CAL Cargo adds flights to Houston

CAL Cargo Air Lines announced yesterday that it will be adding flights from Europe to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) starting in mid-July, in an effort to enhance shipments related to oil and gas. The airline found that the IAH market – which mainly focuses on oil and gas – aligns with its group […]

Three feared dead in Amazon Air 767F crash near Houston

Three people are presumed dead today in the crash of 767-300F aircraft, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide on behalf of Amazon Air. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. local time near the town of Anahuac, Texas, outside Houston, as the freighter was making a final approach to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), en route […]

Volga-Dnepr Group opens operations base in Houston

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). As an expansion of the Group’s sales office, established in Houston in 2001, the base is intended to strengthen Volga-Dnepr’s appeal to its North and South American clients — particularly in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy and aerospace sectors. […]

One week left to donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with ELEVATE registration

Most of the airports have re-opened, and many airfreight companies, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL are resuming operations this week in Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. But for much of the region, devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey last week, the cleanup efforts are just beginning. As the massive infrastructure recovery […]

Panalpina re-opens in Houston after Harvey

Third-party logistics provider Panalpina resumed its Houston operations at 8 a.m. this morning in local time, after Tropical Storm Harvey caused massive flooding across the city. Panalpina’s Houston facilities escaped the flooding and currently have full power, the company said in an announcement. Panalpina’s employees in the region are accounted for, and the company announced […]

Airlink response to Harvey already under way

It has been four days since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm – the largest to make landfall in Texas since 1961. As rain continues to fall on the Houston metro area through southern Louisiana today, rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization Airlink is already working with the aviation community […]

Air logistics firms prepare for Houston recovery as floods continue

While the misery continues along the Texas/Louisiana coast as the lingering Tropical Storm Harvey continues dumping record-breaking rains on the already saturated region, carriers and logistics firms are planning how the Houston area can resume operations amid the growing catastrophe. In a short statement released this morning from Panalpina, the Swiss forwarding giant said its […]

Increasing connectivity into the Lone Star State

The anemic state of the oil and gas industry doesn’t seem to be deterring airfreight carriers from expanding service into Texas. Recent announcements this month from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo, and U.S.-based United Airlines Cargo promise an uptick in activity moving through Texas’ Houston gateway.  To start, on May 9, United Airlines announced a new code-share agreement […]

Help for the families of Volga-Dnepr terror victims

The Volga-Dnepr Group has committed itself to taking care of the costs associated with the Nov. 20 terrorist attack in Mali, and has set up a fund to help the families of the six employees who were murdered. Volga-Dnepr footed the bill to bring the bodies of the crewmembers back to Russia and also paid […]

IAG adds Cargo Connector services in U.S.

IAG Cargo’s Cargo Connector delivery service is now available in eight U.S. cities. The import delivery service takes freight off the aircraft and delivers it directly to the forwarder’s handling facilities. Initially Cargo Connector was offered as only an export collection service, but IAG has since  expanded to handle import delivery as well. The service […]

Air Charter Service opens Miami office

Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened an office in Miami, the fifth office the charter carrier now operates in North America. The other offices are located in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Toronto. Leading the office is Joel Fenn, who has been working in the company’s Hong Kong operation for the past two and […]

CHEP Aerospace receives dual certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, which provides ULD management and MRO services to airlines, has received certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the maintenance and repair of aviation equipment. Several airports in the United States and in Europe have been approved for CHEP stations including Dallas-Ft. Worth, […]

CEVA introduces home delivery in Houston

Sit back and relax, Houstonians, while CEVA Logistics brings your cargo to you. CEVA has opened a home delivery service center in Texas’ largest city, which will provide specialized services for customers who need heavy or bulky items delivered to consumers’ homes. The service is for goods such as televisions, furniture, appliances and similarly large […]

Energy exploration offers opportunities

With the world’s thirst for oil and gas running largely unabated, the exploration of these commodities continues to provide benefits for cargo carriers equipped to handle the often large and odd-sized equipment needed in far-flung locales. Much of that equipment is manufactured in the U.S., with Houston among the world’s largest – if not the […]
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