LATAM launches flight for Panalpina to its Huntsville air cargo gateway

LATAM Cargo launched a new Colombia-United States freighter operation to the Huntsville International Airport (HSV), for customer Panalpina, supported by the forwarder’s air cargo gateway at HSV. The new weekly route, launched on Dec. 2, operates between Bogota and Huntsville, using a 50-tonne-capacity 767-300F, and takes approximately four and a half hours to fly each […]

Rising global temperatures could snarl cargo operations

Heat waves generated by global warming could ground nearly a third of flights during the hottest days, forcing carriers to jettison cargo in order to take off, according to a study in this month’s Climatic Change. Cargo stalwarts, such as the 777-300, are expected to experience the greatest impact, due to their size. High-volume freight […]

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, covers cooperation on available capacity and […]

Dispatchers, Atlas Air Worldwide ratify new bargaining agreement

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and its dispatchers have ratified a collective bargaining agreement, covering two subsidiary carriers, Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. The four-year contract extension includes pay increases, as well as benefits associated with the dispatcher’s relocation to the company’s operating hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as part of Amazon’s […]

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding more than 300 products across its […]

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

A lot has changed since Native Americans used lobsters to fertilize their crops and authorities fed them to prisoners and slaves during the colonial era – so much so that Halifax Stanfield has built a 17,000-square-meter cargo pad to accommodate the freighters that transport the marine crustaceans to markets around the world. “Each cargo flight […]

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

David Harris, senior editor of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence […]

Amerijet bought out by N.Y.-based private equity firm

ZS Fund LP, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired Amerijet Holdings and its subsidiaries – Amerijet International, Inc., and ITN Worldwide. In conjunction with the acquisition, Amerijet CEO Dave Bassett is retiring and Vic Karjian, former chairman of Swiss carrier Farnair and co-founder and CEO of Falcon Aviation Group, is coming on board. […]

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

Freightos has expanded its online marketplace that the logistics technology company hopes will revolutionize the freight market. After launching the Freightos Marketplace in January 2016 in “closed beta” mode, providing fast freight price quotes for some of the world’s largest forwarders, the company has broadened its scope to allow small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to […]

Silk Way to lease an An-124-100

Azerbaijani freight carrier Silk Way Airlines took advantage of this year’s Farnborough Air Show to announce an agreement with the Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to lease an An-124-100. The heavy-lift freighter was previously operated by Russia’s Polet Airlines, which had its operators’ certificate revoked in October 2015. […]

Viaduct provides direct access to MIA cargo area

A US$63 million viaduct opened yesterday on Monday allowing approximately 5,000 cargo trucks per day to travel directly to and from Miami International Airport’s (MIA) West Cargo Area to avoid local traffic congestion. The new viaduct provides a continuous link for cargo traffic traveling to and from MIA above street lights and local traffic on […]

FAA lifts Turkey’s flight restrictions, logistics makes quick recovery

The FAA announced on Monday that all restrictions on flights to and from Turkey in the wake of Friday’s coup attempt, have been lifted. The decision is welcome news to Turkish national carrier Turkish Airways, which would have been forced to cancel flights to the ten airports that it serves in the United States. The […]

At long last, IATA reaches agreement with FIATA

Burying the hatchet after four years of protracted negotiations and occasional disagreements, IATA and FIATA have joined forces to “review, refine, and reengineer the current Cargo Agency Program to develop a new and modernized Program – IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP).” The new agreement will replace the current “IATA Cargo Agency Program,” and will  establish […]

Schiphol cargo posts robust mid-year figures

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reached 796,801 tonnes for the first six months of 2016, a 1.6 percent, year-over-year, growth, with a 2.5 percent, year-over-year, growth for June, reaching 135,528 tonnes. In the context of anemic growth on the global scale, Schiphol’s numbers represent “strong mid-year growth,” according to Europe’s third biggest cargo hub. […]
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