BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service from Europe to Ho Chi Minh

Turkish Cargo announced that it is adding freighter routes from Europe to Ho Chi Minh Airport (SNG) in Vietnam to its flight network. The new routes will be flown by the airline’s 777 freighters. Turkish has acquired three of the freighters since December 2017, and has at least two more on order with Boeing. Turkish […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 5, 2018

Air cargo market strength equals Expeditors’ weakness in 2Q17

Despite transporting near record volumes of both air and ocean freight during 2Q17, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., reported a 6.6 percent year-over-year drop in net income for the quarter, to U.S.$109 million on “unfavorable pricing.” Our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports: Expeditors faces challenging pricing environment in 2Q  
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 8, 2017

Volumes surge as net income drops in Expeditors’ 4Q16

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts takes a look at US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors  International of Washington, Inc’s 4Q16 results. Despite significantly higher air and ocean freight during 4Q16, compared to 4Q15, net income was down 3.4% y-o-y, to $111 million. For more, see: Expeditors handles record volumes in 4Q16, as margins take a hit
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 22, 2017

Indian government calls for single-window cargo communities

A report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India in late 2016 recommended that, “an electronic platform be put in place to digitize key stakeholder interactions,” in order to increase efficiency of processing shipments and to cut costs. In other words, the proposal system, termed the Air Cargo Community System (ACS), called […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2017

Air freight demand growth accelerates in September

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have now reported their September results, and with only one exception the reports show increasing demand (the only carrier whose September results were not better than its year-to-date results was China Southern). Based on these individual reports, we expect that when IATA publishes its summary of […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2016

Freightos goes global with online-marketplace pricing model

Freightos has expanded its online marketplace that the logistics technology company hopes will revolutionize the freight market. After launching the Freightos Marketplace in January 2016 in “closed beta” mode, providing fast freight price quotes for some of the world’s largest forwarders, the company has broadened its scope to allow small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 27, 2016

K+N’s Scharwath to take helm of recovering DHL Global Forwarding

Earlier this year, Deutsche Post DHL CEO Frank Appel vigorously defended the performance of its troubled Global Forwarding, Freight, division amid rumors that it might be sold at a fire-sale price. Today, Appel’s defense was solidified yet again with the announcement that Tim Scharwath, former   global head of air logistics at Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 18, 2016

dnata opens cargo facilities at UK airports

dnata announced the opening of three new facilities at Gatwick, Birmingham and Glasgow airports, expanding the company’s cargo capabilities to five of the UK’s key regional airports including Heathrow and Manchester. Development at the three additional regional airports complements the approaching opening of dnata City, Heathrow’s newest cargo hub. The cargo facilities at Birmingham, Gatwick […]
  • October 30, 2013
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