BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Bridges Worldwide introduces new Mediterranean routes from Cologne

Today, British networks solutions provider Bridges Worldwide launched a new intra-European route linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) with Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. The new route has five flights per week and will be flown by a 737-400F owned by Spanish cargo specialist Swiftair, with cargo capacity of 20 tonnes per flight. The route is the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 31, 2018

Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 30, 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

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, launched a fulfillment center in Sydney to meet Australian domestic demand for overseas goods ordered by online shoppers. The new center allows international retailers to reach domestic consumers in, “one of the world’s most mature and fastest-growing e-commerce markets,” said Damien Sheehan, managing director for Australia […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2017

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

Turkish Airlines adds Cambodian freight route

Very few airfreight markets are showing double-digit growth these days, but Phnom Penh in Cambodia is an exception, with recorded tonnage growth of 17.3 percent, year-over-year, in 2015. This week, Turkish Airlines became the latest carrier to enter the market with the launch of its new weekly service from Istanbul, using a 60-tonne-capacity A330-200F. Foremost, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 24, 2016

Qatar Airways’ new A350-900 Boston service to fill both decks

Doha-based Qatar Airways launched nonstop Doha-Boston service, using its new A350-900, an aircraft that the airline does not intend to fly with an empty stomach; Qatar Airways Cargo expects the new route to transport 150 tons of cargo between the two cities each week, with paying customers on each deck. With service to Doha ex […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 4, 2016

dnata opens cargo facilities at UK airports

dnata announced the opening of three new facilities at Gatwick, Birmingham and Glasgow airports, expanding the company’s cargo capabilities to five of the UK’s key regional airports including Heathrow and Manchester. Development at the three additional regional airports complements the approaching opening of dnata City, Heathrow’s newest cargo hub. The cargo facilities at Birmingham, Gatwick […]
  • October 30, 2013

Growing cities lead to 30,000 new aircraft by 2032

In the next 20 years, air traffic will grow at 4.7 percent annually, requiring more than 29,220 new freighters and passenger aircraft valued at nearly US$4.4 trillion (3.2 trillion euros), according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast.
  • September 25, 2013
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