AA Cargo becomes first U.S. carrier to seek CEIV-Pharma cert

As the pharma market continues to heat up globally, American Airlines Cargo has become the first U.S.-based carrier to seek certification via IATA’s Center for Excellence and Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma). The carrier said it is applying for the CEIV status “in an effort to promote the hard work and investments made over […]

Viaduct provides direct access to MIA cargo area

A US$63 million viaduct opened yesterday on Monday allowing approximately 5,000 cargo trucks per day to travel directly to and from Miami International Airport’s (MIA) West Cargo Area to avoid local traffic congestion. The new viaduct provides a continuous link for cargo traffic traveling to and from MIA above street lights and local traffic on […]

Pharma Aero launched to improve cool-chain handling

An alliance officially launched today between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brussels Airport (BRU) establishes an international pharmaceutical air-hub alliance that will allow the two airports, and future members, to more effectively share strategy and expertise in the movement and handling of pharma products. The organization aims to build a network of airports dedicated to […]

First 737-800 enters conversion at AEI

Lessor GECAS ferried a 737-800, most recently operated by Corendon Airlines, to Miami International Airport, where Aeronautical Engineers, Inc., inducted it for conversion to freighter configuration. Redelivery is scheduled for mid-2017. For more details, please see David Harris’ story in our sister publication, Cargo Facts.

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

BERLIN — IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) program has been around since August 2013, but still remains a mystery to many in the industry. But that mystery is dissolving as the number of CEIV certified entities — a certification that the enterprise adheres to the highest standard of excellence for the handling […]

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass through Miami International Airport, where UPS […]

CAS sees cool-chain benefits from MIA expansion

Since Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) doubled the size of its cool-chain facilities at Miami International Airport (MIA) in 2014, CAS said it has already seen a return on its US$2.5 million investment, with throughput climbing to 70,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2015 – a 400 percent increase on its volumes before the […]

LATAM cargo limps through November

LATAM’s cargo traffic remained weak in November, in particular due to the continued poor performance of Brazil’s domestic and international markets. Brazil’s GDP barely grew in 2014, and it shrank by 4.5 percent in the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period 2014, per The Economist. It is expected to shrink by […]

Miami joins CEIV-Pharma community

Until now, Brussels Airport has carried the torch as the only airport hosting an entire cargo community that has been certified under IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV Pharma) program. But that is about to change. At Air Cargo Americas in Miami in early November, IATA announced that Miami International […]

Miami becomes second pharma hub to form CEIV community

At Air Cargo Americas this week, IATA made the announcement that Miami International Airport (MIA) has become the first airport in the United States and the second in the world to  be named a pharmaceuticals hub under the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma) program. The only other airport to achieve […]

In Control: Mixed results for airports in 2015

Mixed results in 2015 Moving into 2015, ACI said that, although the rate of growth in airfreight demand has slowed, volume still grew by 3.4 percent for the first half of 2015. However, in its mid-year assessment, ACI said the industry appears set for relatively low growth in the second half of 2015, compared to […]

Crosstown Traffic: Finding room at the most congested airports

  During the U.S. West Coast port crisis early this year, shippers desperate to serve their clients had to turn to airfreight to get their goods to their appointed destinations on time. Many U.S. airports were overwhelmed with cargo, causing mass confusion. At Chicago O’Hare, truckers reported waiting four to nine hours to get to […]

The Handoff: What ground handlers are doing to speed up the process

Chicago O’Hare has always been a tough airport to navigate for the hundreds of tractor-trailers arriving and departing everyday with loads of air cargo. But, so far, the tightest squeeze – literally – in recent memory might be in 2015. With a construction project under way to improve road access surrounding the crowded facilities around […]

IAG Cargo gives four white rhinos a new home

IAG Cargo transported four white rhinos from Johannesburg to Miami as part of a conservation project designed to support the species’ survival. The rhinos were transported from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Miami International Airport via London Heathrow. They were moved from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park, and will settle into their new […]
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