BRU integrates blockchain into digital BRUcloud service

Yesterday, Brussels Airport (BRU) launched its first blockchain-enabled application, which will work in conjunction with its cloud-based data management platform, BRUcloud, that was rolled out in January of this year. The addition of blockchain technology to the app will centralize client communication, replacing individual “system-to-system connections with all different partners,” said Sara Van Gelder, cargo […]

Brussels Airlines Cargo looks to translate CEIV-Pharma certification into more cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo is the latest cargo carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification, announcing today that it had finally wrapped up the months-long process of certification. The carrier operates out of Brussels Airport, which was one of the first European airports to establish itself as a […]

Brussels cargo milestone harks back to its DHL Express hub days

Brussels Airport is on track to hit cargo volumes on par with the days when DHL Express had its European Hub based out of Brussels. On Dec. 7, Brussels Airport passed the milestone of 500,000 tonnes of flown cargo. With an overall growth of more than 25 percent in flown volumes over the last four […]

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

Air Cargo World, the industry’s most widely read news source, has released the agenda for its second annual ELEVATE Conference, the publication announced today. ELEVATE 2017 will take place on October 2nd at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami, Fla., and will explore the rise of e-commerce and the digitization of global logistics. Many air freight and […]

DHL Global Forwarding triples temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

DHL Global Forwarding Belgium has tripled the size of its temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport, growing its existing GDP-licensed cool-chain area from 1,750 square meters to a total area of 5,300 square meters. “This extension confirms our ambition to remain a leading provider of logistics services to the life-science and healthcare industry,” DHL Global Forwarding […]

BRU looks to optimize ground handling with ‘BRUCloud’ app

Last week, during a panel discussion at Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai, speakers were asked to identify the weakest link in the air cargo supply chain, and, to no surprise, fingers were pointed at ground handlers. While no panelist offered a fix-all solution that could remedy the relationship between carriers and handlers, most agreed that […]

Qatar Airways adds freighter capacity to Brussels

Qatar Airways Cargo has swapped out one of its A330Fs for a larger 777F on its Brussels service in response to burgeoning pharma trade ex-Europe. Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates seven weekly A330F flights into Brussels, and eight widebody passenger flights. Next month, Qatar Airways Cargo plans to introduce its eighth weekly service to Brussels, […]

Pharma Aero launched to improve cool-chain handling

An alliance officially launched today between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brussels Airport (BRU) establishes an international pharmaceutical air-hub alliance that will allow the two airports, and future members, to more effectively share strategy and expertise in the movement and handling of pharma products. The organization aims to build a network of airports dedicated to […]

Panalpina earns its first CEIV-pharma cert at Brussels

Continuing a long string of supply-chain stakeholders that have concentrated on improving their pharmaceutical handling operations at Brussels Airport, Panalpina’s facility has earned its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharma traffic. The achievement represents the first Panalpina station to earn a cert via the IATA’s much-sought-after CEIV validation process. “Unlike the […]

Brussels Airport forges new cargo community organization

Brussels Airport, still recovering from last month’s terrorist bombings at its passenger terminal, has strengthened its cargo operations with a new cargo community organization, called “Air Cargo Belgium.” The new entity, launched April 18, groups all companies under the less formal “BRUcargo” platform, along with any related stakeholders or official organizations, to create a more […]

Limited freighter flights resume at Brussels

A day after terrorist attacks brought Brussels Zaventem Airport to a standstill, express carriers and forwarding firms at the airport got the green light to resume cargo operations on Wednesday, although flights are being carried out under contingency plans. Passenger flights remain shut down through at least Thursday as authorities continue their forensic investigation, but […]

Terrorist attacks close Brussels Airport

Following terrorist attacks that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 hundred at Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek Metro station, all flights and other operations,  including cargo, have been cancelled, at least for the day, according to a statement from the airport. “On behalf of the entire airport community, I would like […]

Ethiopian Cargo returns to Brussels

In what has got to be a sigh of relief for Brussels Airport, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo will resume operations at the airport beginning March 26, with 12 full cargo flights a week. Last November, Ethiopian moved its cargo operations from BRU to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands because of the Belgian government’s delay in responding to […]

WCS 2016: Amazon’s move into freighters seen as threat [VIDEO]

BERLIN — Is Amazon’s decision to lease 20 freighters a threat to the air cargo industry and Forwarders and Carriers, in particular? That’s the discussion that was sparked here at the World Cargo Symposium following a session that explored concepts such as logistics as a service, the value of big data vs. small data and process […]
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