Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

In mid-April Conrad Archer, managing director of Panalpina Airflo, Kenya, was bracing himself for a sharp spike in traffic volume. The run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day had produced a surge of more than 30 percent above normal in flower volume, and projections for Mother’s Day pointed to a similar spike – which translates into […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • May 8, 2017

New express facilities to handle record growth at Budapest Airport

Compared to the major cargo hubs, 30,000 tonnes of cargo in a quarter may seem modest, but for the rapidly expanding Budapest Airport (BUD) the first-quarter figure for 2017 represents a new record in cargo volume, which rose 32.3 percent, year-over-year. March 2017 figures, alone, reached 11,536 tonnes of cargo, up 33.3 percent over March […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 5, 2017

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

After less than 18 months of operation, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its third 747 freighter, growing the fledgling all-cargo airline’s fleet to two 747-400Fs and a new generation 747-8F. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, received its U.K. air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016, and works in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 4, 2017

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

ORLANDO -- Airbus and Boeing have notably different ideas about what sorts of aircraft will be plying the airways twenty years from now, and this “great freighter debate” hinges on what the broader economy will look like in 2035. The important questions are, what role will bellyhold capacity play in e-commerce, and further ahead, will […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 3, 2017

CNS Keynote: Petersen says cargo industry can be tamed by technology

ORLANDO -- If the airfreight industry’s troubles could be summed up in one phrase, it is that “airlines offer something nobody needs,” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of Flexport, the rising, software-driven freight forwarder. Carriers, he elaborated, “move cargo from airport to airport, but every single piece of cargo must go door to door.” During his […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2017

Natilus releases new images of maritime equipped cargo drone

The latest production concept of the cargo drone from drone startup Natilus is out. The drone gives a whole new meaning to intermodal transport, with it’s maritime capabilities. CEO Aleksey Matyushev said the production model can dock at a traditional maritime port slip and still have the crane overhang reaching the fuselage section. Matyushev said […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 1, 2017

AA Cargo stays busy in first quarter, but yields slump

American Airlines (AA) cargo volumes closed out the first quarter in strong form, but with yields down 6.7 percent to US$0.27, the carrier seems to be up against the same volatility that plagued the business last year. The American carrier’s data coincides with Drewry’s latest air freight numbers that had rates just pulling out of […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 28, 2017

Cathay Pacific appoints new director of cargo

James Ginns will be taking over from Simon Large as Cathay Pacific’s director of cargo. Simon Large, Cathay’s the director of cargo, will be taking over as customer director on the passenger side of the business. Ginns is currently director of service delivery at Cathay Pacific. The transition is expected to take place on June […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 27, 2017

Yusen expands European pharma reach with two warehouse projects

In the heart of Europe’s pharmaceutical sector, Yusen Logistics is launching two major pharmaceutical and healthcare industry logistics projects: one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands. In the Belgian city of Melsele, at the Yusen Logistics Antwerp Distribution Center (ADC), Yusen is expanding the existing facility, adding an adjoining 8,000-square-meter warehouse. The new structure […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 26, 2017

Are rising airfreight rates a sign of resurgent global trade?

Airfreight rates ticked back up again in March, up US$0.21 per kilogram, or 6.7 percent over March 2016, as the industry moved out of a seasonal decline in rates that generally follows the holiday surge. Drewry's East West Airfreight Price Index registered an increase of 4 percent, to 87.6 points ($2.84/kg) in March 2017, pulling […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 25, 2017

WACO forwarders network grows in Silk Road, North America markets

The global freight network for independent forwarders, known as The WACO System, has added three new members in North America and along the Silk Road, increasing its representation in two major overland transportation markets.       Canada-based ITN Logistics has been added to the organization’s North American roster, while Trans Global Projects (TGP), of Azerbaijan, and ACE […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 24, 2017

Voyageur Aviation unveils first Dash 8-100 freighter conversion

Canadian aerospace company, Voyageur Aviation Corp. rolled out the first-of-its-kind Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF) conversion aircraft. The Dash 8-100 PF carries an average payload of 4.5 tonnes, and has 39 cubic meters of cargo space. The aircraft's 1.27-meter x 1.52-meter cargo door, and low door sill height of 1.02 meters, facilitates loading without specialized […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 21, 2017

IAG Cargo adds Madrid-Basel freighter service

IAG Cargo has launched a new freighter service between Madrid and Basel to meet the demands of Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector. The route adds more than 29,000 kilograms of lift per flight, expanding capacity on IAG Cargo’s short-haul freighter network by 6 percent. The new service has been running on a trial basis since January. IAG […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 14, 2017

CHAMP integrates hands-free Amazon technology into airfreight

Trying to track down your latest shipments? Try giving them a shout. As demand rises for voice-recognition technology in the logistics business, CHAMP Cargosystems has launched its “Traxon Air Cargo Shipment Tracking” on Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, called Alexa. Through Alexa, customers can now interact with CHAMP’s Traxon track-and-trace application to obtain air waybill statuses […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 13, 2017
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