Air France-KLM’s de Nooijer says perishables, e-commerce key to turnaround

Ever since Marcel de Nooijer was appointed executive vice president Air France-KLM Cargo at the end of 2016, he has focused on restoring the cargo division of the legacy carrier to its former glory after several years of less-than-stellar results. At the end of 2017, the carrier began to see some sustained improvement, with a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 4, 2018

Alibaba launches blockchain initiative to track food delivery

Despite the continued buzz around the potential for blockchain technology to enhance data security in the supply chain, the airfreight industry has seen a slow start to creating tangible application. But this week, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is putting its word into action by premiering its own blockchain-encrypted platform, the Food Trust Framework. Through the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 1, 2018

WCS 2018: An inside look at Southwest Cargo

DALLAS — As a last stop in Dallas following this week’s World Cargo Symposium, the Air Cargo World team received a tour of locally-based Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The carrier is scheduled to launch its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) on March 25, which will allow it to begin international cargo service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 16, 2018

Walmart launches US-wide bid for online grocery delivery market

Selecting the right cucumber is a nail-biter under the best of circumstances, and such circumstances don’t often exist, we now know through *extensive research. Most retailers simply mound up a few dozen of these unfortunate tubular gourds in open coolers, and then price them so low that anyone inclined towards salad grabs a few. “Why […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 14, 2018

Qatar Cargo wraps up bumper Chilean cherry season airlift

This latest growing season in Chile has come up all cherries for Qatar Airways Cargo. Between Nov. 13 and Dec. 19, 2017, the Doha-based carrier has transported 1,400 tonnes of cherries from South America to markets in Asia, where demand for the fruit is especially high. Qatar Airways Cargo said that the lift required fourteen […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2017

Virgin Australia daily Melbourne-Hong Kong route meets demand for cargo capacity

Virgin Australia will launch a daily Melbourne-to-Hong Kong service on Nov. 12 that the carrier says will accommodate growing demand for cargo capacity between Australia and China, driven by a combination of the peak season for perishables season, the growth of e-commerce and rising express freight business from Hong Kong. Virgin Atlantic’s regional sales manager, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentations and discussions by some of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 18, 2017

dnata acquires AirLogistix USA, enters US market

On May 10 2017, Dubai-based ground handler and cargo terminal operator, dnata announced it was making an entry into the U.S. market with the acquisition of two AirLogistix USA facilities in the Lone-Star State. In recent years, AirLogistix USA has invested heavily in dedicated perishables facilities to support the growing volumes of perishables moving by […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 11, 2017

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in the three weeks leading up to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 15, 2017

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

Canadian crustaceans beware. The new year celebration is not yet over, thanks in part to Yangtze River Express Airlines, the latest cargo carrier to add services to Halifax Airport to take advantage of the booming lobster export season, the airport announced. The first Yangtze River Express 747-400F will depart Halifax Stanfield on Saturday, Jan. 7, […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 6, 2017

Panalpina posts flat profits in post-oil market

Long-term low oil prices are forcing Panalpina to restructure and pivot towards other sectors in search of cargo, the 3PL said in its report on first-half results for 2016, which were mostly lackluster Panalpina announced a gross profit of US$745.8 million for the first half of 2016, which CEO Peter Ulber noted was relatively flat, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 21, 2016

Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

PACTL launches CEIV-certified Cool Center in Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) recently began regular operations at its new, CEIV-certified “Cool Center” on-site at Pudong International Airport. With the new temperature-controlled terminal operating under the best practices of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program for pharmaceuticals, PACTL offers complete inbound and outbound cargo handling […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 15, 2016

AirBridge experiences flower power in February

So far this year, everything has been coming up roses for Russia-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC), and February was no exception. The airline reported its cargo volume for the month increased by 15 percent, year-over-year, driven by growth in fresh flower shipments. The achievement was even more impressive, given the fact that February 2015 was an exceptionally […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 28, 2016
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