Giving thanks for Airlink’s help during natural disasters

Today and tomorrow, Air Cargo World will be closed in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. But while many U.S. companies have shut down to let their teams celebrate with their families, one aviation-related organization is still working tirelessly to provide aid and comfort to victims of natural disasters across the globe. During this start of […]

Air cargo industry responds with aid for Indonesian tsunami [VIDEO]

  As the death toll continues to rise past 1,500 people following the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last Friday, the air cargo industry is responding with aid and personnel that are being sent to the hardest-hit area near the city of Palu and also to a […]

Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]

AA Cargo comes to aid of Ecuadoran earthquake victims

American Airlines Cargo teamed up with Canadian disaster-response organization, GlobalMedic, to deliver more than 20 pallets of water purification kits to families in areas affected by last month’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador. Following the earthquake, vital infrastructure, including roads, power lines and water treatment plants, were damaged along Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The cities of […]

Air relief efforts continue for Ecuadorian quake survivors

We will end this week and month with an update on the airborne relief efforts that continue to pour in from around the world to help the victims of the April 16 Ecuadorian earthquake that has claimed more than 650 lives and injured nearly 28,000. Two weeks after the 7.8-magnitude temblor struck, critically needed shipments […]

Airlink begins response to Ecuador earthquake

This week, Airlink, the humanitarian organization that connects nonprofit groups with partner airlines for emergency relief services, has initiated response operations following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador on Saturday evening. The death toll, as of today, has surpassed 400 people, with more than 2,500 injured, according to official estimates. Airlink […]

DHL, Qatar overcome logistics challenges in Nepal

After battling inhospitable conditions caused by the devastating April 25 earthquake and its many aftershocks in Nepal, air carriers bringing in humanitarian aid are beginning to make significant progress in spite of the crippled infrastructure throughout the mountainous Himalayan country. Deutsche Post DHL, working together with Air Charter Service (ACS), said last week that it […]