UTi opens hubs in Malaysia, Vietnam

U.S.-based freight forwarder UTi Worldwide established new multimodal hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City to consolidate shipments from for short-haul air and road-feeder services. From these new hubs, UTi is rolling out three new long-haul routes for cargo movements to European and American gateways. The reason for the new hubs, UTi said, […]

CEVA opens largest warehouse yet in Southeast Asia

Last week, CEVA Logistics expanded a warehouse outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making it the largest warehouse complex in its Southeast Asia logistics portfolio. The facility, Central Distribution Center 2, located 16 miles from the Malaysian capital, was constructed on the same site as CEVA’s Central Distribution Center 1 at Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam. The new […]

Worldwide unrest fuels cargo loss

Even before the events in Paris on Friday Nov. 13, unrest in several geographic areas of the world has contributed to major disruption in the supply chain. According to the most recent Security Risk Index from US-based supply-chain consultants BSI, the influx of refugees fleeing areas of conflict in the Middle East has caused disruption […]

Forwarders, logistics companies applaud TPP

All 12 countries involved in the five-year negotiation process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached a meeting of the minds on the free-trade agreement, as have some airfreight organizations, such as the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA), FedEx and UPS. The agreement will cover approximately 40 percent of the global marketplace and will accelerate the […]

ASEAN countries challenge the BRICS

For many decades, the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have taken a back seat to the five emerging economies known as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), as the economies in the latter group have skyrocketed to super-power status. In logistics, however, the ASEANs are striking back, according […]

Southeast Asian e-commerce: Leading the charge

Leading the charge While there are many Southeast Asian countries emerging as serious lo­gistics markets, Vietnam is at the tip of the spear. Forty years after American troops left the war-torn country to its Communist government, Vietnam has been reborn as one of the fastest-rising economic powers in the region, ironi­cally attracting another foreign “inva­sion” […]

Forwarders weigh in on MASkargo’s overhaul

Since April, forwarders in Malaysia have prepared for the long-rumored demise of their national carrier’s lift to Frankfurt. By mid-May, MASkargo, the freight arm of Malaysia Airlines, finally confirmed that it would scrap both its passenger flights and its thrice-weekly freighter flights to Frankfurt by the end of the month. Mahes Alangarasingam, head of airfreight, […]

IAG Cargo launches London-Kuala Lumpur route

With Malaysia experiencing strong economic growth and increased trade, IAG Cargo has begun a London-Heathrow-to-Kuala Lumpur frequency, beginning May 27. The route is being operated by a 777-200ER, which will provide 15 tonnes of capacity on each daily flight. Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow by 4.7 percent this year, and to accelerate to approximately […]

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freight industry. The magazine was acquired […]

IAG Cargo to launch London-Kuala Lumpur service in 2015

Starting next May, IAG Cargo will begin offering daily cargo services on the new British Airways passenger route operating between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to IAG Cargo, created by the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in 2011, the route will be operated by a British Airways 777-200ER, which […]
  • October 7, 2014

Giant pandas arrive in Kuala Lumpur

MASkargo, the air cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, transported a pair of giant pandas from China to Kuala Lumpur. FuWa and FengYi were onboard MASkargo’s A330-200 freighter. Flight MH 6462 made a special ferry flight to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport from Shanghai Pudong International Airport before heading to Kuala Lumpur International Airport with the pandas. […]
  • May 21, 2014
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