Pharma drives AA launch of daily widebody San Juan-Philly service

In a quest for more pharma traffic, American Airlines launched daily, nonstop widebody service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service adds capacity between Puerto Rico-based pharmaceutical manufacturing, representing 12 of the world's top 20 pharma companies, and American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility. The new […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

Prénatal extends contract with Geodis, adds e-commerce services

Maternity and child-centric retailer Prénatal has extended its contract with Geodis’ Contract Logistics line of business, extending their e-commerce collaboration until June 2020. Under the terms, Prénatal’s retail and e-commerce stock will be combined and stored in the Geodis’ distribution center in Almere, the Netherlands. Geodis first started working for Prénatal in 2009, handling inventory. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 3, 2017

Volumes rise for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in ‘challenging’ 2016

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s volumes rose 1.8 percent in what the carrier called a “challenging market environment.” Overall, the airline carried 218,000 tonnes of cargo across its international network for the calendar year. A strong second half of the year and high peak-season demand helped boost volumes, although John Lloyd, senior vice president of cargo at […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 31, 2017

Freightos eyes growth with Series B extension funding

With an eye toward scaling up its reach to global levels, online logistics firm Freightos has wrapped up a US$25 million Series B extension round, led by GE Ventures, bringing the company’s total investment funding to $50 million. In addition to growth, the funds also will be used for continued development of the software suite […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 30, 2017

UPS adds six stations to China-Europe rail service

Shipping by rail between Europe and Asia just got a little more flexible as UPS added six new stations to its continent-spanning rail service – four in China and two in Europe – making the rail mode an even more attractive option for forwarders, and a potential threat to air cargo traffic. The rail line, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 29, 2017

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), compared to February last year, and a 7.6 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 28, 2017

CEVA Logistics opens new facility in Doncaster, U.K.

CEVA Logistics has opened a 215,800-square-foot “shared-user warehouse” at the new iPort intermodal logistics park, in Doncaster, U.K. The site can accommodate up to 28,000 pallets, sits adjacent to a 35-acre rail terminal and has parking bays for 110 large trucks. The logistics company will offer retail and other consumer-goods clients warehousing, planning, transport, administration, […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 27, 2017

Kerry posts strong profits, pushes ‘One Belt One Road’ investments

A 24 percent increase in Kerry Logistics International Freight Forwarding (IFF) profits pushed growth in the company’s core net profit up 4 percent, to US$142.1 million for 2016, as total revenue increased 14 percent, to $2.71 billion. The IFF division growth was propelled by contributions from recently acquired Apex Maritime in the US, and strong […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 24, 2017

Lufthansa-owned time:matters digitalizes its courier service

Time:matters, the Lufthansa-owned urgent transport service, has shaved off even more time by digitizing its On-Board Courier service. Customers and couriers can now input their shipment details and receive a complete quote in less than a minute. The company plans to have certified couriers at the 300 “most important business centers worldwide by mid-2017.” Time:matters […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 23, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad to India cargo network

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will add Ahmedabad, the carrier’s fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. The Addis Ababa based carrier also finalized preparations to launch new flights to Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo, set to start 26-28 March 2017. Ethiopian Cargo 777-F Group CEO Tewolde […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 22, 2017

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouse and one of Asia’s top […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 21, 2017

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

DHL’s second Innovation Challenges are up and running, this time soliciting ideas for two logistics-related challenges – robotics, and the sharing economy. The contest builds on last year’s robotics, and green solutions challenge, with the winners taking home a grand prize of €15,000, as DHL seeks to resolve impediments to growth in the logistics sector. […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 20, 2017

WCS 2017: Astral Aerial wins IATA Innovation Award for ‘UTM Concept for Africa’

ABU DHABI -- As IATA wrapped up its 11th World Cargo Symposium here yesterday, it announced that conference participants chose Astral Aerial Solutions as the winner of its 2017 Air Cargo Innovation award, amongst five finalists that had been narrowed down by a panel of judges. Astral Aerial won for its UTM Concept for Africa, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 17, 2017

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

Following its US$15 million seed round, a hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020. Dianna Lai Read, the director of communication for TransPod, told our new sister publication, Mobility Buzz that the hyperloop […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 16, 2017
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