Flexport files complaint against Western Global, switches to Atlas Air for 747F ops

Air and ocean forwarder Flexport filed a complaint against Western Global Airlines (WGA) in a U.S. District Court in New York, alleging that “service failures” led to the carrier’s inability to meet the contractual obligations of a three-year operational leasing agreement the two parties signed last year. Under the deal, Western Global was to operate a 747-400BCF on behalf of Flexport through March 31, […]

Flexport’s expanded HKG-ORD air service to resume after Chinese New Year

After launching its weekly Private Air Service (PAS) from Hong Kong International (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) in early January, San Francisco-based digital forwarder Flexport is getting ready to resume its service after the Chinese Lunar New Year lull. The expected return to service will be Feb. 23, according to Neel Jones Shah, Flexport’s senior […]

Western Global teams up with Hactl for ground handling on L.A.-to-Hong Kong service

On Wednesday, Florida-based cargo carrier Western Global Airlines launched a new partnership with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), which will provide ground handling services for the carrier’s Los Angeles-to-Hong Kong route, in partnership with U.S.-based forwarder Flexport. “Working with Hong Kong’s leading freighter handler, Hactl, will help ensure that we can provide our […]

Western Global Airlines, Network Airline Management renew ACMI deal

All-cargo carrier Western Global Airlines (WGA) renewed its long-term ACMI contract with UK-based Network Airline Management (NAM) last week, operating WGA MD-11 freighters on Africa-to-Europe routes. The renewal keeps WGA freighters flying scheduled and charter flights on behalf of NAM, primarily between Europe and Africa, with operations based in Liege, Belgium. NAM said that the […]

Western Global granted rights to operate scheduled U.S.-China service

Despite opposition from Atlas Air, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted Western Global Airline rights to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any points in the U.S., via any intermediate points, to any point or points in China, and vice versa. Atlas Air had argued that Western Global’s proposed scheduled […]

Disaster relief in Haiti operates in challenging environment [VIDEO]

In response to last month’s devastating hurricane that ravaged the southern coast of Haiti, a consortium of logistics-based relief groups have partnered with their respective industries to implement a complete delivery chain, including last-mile solutions to remote and inaccessible disaster zones such as Haiti’s Grand’Anse and Sud departments, where Hurricane Matthew struck hardest. Air Cargo […]

Body discovered in U.S. cargo jet bound for Africa

The grim discovery of a body in the landing gear of an MD-11 freighter, registered to Florida-based Western Global Airlines, was discovered over the weekend when the aircraft stopped in Harare, Zimbabwe, according to The Guardian and other British news sources. The deceased was believed to be a stowaway. The Herald, Zimbabwe’s state-run newspaper, said […]

Nordic Global closes shop

Nordic Global Airlines, a subsidiary of Finnair, will end operations at the end of the month due to depressed freight pricing, according to ch-aviation. The carrier’s fleet of four MD-11Fs is being transferred to Western Global Airlines, based in Sarasota, U.S. Finnair has leased freighter capacity from Nordic Global primarily for Asian cargo frequencies, but […]

Liège: An important hub in the fight against Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis in West Africa has subsided as a top story, there is still no cure and the fight goes on. Liège Airport in Belgium has played a significant role in providing humanitarian aid to affected countries. Since October of last year, 111 widebody aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian […]

Miami adds cargo carrier

Western Global Airlines recently launched a new cargo service from Miami to destinations in South America. The new carrier, which began operations in August, operates a fleet of MD-11Fs. Jim Neff, a familiar name in air cargo, is the founder of CEO of Western Global Airlines. Neff also was founder and CEO of Southern Air, […]