Etihad Cargo renews partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has renewed its partnership with road-feeder-services provider MICCO and will continue to rely on MICCO for road feeder services across that provide greater connectivity to its hub in Abu Dhabi, and neighboring countries. MICCO has operated Etihad’s own road services network – which spans across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, including Dubai, […]

Gebrüder Weiss completes its Georgia facility expansion

Austrian 3PL Gebrüder Weiss has completed the expansion of its logistics facility in Tbilisi, Georgia – an investment the company said bolsters its presence in the Caucasus region. The new addition provides an extra 2,300 square meters of handling capacity for the operation, as well as 7,800 square meters of paved open space and 300 […]

Peli BioThermal opens new drop-off point for Credo on Demand in Jeddah

Temperature-controlled packaging company Peli BioThermal has opened a new drop point for its “Credo on Demand” rental program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – largely to address demand for transportation of cool-chain and healthcare industry products in the Middle East. The company’s Uber-esque rental program offers clients the ability to rent its line of Credo on […]

Kerry Logistics launches new rail services to Caucasus region

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics continues to invest in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative that promotes trade between Europe and China by releasing plans to launch a new 18- to 20-day railway service. The 3PL also said it is planning an alternative 12- to 14-day trucking service that will connect China to the Caucasus region, […]

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 […]

Virgin Australia renews cargo deal with Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia through a new, long-term agreement that was renewed between the two airlines. Despite their similar names, the two carriers are distinct airlines. Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, is no longer among the top 20 shareholders in the […]

The Iranian Conundrum: How sanctions removal affects global logistics

The Parisian Azadi Hotel was recently the voted the most popular hotel in Iran. The award, which the hotel touts, was based on an “extensive poll” by the Islamic Parliament of Iran, which the hotel calls “one of the most authoritative institutions in Iran.” The hotel boasts views of the mountains ringing Tehran. It is […]

WorldACD sees ‘glimmers of hope’ for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, WorldACD said that, in spite of its weak performance in recent months, the air cargo market wasn’t all that bad this year, thanks in part to China and Hong Kong. Together they account for almost 30 percent of worldwide revenue – a very solid share of the market. November […]

IATA reports plateau in cargo growth for October

As was expected, given the preliminary monthly traffic reports by many major carriers, global air cargo volumes, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), were flat in October 2015, rising by just 0.5 percent, compared with the same month last year. Freight load factors in October also fell to the 44 percent range, a level not […]

Amsterdam-Schiphol remains steady in Q3

Tonnage handled at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport for the third quarter of 2015 was close to that of Q3 2014. The hub saw a total of 409,034 tonnes of cargo handled in Q3, only 0.08 percent lower than that of the same period last year. Asia and Europe were down 5 and 10 percent respectively, but that […]

Volga Dnepr transports sensitive satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines carried the Türksat 4B communications satellite  from Japan to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an An-124 freighter this month. Once in orbit, the satellite will improve communications in Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric manufactured the satellite in Japan for Turkish satellite operator Türksat AS. For shipment […]

DSV acquisition of UTi looks like a go for 2016

  If at first you don’t succeed… For the second time in the last 12 months, Danish logistics group, DSV, has made a bid to to acquire U.S.-based UTi Worldwide. This time, the offer was accepted, for US$1.35 billion, or $7.10 cash per each UTi share, representing a 50 percent premium relative to UTi’s closing […]

E-air waybill penetration creeps up – ever so slowly

Unless a huge shift occurs, it would appear by IATA’s latest numbers on electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) that the goal of 45 percent penetration by year’s end isn’t going to become a reality.  The good news is that, for the most part, the numbers have crept up every month by a slight margin. Overall, e-AWB […]

Dead stowaway found in cargo plane

Reuters has reported that the body of a dead stowaway was found in the landing gear of a cargo aircraft at Amsterdam-Schiphol on Saturday, Sept. 12. The flight had come from Africa, but border police did not give any more details due to an ongoing investigation. It is unknown if the stowaway was a refugee […]
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