Update: Lakeland Airport prepares for bids on facilities in Amazon lease agreement

This week, the city government of Lakeland, Florida, announced via Twitter that it is moving forward in its plans to rehabilitate an air cargo facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) as part of its major lease agreement with Amazon. In the twitter statement, the government said that the runway rehabilitation project will be ready to open for bids by August.  City officials approved Amazon’s proposal to invest $100 million […]

UPS suspends ‘My Choice’ re-delivery fees for Hurricane Irma evacuees

With Hurricane Irma evacuees from Florida dispersed across the Southeastern United States and beyond, UPS has suspended its re-delivery fees for its My Choice customers, so that displaced residents can redirect their deliveries to their temporary address, free of charge. By suspending its fees, UPS joins other companies such as Jet Blue and Airbnb.com that […]

Miami International to roll out ocean-to-air pilot program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared the way for Miami International Airport to receive perishable freight imports by sea and load it aboard international flights – making it the first airport in Florida to handle ocean-to-air trans-shipment. The airport announced that the shipments should start by the end of 2016. Customized Brokers, a […]

Bahamas startup carrier enters Caribbean cargo market

A startup cargo carrier in based out of the Bahamas is looking to “take back some of the flights from foreign carriers,” according to its president, Captain Christopher King. After obtaining approval to operate flights to the United States, Junkanoo Air now caters to freight forwarders, pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and medical labs, transporting time-sensitive equipment […]

Viaduct provides direct access to MIA cargo area

A US$63 million viaduct opened yesterday on Monday allowing approximately 5,000 cargo trucks per day to travel directly to and from Miami International Airport’s (MIA) West Cargo Area to avoid local traffic congestion. The new viaduct provides a continuous link for cargo traffic traveling to and from MIA above street lights and local traffic on […]

UPS to deploy hybrid trucks in U.S.

UPS has purchased 125 new-technology hybrid-electric delivery trucks, which will offer significantly reduced fuel consumption – up to four times the fuel economy of a gas-powered vehicle and a 10 to 15 percent improvement over previous hybrid designs. The new trucks are scheduled to be deployed in the U.S. states of Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Mississippi, […]

Sun shines for Florida freight

Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Aviation Department.   Miami routinely garners the most attention when it comes to airfreight in Florida. But the often-overlooked fact is that 11 percent of the U.S.’s air cargo travels through Florida – and not just Miami International Airport – says Tony Carvajal, executive vice president for the Florida Chamber Foundation. […]
  • January 31, 2014

MIA sets new record for cargo

Miami International Airport set a new all-time record for cargo with 2.1 million tonnes of goods moving through the airport in 2013. Cargo volume at MIA grew by a modest 0.6 percent in 2013. The airport is still the U.S.’s No. 1 airport for international freight. “MIA continues to be the economic leader for our community, […]
  • January 24, 2014

Flowers’ fantastic voyage

It starts in a country like Colombia at a farm like Flores de Tenjo. The sweet smell of 120 acres of flowers permeates the air. Workers scurry around the farm, tending to, cutting and transporting row after row of flower buds in greenhouse after greenhouse. Flores de Tenjo grows 50 varieties of flowers, 10 of […]
  • June 3, 2013