Logistics community rallies to send relief to cyclone survivors in SE Africa

The logistics community is rallying to respond to the devastation in southeast Africa, where the residents have been reeling from the impact of Cyclone Idai, which struck the Mozambique coast on March 14 and moved west to Zimbabwe and Malawi in the following days. The official death toll of 500 people is expected to rise […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2019

DHL Global Forwarding to open humanitarian logistics hub in Dubai [VIDEO]

DHL Global Forwarding is creating a new center focused specifically on logistics for humanitarian crises around the world. The Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics is to be located in Dubai, strategically positioned between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. The facility is also in relative proximity to the already existing International Humanitarian City – a major […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 6, 2019

WCS 2016: Saving lives with the help of Matternet cargo drones

BERLIN – On the final day of the World Cargo Symposium, the future of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the industry was a hot topic, especially following a morning presentation by Matternet, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of drones that are currently being uded to deliver life-saving drugs to remote field clinics in Malawi. In the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 18, 2016

Dropping in for the holidays in the South Pacific

As we prepare for our annual holiday break, here’s a little heartwarming story about a Christmas tradition among U.S. Air Force crews stationed in Micronesia: Operation Christmas Drop, the longest running humanitarian airlift operation in the world. Since 1952, these crews, operating out of Guam, Japan and other U.S. bases, have been delivering much needed […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 24, 2015