Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Rescue Global have teamed up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 19, 2017

Logistics nonprofits provide timely U.S. Virgin Island response to Irma [VIDEO]

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – As Hurricane Irma completed its rampage across Florida over the weekend, additional emergency response teams started recovery efforts in the hard-hit U.S. Virgin Islands, with logistics nonprofit Airlink and United Airlines airlifting vital K-9 search and rescue dogs and other equipment here at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), the […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 11, 2017

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

Most of the airports have re-opened, and many airfreight companies, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL are resuming operations this week in Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. But for much of the region, devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey last week, the cleanup efforts are just beginning. As the massive infrastructure recovery […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2017

Panalpina re-opens in Houston after Harvey

Third-party logistics provider Panalpina resumed its Houston operations at 8 a.m. this morning in local time, after Tropical Storm Harvey caused massive flooding across the city. Panalpina’s Houston facilities escaped the flooding and currently have full power, the company said in an announcement. Panalpina’s employees in the region are accounted for, and the company announced […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 31, 2017

Donate to Harvey Airlink relief when you sign up for ELEVATE by Sept. 8

Here at Air Cargo World, we dedicate ourselves to providing relief efforts to those in need in times of disaster. That’s why we work closely with Airlink, a 24/7 humanitarian response organization that links pre-qualified nonprofits with airlines. We’re donating 5 percent of each ELEVATE 2017 registration completed through Friday, September 8th to Airlink’s response […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

In wake of Harvey, help from logistics industry pours in

As the last remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way inland, the logistics industry is beginning to assess the damage to the nation’s supply chain following what has been called the large single rain event ever recorded in the continental United States. And with this assessment, 3PLs and supply chain management firms are stepping […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

Airlink response to Harvey already under way

It has been four days since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm – the largest to make landfall in Texas since 1961. As rain continues to fall on the Houston metro area through southern Louisiana today, rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization Airlink is already working with the aviation community […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

Airlink offers ‘Year-End Giving Challenge’ for 2016 [VIDEO]

As regular readers of this website know, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo World are both long-time supporters of Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with pre-qualified nonprofits. Today, as you begin your preparation for the holiday season, we encourage you, at either the individual or corporate level, to participate in Airlink’s “Year-End Giving Challenge.” Bookmark
  • David Harris
  • December 6, 2016

Land of Confusion: Dynamic air cargo NGOs bring relief to Haiti

SOUTHWESTERN HAITI — When Hurricane Matthew came ashore on this island nation in early October, Dr. Anke Brugmann was running an orphanage in the village of Beaumont, in Grand’Anse, a municipality the Haitians call a “department.” In the chaos that followed, the only practicing doctor in the area packed his bags and left the country, […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 5, 2016

Airlink and non-profit partners seek more donations in Haitian crisis

Last week, Air Cargo World had the honor of riding along with crews from Airlink and Bell Helicopter as they provided desperately needed airlift services to remote disaster-stricken regions in Haiti’s southern departments of Grand’Anse and Sud, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. Widespread support from the aviation and transportation industry made this operation […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 7, 2016

First 45-tonne Airlink humanitarian shipment arrives in Haiti

With a cholera epidemic looming in Hurricane Matthew-stricken Haiti, after the storm caused over 1,000 casualties and destroyed infrastructure earlier this month, the first delivery from aviation-related humanitarian organization Airlink landed in the country. Two weeks after the storm came ashore on Oct. 4, he relief organization delivered more than 45 tonnes of critical aid, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2016

Air relief efforts continue for Ecuadorian quake survivors

We will end this week and month with an update on the airborne relief efforts that continue to pour in from around the world to help the victims of the April 16 Ecuadorian earthquake that has claimed more than 650 lives and injured nearly 28,000. Two weeks after the 7.8-magnitude temblor struck, critically needed shipments […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 30, 2016

Airlink’s ongoing humanitarian relief missions

The crucial role airlift plays in expedited delivery is not limited to global trade, but is also of great significance to humanitarian relief.  Air Cargo World’s publisher, Royal Media, has, for some time, supported the efforts of Airlink, a leading rapid-response relief organization that links commercial and charter airlines within its network to pre-qualified nonprofits […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 5, 2016

Airlink offers relief to Cyclone Winston victims in Fiji

With the death toll rising to 44 and the total damages rising to about US$650 million, the reverberations from Cyclone Winston’s path of destruction in the Pacific are still being felt a week after it made landfall at Fiji on Feb. 20. The Category 5 storm – the largest ever to strike the island nation […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 26, 2016
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