Air Charter Service increases cargo flights in first half of 2018

United Kingdom-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has released its 2018 interim results, which show a 21 percent increase in scheduled cargo flights compared to the first six months of 2017. Also, revenue over the same period increased by 23 percent to US$312 million. “Compare this to IATA’s half year figures, which show that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines shows cargo volume growth in Q2

Ethiopian Airlines has released its results for the period ended on June 30, which shows an 18 percent increase in cargo volume to 400,339 tonnes and a 26 percent increase in net profit to about US$ 245.6 million compared to the same period last year. The airline has added eight new destinations to its network […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 15, 2018

Pelican BioThermal opens Frankfurt facility

Minnesota-based, temperature-controlled packing company Pelican BioThermal has opened a new facility in Frankfurt, expanding the service network of its “Crēdo on Demand” program, which offers its reusable parcel shipping containers to shippers on a rental basis. The new location will be in close proximity to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), making the company’s line of temperature-controlled packaging […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 14, 2018

UPS, Teamsters agree on tentative contract for mechanics

The Teamsters Local Union No. 2727 has come to a tentative contract agreement with UPS that will make 1,300 UPS aircraft mechanics the “highest paid aviation mechanics” in the United States, a statement from the Teamsters said. Upon ratification, employees will receive an immediate 16 percent pay increase as well as retroactive pay for all […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 14, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Redefining fast – the evolution of express

For most of the early decades of Air Transportation magazine, the venerable periodical that eventually became Air Cargo World, the articles were about ever-larger, ever-faster aircraft that were capable of hauling enormous loads across the planet. While speed was always a selling point, much of the industry was trying to prove that it could compete […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 13, 2018

Southern Air pilots’ union ratifies agreement

The agreement between Atlas Air Worldwide and the union representing the pilots that fly for its subsidiary – Southern Air, the all-cargo carrier for DHL – has been ratified after a long push that dates back to 2012 from pilots to increase pay rates to the same wage scales as their counterparts at parent company […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 13, 2018

Is your website ready for automated shipping portals?

Many of us started our careers in freight forwarding learning how to use the Telex machine to send alerts to destination cities, requiring the typing of shipment information into an awkward device that produced a yellow tape that ultimately transmitted the data. The process was tedious by today’s standards, but when it was combined with […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • August 10, 2018

The Freight 50: Turbulence ahead for the top cargo carriers?

When economic indicators are grim and airfreight businesses are looking for a turnaround, it’s easier to spot the positive signs of hope in the industry. But when the outlook has been rosy – like it has been for much of the last 18 months for air cargo – carriers may have a tougher time preparing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 8, 2018

Anchorage Airport sees decent traffic growth in H1 2018

For the first half of this year, major Alaskan hub Anchorage Airport (ANC) reported a 5.2 increase in traffic to 1.3 million tonnes of cargo – a decent growth rate despite a general decline in traffic growth experienced by carriers from around the world, evident in the many 2018 interim statements that have been cropping […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 8, 2018

The Malay Connection: Is Kuala Lumpur the next e-commerce gateway to China?

At an abandoned house on the outskirts of Georgetown in the Malaysian State of Penang, a man and his wife stand crouched over a box of seemingly random electronic components. Inside the carton is a set of specialized audio “tweeters” the pair plans to install throughout their dilapidated ancestral home in hopes of attracting a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 7, 2018

Agility Logistics reports Q2 growth in net income, airfreight volume

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics has released its Q2 2018 financial results, which show a 20 percent increase in net profit and a 14 percent increase in volume, year-over-year, in its airfreight segment for the three-month period ended in June 30, 2018. Its freight forwarding and contract logistics segments were the two major drivers of revenue within […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 7, 2018

DHL, U.N. prep for natural disasters’ effects on Indian airports

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – the network within the U.N. that focuses on social issues, such as poverty and human rights – are ramping up efforts to prepare for natural disasters in India as they affect the flow of goods through the nation’s airports. This week, officials from […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 6, 2018

TLX Cargo releases thermal cover with phase-change material

United Kingdom-based TLX Cargo has launched a new cargo cover that it said is the first on the market to incorporate phase-change material (PCM), a substance that absorbs and releases thermal energy to help protect cargo containers from temperature incursions. Innovations like the TLX PCM, based on the same thermal cooling systems used on engines […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 6, 2018

ACS helps to avert Hawaiian disaster

This week, United Kingdom-based Air Charter Service (ACS) – traditionally more a private jet-oriented company than a cargo carrier – released news of the completion of a cargo charter service in late May that redefines our definition of “time critical shipment.” The company was contacted by a “specialist forwarder” to distribute fire retardant over the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 3, 2018
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