CSafe Global expands pharma transport capabilities with new O’Hare service center

A new service center, opened by CSafe Global at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), will allow the cold-chain packaging solutions company to enhance its support and service levels in the life-science transport business for temperature-sensitive shipments from the Midwestern United States. The new ORD facility has already started servicing CSafe’s RKN active- and passive-system containers, […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 22, 2017

New International Bonded Couriers facility targets cross-border e-commerce

International Bonded Couriers (IBC) announced the opening of its fourth Express Consignment Clearance Facility (ECCF) at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD), with the international logistics company saying that the expansion will streamline the duty-free import of e-commerce parcels and other time-sensitive shipments. IBC specializes in Section 321 shipments, the designation for goods clearing U.S. Customs and […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 22, 2017

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

5 most anticipated airport cargo capacity expansions

As demand continues to increase for air cargo and e-commerce, the world’s airports are preparing to expand where possible to handle the expected load. Here is a list of some of the most eagerly awaited airport projects that will help expand global airfreight capacity.   1) Chicago, U.S. — DHL’s Global Gateway Facility Just last […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 31, 2017

DHL adds global gateway facility to O’Hare cargo development

DHL opened a 54,000 square-foot, US$10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) last week, adding to Chicago’s growing northeast cargo campus, which DHL said was on track to be “the largest cargo development built at a U.S. airport in more than a decade, when completed in the next few years.” The new […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

Chicago O’Hare adds cargo capacity as volumes surge

The 240,000-square-foot second phase of Chicago O’Hare’s US$220 million cargo development project came online last week, as a 15 percent year-over-year increase in year-to-date cargo volumes puts the Midwest airport on track to handle 1.8 million tonnes in 2017. The northeast cargo development is backed by a $160 million investment by Aeroterm and $62 million […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 21, 2017

Swissport Cargo USA opens warehouse at Chicago O’Hare

Swissport Cargo USA opened a new 138,000-square foot facility, located in the North Cargo Area of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The ground handler said that it’s facility’s automated material handling system was the “first of its kind in the region” that could accommodate over 120 10-ft ULDs at a time using pallet platforms and electric ULD […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 24, 2017

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

National Airlines and Navitrans USA announced plans to launch a weekly scheduled round-the-world freighter service utilizing a B747-400F, on June 1, 2017. The new route is a marathon of global freight hubs, touching down in O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Liège Airport (LGG), Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Narita International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 16, 2017

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more than 62 percent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 19, 2017

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

China Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to handle its cargo at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Taiwan-based carrier connects Taipei and Chicago with up to seven direct flights per-week, with combined inbound/outbound cargo volumes totaling around 56,000 tonnes per year. Overall, WFS handles more than 130,000 tonnes of cargo a year for China Airlines in […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

On the Rise: Top 40 cargo airports provide glimpses of future growth

Sometimes all it takes is a shift in strategy from a single carrier to make an impact on airport freight traffic. Qatar Airways Cargo, for instance, has been ramping up its airfreight routes for the last couple of years, seeking more high-value cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, and forming joint ventures with other airlines, such as […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2016

DHL opens new Chicago service center

DHL has expanded its operations in Chicago, opening a US$1.3 million service center facility to meet “heavy demand” for international e-commerce growth from local businesses in the state of Illinois. The new center, the company said, will handle a variety of shipments, including international small parcels, palletized shipments and container freight. At 38,000 square feet, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 29, 2016

Virgin Atlantic resumes daily Chicago service

Starting on Wednesday, Virgin Atlantic said it will re-introduce seasonal daily flights between Chicago and the U.K. to better serve the burgeoning Midwest market in the United States. The new service, using A330-300 aircraft, will connect Chicago O’Hare International Airport with London Heathrow and add 16 tonnes of belly capacity each day. The added service, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2016

Too tough to handle?

A pallet of unprotected cargo on an airport tarmac with an outside temperature of 21°C can quickly reach tempera­tures above 55° C. At that point, an egg can fry in about 20 minutes. Now just image if that pallet contained tempera­ture-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, or some other high-value perishable. Costs incurred by the top ten pharmaceutical […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 2, 2016
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