Tigers doubles its Miami storage capacity

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers grows North American presence by nearly doubling its storage capacity in Miami to about 31,000 square feet in a move to a new facility. The investment will allow Tigers to both “grow our focus on the Latin American region, as well as expand our capabilities to service the growing e-commerce […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cross Pollination: Asian demand rises for Latin American trade

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: In early March, a loaded 747-400 freighter, operated by Atlas Air on behalf of forwarding firm Panalpina, pushed back from the gate in Hunstville, Alabama, and took off at sunset, full of ma­chine parts from the American Midwest. It was the inaugural flight of Panalpina’s twice-weekly “Brazil Wings” main-deck service from […]
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