulated by the China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Kerry will offer block train and trucking services along the route, through Lanzhou Pacific Logistics, of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 10, 2018

SEKO Logistics acquires majority stake in Omni-Channel Logistics

Yesterday, Illinois based SEKO Logistics acquired a majority stake in its partner of five years, Australia-based Omni-Channel Logistics, which offers global fulfillment and delivery management solutions for retail and e-commerce shippers. Omni-Channel Logistics was established in 2013 to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major brands in Australia and New Zealand reach cross-border e-commerce […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018

How to avoid future ACAS monkey business

I once had a neighbor who, when confronted with a challenge outside of his control, would always say, “Not my circus, not my monkeys” – a fun and cryptic way to describe a situation that was not his problem. This idiom came to mind as some forwarders expressed a similar sentiment in response to the […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • September 7, 2018

Fulfillment company ShipBob raises C Series funding for expansion

Today, Chicago-based e-commerce fulfillment service ShipBob said it raised US$40 million toward in a Series C round to fund the expansion of its warehousing services and digital platform, in order to compete with juggernaut rival Amazon.com’s fulfillment service. The funding round was led by Menlo Ventures and involved contributions from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

Fashion Forward: How the promise of A.I. will disrupt the apparel industry

Picture this. You receive a calendar notification on your phone. It’s that networking event you RSVP’d to a few months back. Crap, it’s next week, you think to yourself. You had envisioned shaking hands with your future contacts while wearing a sharp blazer and a fresh pair of slacks and your old standby ensemble, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

WFS opens cargo terminal at Milan Malpensa Airport

Paris-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened a 47,000-tonne per year capacity cargo terminal at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP) in a 10- to 15-year agreement with the airport. John Batten, executive vice president of cargo for the WFS’ Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA) regions, said the agreement will provide a good foothold for the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Kigali, Muscat to network

Turkish Cargo has added Kigali, Rwanda (KGL), and Muscat, Oman (MCT), to its network, strengthening its presence in East Africa and the Middle East. The carrier cited Kigali as “a serious export destination, especially for goods being shipped from Johannesburg.” The destination will be incorporated into the carrier’s existing Entebbe, Uganda (EBB), route, which now […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

Flytrex drone service tees off at U.S. golf course [VIDEO]

Carrying an order of burgers and fries to hungry golfers is not exactly the same as landing a loaded FedEx freighter. But for drone logistics company Flytrex, it’s another milestone in the advancement in last-mile delivery, despite the severe regulatory restrictions still in place. In partnership with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) firm, EASE Drones, Flytrex today […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 5, 2018

CHAMP’s Emanuel Hille on operational headaches ACAS may bring

After years of discussion and delays, the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program was finally launched in June, requiring carriers entering the United States to provide all information about the cargo – including the air waybill number, shipper and consignee names and addresses, a description of the cargo, quantity and weight – to U.S. Customs […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 5, 2018

Keeping Track & Trace: High-tech tools bring supply-chain transparency

For cargo shipments, it may seem like keeping track of them in real time or tracing their journey, back to their origins, would be a simple proposition. We’ve had radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning satellite (GPS) technology for decades, yet the tiny space within the fuselage of a freighter or the apron of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2018

DSV acquires fulfillment company S&H, CEO Elshout steps down

Today, Danish freight-forwarder DSV acquired Netherlands-based fulfillment company, S&H, purchasing 100 percent of the company’s shares. In the same statement, DSV said that CEO Hans Elshout has stepped down from his position. In the deal, S&H will remain a distinct unit under DSV’s umbrella, but will take the name DSV Multi-channel Fulfilment. CEO of DSV’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 4, 2018

Thai Cargo signs new contract with WFS

Paris-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has expanded its relationship with Thai Cargo by signing a five-year agreement in which WFS will handle Thai’s twice-daily A380 and 777 flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bangkok (BKK), as well as regional cargo handling across its United Kingdom and Ireland stations, and trucking network connecting its airport locations. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 31, 2018

5 industry leaders weigh in on peak season predictions

Following a record-breaking year in demand for air freight, the industry is at the edge of its seat as peak season approaches, bracing for an expected slow-down in growth rates that experts continue to warn of, but has yet to materialize. Carriers and market researches have released mixed results in terms of growth rates during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018
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