Flights canceled for second day in a row at HKG, but minimal impact on freighters

HONG KONG – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) announced the suspension of all check-in processes at around 4:30 p.m. local time this afternoon after protesters occupied much of the passenger terminal, resulting in the cancellation of a large number of flights scheduled to depart in the evening. However, the scale of the cancellations was nowhere […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 13, 2019

FedEx Express acquires express division of Israel-based 3PL

This week, FedEx Express said it is procuring the international express business of Israel-based 3PL, Flying Cargo Group (FC), after almost 30 years of cooperation between the companies. Bert Nappier, president of FedEx Express Europe and CEO of Israel-based forwarding company TNT, said the acquisition will leverage the firms’ long-time relationship to offer customers “a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 16, 2019

Heeding the Call of Shippers: What 3PLs must know to survive the e-commerce revolution

A happy couple is about to move into their first house. All the furniture, clothes and kitchenware items have been sent to the new residence, but there is one crucial, final element still missing: The king-size brass bed that has been ordered through Macy’s and is set to arrive on Friday, just before move-in day. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2018

Freightos survey reveals shortcomings in global shipping industry

Are shippers reaching the breaking point in terms of logistics? Freightos, a software-as-a-service logistics provider, released survey results today, showing how much time shippers waste preparing shipments due to a lack of modern technology, which also results in late deliveries and high fees. According to the results, only 11.7 percent of large importers surveyed said […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 14, 2018

Automation must always come with a human touch

Technology’s imprint on our industry over the past 50 years has enabled profound automation advances that are likely to continue their march of progress over the decades to come. Whereas in the past we saw technology as a tool to accomplish a task, many now see automation as an end unto itself, but this may […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 7, 2017

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of Utah Psychology Department. With time, she […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

Teknowlogi launches AI decision-making platform for logistics industry

Logistics technology provider Teknowlogi launched its Logistics Expert System (LES), a logistics supply chain analytics platform, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) decision-making technology that has already been deployed in medical diagnosis and stock trading. The U.S.-based company’s LES is a software as a service (SaaS) that combines transportation management systems (TMS), mobile intelligence, integration intelligence, […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2017

CNS: Viva la tech revolution, for those who survive the disruption

ORLANDO — “We are not technical Neanderthals,” Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association reminded the panel titled, “A Shipper’s Perspective of the US Air Cargo Industry and its Impact on their Value Chain” at this yesterday’s CNS Partnership conference session. The supply chain is still struggling to negotiate the complexity of freight forwarding, while providing […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 3, 2017

What shippers really want: Airfreight’s true customers speak out

Airport codes BCN and BQN are strikingly similar at first glance. But to a Spanish pharmaceutical manufacturer in Barcelona, located thousands of miles from a misdirected shipment of temperature-sensitive components languishing in a warehouse in Puerto Rico, that one letter represents millions of dollars per day. This scenario, and others like it, are all still […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 1, 2017

Cargo Chat: Cloud-based Globatom to enhance, not disrupt, forwarding world

Cloud-based technology and online freight platforms are becoming a routine part of the airfreight and forwarding world – but not everyone is eager to get on board, as evidenced by a few traditional forwarders that have made little progress with online freight booking platforms. But as supply chains become more agile and near-sourcing becomes more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 9, 2017

e-AWB penetration rate dips as shippers call for more digitization

While the newly formed Shippers’ Advisory Committee, created last year by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), today released a position paper calling for greater transparency and digitization of the global supply chain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that the penetration rate for its electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative dipped from 49.2 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2017

Data-driven shipper-3PL relationships add value to supply chains

In the modern supply chain, where fluctuating capacity, increased shipper demands and hard-to-predict disruptions create a volatile decision-making environment, shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are increasingly using analytics to improve efficiency, according to the results of the “2017 Third-Party Logistics Study,” which was released this morning at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2016

TIACA creates new shippers’ advisory committee

Lars J.T. Droog, the head of EMEA Supply Chain with Tosoh Corp. will chair a new shipper’s advisory committee, created by TIACA. The group is tasked with reviewing all elements in the supply chain in order to make improvements in servicing shippers. “Lars has spent eight years as head of EMEA Supply Chain for Tosoh, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 8, 2016

Joost van Doesburg: A voice for shippers moves on

If you’ve been to an air cargo logistics conference in the last seven years and you heard a Dutch-accented voice from a tall, dapper gentleman asking probing questions about why the industry is so woefully behind regarding data transparency, then you’ve probably become acquainted with Joost van Doesburg (pictured), the airfreight policy advisor representing EVO […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 7, 2015
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