DHL ramps up investment in Brazil’s logistics sector

On the same day that DHL announced that it will begin managing in-plant logistics for Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, the integrator’s supply chain arm, DHL Supply Chain, also said it will acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, a transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry. […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 18, 2017

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

Dispatchers working for carriers Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide are set to receive a four-year extension on their contract, including pay increases and relocation benefits, after its operations move to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as part of Amazon’s planned relocation to CVG from Wilmington. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reached the tentative […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 7, 2017

Pilots protest in front of White House against DHL’s cost cutting measures

Pilots for five U.S. based airlines that are subcontracted to carry cargo for DHL plan to protest outside the White House today, in hopes that President Trump will prevent DHL from applying pressure that “skirts U.S. laws designed to protect American airlines against foreign influence,” the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 said. The union’s complaints […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

Soon after Amazon made its announcement last month that it would build a huge new air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), rumors began circulating about a possible partnership with DHL’s Americas Hub. Well, according to a story in The Lane Report, the rumors appear to be true. As reported in sister publication Cargo Facts, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 21, 2017

ABX Air pilots, ATSG reach compensatory time off agreement

Pilots for Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air have reached a settlement with the carrier that returns the pilots’ right to take compensatory time off for days in which they are forced to work to cover flights due to staffing shortages. The resolution ends a simmering labor disagreement that prompted a pilot’s walk-out […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 28, 2017

DHL launches virtual freight marketplace CILLOX

DHL announced the market launch of CILLOX, the online platform that matches full truck load (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments with available transportation providers. The news comes just two months after the express, transport and logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group bought the platform, which has the ability to lock in rates in less […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 19, 2017

DHL eCommerce opens Aussie fulfillment center

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, launched a fulfillment center in Sydney to meet Australian domestic demand for overseas goods ordered by online shoppers. The new center allows international retailers to reach domestic consumers in, “one of the world’s most mature and fastest-growing e-commerce markets,” said Damien Sheehan, managing director for Australia […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2017

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, joined a chorus of logistics and transportation interests calling for President-elect Donald Trump to honor America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bolster extant trade ties.  “Trade agreements are the solution, not the problem," Ducker told the 2016 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 18, 2016

Hyperloop pioneer TU Delft teams with DHL for competition [VIDEO]

Amsterdam to Paris in 30 minutes. That’s the seemingly impossible goal of the “Delft Hyperloop,” a pod-like capsule developed by TU Delft for the rapid transportation of people and goods through tubes (yes, really). The apparatus that might make such a trip possible arrived in California aboard a DHL freighter yesterday to prove it. In […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2016

Last chance to vote for ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Is there an air cargo executive you wish to nominate who has been head-and-shoulders above the rest in the last year? We at Air Cargo World want to know about it for our upcoming Air Cargo Executive of the Year award. But time is running out: Nominations are due no later than Thursday, Oct. 13. The 2016 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2016

Autonomous Tech: How the supply chain is going hands-free

Mercedes-Benz Vision Van On a gray, blustery, early-April day this year, a convoy of about a dozen 18-wheel, long-haul trucks pulled into a port facility in Rotterdam and parked in neat rows. It’s a seemingly unremarkable event that happens thousands of times a day at the bustling Dutch seaport, yet these particular trucks were greeted […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 3, 2016

Dubai conference ends with plea for data collaboration

DUBAI – This year’s Air Cargo Handling conference ended today with stakeholders from across the air cargo sector promising to collaborate to make air cargo a more competitive alternative to land and water modes of transport. The general consensus was that greater sharing of data would be the quickest way to achieve such a goal. […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 22, 2016

DHL opens new Chicago service center

DHL has expanded its operations in Chicago, opening a US$1.3 million service center facility to meet “heavy demand” for international e-commerce growth from local businesses in the state of Illinois. The new center, the company said, will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels, palletized shipments and container freight. At 38,000 square feet, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 29, 2016

DHL to deliver from smartphone to Smart cars in Germany

Starting this September, Smart car owners in Stuttgart will be able to use their cars as mobile addresses for DHL deliveries. Shortly thereafter, the partnership will be expanded to other German cites, such as Bonn, Berlin and Cologne. The joint delivery experiment uses smartphones, with the car owner and DHL courier communicating with specially designed […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 25, 2016
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