Accenture launches cloud-based connectivity platform 

Today, Accenture announced the launch of its new cloud-based platform, Accenture’s Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) Exchange, that allows for integration of air cargo carriers’ operations with those of their partners’ networks.  AFLS Exchange gives carriers real-time visibility across their partner and joint venture networks. Carriers can leverage the platform for route enquiries, capacity availability checks and bookings. According to Accenture, the platform is […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 15, 2019

Freightos’ connectivity study: Only a handful of air carriers make the grade

In its latest benchmarking study of air cargo carriers’ “digital maturity,” or their ability to connect with their customers through digital applications, Freightos said the industry has made great strides in its digitalization efforts, but it lags far behind the progress made in oceanfreight and is limited to only a handful of large carriers. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 21, 2019

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo gets re-certified for CEIV-Pharma

Here we go again. Three years ago, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AF-KLM) became one of the first major airline groups to pass the then-new CEIV certification program IATA began offering for handling pharmaceutical products. Today, the carrier said it is now the first carrier to complete the re-certification process for its hub operations in Amsterdam and Paris, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 31, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM-Martinair squeak by with marginal growth in December

This week, two of Europe’s largest cargo carriers, Lufthansa Cargo and Air France-KLM-Martinair, released their results for December 2018, in which both saw increased traffic, despite an industry-wide plateau in peak-season demand – each reporting revenue-tonne-kilometer (RTK) growth of 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. While the marginal increases are an achievement in themselves, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 11, 2019

The top 10 most-read Air Cargo World articles in 2018

With 2019 just a few days away, we at Air Cargo World would like to pause to reflect on this mostly positive but tumultuous year in air cargo – a year of airfreight traffic booms, labor concerns and a strong peak season, tempered by the chill winds of global protectionism and looming Brexit worries for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 28, 2018

Air France-KLM-Martinair invests in digitalization

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has joined the ranks of carriers investing in digital service offerings this week with the launch of an application programming interface (API) to allow customers to directly connect to its quote and book tool at any time of day. Called “myCargo,” the platform offers the ability to book up to 4 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 21, 2018

Air France-KLM invests in CSafe’s new cool-chain containers

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has acquired the services of cool-chain container manufacturer CSafe Global to utilize its CSafe RAP active-temperature-controlled containers, specially designed for pharmaceutical transportation. The RAP container – equipped with a compressor-driven cooling and heating system – was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in January. Designed to keep shipments […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 31, 2018

Air France says expect delays in light of today’s strikes

Today, Air France expects delays in its flight schedules due to continued strikes from ten of its pilot, cabin crew and staff unions. The carrier indicated on the company website: “It remains too early to ascertain the potential outcome of the effects this strike might have on our flight schedule,” so the potential for supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 30, 2018

China Southern, Air France-KLM poised to enact sweeping cargo cooperation

China Southern Airlines Cargo (CZ) and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLM) are poised to put two years of planning into effect, linking the carriers’ respective route networks and enabling them to offer expanded cargo services to their respective customers. In 2015, the two carriers signed an initial memorandum of understanding (MoU), setting the stage for more […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

Flower Power: Can standards bring order to the chaotic flower market?

In mid-April Conrad Archer, managing director of Panalpina Airflo, Kenya, was bracing himself for a sharp spike in traffic volume. The run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day had produced a surge of more than 30 percent above normal in flower volume, and projections for Mother’s Day pointed to a similar spike – which translates into […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • May 8, 2017

Lufthansa Group reports dismal first-half numbers

While June figures for air cargo are showing some improvement, Lufthansa Group’s report for the first half of 2016 shows that the German carrier is still deep in the woods. Revenues and profits were down, year-over-year, by 2.1 percent and 55 percent, respectively, forcing the carrier to “reduce [its] forecast for the full year a […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 3, 2016

Air France-KLM Cargo still posting losses in first half of 2016

It’s been a year already scarred with bad economic and political news in France and much of Western Europe, and it has so far been reflected in the first-half figures from Air France-KLM Cargo, which saw freight volumes fall 6.5 percent to 558,000 tonnes, year-over-year. Cargo revenues for the first six months of the years […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 28, 2016

E-commerce leads to rise in European narrowbody connections

When it comes to intercontinental flows of air cargo, the regional air networks in Europe have hardly played a role, as the bulk of this traffic that moves beyond the gateways is carried over the road to its final destination. However, as e-commerce demand booms in Europe, carriers have recently begun placing a greater emphasis […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • March 4, 2016

AF-KLM finds black ink, but cargo losses mount

It’s been a long, hard climb back to overall profitability for Air France-KLM, which reported a 2015 net income of €118 million, compared to its €225 million loss in the strike-plagued 2014 – its first annual net profit since March of 2011. However, cargo figures continued to show declines, with revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) dropping […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 22, 2016
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