Cargologic, Swiss WorldCargo extend handling agreement for 7 years

The airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss WorldCargo, announced the extension of its relationship with Swiss airfreight handling specialist Cargologic for another seven years. Under the extended partnership, Swiss WorldCargo will continue to use Cargologic’s services at the carrier’s hub in Zurich (ZRH), where Cargologic will remain as the dedicated ground handler. The […]

Swiss WorldCargo to offer CSafe RAP containers

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is the latest carrier to offer CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers on their widebody aircraft, CSafe announced yesterday. According to the statement, Swiss WorldCargo flies to more than 100 global destinations, which “will open several new lanes for the CSafe RAP.” The carrier received its […]

Swiss WorldCargo expands international network

Swiss WorldCargo is beefing up its international flight network this winter with new services in Asia, South America and Africa. Launch-dates will be staggered throughout November. The carrier will add twice-weekly routes from Zurich to: Ho chi Minh City, to launch on Nov. 15. Buenos Aires, to launch Nov. 7. Colombo, to launch Nov. 3. […]

Swiss WorldCargo obtains CEIV-Pharma certification

Zurich-based carrier Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Airlines, has gained its CEIV-Pharma certification this week, assuring that all segments of its supply chain network, operating in more than 84 countries, meet the strict temperature-control standards set by IATA. The carrier, while small, has carved out a niche in the sector of […]

WCS 2018: IATA launches digital tools for dangerous goods declarations

DALLAS – It was a busy conference for dangerous goods (DG) last week at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium. In an effort to encourage electronic management DG handling and improve safety, IATA introduced both its Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck) platform and its e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. DG AutoCheck stands as a bridge between the […]

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 […]

Swiss WorldCargo’s Perez gives inside scoop on what shippers want

A few months ago, Andres Perez worked at Estée Lauder, a vertically integrated company where demand for goods could be accommodated by adding a few more shifts and simply producing more. But now that he’s the new head of business development and customer experience at Swiss WorldCargo, Perez is working with defined volumes in a […]

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic, SATS launch quality corridor

Swiss WorldCargo, Cargologic and SATS have established a secure temperature-controlled, quality corridor between Singapore and Zurich, the consortium announced earlier this week. The three cargo-handling companies have synchronized their Singapore-Zurich facilities and procedures to deliver accurate, reliable shipments along all steps of the airfreight chain. The collaboration, according to a representative, will facilitate paperless cargo […]

Swiss WorldCargo inks Va-Q-tec container agreement

Swiss WorldCargo recently signed a partnership agreement with container manufacturer Va-Q-tec to provide passive temperature-controlled ULDs for the transport of pharmaceuticals and other sensitive goods. The signing ceremony was held at the Zurich offices of Swiss WorldCargo’s parent company, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. “Va-Q-tec has been requested by pharma customers to establish a partnership […]

Swiss WorldCargo steps up e-AWB process

Swiss WorldCargo is offering a single-process electronic air waybill (e-AWB) system that will allow forwarders to tender all shipments to an airline without a paper AWB, even on trade lanes for which a paper AWB is required. The company said the new process will accelerate the adoption of the e-AWB throughout its network. Presently Swiss […]

Drones: Rise of the machines

 As it flew through the air, the buzzing drone looked more like a gigantic insect, hang­ing in the summer breeze, than the future of airfreight. It made a beeline for its appointed destination, and then suddenly halted, hovering over a designated spot. A tether slowly extended, lowering the craft’s vital cargo – 24 medical pack­ages […]

Lufthansa, Swiss go (almost) all-in with new pricing

As forwarders continue to clamor for more simplified and transparent “all-in” cargo price structures, Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo have come up with an unusual answer to the volatility of external cost factors that are out of their control. Effective Oct. 25, both airlines will switch to a new pricing model, consisting of a net […]

Swiss WorldCargo names Bhat to succeed Evans

More than six months after Oliver Evans announced that he will step down from his role as head of cargo at Swiss WorldCargo, the company has named its current head of global area management, Ashwin Bhat, to step in as Evans’ successor. As of Oct. 1, Bhat will assume the duties of head of cargo, […]
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