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

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

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  
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 8, 2017

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 14, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 13, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 12, 2016

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

Shortly after the last votes were counted last Thursday, favoring the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a slew of graphs appeared online parsing out the nuances of the complicated event. Examined in conjunction, the numbers uncovered some startling trends – most of them troubling for […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 27, 2016

Will live lobsters no longer be immune to modal shift?

Live lobsters, once thought to be immune from modal shift to oceanfreight, could soon lose their places at airports connecting the trans-Atlantic as new ocean containers with aquarium-like environments may make the long-journey by sea a possibility for live sea creatures. France-based CMA CMG’s new “aquaviva” containers are designed specifically to cut into airfreight’s lucrative […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 26, 2016

Chinese printing industry exaggerates impact of Hangzhou’s G20 Summit

Rumors have been circulating that factories in China may be idled for up to three-months prior to this year’s September G20 Summit, to be held in Hangzhou, which could put extra pressure on the supply chain and have a ripple effect on air cargo. However, local sources have told Air Cargo World that the shutdown […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 29, 2016

Global airfreight market sees sluggish growth begin in 2013

The airfreight market has been limping along for the past couple of years due to slowing global trade and the shift of some commodities to sea transport. Based on International Air Transport Association figures, the airfreight market contracted 1.5 percent in 2012 and 0.7 percent in 2011.  Although airfreight capacity was reduced throughout 2012, the […]
  • October 30, 2013
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