UPS expands 3D printing network to Asia

UPS Asia-Pacific president Ross McCullough (left) and Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of Fast Radius, hold 3D-printed prototypes after the Singapore facility announcement, Fast Radius, a U.S.-based 3D printing firm, said it will open a new 3D printing factory on the site of a UPS facility in Singapore before the close of 2016. UPS owns […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 20, 2016

AirBridge adds 6th U.S. gateway to North American market

Russia-based all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services from Moscow to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, its sixth online gateway in North America. The new flight from Seattle, ABC said, will continue on to Chicago before returning to Europe and Moscow, providing ABC’s customers with connections to AirBridgeCargo’s international route network via […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 19, 2016

The impact of Hanjin on airfreight

By now most in the airfreight industry are well-aware of the sudden demise of Hanjin, which was the world’s seventh-largest ocean container line. With approximately US$12 billion in cargo still at sea, airfreight forwarders and carriers alike are poised and ready to act should modal shift be required to make on-time peak season deliveries.  So far, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 19, 2016

Emirates launches GDP-certified SkyPharma wing at DXB [VIDEO]

DUBAI – In an effort to capture a larger slice of the lucrative pharmaceutical market, Emirates SkyCargo inaugurated the SkyPharma wing of its new 11,000-square-meter extension at Dubai International Airport (DXB), suggesting that the carrier has long-term plans at the airport despite its recent move – and new facilities – to Dubai World Central (DWC) […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2016

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) and United Airlines are the latest companies to expand their Puerto Rico operations, as air cargo carriers and handlers angle for a piece of the unincorporated U.S. territory’s pharmaceutical export market. With 49 pharmaceutical plants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, plus 12 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 16, 2016

Qatar Airways becomes first airline to implement Cargo-XML

Qatar Airways is the first airline to implement Cargo-XML, replacing the antiquated Cargo-IMP interchange messaging system for electronic information exchange in air cargo. Cargo Extensible Mark-up Language (Cargo-XML) was selected in 2014 by IATA as the standard for electronic communication between all stakeholders. IATA says the standard is based on multimodal and cross-border messaging and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 16, 2016

Brussels cargo bounces back in August

August cargo volumes at Brussels Airport have fully recovered, with positive growth for the first time since the terrorist attacks that crippled the airport in March of this year. Cargo traffic for the month grew by 6.6 percent to 39,848 tonnes, compared to August 2015. The airport’s full-freighter segment posted even more impressive numbers, growing […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 16, 2016

Cathay facing cargo disruptions from Super Typhoon Meranti

The Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Cargo canceled flights and delayed others as Super Typhoon Meranti bore down on the Chinese mainland yesterday, after punishing the island of Hong Kong, wreaking havoc throughout the region’s transportation sector. The storm dumped about 800 millimeters of rainfall in one day on mainland China, submerging roads and temporarily […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2016

‘Innovation Space’ wins Frankfurt Airport’s first innovation challenge

High-tech solutions to problems we didn’t even realize we faced tend to grab both headlines and funding as companies compete for market share in an increasingly online economy. But at Frankfurt Airport’s first innovation challenge event, the jury “reaffirmed that virtual space cannot fully replace real space.” The winner, called “Innovation Space,” builds on the […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2016

Cargo carriers join flight ban on Samsung Note 7

After several fire incidents in recent weeks, it looks as if Samsung is going to settle the debate about air transport of lithium-ion batteries as cargo all by themselves. Cargo carriers, including Air Canada Cargo and Finnair Cargo, are now joining passenger carriers in banning Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, due to the device’s lithium-ion […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2016

New Schiphol program a boon for e-commerce shippers

Customs authorities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol won’t be sweating that new hand blender you ordered from sainsburys.co.uk, thanks to VENUE, a simplified e-commerce deceleration program launched by the Dutch Customs authority and the Schiphol cargo community. VENUE-authorized shippers can now submit a simplified pre-declaration, allowing their packages to clear customs without extensive holdups or scrutiny. […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 14, 2016

HACTL partners with Shenyang Airport on North China hub

Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler, HACTL, has entered into an agreement with Liaoning Airport Management Group, the owner of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in northeastern China, to develop the airport into a “major regional cargo hub.” The agreement was inked by HACTL’s development arm, HACTL Development Holdings Ltd (HDHL). Shenyang Airport is located some […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 14, 2016

Cargo volumes lackluster at Fraport’s airports

Fraport Group’s August 2016 numbers provide a sobering perspective into the state of the global aviation industry. The airport management company has a stake in airports around the world, providing an insight into rates of high value in representative countries – and the news is less than spectacular. At Fraport’s largest operation, Frankfurt International Airport, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 14, 2016

Every silver lining has a cloud at Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is the sixth airline to be awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceuticals, the carrier announced. Of course, every silver lining has its cloud, and in Lufthansa’s case, it comes in the form of impending layoffs early next year. According to IATA, Lufthansa’s Cool/td Active and Cool/td Passive […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 13, 2016
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