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 […]

Philadelphia plans massive airfreight complex expansion with land purchase

Philadelphia aviation officials plan to gain a larger share of the estimated US$50 billion in airfreight activity generated in the region by massively expanding Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) cargo complex with new land acquisitions. The airport plans to spend $5.5 million to acquire 15 acres of land from a York-based entity called Tinicum Realty Partners […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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
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