ODW opens high-tech Columbus logistics facility

Columbus-based 3PL ODW Logistics is opening a 200,000-square-foot logistics center, located 30 minutes from Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), bolstering its foothold in the Ohio e-commerce hub. ODW says the facility’s services will be “fully customized for each shipper,” offering bar-code scanning, static and in-motion scales, dimensioning systems, label print and application capability, sortation services, and […]

Rickenbacker service grows with Colombo-Columbus charter

Sunday, June 19 represented a new milestone for Columbus-based Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in the United States when a 747-400 freighter arrived from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International airport in Sri Lanka. The Etihad Cargo plane chartered by New York-based Trinity Logistics is the first weekly flight from Colombo to commence operations directly into Rickenbacker. The area […]

Amazon to build Midwest U.S. logistics hub

To better serve the growing e-commerce need in the Eastern U.S., Seattle online retailer Amazon is planning to construct a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, a master-planned logistics hub of more than 1,500 acres near Columbus, U.S. The logistics park is located about a half-mile from Rickenbacker International Airport, which is […]

Harry goes home to Sumatra in style

The world’s only Sumatran rhinoceros living outside of South Asia, named Harapan (a.k.a. “Harry”), arrived safely earlier this month at his new home in Indonesia. Harry was airlifted from Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, flying with Cathay Pacific Cargo. The rhino needed to be relocated from his former home at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical […]

More frequencies at Rickenbacker

All-cargo Rickenbacker International Airport, based in Columbus, U.S., will see Cathay Pacific and Emirates SkyCargo coming and going more frequently as both are adding to their existing schedules in October. Cathay Pacific, which has operated service between Hong Kong and Rickenbacker since 2014, will add a fourth weekly scheduled frequency to Columbus effective Oct. 13. […]

New tower for Rickenbacker

Cargo-only Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, is replacing its 1950s-era tower with a new air-traffic control tower to update its systems and create more space for controllers. Last week construction crews hoisted the cab of the new air traffic control tower, a completely modern structure, with separate meeting rooms and training offices. “We spent a […]

Rickenbacker Airport begins export service

Beginning this September, shippers and forwarders will have the opportunity to load exports directly in Columbus and utilize Rickenbacker International Airport as a gateway to the international destinations served by Cathay Pacific Cargo.  Cargolux also intends to begin exporting from Columbus in the near future. Air Cargo World reported on Rickenbacker’s efforts to launch export […]
  • July 25, 2014

Staying fashionable in Columbus

Even the cargo community knows Rickenbacker International Airport is in fashion. In the last year or so, the all-freight airport in Columbus, Ohio, has gained five weekly flights to Hong Kong – three Cargolux flights and two Cathay Pacific freighter flights. Amerijet announced its development of an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker, with B767 freighter […]
  • June 24, 2014

Amerijet plans Rickenbacker hub

Orlando, Fla.-based Amerijet plans to develop an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Amerijet signed a long-term lease for a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility. Service from Rickenbacker begins on July 7 with dedicated B767 freighter service for international and domestic freight.  “Amerijet’s dedicated B767 freighter service will provide our customers with additional options for expedited and […]

Cathay plans Rickenbacker freighter service

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to launch a twice-weekly scheduled freighter service to Columbus, Ohio, beginning March 21. Columbus will be Cathay Pacific’s 12th freighter destination in North America. “Cathay Pacific is delighted to further strengthen our industry-leading, transpacific service by adding Columbus to our network,” James Woodrow, Cathay Pacific director cargo, said. “Our 13 Boeing […]
  • February 27, 2014