Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical now available from 15 U.S. cities

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical service is now available from 15 U.S. locations, with Boston coming online today. The Atlanta-based carrier said that it will continue to expand its GPS-enabled, same-day service in 2018, providing real-time tracking and monitoring, with the option to ship items up until 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure. […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

New rolls out end-to-end tracking for shippers

Delta Cargo launched its re-designed website,, bolstering its one-stop-shop shipping that makes the carrier an easy-to-use proposition for both new customers, including freight forwarders and shippers, as well as streamlining shipping for existing customers. “This new website provides complete end-to-end digital booking, acceptance and tracking, 24/7, on laptops and mobile devices anywhere in the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 1, 2017

Cargo restrictions move north as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – After churning across most of the northern Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea over the last three days, Hurricane Irma has set a course for the low-lying U.S. state of Florida, packing 150-mile-per-hour winds and expected storm surges of 6 to 12 feet by this weekend (see National Hurricane Center […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 8, 2017

Delta Cargo expands cold-chain offerings with Envirotainer RAP e2

After becoming the first United States-based global carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling in July, Delta Cargo continues to invest in expanding its cold-chain offerings for pharma transport. Most recently, the company announced that it has received approval to carry the Envirotainer RAP e2 on its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 11, 2017

Delta’s global cargo management control center goes live today

Delta Cargo officially opened its Cargo Control Center (CCC) today in Atlanta, but the scope of the operation covers the entire globe. From this one location, the facility will provide coverage of “all aspects of cargo transportation and management,” allowing Delta to track shipments via air, truck, mail and freight, both domestically and internationally. By […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 1, 2017

Delta Cargo becomes first U.S.-based global carrier to earn CEIV cert

Delta Cargo today earned IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling, making it the first global carrier based in the United States to receive the distinction. In conjunction with its CEIV-Pharma-certified partner Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, Delta Cargo now operates the first CEIV-Pharma trans-Atlantic network, connecting Delta’s Atlanta hub with other […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 10, 2017

Delta Cargo President Gareth Joyce on the carrier’s turnaround [VIDEO]

Delta Cargo’s president, Gareth Joyce, has led a promising turnaround for the cargo department, which had been stuck in the doldrums for years. From the moment Joyce began, it has been a learning experience for the former Mercedes-Benz Canada executive who traded his wheels for wings last May. “The first thing you notice about the […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 23, 2017

CNS: Joyce’s customer service focus finally pays dividends at Delta

ORLANDO — A year may not seem like much, but for Delta Cargo’s president, Gareth Joyce, the preceding 12 months have been an epic journey that led to a promising turnaround for the cargo department that had been stuck in the doldrums for years. From the moment Joyce began, it has been a learning experience […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2017

Delta Cargo launches fully GPS-enabled, same-day product

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical launches today, making it the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a freight carrier based in the United States. DASH Critical & Medical has, “the highest boarding priority of any Delta Cargo product, and the fastest transit times in the logistics industry,” said Gareth Joyce, senior vice president […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 1, 2017

Delta Cargo enhances pharma handling at Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero is now a Delta Cargo Variation Pharma 4 station, making it the first in Latin America. Effective June 13, the Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG) became one of only 49 airports around the world certified to handle Variation Pharma products, and one of a select 16 that can handle pharmaceuticals […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines to ‘co-locate’ U.K. cargo

A long-term agreement signed today by Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo to co-locate their cargo handling at 12 U.K. locations under a “one roof” handling strategy is expected to enhance service while cutting costs, according to representatives of the two carriers. Effective June 8 this year, Delta Cargo will join Virgin Atlantic Cargo in […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Delta says most pets must be shipped as cargo

  Beginning March 1 next year, Delta passengers who are accustomed to checking their pets as “baggage,” will need to book them on Delta Cargo. The airline will continue to allow small animals as carry-on luggage, and will also let members of the military with active transfer orders to transport their pets as checked baggage. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 1, 2015

Delta’s cargo division continues decline

While Delta Air Lines’ third-quarter results overall were strong, with US$2.2 billion in pre-tax income and an increase of $547 million, year-over-year, the carrier’s quarterly cargo numbers were down sharply. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the carrier reported a 19.7 percent drop, year-over-year, in cargo-related operating revenue,  to $196 million, compared to $244 million […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 14, 2015
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