Nippon Cargo Airlines signs on as first Asian carrier to 

Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has joined digital airfreight booking platform According to, NCA is the first Asian carrier to join the platform.  Freight forwarders will soon be able to book NCA’s maindeck capacities on the platform 24/7 with instant confirmation. The current platform includes the newly developed “one.connect” technology layer, which will allow NCA to […]

United Cargo, Freightos team up on booking portal 

Today, United Cargo announced that it will be working with WebCargo by Freightos, a freight sales digitization platform, to develop an online booking portal.  The portal – which will support customers’ ability to book online, view prices, and see real-time updates on United’s cargo network – will be the first in a series of digital upgrades that the carrier plans to implement. Further details are yet to be announced.  Digitization has been a […]

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,, 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 […]

Finnair Cargo unveils ‘Cargo Eye’ monitoring tool

Finnair Cargo has introduced its new monitoring tool for airfreight, called “Cargo Eye,” which as an internet of things (IoT) product that offers real-time tracking and monitoring services. The Finnish airline unveiled the product as part of its larger cargo management platform at yesterday’s Slush start-up conference in Helsinki. Cargo Eye integrates multiple data sources, […]

HUB logistics to automate €80-million Finnair Cargo terminal [VIDEO]

Finnair has chosen HUB logistics to automate its new €80-million COOL Nordic Cargo facility at Helsinki Airport. The 37,000-square-meter warehouse opens May 2017, with HUB logistics Finland spending the remaining eight months ensuring a smooth transition and optimized usage of the automated terminal. The agreement also signals the end of Finnair’s partnership with the current […]

IAG Cargo focuses on new year

Referencing 2015’s challenging market conditions, IAG Cargo reported just over €1 billion in cargo revenue for 2015, which was up 3.2 percent year-over-year. Yield was down 4 percent compared to 2014 while capacity was up 3 percent. “The airfreight industry experienced another challenging year with capacity exceeding demand,” said Willie Walsh, IAG’s CEO. “IAG Cargo […]

Finnair sells facilities at Helsinki airport

Finnair has sold its present cargo terminal to Helsinki Airport operator Finavia to make way for Finnair’s new US$85 million Cool Nordic Cargo (CNC) facility, scheduled to open in 2017. The sale also includes Finnair’s stake in an office building that was jointly owned by Finnair and Finavia. The new 31,000-square-meter facility is expected to […]

Crosstown Traffic: Finding room at the most congested airports

  During the U.S. West Coast port crisis early this year, shippers desperate to serve their clients had to turn to airfreight to get their goods to their appointed destinations on time. Many U.S. airports were overwhelmed with cargo, causing mass confusion. At Chicago O’Hare, truckers reported waiting four to nine hours to get to […]

IAG Cargo and Finnair share London-Helsinki run

Two airlines that famously gave up their maindeck fleets in recent years have just signed an agreement to share freighter service in Europe. In just over a year since IAG Cargo began a freighter-sharing arrangement with Qatar Airways, the British/Spanish cargo carrier has partnered with Finnair Cargo in a block-space agreement for frequencies between London’s […]

Finnair Cargo breaks ground on CNC

Finnair Cargo achieved two important milestones last week: The carrier laid the cornerstone of its new Cool Nordic Cargo (CNC) facility at Helsinki Airport and officially become the first airline to earn certification of its cool-chain operations via IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical program, a.k.a. CEIV-Pharma. The €80 million CNC facility, […]

Finnair, IAG Cargo form partnership

Finnair Cargo has agreed to participate in IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus program, through which members agree to interline cooperation on a commercially booked basis. The benefit for Finnair is to gain customers it has not previously engaged due to IAG’s strength in the Americas and Africa. IAG will gain access to strategic destinations in the […]

Finnair to end long-haul freighter operations

In anticipation of the first shipment of 19 ordered A350-900s from Airbus next year, Finnair Cargo, the freight division of Helsinki-based Finnair, has decided to end the use of its long-haul freighter aircraft and rely entirely on the belly cargo space of its passenger fleet for airfreight. Currently, all-cargo carrier Nordic Global Airlines, which is 40-percent owned […]