DHL Supply Chain invests in automated technology to combat e-commerce challenges

If you haven’t heard yet, e-commerce is having a significant impact on supply chains worldwide, especially during the current peak-season ramp-up. According to DHL, automation, in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and other technologies, can be the solution to handling the increase in volume. DHL Supply Chain, a division of  Deutsche Post […]

Nova Scotia invests in ‘Air Cargo Logistics Park’ at Halifax Stanfield

The new facility is intended to reduce an air cargo bottleneck currently at the airport by improving its access to the regional highway system, to Burnside Business Park in Halifax, and to cargo facilities throughout the Atlantic region. The project will also include development and construction of new cargo handling facilities at the airport. The […]

China’s Zhengzhou, Xinzheng airports earn fifth freedom rights

Following continued efforts to construct a “Chinese Memphis,” the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently stated its approval allowing Zhengzhou Xinzheng (CGO) and Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) international airports the right to each negotiate fifth-freedom cargo services. On Nov. 23, the Chinese State Council published a “Notice on Supporting Measures for Deepening Reform […]

China developing Xinjiang airport as ‘Belt and Road’ air cargo node

Today, China’s state planner approved a US$6.1-billion airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) will run through 2030, when the expanded airport is expected […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Air cargo market strength equals Expeditors’ weakness in 2Q17

Despite transporting near record volumes of both air and ocean freight during 2Q17, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., reported a 6.6 percent year-over-year drop in net income for the quarter, to U.S.$109 million on “unfavorable pricing.” Our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports: Expeditors faces challenging pricing environment in 2Q  

AirBridgeCargo pivots away from Africa citing market weakness

AirBridgeCargo’s CEO Sergey Lazarev told Russian Aviation Insider that the carrier’s Africa routes, which had been operated by U.K.-based sister airline CargoLogicAir, had proven to be commercially unfeasible, due to the weakness of the African market. The London Stansted via Frankfurt to Libreville, Johannesburg and Nairobi route has been scrapped in favor of more profitable […]

Encouraging gains reported at Fraport’s airports in September

Air cargo volumes at airport operator Fraport’s facilities rose at all the company’s high-volume airports, except for Lima, which fell another 9.5 percent, year-over-year, on the back of Chile’s ongoing market downturn. At Fraport’s flagship operation, Frankfurt, y-o-y cargo volumes rose 5.8 percent to 176,921 tonnes. While less significant in terms of volumes, Fraport’s two […]

Svilen Rangelov of Dronamics on new air cargo potential [VIDEO]

A panel at the inaugural ELEVATE conference, held in Miami this week talked about innovation in air cargo and drones were raised as one factor that could cut costs and improve coverage. We caught up with Svilen Rangelov of Bulgaria-based Dronamics to hear his thoughts on drones and to talk about what his company is doing […]

Rohlig offers increased transparency with online courier product

With shippers clamoring for transparency, freight forwarder Rohlig Australia has launched its “Our Courier Solution.” The online courier service allows clients to prepare and manage express, domestic and international shipments while “enjoying full visibility and tracking services.” The service provides access to real-time online quoting and live booking. Rohlig customers, the company said, will have […]

Air Djibouti forced to shift from cargo to passengers

Air Djibouti is shifting its operations away from cargo and toward passenger service until conditions in the East African country improve, the carrier’s commercial director Ian Patrick told The Loadstar. The small African country is notable for its extensive maritime ports at the confluence of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and acts […]
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