Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]

WCS 2018: Are ‘baby steps’ too slow for perishables market?

DALLAS – Panelists at yesterday’s IATA World Cargo Symposium session covering nonpharmaceutical perishables agreed that the largest challenges currently facing perishables transport relate to a lack of communication between the different players. Solving that problem should be as simple as sharing data across the logistics chain, but unwillingness across the industry to share data among […]

WCS 2018: Dnata goes all-in on iCargo terminal operation software

DALLAS — Dnata has inked a deal with IT solutions provider IBS Software to implement its iCargo terminal operation suite across the Dubai-based ground handler’s stations around the world, dnata announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium here. Dnata says that it is the first ground handler to launch a global roll-out of iCargo and […]

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]

Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM

Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency. In a joint partnership, dnata, Emirates Innovation […]

Siemens gets order to digitize dnata’s Dubai cargo operations

Air cargo keeps getting smarter, and operators in Dubai are eager to be on the cutting edge. With that goal in mind, ground handler and cargo terminal operator dnata placed an order with Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics for a cloud-based software platform to manage dnata’s Dubai cargo operations. The order expands Siemens’ already […]

dnata acquires AirLogistix USA, enters US market

On May 10 2017, Dubai-based ground handler and cargo terminal operator, dnata announced it was making an entry into the U.S. market with the acquisition of two AirLogistix USA facilities in the Lone-Star State. In recent years, AirLogistix USA has invested heavily in dedicated perishables facilities to support the growing volumes of perishables moving by […]

dnata opens new airside cargo facility in Australia

Cargo handler dnata, owned by the Emirates Group, has opened a new airside cargo facility at Adelaide Airport, increasing the airport’s role for cargo the South Australian market. The 1,500-square-meter facility has the capacity to handle up to 80 tonnes of cargo per day, a significant upgrade from dnata’s old 400-square-meter off-airport facility. Adelaide is […]

dnata furthers Western ambitions with stake in Canadian ground handler

Emirates’ ground-handling subsidiary dnata is on track to buy a 50 percent stake in GTA Aviation’s operations at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, marking the Dubai-based company’s first foray into Canada. The new partnership in cargo and ground handling operations will be rebranded “GTA dnata.” The deal marks a concerted push into the Western Hemisphere […]

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines to ‘co-locate’ U.K. cargo

A long-term agreement signed today by Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo to co-locate their cargo handling at 12 U.K. locations under a “one roof” handling strategy is expected to enhance service while cutting costs, according to representatives of the two carriers. Effective June 8 this year, Delta Cargo will join Virgin Atlantic Cargo in […]

Too tough to handle?

A pallet of unprotected cargo on an airport tarmac with an outside temperature of 21°C can quickly reach tempera­tures above 55° C. At that point, an egg can fry in about 20 minutes. Now just image if that pallet contained tempera­ture-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, or some other high-value perishable. Costs incurred by the top ten pharmaceutical […]

Emirates’ cargo volume, first-half profits rise

Bucking regional conflict and a the impact of a strong U.S. dollar, the Emirates Group realized a net profit of US$1 billion for the first half of fiscal year 2015-16, a 65 percent increase over the same period last year. The carrier’s evenues reached $12.6 billion in the same period (April to September), which was […]

Aviapartner latest acquisition in ground-handling world

In the rapidly consolidating ground-handling market, Dubai-based dnata, has agreed to acquire Belgian ground handler, Aviapartner. This move turns over cargo handling operations at Amsterdam-Schiphol to dnata, which has a 144,350-square-foot warehouse at the airport. The announcement follows the purchase of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) by Platinum Equity in May and the recently confirmed pursuit […]

Dnata to handle Virgin Australia cargo

Dnata will handle cargo carried by Virgin Australia on its daily flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles and back, and its three frequencies per week connecting Sydney and Abu Dhabi. Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s team in Australia will relocate to dnata’s cargo terminal in Sydney as part of the deal. Virgin Atlantic is contracted […]
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