Pilot food transport study reveals greater need for cool-chain transparency

A recent pilot study tracking the quality of temperature-sensitive food on a long-haul flight found that 40% of food transported around the world — via air, ocean and land — requires refrigeration and 20% of food loss is caused by a breakdown in the cool chain, according to officials for food waste tracking app Too Good To Go, which identifies users who can buy leftover food from retailers.  The […]

WebCargo, Air France-KLM bring dynamic pricing to air cargo

In a bid to speed up the process of booking freight and broaden the use of dynamic pricing in the industry, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has partnered with Freightos to use the WebCargo airfreight booking platform, which provides forwarders with live rates and capacity availability updates. After completing pilot projects with forwarder Panalpina last month, using […]

Air France-KLM first carrier group to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck system

SINGAPORE — Air France-KLM Cargo has become the first carrier group to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system for the acceptance of dangerous-goods shipments. Of the more than 1.5 million shipments moved by the Franco-Dutch carrier each year, 173,000 fall under the category of dangerous goods, such as caustic chemicals, flammable materials or lithium batteries, […]

Schiphol’s Pouwels does more with less in Amsterdam community

Throughout 2018, the dominant story about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has been the shortage of freighter slots, due to a 500,000 “aircraft movements” limit set by the Dutch government. As a result, one prominent carrier, AirBridgeCargo, shifted its European hub from AMS to nearby Liège Airport. As this issue was going to press, the local […]

Delta Cargo, Air France-KLM to share Delta’s Seattle warehouse

Delta Cargo and partner Air France-KLM have added Seattle to the list of cities in which the two carriers share facilities in anticipation of higher monthly airfreight volumes. Delta Cargo and its partners have employed this co-locating strategy in hub cities across the nation – namely Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, […]

WCS 2018: IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

DALLAS – It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands as a bridge between the […]

WFS nabs four French air-cargo handling deals, renews a fifth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is expanding its cargo handling operations via four new contracts with passenger and freighter airlines in France, and renewed an existing international contract. Four of the contracts cover handling at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and at WFS’s 11 other cargo stations in France. WFS also renewed its cargo handling […]

AirBridgeCargo gains Schiphol slots after threat over Russian airspace

The slot scarcity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) took a dramatic turn after a threat from Moscow to close Russian airspace to Dutch planes if AMS refused to accommodate more aircraft slots for Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC). As Dutch newspaper NRC reported, Air France-KLM signed an agreement on Nov. 3 to lend ABC slots for […]

AF-KLM says third-quarter cargo gains are evidence of ‘cargo turnaround’

Air France-KLM’s self-described “cargo turnaround” seems to have finally pushed the carrier’s third-quarter results back into the black, with total cargo revenues up 1.2 percent to €493 million. Across a longer timeline however, year-to-date cargo statistics at the carrier still indicate an airline that has struggled to match the recovery rates of its regional counterparts, […]

10 fresh faces in air cargo in 2017

Along with a resurgence in confidence in airfreight, the first half of 2017 has seen an unusually high number of personnel changes and promotions among the executive ranks of air carriers and other logistics firms, while some of the industry’s legends have decided to step down. While this is hardly a comprehensive list, Air Cargo […]

WCS 2017: Schiphol to combat temperature excursions with new warning system

ABU DHABI, UAE–During a CEIV Pharma workshop held at IATA’s 11th annual World Cargo Symposium, speakers praised the air cargo industry for rapidly improving the reliability of the pharma supply-chain; but still, with more than US$34.1 billion in annual losses due to temperature excursions, and with allegations that nearly 25 percent of vaccines reaching their […]

Air France-KLM to merge cargo figures with overall financial results

Following years of heavy airfreight losses, Air France-KLM’s cargo sector results will be reported within its overall financial reporting. The accounting decision will take the struggling cargo arm out of the public eye. “It has been decided to change the cargo reporting as per fiscal year 2017 based on contribution margin and to include it […]
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