Freightos’ connectivity study: Only a handful of air carriers make the grade

In its latest benchmarking study of air cargo carriers’ “digital maturity,” or their ability to connect with their customers through digital applications, Freightos said the industry has made great strides in its digitalization efforts, but it lags far behind the progress made in oceanfreight and is limited to only a handful of large carriers. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 21, 2019

FAA bumps Vietnam to Category 1 safety rating, direct flights to follow

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Vietnam a “Category 1” safety rating as defined by the regulatory body’s International Safety Assessment (IASA) program. The new rating will enable airlines based in Vietnam to establish direct service to the United States which, will soon boost belly cargo capacity moving out of one of the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 15, 2019

Pardon the Disruption: Three Executives to Watch in 2019

Even during prosperous times like the air cargo industry has had in 2018, predicting the future is a thankless and nearly impossible task. However, after polling our readers and analyzing the major moves made this year, Air Cargo World has created a short list of three air cargo executives who are expected to be very […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 4, 2018

Pardon the Disruption: Shawn Cole — ‘Thoughtful, reliable and innovative’ service

Delta Air Lines is something of an up-and-comer among the smaller-category cargo carriers covered in Air Cargo World. Delta took home our 2018 Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Gold Award in the category earlier this year and has consistently pursued opportunities for innovation since then. Shawn Cole, vice president of Delta Cargo, told Air Cargo World […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2018

Delta Cargo offers CSafe RAP containers to customers

Delta Cargo is further bolstering its reputation as a cool-chain cargo carrier with the introduction of CSafe RAP containers to its equipment offerings, appealing to pharma-shipping customers with the same kind of temperature-controlled containers that are used by carriers like United Cargo and Virgin Atlantic. “Alongside our joint-venture partners, Air France-KLM Cargo and Virgin Atlantic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 15, 2018

Delta Cargo launches Bluetooth-based ULD tracking services

Delta Cargo is extending its track-and-trace unit load device (ULD) services outside of the physical bounds of airports, enabling customers to now track their cargo from warehouse to final destination with Bluetooth technology. The extension of service will also mean that the need for paper-based processing at the dock door, where units are loaned out, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 10, 2018

Time to nominate ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year for 2018!

As the end of the year approaches, we at Air Cargo World are reaching out to readers to vote for our annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2018 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Air […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 9, 2018

Delta Cargo launches partnership with pet safety start-up CarePod

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has entered a long-term partnership with pet transportation tech start-up CarePod. The “pod” product, designed to safely transport live animals in the bellies of aircraft, uses internet of things (IoT) technology to offer customers real time updates on the status of their pets and their GPS-location. Delta said it plans to utilize […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 8, 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo volumes up 3 percent in first half of 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in cargo volumes during the first half of 2018, to 116,300 tonnes. Some highlights that contributed to the growth in volumes include the opening of its Pharma Zone at London Heathrow (LHR) during the fourth quarter of 2017 and confirmation of the airline’s Good Distribution Practice […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2018

Flights canceled in Northeast U.S. due to early spring snowstorm

The calendar currently says spring has arrived, but cargo handlers across the Northeast United States may not be too sure. More than 4,100 flights were canceled today in the Northeast region due to “Winter Storm Toby,” the fourth major storm of its kind to hit the region in a three-week span. Airports in the area […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

Delta’s DASH same-day service goes international with ‘Equation Critical’

In a continued effort to meet increasing demand for more speed and transparency in the airfreight field, Delta Cargo unveiled “Equation Critical” yesterday – an expansion of its existing same-day delivery service, DASH – to now include international destinations. Equation Critical’s release follows an eventful 2017 for Delta Cargo, in terms of its advancement in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 15, 2018

Delta Cargo’s ‘Pharma 4’ program adds 8 new destinations

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has added eight new destinations to its “Pharma 4” program for the shipment of products at room temperature, bringing Delta Cargo’s pharma network to a total of 49 locations worldwide. New locations in Delta Cargo’s Pharma 4 program include Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, São Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. The carrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 9, 2018

Winter Storm ‘Inga’ causing widespread disruption across U.S. logistics sector

FedEx has been reporting disruption at its Memphis Airport (MEM) hub for days. Now, a second storm, “Winter Storm Inga,” is moving through the region, and a growing list of forwarders and carriers are advising their customers across the U.S. Midwest and South that their shipments could be impacted. “Winter weather continues to impact supply […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

4 months in, Delta plans to expand new Cargo Control Center

Four months ago, Delta Cargo launched its Cargo Control Center (CCC), which the Atlanta-based carrier said would provide, “proactive communication and support” in the event that flights are delayed or cancelled. Air Cargo World stopped by the carrier’s Atlanta headquarters to catch up on the latest developments. In the short time it has been operational, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 2, 2018
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