DHL Global Forwarding recovers during record Q4 for DP-DHL

While reporting record profits for the 2016 fiscal year, and it’s best-ever performance in the fourth quarter, Deutsche Post-DHL’s exuberance over its end-of-year report was tempered a bit by its airfreight performance. The integrator’s DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) arm, which happens to be the world’s largest forwarder of air cargo, saw volumes drop 1.3 percent, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 10, 2017

DHL: Cross-border e-commerce to grow at 25 percent through 2020

Cross-border e-commerce will increase at an annual average rate of 25 percent between 2015 and 2020 (from US$300 billion to $900 billion), according to research published last week by DHL Express. That rate is twice the pace of domestic e-commerce retailers and manufacturers in the six countries featured in the study, and underscores the importance […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2017

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made another bold move by announcing the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2017

DHL: 3D will complement mass-production, disrupt last-mile logistics

The rise of 3D printing doesn’t spell serious trouble for mass-production, but spare-parts logistics may potentially transform the supply chain, according to the latest DHL trend report: “3D Printing and the Future of Supply Chains.” Instead, the DHL study said it anticipates that 3D printing will fulfill a “complementary” role to manufacturing, as it grows […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2016

Keeping up with the specialized needs of Asian air cargo [VIDEO]

HONG KONG – After being the manufacturer to the world for the last few decades, led mostly by the inexpensive labor in China, the Asian market is rapidly evolving into more of a consumer society, creating a new dynamic for global trade lanes in and out of Asia, with cross-border e-commerce dominating the scene. That […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2016

ABX strike enters second day, Judge to rule on strike later today

The ABX Air strike has entered its second day, with other cargo carriers still refusing to cross the picket line as the carrier’s parent company, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), takes the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 to court at 3:30 pm local time Cincinnati to force the pilots back into the cockpit and […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 23, 2016

Top 40 airport rankings: Which ones rose? Which fell?

Kings of the hill The top three airports on the total air cargo list remain unchanged from the year before – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) with 4.46 million tonnes, followed by FedEx hub Memphis International (MEM), with 4.29 million tonnes and Shanghai’s Pudong International (PVG), with 3.26 million tonnes. Trans-shipment specialist Anchorage swapped fourth […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

DHL Express opens automated Leipzig sorting center

To meet the demands of the international markets, DHL Express opened its automated sorting center at its newly expanded facility in Leipzig. The new equipment adds to the German facility’s airfreight capacity by about 50 percent, to 150,000 shipments per hour, and enables DHL to handle bulkier and heavier items. The key to the expansion, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 13, 2016

DHL Express opens second Seattle facility to meet demand

DHL Express has opened a new 26,000-square-foot facility at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to accommodate growing demand for parcel delivery in the area. The US$4-million-dollar investment of an existing airport structure can now process more than 1,000 pieces per hour, complementing a second 42,000-square-foot DHL service center located just north of the region’s other airport, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 9, 2016

Textiles make Cambodia a stylish destination for freighters

On flights from Singapore to Moscow, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has taken to carrying a significant volume of textiles, a commodity not usually associated with Singapore. The cargo comes from a place that, until recently, was never a major player in terms of air cargo: Cambodia. Since early July, ABC has operated a weekly freighter from […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • September 1, 2016

The 2016 Freight 50: A few caveats…

The Freight 50 listing for 2016 is the most comprehensive snapshot of the air cargo carrier business in existence, but it is still just an “estimate,” for several reasons. Chiefly, there is not a single database that is 100 percent accurate on a global scale, so we have to rely on multiple sources (IATA, USDOT, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

Atlas completes Southern Air purchase as strike threat looms

The deal announced in January involving Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ (AAWW) acquisition of Southern Air Holdings has been finalized. With the US$110 million purchase, Atlas has expanded its fleet to 79 aircraft and strengthened its business relationship with DHL Express, which has raised concerns within Atlas’ pilots union. U.S.-based Southern Air Holdings, which was a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 8, 2016

DHL Express investing in Milan Malpensa facility

DHL Express said it plans to invest US$100 million to build a new logistics center at Milan Malpensa Airport. SEA Group, the company that operates Milan’s airports, inked a deal for the construction with DHL, according to Varese News. Work is expected to start by the end of this year, with completion estimated for the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 18, 2016

Charter Wars: Will the Force be with charters this peak season?

“May the Force be with you…” If you’re a charter broker, a forwarder or a carrier and you haven’t yet felt “the Force,” well, then you’ve probably already missed a piece of the merchandising shipping contracts for the new “Star Wars” movie. The latest revival of the brand, “The Force Awakens,” opens in movie theaters […]
  • Roger Turney
  • November 3, 2015
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