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

Atlas Air expands CMI service

Atlas Air, Inc., will operate two 767s that are leased to DHL Express by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, by its leasing entity, Titan Aviation. Atlas Air will operate the two aircraft through its sister company, Polar Air Cargo, which will link the flights with Polar’s existing services for DHL and others. The two aircraft are […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 8, 2015

Southeast Asian e-commerce: Leading the charge

Leading the charge While there are many Southeast Asian countries emerging as serious lo­gistics markets, Vietnam is at the tip of the spear. Forty years after American troops left the war-torn country to its Communist government, Vietnam has been reborn as one of the fastest-rising economic powers in the region, ironi­cally attracting another foreign “inva­sion” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 1, 2015

Cargo chat: A clear need for data transparency

Enno D. Osinga has a long and distinguished track record in aviation and logistics. The Dutch national joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 1978 and held several positions there over the next 20 years before moving to DHL Express as managing director for the Netherlands. In 2005 he joined Client Logic as interim CEO, Continental […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 10, 2015

FAA allows first drone delivery in U.S.

The first federally approved cargo delivery by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in the United States was completed successfully last week, transporting nine pounds of medical supplies. The July 17 exercise, in partnership with NASA, made three three-minute flights from Lonesome Pine Airport, in Virginia, to a clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds, about two […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 21, 2015

Security issues grow in sub-Saharan region

It just got a little more complicated to make international express shipments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Regulators in the United States and the European Union have added three more countries in Africa – Sudan, South Sudan and Djibouti – to a list of countries that are deemed a high risk for cargo shipments. Flights from […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 7, 2015
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