El Al signs on to cargo.one

Israel’s flag carrier, El Al Israel Airline, has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one following a 12-week integration period, cargo.one announced on Oct. 10. The first cargo booking with El Al via cargo.one was made by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on a route from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Miami International Airport (MIA). According to the statement, […]

DHL launches new Strategy 2025 with focus on digitalization, e-commerce

In its new group strategy launched Tuesday, Deutsche Post DHL Group said it will be “stepping up the digital transformation” currently underway across its divisions, as well as focusing on the “profitable core” of its various logistics divisions, driven mainly by e-commerce. While DHL is already heavily focused on digitalization in its various business divisions, […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

Cargolux introduces digital booking platform

Cargolux Airlines is making it easier for customers to purchase airfreight capacity with the launch of an online booking platform. Although such booking tools are no longer novel for combination carriers, the new tool represents something of a milestone for an all-cargo carrier. According to Cargolux, the digital booking tool is powered by PROS technology […]

Cargolux’s ‘Mimmo’ Ceci calls for increased digitalization

Last summer, Luxembourgian all-cargo carrier Cargolux made a significant internal move, bringing Domenico “Mimmo” Ceci from senior vice president of commercial planning over to executive vice president of sales and marketing, where he will be in charge of the further digitalization and automation of processes at Cargolux. With more than 30 years of experience at […]

Digital forwarder Zencargo completes Series A funding round

London-based Zencargo, a digital freight forwarder, has completed Series A funding, in which it raised US$20 million to continue developing its software and prepare for the launch of its new supply chain analytics and insights group. Alex Hersham, co-founder and chief executive, said that “failing to digitize the supply chain is holding back global businesses,” […]

Freightos expands reach by acquiring India-based e-booking company

Hong Kong-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Freightos has acquired Air Freight Bazaar India – an electronic freight booking service – in a move to expand the reach of its platform, WebCargo, into the Southeast Asian market.  “Our initial focus in India will be on further automation for local airfreight forwarders and collaborating [with Bazaar] on dynamic […]

WACO keynoter says forwarders must focus on digitalization rather than price

The global freight network for independent forwarders, known as WACO, met last week in Limassol, Cyprus, to discuss the state of the industry, where Lars Jensen, keynote speaker and CEO of Sea Intelligence Consulting, spoke about the perceived resistance from the forwarding community to digitalize, which the logistics community has been criticized for over the past […]

Finnair’s Fredrik Wildtgrube sees a bright digital future ahead for cargo

Last month, Finnair Cargo announced a new partnership to market its belly capacity on the increasingly popular cargo management app, cargo.one, which is already used by industry giants like Dachser and Lufthansa Cargo. Finnair has been pushing for new technology to streamline the cargo process for years, but the carrier is hardly a newcomer to […]

CCA to pilot data-sharing initiative for food shipments

The Cool Chain Association (CCA), a Netherlands-based nonprofit, said its members are piloting a data-sharing initiative to monitor food shipments over a three-month period to pinpoint where excursions in supply chains tend to occur. The goal of the pilot is to reduce the amount of waste in perishable supply chains. This spring, the pilot will […]

IATA partners with PayCargo for air cargo payment platform

PayCargo LLC, operator of a web-based payment platform for freight and logistics, is expanding a 2017 agreement with U.S.-based IATA subsidiary Cargo Network Services (CNS) to the global association. Under the expanded partnership, global air cargo customers will be able to make online payments and immediately access settlement data through the IATA-PayCargo System. A major […]

Digitalization trepidation: Turning words, worry into action

SINGAPORE — Much has been said this week about the sorry state of the air cargo industry’s alleged lack of digital savvy and reluctance to embrace new technology. For those fed up with such hand-wringing, the late-morning presentations in Wednesday’s Digital Cargo Track at the World Cargo Conference were a welcome tonic for air cargo professionals seeking […]

The invisible factor contributing to the pharma digitalization delay

SINGAPORE – Technology geared toward improving the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo is better than ever. However, there was a consensus during yesterday’s pharma-focused panel discussion, “Discussing air freight operational challenges,” that there is still a long way to go before the industry catches up with the capabilities of today’s technology. A study from Aspen Global […]
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