A new Teutonic order: how reimagination guides German innovations in air cargo

Did you know that the success of the Germanic Teutonic Order in the 13th and 14th centuries relied heavily on the innovative adoption and application of horses, crossbows, and brick and mortar? Beyond integrating horses and crossbows into their military combat strategies, which gave them an advantage over various populations, they also constructed brick and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 13, 2019

DB Schenker parent reports jump in net financial debt, capex for 1H19

Today, DB Schenker parent, Deutsche Bahn AG, released its preliminary figures for the first half of 2019 that showed a large increase in net financial debt and capital expenditures, and mixed results among its subsidiaries, DB Schenker and DB Cargo.  DB’s net financial debt rose to US$18.3 billion (€25.4 billion) as of June 30, 2019, up […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 25, 2019

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 27, 2019

Agenda set for Cargo Facts EMEA conference

Cargo Facts, a sister publication of Air Cargo World, has officially released the agenda for its first-annual Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 4-6 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt, in Germany. Building on the success of its long-running Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and co-hosted by Frankfurt Airport, Cargo Facts EMEA shifts […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 7, 2018

MNG Airlines expands freighter services between CGN, JFK

Today, Turkey-based MNG Airlines began the operation of its twice-weekly freighter service linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in Germany and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York. The new flight is an expansion of the carrier’s routes flown from CGN, which currently include flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) on behalf of Air France, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 7, 2018

Peli BioThermal launches hubs in Basel, Berlin

Pelican Products’ subsidiary, Peli BioThermal, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of temperature-control packaging, has expanded its Western European presence of service centers, network stations and drop points, with the opening of two service centers: one in Basel, Switzerland, and one in Berlin. The company opened up similar facilities in Frankfurt in August, and Tokyo last spring. It […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 10, 2018

Berlin 1948/49: The airlift to end all wars – and launch an industry

“Rugged,” said one airman of the rest of the crew involved in the largest air rescue operation in history. “Rugged as a sunovabitch.” These were the words relayed to American air cargo professionals in the seminal 1949 series of articles penned by Richard Malkin, the legendary original managing editor of Air Transportation magazine, which decades […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 11, 2018

Fraport to build Swissport warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South by 2020

Today, Fraport Group and Swissport signed an agreement for Fraport to develop a 16,900-square-meter, custom-built warehouse in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the global ground handling company. The project, Fraport said, has a budget that will run into the “double-digit” millions of euros. Senior vice president of real estate at Fraport AG, Christian […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

Militzer & Münch launches Germany-to-China LCL rail service

Switzerland-based international transport and logistics firm Militzer & Münch (M&M) is the latest firm to add rail capacity between Europe and China with the addition of groupage transports of less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments. The service began in March between Duisburg, Germany, and Wuhan, China, in Hubei province. Several other logistics providers added LCL rail service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 10, 2018

DHL to break ground on ‘8-figure’ freight facility near Hanover Airport

European road-freight service provider DHL Freight is making “an eight-figure investment” in a new 7,800-square-meter freight hub at the Hanover Airport Business Park in Langenhagen, Germany. DHL Freight expects its investment to translate into improvements in LTL (less-than-truckload) and FTL (full-truck-load) transport. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. The investment is part of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 13, 2017

Panalpina acquisition spree adds German cool chain company

Panalpina’s recent acquisition spree picked up pace this week with a second trophy added on Sept. 28, this time in Germany, where the Switzerland-based logistics company agreed to buy Germany-based Cool Chain Group (CCG), from its parent company, Rungis Express. With CCG added to the roster, Panalpina will gain an experienced team of employees and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

If air carriers and forwarders weren’t yet concerned about competition from Eurasian rail cargo connections, they may be after today, when DHL Global Forwarding opened a new “China Rail Competence Center” Germany to better coordinate door-to-door services to customers via rail and truck. Rail freight traffic between Germany and China has increased 10 times in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2017

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, covers cooperation on available capacity and […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 20, 2017

Every silver lining has a cloud at Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is the sixth airline to be awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceuticals, the carrier announced. Of course, every silver lining has its cloud, and in Lufthansa’s case, it comes in the form of impending layoffs early next year. According to IATA, Lufthansa’s Cool/td Active and Cool/td Passive […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 13, 2016
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