Chinese investors look to build cargo, logistics center at Croatia’s Osijek Airport

This week, a Chinese delegation visited Osijek in eastern Croatia, where investors are considering building a cargo and logistics center on state-owned land near Osijek Airport (OSI). In a statement from the Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA), the Croatia-based organization aimed at promoting economic cooperation between China and countries in Southeastern Europe, OSI was […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 13, 2019

Dangerous goods, other specialty cargo business grows at PACTL

During a panel discussion on specialty cargo handling at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai last month, Christian Haug, Vice President, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), said that dangerous goods (DG) handling at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) is becoming a bigger business, having grown to represent about 3% of its cargo handle. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 8, 2019

Air France-KLM first carrier group to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck system

SINGAPORE — Air France-KLM Cargo has become the first carrier group to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system for the acceptance of dangerous-goods shipments. Of the more than 1.5 million shipments moved by the Franco-Dutch carrier each year, 173,000 fall under the category of dangerous goods, such as caustic chemicals, flammable materials or lithium batteries, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 13, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo launches its own dangerous goods app

This week, Lufthansa Cargo deepened its foray into the digitalization of its operations with the launch of a dangerous goods declarations (DGD) app, DGD.online, which will serve as a platform for shippers of dangerous goods to perform the traditionally paper-based process via a time-saving app. DGD.online is not the carrier’s first foray into the digitalization […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo uses world’s first ‘e-DGD’ form via INFr8

Lufthansa Cargo is taking on the leader-of-the-pack role in the digitalization of dangerous goods shipments by being the first carrier in the industry to use IATA’s electronic dangerous goods declaration (e-DGD) form, using the digital service called INFr8. Platforms like INFr8 create and send eDGDs electronically, digitalizing the traditionally paper-based process of ensuring that information […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

WCS 2018: IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

DALLAS – It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands as a bridge between the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 19, 2018

U.K. logistics group FTA acquires TrainingTeam to spread dangerous goods knowledge

U.K.-based logistics advocacy organization Freight Transport Association (FTA) has acquired TrainingTeam, a provider of dangerous goods and security training, with a focus on air cargo security and the movement of dangerous goods by air, road and sea. Given FTA’s already substantial presence in compliance training for the transport industry, the acquisition is expected to enhance […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 2, 2018

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding more than 300 products across its […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 12, 2017

Amazon slapped with fine in U.K. for shipping dangerous goods by air

Earlier this week, the Southwark Crown Court imposed a US$84,000 fine against Amazon for a series of parcels containing “dangerous goods” that the e-commerce giant attempted to dispatch by air between January 2014 and June 2015. The packages, absent any labels declaring the potentially unsafe contents, contained aerosol deodorant and loose-packed lithium-ion batteries, which were […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 26, 2016

Dangerous goods: Safe shipping requires cooperation throughout supply chain

Cargo carriers are in agreement that safe shipment of products classified as dangerous goods largely depends on the involvement of shippers and buyers. In addition, greater diligence is needed by regulators, according to the man who heads IATA’s dangerous goods program. “Overall, we have a robust system, but we have some challenges,” says Dave Brennan, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 27, 2014