Maastricht Aachen Airport seeks more pharma after attaining CEIV cert

Since achieving Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification at the beginning of this month, Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), located in the Netherlands’ southern Limburg province, is now actively seeking more pharmaceutical traffic at its facility. Managing Director of Maastricht Airport Jos Roeven said, “Pharma forms an important segment in air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018

CargoX startup launches open, blockchain-based platform

Today, Slovenia-based logistics startup, CargoX, launched its new blockchain-based platform. The company says its platform is the first open, neutral and accessible system in the shipping industry. While the startup platform is aimed at trucking and maritime interests, there is potential for future application down the road for airports and airfreight. According to CargoX, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 14, 2018

DB Schenker launches spare-parts logistics platform online

German-based logistics company DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, “Logistics Orchestrator,” which is designed to centralize and optimize global supply chains for spare parts logistics. A continuation of DB Schenker’s recent focus on technologically integrating operations, the Logistics Orchestrator enables customers to centrally manage all spares orders within a global distribution network, for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 13, 2018

B&H Worldwide opens new Singapore FSL for FL Technics

Responding to increasing demand for inventory in Asia, aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide is opening a new forward stocking location (FSL) on behalf of FL Technics at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). B&H has built up its Singapore location as a strategic hub for its Asian operations. The B&H location, within SIN’s Airport Logistics Park of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service from Europe to Ho Chi Minh

Turkish Cargo announced that it is adding freighter routes from Europe to Ho Chi Minh Airport (SNG) in Vietnam to its flight network. The new routes will be flown by the airline’s 777 freighters. Turkish has acquired three of the freighters since December 2017, and has at least two more on order with Boeing. Turkish […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 5, 2018

Morgan Stanley: Latest SpaceX rocket could disrupt parcel service industry

Morgan Stanley has caught the Elon Musk hype, specifically, for a 150-ton payload SpaceX rocket destined for Mars, that could also be used to transport cargo from point A to B here on earth. Last week, analysts with the New York-based financial services firm said that the parcel service industry in particular, “could see a […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

WorldACD: Airfreight’s ‘fairytale’ continues, with surging May volumes, yields

The folks running the numbers for freight carriers these days must be looking over their shoulders for Ashton Kutcher to jump out and yell, “You’re Punk’d!” WorldACD, for instance, certainly misread the indicators, writing last month that “the size of the March-April drop in 2017 may act as a caveat against the view that good […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 3, 2017

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” Turkish plans to connect rising Brazil […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 22, 2017

Airfreight yield and demand growth accelerate in May

With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as in March 2017, but an improvement over April (which was by no means weak). From the revenue data available, it appears that yields also increased […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 14, 2017

IAG Cargo restores full services following epic IT failure

IAG Cargo’s IT outage, which snarled operations last weekend, appears to be resolved. A statement from the cargo carrier said that “Following the significant operational disruption we encountered on May 27, our IT systems are now back up and running and today we are operating a full flight schedule at Heathrow and Gatwick.” The IT […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 30, 2017

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holdings today announced plans to establish international delivery services, starting with deliveries from China to the United States, with plans to add more countries in the future. The joint-venture deal clears a path for cross-border e-commerce sellers in China looking to access the U.S. market, providing integrator-level […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 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

Dachser doubles bonded air freight space in Shanghai

Dachser has flipped the switch on its expansion at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. The air freight gateway has now doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 square meters, including office space, which Dachser hopes will streamline air freight processes in the North China region. The German logistics company plans to move more freight through its dual hubs […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 27, 2017
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