Pharma@Changi initiative for pharma cargo community goes live

Changi Airport Group and several partner companies – all of which have received IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling – signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Pharma@Changi initiative, pledging to cooperate in improving pharma transport standards and promoting Singapore Changi Airport as a pharma hub. Other companies that signed the MOU are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 6, 2017

Global standards: Pharma handling’s final frontier [VIDEO]

BUDAPEST — Steve Polmans is not stuck in the proverbial “black hole,” a term coined to describe the murky intersection of forwarders, ground handlers, carriers and other airfreight companies at airports around the world. Brussels Airport walked into the light a few years back, he said, with the implementation of its airport community, which now […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 19, 2017

Atlas secures ACMI deal for 747F operation on behalf of DHL Global Forwarding

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is placing a 747-400 freighter with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding through an ACMI deal, and will operate the freighter on DHL Global Forwarding’s behalf. According to a statement from Atlas, operations through the ACMI arrangement will begin this month for routes between the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

DHL Global Forwarding establishes direct routes from Oslo to East Asia

DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and airfreight forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is increasing its nonstop flights between Oslo and South Korea and China in a move that is supportive of Norway’s seafood exports, according to a statement from Avinor, which manages the Oslo Airport. The new routes include two 747-400 chartered freighter […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 8, 2017

Demand for airfreight depresses margins at DHL Global Forwarding

Business is booming, but contracted rates are lagging, according to the latest second-quarter numbers at DHL’s forwarding arm. Sustained – and unexpected – demand for airfreight squeezed Q2 2017 profits at DHL Global Forwarding division, as shipping costs moved closer to rates that were locked in well in advance. However, across DHL’s  International Parcel, eCommerce […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 8, 2017

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

If air carriers and forwarders weren’t yet concerned about competition from Eurasian rail cargo connections, they may be after today, when DHL Global Forwarding opened a new “China Rail Competence Center” Germany to better coordinate door-to-door services to customers via rail and truck. Rail freight traffic between Germany and China has increased 10 times in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2017

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo is known for its rapidly growing scheduled freighter business, but in parallel, the carrier’s charter business is also booming. Looking back on 2016, ABC says the number of charter flights it operated last year was up 47 percent year-over-year, compared to 2015. Cargo charters are often the only supply chain solution available for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 13, 2017

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

In Good Time: Cut it close, pay a price

From aerospace and energy to manufacturing, the need for mission-critical shipment delivery to avoid line-down situations is a booming market, said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, global head of air freight for DHL-GF. SameDay Speedline provides guaranteed priority lift, 24/7/365, along with monitoring and customized solutions as the key planks of the new offering, he said. In light […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • February 25, 2017

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logistics clusters and whatnot. Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 30, 2016

Deutsche Post-DHL’s Frank Appel: Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Rumors had been fluttering around all spring and summer of 2015, but the gravity of the situation at DHL-Global Forwarding, Freight (DHL-GFF), didn’t hit home until August. That’s when the company announced that it was “temporarily suspending” the rollout its new, comprehensive IT management system, the New Forwarding Environment (NFE). In early spring, the CEO […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 1, 2016

Deconstructing the TPP: One size may not fit all in this trade bloc

Henry Dinh Huu Thanh, president of Vietnamese forwarder Bee Logistics, is looking forward to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Like many other Vietnamese forwarders, he said the TPP will “bring many opportunities for our company.” For example, if the mega-trade deal is ratified, Bee Logistics will be able to increase traffic volumes, diversify its customers, optimize […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • October 7, 2016

DHL Global Forwarding enters emergency logistics market

A week after IAG Cargo began offering service for ultra-time-sensitive cargo, DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) has entered the highly sought-after emergency logistics market with its own product, called SameDay Speedline. The service will offer “best flight out” shipping and proactive monitoring, from origin to destination. DHL-GF, the forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2016
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