What shippers really want: Airfreight’s true customers speak out

Airport codes BCN and BQN are strikingly similar at first glance. But to a Spanish pharmaceutical manufacturer in Barcelona, located thousands of miles from a misdirected shipment of temperature-sensitive components languishing in a warehouse in Puerto Rico, that one letter represents millions of dollars per day. This scenario, and others like it, are all still […]

e-AWB penetration rate dips as shippers call for more digitization

While the newly formed Shippers’ Advisory Committee, created last year by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), today released a position paper calling for greater transparency and digitization of the global supply chain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that the penetration rate for its electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative dipped from 49.2 […]

Norwegian adds Jan de Rijk feeder service

Norwegian Cargo has signed an agreement with Dutch trucking firm Jan de Rijk Logistics to provide road-feeder services at more than 50 air hubs around Europe. Under the terms of the deal, Jan de Rijk will perform road-feeder services for Norwegian for airfreight arriving from the United States to London’s Gatwick Airport. The trucking firm […]

CFS panel stresses pharma standards, training, equipment

MIAMI – When handling perishable and pharmaceutical goods, the panelists at the Cargo Facts Symposium 2015 all agreed that the best investment they could make is in training its cool-chain handling crews. The panelists at the “Pharma and Perishables Focus” session also called for global standards for efficiency and transparency, as well as the use […]

CAL Group first to be all-around CEIV-Pharma certified

Tel-Aviv-based CAL Group recently became the first logistics group to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification for its airline, ground handling and road-feeder operations. The CEIV-Pharma certification applies to the group’s hub at Liege Airport, including facilities, equipment, operations and staff. CAL’s road-feeder services are through a partnership with […]

Jan de Rijk buys Omega for pharma business

As Jan de Rijk Logistics grows in the pharmaceutical sector, it has taken an interest in and acquired 100 percent control of Netherlands-based Omega Logistics. Omega is a niche player with a network that distributes temperature-controlled products to pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, as well as directly to patients. This acquisition strengthens Jan de […]

Yet another acquisition in logistics sector

European road feeder service, Jan de Rijk Logistics has acquired Omega Logistics, which specializes in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Omega has a private, temperature-controlled distribution network for transporting sensitive goods to pharmacies, hospitals, patients and other health care facilities. Omega’s director, Gerard van de Weert, said the entrepreneurial environment at Jan de Rijk fits […]

Cool School: Inside the CEIV-Pharma certification program

There is a saying, “You never truly know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” That’s the basic idea behind the International Air Transport Association’s ambitious Center of Excellence for Independent Validators program for the handling of pharmaceutical materials. The somewhat new “CEIV-Pharma” certification, as it is known, has been created to ensure […]

Virgin Atlantic, Jan de Rijk partner in Europe

An agreement between Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Jan de Rijk Logistics will enable the carrier to reach more than 50 airports in Europe using Jan de Rijk’s road feeder service. The three-year contract allows Virgin the ability to offer more destinations to its customers moving cargo on its flights into the United Kingdom from North […]

Where the runway meets the road

In July 2014, U.S.-based Amerijet International launched what seemed to be a pretty good idea. The all-cargo carrier set up air hubs in Reno and Columbus with the idea that a road feeder service could serve the relatively short distances to and from four cities in the western United States out of Reno, and five […]