Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]

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

Freightos, Lufthansa Cargo collaborate on instant ‘e-booking’ of air cargo

In an effort to hasten the digitalization of the airfreight industry, online cargo marketplace Freightos has teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to create a new online portal through which forwarders can compare rates and book air cargo space nearly instantly. By combining Freightos WebCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s application programming interface (API) services, enabling forwarders to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 23, 2018

K+N to manage supply chain for Malaysian oil-and-gas company Petronas

In a move that could have long-term air cargo repercussions, Switzerland-based forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has signed a three-year contract with Malaysia’s government-owned oil-and-gas organization Petronas to manage its supply chain from end-to-end. Under the deal, K+N will handle such duties as freight forwarding services, logistics management and warehouse operations. The partnership will utilize K+N’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018

ABC adds Ho Chi Minh City to international network

AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary of Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group, has launched a new 747-freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City. The move connects Vietnam to ABC’s international network – guaranteeing “48-hour delivery times, including ground handling,” to anywhere ABC flies out of its Moscow hub. In June, Air Cargo World spoke with ABC operations […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018

Brazil’s Rio Galeão Airport sees major growth in first half of 2018

Brazilian hub Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG) has reported a 41 percent increase in its cargo handle to 46,500 tonnes for the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year, as economies in Latin America begin to show signs of resuscitating following a long period of economic slump. The total weight […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018

NCA slapped with ‘Business Improvement Order’ as limited flights continue

A month after the Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) halted all flight operations due to problems with its aircraft maintenance records, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) issued a “Business Improvement Order” for violating safety procedures under the Civil Aeronautics Law of Japan. When the violations first came to light in mid-June, NCA […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 20, 2018

U-Freight endorses WCO framework as trade war heats up

As international trade policy tensions continue to swell, Hong Kong-based logistics firm U-Freight Group has advocated for use of the World Customs Organization’s (WCO’s) newest publication – today releasing a statement that advocates the merits of the framework, which were created to help customs and other government agencies navigate challenges with cross-border e-commerce activity. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Silk Way West to share capacity with JAL Cargo

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West and Japan Airlines subsidiary JAL Cargo have released news of a new cooperation to allow JAL Cargo’s use of Silk Way West’s airfreight capacity on flights between Azerbaijan and Japan. Silk Way West said it plans to bump the frequency of its Baku-Komatsu route it from three to four weekly operations, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Delta, WestJet enter JV agreement

Delta Airlines and Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet have signed an agreement “to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement” to expand their existing codeshare partnership, a memorandum of understanding signed back in December 2017. A statement from the companies says the agreement will “provide substantial reach into Canada and the U.S.” The cross-border services will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

K+N releases positive 2018 figures in first-half statement

Today, Switzerland-based forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its first-half results for 2018, reporting an airfreight volume increase of 18 percent over 1H17 to 863,000 tonnes. Operating profit (EBIT) in the Airfreight segment increased 20 percent in the half to US$182 million. Looking at the quarterly level, tonnage volume for Q1 increased by 21 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

CHAMP adds LOT Cargo to its client list

Today, Poland-based airline LOT Cargo said it has chosen Luxembourg-based IT company CHAMP to implement its air cargo management software into LOT’s operations. The carrier will utilize the quote transaction platform and artificial-intelligence-based data analytics module of the suite. LOT connects major European cities to hubs in the United States and Canada, and plans to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

Uber partners with Cargo startup for last-mile service

Uber, the rideshare car service that launched a thousand app-based imitators, has made a move to establish a toehold in the last-mile freight market by partnering with a Bay Area startup called Cargo, which enables passengers to order small packages while in transit to their destinations. While there are no specific airfreight applications for the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 19, 2018

Southwest Airlines launches international cargo services with HOU-MEX route

U.S.-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has launched its Houston-Mexico City route – marking the debut of the carrier’s international shipping program – with the intention to add Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas to its network later this summer. The airline is starting with four roundtrips per day between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

Volga-Dnepr, CLA bolster presence at Liège

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based subsidiary CargoLogicAir signed a memorandum of understanding with Liège Airport (LGG) to bolster their presence in Europe by developing a regional cargo hub at Liège. The deal will also mean Liège Airport will provide the carriers with ground handling, warehousing and office areas at the hub. This follows yesterday’s announcement […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 18, 2018
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