Etihad Cargo launches third U.S. all-cargo route to Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) now has two all-cargo routes to the Middle East, following the launch of weekly 777-200F service via Etihad Cargo. The new scheduled freighter flights make a stop in Columbus, Ohio, before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes MIA Etihad Cargo’s third U.S. cargo route and its […]

MIA debuts web-based cargo flight tracker

Soon shippers, freight forwarders and anyone else with skin in the air cargo game will be able to view real-time flight information for airfreight moving through Miami International Airport (MIA), as the Miami-Dave Aviation Department launches its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker. The web-based tracker is the first of its kind from an airport based in […]

Cargo restrictions move north as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – After churning across most of the northern Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea over the last three days, Hurricane Irma has set a course for the low-lying U.S. state of Florida, packing 150-mile-per-hour winds and expected storm surges of 6 to 12 feet by this weekend (see National Hurricane Center […]

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a “cargo community” at an airport was little more than an attempt by the various cargo executives to know everyone’s names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. Today, all that has changed as more […]

TACA Peru launches MIA freighter flights

Freighter traffic is picking up at Miami International Airport (MIA), where Avianca Holdings subsidiary Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) will operate four A330-2F flights per week between MIA and five South American cities, the airport announced. TACA’s South American widebody freighter service from MIA will transport airfreight to Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires, […]

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growth to new freighter flights serving […]

The DFW Difference: How the Texas hub became a gateway to Latin America

John Ackerman was reviewing the freight numbers prior to an airport board meeting, but something about the numbers looked fishy. “The increase in cargo volumes was just too high,” recalled Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)’s executive vice president for global strategy and development. But after the number crunchers had revisited the data, they confirmed that […]

Pharma traffic surges at Miami

The 2016 value of international freight at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose eight percent to US$57.3 billion, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data. MIA accredited the rise to pharmaceutical freight, which rose 48 percent, year over year, to $4.4 billion. The South Florida airport has put in the work to make sure pharma shippers […]

DB Schenker Americas to consolidate regional headquarters in Miami

In a move to concentrate activity near its existing warehouse operations in South Florida, Germany-based logistics firm DB Schenker said it will move the regional headquarters of its Americas division to the Miami-Dade County area later this fall. The company said the move will bring Schenker’s management team closer to its already existing warehouse in […]

MIA ocean-to-air perishables program starts operation

Florida’s first-ever ocean-to-air perishables trans-shipment transferred through Miami International Airport (MIA) last week en route to the E.U. Ten tons of peas that arrived at Port Everglades on Jan. 30 from Guatemala were trucked to MIA and then flown to Amsterdam via Centurion Cargo on Feb. 2. Last October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

AeroUnion begins freighter service to Miami

As it continues an ambitious infrastructure upgrade, Miami International Airport (MIA) announced further growth in its freighter service with the addition of two weekly roundtrip flights on a triangular route between MIA, Mexico City and Mérida via AeroUnion. The service from the Mexico-based carrier, which departs every Tuesday and Friday, began on Dec. 2, making […]

NAC to begin Caribbean charter flights from MIA

With interest in pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods on the rise, U.S.-based freighter carrier Northern Air Cargo (NAC) – known mostly for serving icier climes in Alaska – said it will begin four-times-a-week charter service out of Miami International Airport (MIA) on Nov. 1 to several destinations around the Caribbean Islands. Two of the flights […]

Miami International to roll out ocean-to-air pilot program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared the way for Miami International Airport to receive perishable freight imports by sea and load it aboard international flights – making it the first airport in Florida to handle ocean-to-air trans-shipment. The airport announced that the shipments should start by the end of 2016. Customized Brokers, a […]

ELEVATE panelists discuss rising importance of innovation in logistics

Photo: Gort Productions MIAMI – Air Cargo World kicked off the inaugural session of its very first ELEVATE Airfreight Conference this week with a panel discussion titled “The Rise of Air Cargo Innovation.” Panelists agreed the industry is nearing an inflection point, and the flatness of the air cargo industry is finally starting to gain dimensionality. […]
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