Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 10, 2019

United Cargo adds temperature-controlled SkyCell containers

U.S.-based United Cargo signed a lease with SkyCell, the temperature-controlled container manufacturer and lessor, earlier this week to enhance its TempControl pharmaceutical services. Demand for United Cargo’s TempControl services is “increasing rapidly,” President of United Cargo Jan Krems said in a press release, adding that  SkyCell containers will help the carrier offer “extremely precise, long-duration […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 21, 2019

United Cargo approves CSAFE’s RAP containers

United Cargo has approved the use of CSafe’s RAP containers for its fleet – another addition to its growing list of approved containers, which already includes CSafe’s RKN container and unaffiliated temperature-controlled container company ThermoSafe. The CSafe RAP uses a compressor-driven cooling and heating system to maintain user-defined payload temperatures in the -30°C to +54°C […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 9, 2018

Florence stalls in U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, causing greater local flooding

The 100-mile-per-hour winds have begun to subside as the Category 1 Hurricane Florence slowly crossed the North Carolina coast this afternoon, but the enormous rainfall the stalled system has dumped on the area remains the top logistics concern, as widespread coastal flooding (see map above) and a 10-foot-high storm surge have left at least 30,000 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 14, 2018

United Cargo leases cool-chain containers from ThermoSafe

Cool-chain container company ThermoSafe, subsidiary of Sonoco, has gained United Cargo’s business for the leasing of the “PharmaPort 360,” a temperature-controlled bulk shipping container designed for the movement of pharmaceutical products – enabling United Cargo’s clients to lease the containers directly from the airline. The smart containers hold a +5°C temperature setting for long periods, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 24, 2018

United, Lufthansa Cargo launch long-awaited joint venture

After nearly three years of negotiations, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo formally launched their air cargo joint venture (JV) last week, enabling both carriers to jointly manage sales and booking of standard and express shipments on routes between Europe and the United States. Effective May 3, the JV applies to selected routes from the U.S., […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 7, 2018

United Cargo, ANA westbound launch completes trans-Pacific joint venture

United Airlines Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have added westbound trans-Pacific routes to a cargo joint venture that the two carriers launched in 2016. The expanded terms now cover a multidirectional trans-Pacific cargo network. Under the now-completed JV, customers with shipments originating in the United States or Canada, bound for Japan, enjoy the same […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2018

Air logistics firms prepare for Houston recovery as floods continue

While the misery continues along the Texas/Louisiana coast as the lingering Tropical Storm Harvey continues dumping record-breaking rains on the already saturated region, carriers and logistics firms are planning how the Houston area can resume operations amid the growing catastrophe. In a short statement released this morning from Panalpina, the Swiss forwarding giant said its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 29, 2017

CNS 2016: What experiences are your customers having?

NASHVILLE — The score so far: Consistency and predictability are better than faster speed. Associations work well with each other, but there’s room for improvement. Electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) are worth the trouble it takes to switch over from paper. And forwarders are actually the segment that’s getting the most out of e-AWBs at the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 12, 2016

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

ANA Cargo is not the company it once was. That’s because in October 2013, ANA Cargo became ANA Cargo Inc., a stand-alone company, wholly owned by ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of All Nippon Airways. This subtle change in corporate governance is important. It has precipitated significant alterations at ANA Cargo, some of which are […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • February 9, 2016

Lufthansa, United form trans-Atlantic JV

Two months ago at the Freighters and Belly Cargo Conference in Abu Dhabi, Bernhard Kindelbacher, senior vice president for strategy, subsidiaries and business development at Lufthansa, said there would be an announcement of a new joint venture before the end of the year. Today’s news of Lufthansa Cargo and United Cargo expanding their current passenger […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 9, 2015

United Cargo to launch va-Q-tainer rentals

United Cargo will become the first North American carrier to make available the va-Q-tec temperature-controlled containers for shipping sensitive pharmaceuticals. The two companies signed a global rental agreement to begin a formal program launch in October. United Cargo’s TempControl customers will have five sizes of va-Q-tainers to choose from – half Euro, Eurox, USx, XLx […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 27, 2015

Can ANA-Lufthansa succeed where others failed?

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is pushing for broader global reach. On the heels of its joint-venture agreement with Lufthansa Cargo, the Japanese carrier has joined hands with United Airlines’ cargo division to form a partnership. While cargo joint ventures tend to look good on paper, they don’t always unfold as planned. But the ANA-Lufthansa jv […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 3, 2015

People to Watch in 2015

Paul Griffiths – CEO of Dubai Airports — Since 2007,Griffiths has managed the spectacular growth of Dubai International Airport, making it the fifth-largest freight hub in the world with an annual capacity of 2.4 million tonnes. Now, he is tasked with the transition of cargo and passenger traffic to the nearby Dubai World Center, the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 5, 2014
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