AeroMexico Cargo seeks CEIV Pharma, Fresh certifications

AeroMéxico Cargo plans to pursue IATA’s CEIV Pharma and Fresh certifications for pharmaceutical and perishable shipments, Getulio Centanaro, VP Americas, AeroMéxico Cargo, said. Although Centanaro did not provide a timeline for the certifications, he said that heightened customer requirements have led the carrier to “to improve and want to create a different experience where we […]

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. To address the new uncertainty, logistics companies, such as U.S.-based C.H. Robinson, are advising consideration of alternate modes of […]

Aeroméxico Cargo to use Traxon cargoHUB

Today, Cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems announced Aeroméxico cargo will begin using CHAMP’s peer-to-peer freight messaging service, Traxon cargoHUB. Traxon cargoHub enables airlines and forwarders to exchange electronic messages regardless of the message type or protocol used.  The platform can transmit and convert data and communicate with a messaging service that interfaces with over 100 […]

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

This week, Airlink, the humanitarian organization that connects nonprofit groups with partner airlines for emergency relief services, has initiated response operations following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening. The death toll, as of today, has surpassed 400 people, with more than 2,500 injured, according to official estimates. Airlink […]

Mexico, U.S. extend agreement on air transport

An increase in trade and pleasure travel is expected as a result of an extension to an existing agreement between the United States and Mexico on air transport that dates back to 1960. Under the old agreement, only a limited number of U.S.-based carriers could fly between any given city in Mexico. The new deal, […]

SkyTeam Cargo upgrades tracking tool

The SkyTeam Cargo alliance, which consists of 12 different carriers, has launched an upgraded version of its online track and trace tool whereby customers can track their shipments across the combined network by entering the airway bill number on the website’s home page. The centralized IT system shared by all of the participating carriers displays […]

Changes for some, big growth for others in North America

Will the road less traveled, as mentioned in the Robert Frost poem, make all the difference for Delta Air Lines’ cargo operation? That remains to be seen, but the two men charged with moving cargo forward at the Atlanta-based airline believe so. With the retirement of Tony Charaf, Delta’s cargo chief, on Aug. 1, the […]

Air Canada CEO becomes IATA chair

Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as chairman of the International Air Transport Association board of governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. Rovinescu succeeds Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the association’s 70th Annual General Meeting and World […]
  • June 3, 2014

Latin America’s largest MRO center inaugurated

Grupo Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines inaugurated their aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center, TechOps Mexico, in a ceremony led by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. TechOps Mexico is located near Queretaro Intercontinental Airport in Central Mexico. It is the largest aircraft MRO center in Latin America. “TechOps Mexico is a sign of the […]
  • March 6, 2014

Mexico’s economy sprouts wings

Mexico’s economy is evolving. Its GDP has risen over the past few years, and its people are becoming wealthier. Within five years, Mexican factories could produce up to US$60 billion in output annually, according to the Boston Consulting Group. The business strategy adviser also reported that in 2012, average manufacturing costs in Mexico, adjusted for […]
  • July 30, 2013