Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 30, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

Panalpina adds Querétaro to its U.S.-Mexico network

Today, Swiss-based carrier Panalpina added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) to its United States-Mexico network, which it calls the “speedy loop,” connecting Mexico City and Guadalajara with the airline’s airfreight gateway in Huntsville, Alabama. Querétaro, located in Mexico’s Bajio region, hosts large-scale automotive, aerospace and production operations. The carrier said the new route represents the first […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018

SEKO Logistics makes major push into Mexico logistics market

SEKO Logistics opened the first of 20 warehouses that it plans to open across Mexico in a bid to capture a share of the country’s automotive, retail and aerospace business. The Itasca, Illinois-based logistics company called the development a “watershed moment” that spoke to its international aspirations. The first 10,000-square-meter warehouse opened its doors yesterday, […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 8, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018

FedEx advocates for NAFTA reform to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

With representatives from Mexico, Canada, and the United States currently meeting in Montreal for the sixth round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reforms, major differences remain, and the March deadline is approaching fast. With its sprawling transnational network predicated on free trade, FedEx is following the developments closely, especially regarding […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 26, 2018

Phoenix airport creates ‘SkyBridge Arizona’ hub for U.S., Mexico customs

In a bid to better facilitate cross-border e-commerce, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced plans to create “SkyBridge Arizona” to house customs operations for the United States and Mexico at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA). The formation of SkyBridge Arizona includes historic agreements between U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mexico’s Administracion General de Aduanas and AZA, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 8, 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

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 16, 2017

G Force GSA Mexico to assume American Airlines Cargo sales in country

American Airlines Cargo has selected G Force GSA Mexico as its new General Sales Agent (GSA) in Mexico. The new partnership will expand AA Cargo’s reach to five new locations across Mexico. The partnership goes into effect on July 1, 2017. In addi... Please login to your Air Cargo World account to continue reading. Not […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2017

Proposed Delta-Aeromexico antitrust immunity faces opposition

Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico can set prices and coordinate schedules for flights between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively ruled last Friday, but the ruling comes with caveats and faces challenges from other U.S. carriers. The proposal grants the airlines partial immunity from U.S. antitrust law. In addition, the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2016

Fruitful connections: How avocados can shape airport strategy

Smack in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, at the crossroads of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road, lies an unassuming store fronting a large sign that reads, “Avocado Lady.” Curious visitors to Shanghai are often intrigued by the shop’s name, and venture inside to see if there is, indeed, a lady offering avocados for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 8, 2016

Yusen building up in Mexico to support auto industry

Earlier this month, Japan-based Yusen Logistics opened its own import operation in Jakarta. Now the 3PL has announced the start of construction of a logistics center near Celaya, Mexico, in order to support the automotive industry. Ground was broken March 11, with Kunihiko Miyoshi, chief regional officer of Yusen Logistics’ Americas Region, in attendance. “The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 22, 2016

TPP signing by all 12 countries, a formality

Last week in Auckland, representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world’s largest trade deal. The 12 nations include the United States and Japan, the world’s largest and third-largest economies, which together account for approximatey 40 percent of the global economy according to The Economist. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 8, 2016
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