Can STOP Act help reduce drug trafficking via USPS loophole?

Forwarders and carriers in the United States are already taking part in the air cargo advance screening (ACAS) program to help prevent explosives and illegal drug from entering the country via the cargo supply chain. But what is being done about narcotics being sent via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) which still handles the lion’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 10, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

JFK Airport secures deal for new 346,000-square-foot cargo facility

New York’s JFK International Airport is getting a cargo upgrade, as the New York Port Authority last month approved a lease deal with Aeroterm for a new 346,000-squre-foot cargo handling facility at JFK and upgrades to two taxiways, for an investment of US$132 million. The lease approves the development of the new cargo facility at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

Serbia, U.S. route ends 24-year hiatus

Air Serbia launched flights to the United States last week, marking the first time direct service has existed between the two countries since the Balkans wars in the 1990s. The A330-200 used on the new route is of interest to freight forwarders in Eastern Europe and North America, thanks to its ample belly capacity. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 27, 2016

Hoverboards seized at JFK for fire safety

Remember how hoverboards were such a popular gift this past Christmas, even though they were catching on fire? Now, Reuters has reported that nearly 1,400 of the two-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooters were seized at New York’s JFK Airport during the month of December 2015, because the devices were powered with counterfeit lithium-ion batteries that were […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 22, 2016

WFS lands first contract with Japan Airlines

Ground handling firm Worldwide Flight Services has won a contract at JFK International Airport to handle cargo for Japan Airlines’ twice-daily 777 and 787 services to Tokyo. WFS said it expects to handle more than 15,000 tonnes of airfreight each year for JAL. This is the first-ever contract WFS has earned with the carrier. The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 2, 2016