Pilot Freight implements Amber Road’s On-Demand Export service

To help assess whether shippers have been cleared by security officials to conduct international trade, transportation and logistics firm Pilot Freight Services has signed on with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand service, which automatically determined whether a shipper has been cleared by the restricted party screening (RPS) process. Amber Road, a provider of global trade management […]

Volga-Dnepr to exit An-124 NATO charter agreement

In another sign of rising tensions between Russia and the West, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group is withdrawing from the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) agreement, under which Volga-Dnepr and Ukraine’s Antonov Group provide charter service for certain NATO and European Union countries aboard An-124 aircraft. Under the SALIS charter agreement, Volga-Dnepr and Antonov have provided six […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 18, 2018

Etihad Cargo invests in German temperature-control containers

This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The move will boost the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s capability to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, expanding its “TempCheck” cool-chain initiative, which caters to clients dealing in pharmaceuticals. The containers will be in use on Etihad Cargo’s fleet […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 18, 2018

Dachser breaks its own record, revenue exceeding €6 billion

Today, German-based logistics company Dachser reported an increase in gross revenue of 7.2 percent to €6.12 billion – which marks the first time the company has achieved a revenue of over €6 billion. “Rising rates for air and seafreight, in particular, helped us achieve a significant increase in revenue,” said CEO Dachser SE Bernhard Simon. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2018

SEKO expands ‘white glove’ e-commerce delivery services

SEKO Logistics is expanding its special-care e-commerce delivery services – a.k.a. the “white glove” treatment – to include installation and setup of bulkier items that are traditionally bought in-store, such as furniture and fitness equipment, which consumers are now increasingly purchasing online. The services will also include the syncing of smart devices with the new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2018

U-Freight America expands West Coast presence

U-Freight America, the San Francisco arm of Chinese logistics company U-Freight, is opening an 80,000-square-foot facility in Industry, California – 20 miles east of Los Angeles – which will expand its capacity for its Asia-Pacific clients. Rick Keller, chief executive of U-Freight America, says the facility is in the “perfect location from which to offer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2018

Agility launches online forwarding platform for SME shippers

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics, a digitalization early-adopter in the logistics space, is introducing another major innovation in its logistics services with the launch of its online forwarding platform, called Shipa Freight. Shipa Freight is fully integrated with Agility’s logistics network and “allows users to complete a shipment completely online,” according to Shipa Freight CEO Toby Edwards. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 17, 2018

Thunderstorms cause delays at FedEx Memphis facilities

On Saturday, FedEx Express notified clients and shareholders of “substantial flight and sort disruptions” due to severe thunderstorms in Memphis, which could potentially delay delivery times of freight moving through the express carrier’s hub location. The water level of the Mississippi River, which is in close proximity to some of the company’s facilities, has climbed […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 16, 2018

DHL GF targets startups with Berlin helpdesk

With the proliferation of startups in today’s increasingly digital economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and air-forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched a Berlin helpdesk intended specifically to help its startup and entrepreneur customers. The Start-Up Helpdesk, which offers logistics and supply chain services and advice, “acts as a link between companies going global […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 16, 2018

LAX moves record-breaking cargo volume in 2017

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) released its 2017 operating results, including a report that it handled 2.16 million tonnes of cargo during the year – an 8.1 percent increase from the previous year – breaking the previous record of 2.04 million tonnes handled in 2000. The Airports Council International recently reported that total cargo handled […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 16, 2018

DHL expands U.S. footprint alongside global trade growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand, and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, California. Shipments DHL processes in Ontario focus on international trade and e-commerce, and include documents, small parcels and palletized freight. The […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 13, 2018

Pilot Freight Services gains FTZ status, expands El Paso facility

Yesterday, logistics services company Pilot Freighter Services revealed plans to expand its El Paso, Texas, facility to 40,000 square feet upon attaining status as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The authorization will allow Pilot’s U.S.-based clients to reduce and, in some cases, opt out of customs duties normally associated […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 13, 2018

CargoX pilots blockchain-based lading document exchange platform

Yesterday, Slovenia-based logistics platform, CargoX announced that it was prepared to start piloting its blockchain-based bill of lading platform, Smart B/L. Using blockchain technology to exchange lading bills offers two main draws to potential customers – security and cost savings. The CargoX platform enables shippers to instantaneously transfer ownership rights to digital lading documents, eliminating […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 13, 2018

Aeroméxico Cargo to use Traxon cargoHUB

Today, Cargo IT supplier CHAMP Cargosystems announced Aeroméxico cargo will begin using CHAMP’s peer-to-peer freight messaging service, Traxon cargoHUB. Traxon cargoHub enables airlines and forwarders to exchange electronic messages regardless of the message type or protocol used.  The platform can transmit and convert data and communicate with a messaging service that interfaces with over 100 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 12, 2018
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