Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Giving back is the better part of valor

One aspect of the director job at Amazon Air that Sarah Rhoads said she enjoys the most is being able to use the wide-ranging logistics network to help out communities and those less fortunate than herself. For instance, in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Blown Away: Reconnecting broken supply chains

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck, killing more than 350 people. “People were scared, running in the street,” said Torge Koehnke, vice president for Latin America with DSV Air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2017

LATAM Cargo’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ delivers aid to Puerto Rico

LATAM Cargo transported more than 40 tonnes of disaster relief supplies from Miami to Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria more than a month after the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20. The humanitarian aid came aboard a 767 freighter through LATAM’s “Solidarity Plane” initiative, which […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico reopens after Hurricane Maria

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MOR) operation Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) redelivered its 100th heavy maintenance check for Spirit airlines, the launch customer for the facility. The 215,000-square-foot facility, located on the western end of the island, adjacent to the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN), was at the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2017

National Airlines relief flights to Aguadilla target Puerto Rico’s worst-hit regions

A National Airlines 747-400 freighter has been busy over the last few weeks, operating 13 flights, at discounted rates, transporting 2.7 million pounds of aid to Puerto Rico to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria. Three weeks after the hurricane passed over the island, conditions on the ground in Puerto Rico remain dire, leaving millions […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

JetBlue, Atlas Air partner for Puerto Rico hurricane aid

As the misery continues in the American territory of Puerto Rico following last month’s Hurricane Maria, the air cargo industry continues to send desperately needed. Over the weekend, JetBlue and Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) partnered to transport more than 110 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico to aid in the recovery efforts on the island, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

UPS resumes partial Puerto Rico operations, in face of extensive infrastructure damage

UPS service has resumed across 149 of Puerto Rico’s 176 zip codes, with the Atlanta-based integrator offering discounted rates from the U.S. to Puerto Rico and affected Caribbean destinations for select ground and deferred shipments. But with more extensive damage being reported daily, UPS is acknowledging that it faces massive hurdles redeploying its services to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2017

AA Cargo jumps into action to mitigate post-hurricane humanitarian disaster

The first American Airlines Cargo relief flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, touched down yesterday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), carrying volunteers and more than 10,000 pounds relief supplies. “We have many more planned for today through the weekend as part of our Operation #PuertoRicoStrong,” wrote AA Cargo’s president, Rick Elieson. In a […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

DP-DHL introduces Resilience360 tool to identify supply chain disruption risk

This year’s hurricane season has been devastating for the communities impacted by the series of storms so far in the Caribbean region, and disaster relief charities like Airlink and LIFT are providing shining examples of compassion in the midst of large losses. Even after the hurricane season finally ends, complete recovery will be a long […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 21, 2017