WFS doubles Boston-Logan cargo handling operation

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) secured three new customers via contracts beginning in September and October and secured a new building at Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS) last month, more than doubling its cargo handling capacity at the airport, WFS announced. During 2016, WFS said it handled more than 24,000 tonnes of cargo. Its new […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2017

Swiss WorldCargo’s Perez gives inside scoop on what shippers want

A few months ago, Andres Perez worked at Estée Lauder, a vertically integrated company where demand for goods could be accommodated by adding a few more shifts and simply producing more. But now that he’s the new head of business development and customer experience at Swiss WorldCargo, Perez is working with defined volumes in a […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 24, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Special Delivery

Added to the list of questions in this year’s ACE Survey was one about how well the carriers and airports performed while handling “specialty cargo” – perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oddly shaped cargo, etc. This was included because of the growth in interest in niche categories of air cargo in recent years. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017

Lufthansa-owned time:matters digitalizes its courier service

Time:matters, the Lufthansa-owned urgent transport service, has shaved off even more time by digitizing its On-Board Courier service. Customers and couriers can now input their shipment details and receive a complete quote in less than a minute. The company plans to have certified couriers at the 300 “most important business centers worldwide by mid-2017.” Time:matters […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 23, 2017

Asia-Europe cargo alliances appearing around every corner

Carrier alliances are rapidly becoming the way for forwarders in Asia to move their airfreight to overseas destinations. Following All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) alignment with Lufthansa, the Japanese carrier is about to embark on a second joint venture, this one across the Pacific with United Airlines. Germany- based Lufthansa, meanwhile, has set the wheels in […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • July 6, 2016

LHC’s Paderborn facility to enhance road-feeder connectivity

Starting June 15, a new Lufthansa Cargo facility at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport will begin consolidating air cargo in Eastern Westphalia for road transport to the airline’s global hub at Frankfurt Airport, a 275 kilometer drive to the south. The facility will amalgamate standard freight, express freight and hazardous materials consignments before transporting them in regularly scheduled […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016

Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific: A partnership of giants

Two of the world’s top three international cargo carriers have joined forces. Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific rank second and third, respectively, among all airlines in international cargo traffic, trailing only Emirates. So their formation of a joint network to connect Hong Kong to Europe, as announced today, is an interesting move. See details from our sister publication, Cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • May 12, 2016

WCS 2016: Lufthansa CEO calls on governments to improve air cargo

BERLIN — Air cargo has an image problem. That was the central message from Peter Gerber, the CEO of Lufthansa Cargo. In cargo transport, a small percentage of overall volume is carried by air, but that cargo is also a high percentage of value of all cargo transported. During remarks yesterday at the 2016 World Cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 15, 2016

Lufthansa spreads its wings

One would think that Lufthansa Cargo is preparing to conquer the world with all of the new routes and destinations the carrier is adding when its summer schedule kicks in March 27. For starters, a weekly freighter service to Moscow will be added. An MD-11F has already been flying every Monday from Frankfurt to Moscow’s […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 12, 2016

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

ANA Cargo is not the company it once was. That’s because in October 2013, ANA Cargo became ANA Cargo Inc., a stand-alone company, wholly owned by ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of All Nippon Airways. This subtle change in corporate governance is important. It has precipitated significant alterations at ANA Cargo, some of which are […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 9, 2016

Lufthansa to use drones, but not for cargo

It’s no surprise anymore when another carrier or logistics firm decides to experiment with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones. DHL and Swiss WorldCargo are both preparing to test quad-copters with an actual payload in the next couple of months. Now, Lufthansa, is teaming up with China’s DJI Technology, the world’s largest consumer […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 28, 2016

Airberlin calls Etihad decision anti-competitive

Airberlin has joined Etihad Airways in calling for the appeal of a German court ruling made last week, effectively denying Etihad and airberlin the right to continue 31 winter 2015/16 code-shared routes that the two airlines currently operate. Stefan Pichler, CEO of airberlin, said the only entity that benefits from the court ruling is its […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 4, 2016
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