American Airlines has record-breaking Q2, but proceeds with caution

The cargo arm of the traditionally passenger-focused American Airlines increased its second quarter freight volume by 10 percent to 158,757 tonnes compared to the same period last year, according to its recent quarterly statement. The airline said this marks its best June performance in more than 10 years, standing out among many carriers that saw […]

Air France-KLM Cargo still posting losses in first half of 2016

It’s been a year already scarred with bad economic and political news in France and much of Western Europe, and it has so far been reflected in the first-half figures from Air France-KLM Cargo, which saw freight volumes fall 6.5 percent to 558,000 tonnes, year-over-year. Cargo revenues for the first six months of the years […]

Schiphol cargo posts robust mid-year figures

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reached 796,801 tonnes for the first six months of 2016, a 1.6 percent, year-over-year, growth, with a 2.5 percent, year-over-year, growth for June, reaching 135,528 tonnes. In the context of anemic growth on the global scale, Schiphol’s numbers represent “strong mid-year growth,” according to Europe’s third biggest cargo hub. […]

UPS expanding field-stocking locations to Europe

UPS announced plans yesterday to expand the number of its medical device field-stocking locations (FSLs) in Europe. UPS FSLs were first developed in the United States to ensure that medical device manufacturers deliver their products to more than 80 percent of U.S. hospital beds within four hours. The facilities are strategically located to reduce transit […]

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

Shortly after the last votes were counted last Thursday, favoring the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a slew of graphs appeared online parsing out the nuances of the complicated event. Examined in conjunction, the numbers uncovered some startling trends – most of them troubling for […]

Jan de Rijk, China Eastern Airlines team up on new Europe flights

Dutch transportation and distribution provider Jan de Rijk Logistics will start providing road-feeder services in Prague and Amsterdam for China Eastern Airlines, effective today. China Eastern Airlines is starting the route with three A330-200 flights a week. The carrier is also rolling out passenger flights between Shanghai and Amsterdam on A330-200 aircraft four times a […]

APC Overnight announces new partnerships

The U.K.’s largest delivery network, APC Overnight, this week announced a series of partnerships and the introduction of new services to bolster its position in the small- to medium-size entrepreneur (SME) services market. The courier announced partnerships with InPost, Whistl and Air Menzies International to improve APC Overnight’s click-and-collect, second-class mail and international delivery options. […]

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

BERLIN — IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) program has been around since August 2013, but still remains a mystery to many in the industry. But that mystery is dissolving as the number of CEIV certified entities — a certification that the enterprise adheres to the highest standard of excellence for the handling […]

DHL expands northern Europe network

Together with Finnish postal operator, Posti, and Bring, a subsidiary of Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal operator, DHL will now offer a business-to-customer service for parcel delivery in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic countries. Beginning April 1, this expansion allows for cross-border e-commerce amongst seven countries. DHL has now increased its network to 16 of […]

One more regulatory hurdle cleared for FedEx, TNT

The US$4.8 billion acquisition of TNT by FedEx moved one step closer to approval, with Brazilian regulatory authorities giving the transaction its green light. The acceptance period for the deal was extended for two weeks on Jan. 8, following the satisfaction or waiver of the offer condition with respect to these competition clearances. “We are […]

Finding common ground on security practices

Our cargo hubs, where routes connect and transfers are made, are at the heart of our supply chain. As we tackle the many challenges facing our industry – from the threat of modal shift to the changing security landscape, to the need to remain competitive and to grow – the way we process cargo at […]

EU throws FedEx/TNT deal a curve

What seemed like a sure deal may not be a slam-dunk after all. According to the Wall Street Journal, regulators in the European Union (EU) have said they may consider demanding concessions, including the selling off of some assets, with regard to the proposed takeover of TNT Express by FedEx Corp. EU regulators could submit […]

Russia, EU tussle over ACC3 security regulation

A new air cargo security protocol enacted by the European Union on July 1 is threatening to create a trade war with Russia. Regulation EU 1082 stipulates that an airline can only transport cargo into an EU member state if its airport operation at the final point of departure for Europe has been certified by […]

TIACA sounds off in EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme debate

The European Parliament Environment Committee voted in favor of the European Commission proposal to include within the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) the portion of international flights in EU airspace, until the International Civil Aviation Organization develops the mechanisms for a global market-based measure (MBM). Despite The International Air Cargo Association’s efforts and those of many […]
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