CEIV-Fresh standard launched in Hong Kong for perishables quality

SINGAPORE — First it was pharmaceuticals. Next came live animals. This morning the International Air Transport Association (IATA) added yet another time and temperature-sensitive cargo category to its wildly successful Center of Excellence for Independent Validators program: Perishable goods. The new industry certification — the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics, a.k.a. "CEIV-Fresh" — is designed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

WorldACD: Do modest November volumes indicate a 2019 slowdown?

One of the more reliable annual air cargo results in recent years has been a healthy rise in volumes for November, indicating the results of the busy shipping events surrounding “11.11” in China and “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” in the United States. But according to analysis released today by WorldACD, November has not performed quite as […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 31, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo launches transpacific flight from Macau to LA

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a twice-weekly trans-Pacific 777 freighter service from Macau, China (MFM) to Los Angeles (LAX), adding one hundred tonnes of cargo capacity per flight leg “just in time for the holiday season, when air freight demand is high, and the market is strong,” CEO Guillaume Halleux commented. Originating at the carrier’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018

China’s SF Express invests heavily in Flexport’s air cargo expansion

Flexport, the San Francisco-based online forwarder, has focused mostly on moving seafreight since it’s launch in 2013, but its portfolio may soon be expanding significantly into the air sector following last week’s announcement of a US$100 million investment in the company by China’s express carrier SF Express. Flexport told Air Cargo World that it would […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2018

Hactl’s November results reveal healthy market, even as growth rates slow down

Despite slowing year-over-year growth rates in monthly annual comparisons, demand for airfreight still appears to be extremely strong – at least it is at the world’s largest cargo hub. Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) reported that it had broken three records during the first week of November, indicating the industry’s position in the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 15, 2017

DHL expands Hong Kong hub as China market heats up

With last week’s 11/11 e-commerce holiday just the latest in a series of broken records for e-commerce volumes, companies are re-evaluating the scope of China’s market and positioning themselves for continued growth. Case in point: DHL Express announced a €335 million expansion of its Central Asia Hub (CAH) in Hong Kong, as the express shipper […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 14, 2017

75th Anniversary Snapshot: It’s déjà vu all over again in Hong Kong

The situation on the ground and in the air was becoming untenable. Tarmacs at the airport in Hong Kong were overcrowded. The capacity for both passengers and cargo were just a few years away from reaching design limits. The new air hub needed more infrastructure to access it, including high-speed rail and a new six-lane […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2017

Kerry rides global trade resurgence to high revenues, market expansion

A remarkable increase in turnover at Kerry Logistics, up 31 percent to US$1.75 billion in the first half of 2017, presents further evidence that global trade has overwhelmed protectionist sentiments that dominated headlines last year. “The world economy gradually stabilized, with cyclical recovery starting from Q2,” said William Ma, group managing director of Kerry Logistics. […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 31, 2017

As Hong Kong recovers, Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas logistics

A day after Hong Kong’s cargo operations were buffeted by Typhoon Hato, the southern coast of the United States is bracing for the landfall ofHurricane Harvey, with airfreight operations standing by to accommodate potential disruptions. The National Hurricane Center said it expects Harvey to become a Category 3 storm once it makes landfall on the […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 24, 2017

Kerry Logistics signs long-term contract with Maxim’s Caterers

Kerry Logistics announced that it has contracted with Hong Kong’s largest food and beverage caterer, Maxim’s Caterers, to manage logistics, including cold-chain transportation and storage, for Maxim’s Group’s more than 780 outlets in Hong Kong. Under the announced long-term contract, Kerry Logistics will manage Maxim’s Caterers’ new central distribution center, with multi-temperature storage, and provide […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2017

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 16, 2017

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

Americans waiting for mail from China may soon get it delivered by way of Australian logistics. This globe-spanning arrangement is part of a one-year deal worked out between Qantas Freight and the Australia Post-China Post joint venture, Sai Cheng Logistics International (Sai Cheng), to fly airmail out of China to the United States. The China […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 17, 2017

Cathay Pacific appoints new director of cargo

James Ginns will be taking over from Simon Large as Cathay Pacific’s director of cargo. Simon Large, Cathay’s the director of cargo, will be taking over as customer director on the passenger side of the business. Ginns is currently director of service delivery at Cathay Pacific. The transition is expected to take place on June […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 27, 2017
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