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

DHL expanding in India

The Hindu Business Line reports that DHL Express is planning to establish its third air cargo terminal in India, to be located in Mumbai. The new facility will be in addition to DHL facilities at the Delhi and Bengaluru airports. A forecast by IATA in late 2014 said India was the second fastest growing air […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 26, 2015

News Briefs: HKG’s runway #3, IAG leads e-AWB, MASKargo all-in

The Hong Kong government gave final approval for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), aiming to meet the phenomenal growth in passengers and air cargo. Officials said the project will begin next year and cost US$18.2 billion. About 650 hectares of land will be reclaimed from the sea for the runway and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 18, 2015

Security regulation affects the world, remains relatively unknown

It sounds simple enough. All carriers who fly cargo and mail into the European Union from non-EU countries must have their security operations validated. This European Commission regulation stems from the Yemen cargo bomb plot in October 2010. But this change – more than three years in the making – could take some of the […]
  • February 10, 2014

Gorillas, laundry among DHL’s quirky cargo

From a delivery of nine gorillas across two continents to a specific heart internal defibrillator, DHL Express flew some strange cargo in 2013. DHL Express released its annual list of quirky delivery requests for the year. In the Sub-Saharan Africa region, there has been an increase in strange food delivery requests with each passing year, […]
  • January 31, 2014

10,000 pizzas coming right up

Pizzas 4 Patriots is teaming up with DHL Express to deliver 10,000 Chicago deep-dish pizzas to U.S. servicemen on Super Bowl Sunday – the U.S.’s biggest day of the year for eating pizza.  Pizzas 4 Patriots will send enough pizza to feed every soldier stationed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Oman. “We don’t put a dollar […]
  • January 29, 2014

The week in brief

DHL Express (pictured above) delivered 21 tonnes of blankets as part of its support for the Egypt is Warm campaign, following the recent cold front, the worst in more than a century, to have hit the country. Blankets were donated by individuals and organizations from across the Gulf region to Egyptian embassies and consulates. Participating […]
  • January 2, 2014

LH Cargo facing split decision over B777F

The impending arrival of its first B777F heralds a new freighter era for Lufthansa Cargo. But it also confronts the German carrier with something of a dilemma. The first aircraft out of an order for five B777Fs is due to touch down at the airline’s Frankfurt home base later in October. The second will arrive […]
  • September 30, 2013

Forwarders pursue pockets of growth in Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Changi Airport is trying to make freighters feel welcome. In March, Southeast Asia’s preeminent gateway extended financial incentives to freighter airlines that it had first unveiled the year before. These offer a 50 percent rebate on the landing fee for scheduled freighter flights, which will be changed to 30 percent in the first quarter […]
  • September 30, 2013
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