Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]

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

Lufthansa’s time:matters buys German customs brokerage

Time-critical logistics firm time:matters has purchased Germany-based CB Customs Broker GmbH and Customs Broker Cargo Handling GmbH yesterday in a move to help speed up cross-border transactions. For now, both customs brokerages and time:matters will continue to operate as neutral partners, a company release said, offering services such as customs clearance and air cargo handling, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 14, 2018

American logistics companies brace for Florence supply chain disruptions

While Hurricane Florence appears to have weakened overnight to a Category 2 storm, it has maintained its vast size and slowed its forward momentum this morning, making the risk of serious supply chain  disruption even worse as it makes landfall later today in the Carolinas, bringing expected storm surges topping 10 feet along with rain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

UPS makes major investment in cross-border e-commerce

At a UPS “Transformation Conference” in New York today, the company outlined plans for expanding and automating its international and domestic express services to better accommodate burgeoning cross-border e-commerce volumes, justifying the major capital expenditures with larger expected returns on revenue. For more details, see the article below in our sister publication, Cargo Facts: UPS […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

With ‘restocking’ over, IATA predicts slow growth, higher yields in H2

The air cargo industry must prepare for slower growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in the second half of 2018, but should have stronger yields, thanks to high aircraft utilization that may offset rising costs, according to IATA’s latest “Cargo Chartbook” report for the third quarter. In the Q3 report, IATA said annual growth in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

Emirates reaches 1M ULD milestone in DXB-DWC trans-shipment service [VIDEO]

Since the opening of the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ aviation authority decided to shift all freighter flights from the older Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the new, larger DWC. To ensure that the substantial amount of belly freight from passenger planes still landing at DXB could be transferred […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 12, 2018

Toshiba opens Guadalajara hub

Yesterday, Japan-based Toshiba opened a 38,000-square-foot production center in Guadalajara, Mexico, that will serve as a hub for the company’s global commerce and American business divisions. The electronics and IT giant said the investment for the new facility totaled US$2 million. Toshiba has increased its Mexico employee count from 48 to 298 employees since beginning […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 11, 2018

Berlin 1948/49: The airlift to end all wars – and launch an industry

“Rugged,” said one airman of the rest of the crew involved in the largest air rescue operation in history. “Rugged as a sunovabitch.” These were the words relayed to American air cargo professionals in the seminal 1949 series of articles penned by Richard Malkin, the legendary original managing editor of Air Transportation magazine, which decades […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 11, 2018

Dachser expands relationship with cargo.one

Logistics firm Dachser and Berlin-based software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider cargo.one are expanding their partnership to enable Dachser’s airfreight employees to search for, compare, book and confirm cargo capacity across multiple airlines. Online platforms like cargo.one digitalize the traditionally e-mail- and telephone-based process of booking airfreight capacity, enabling forwarders to receive immediate booking confirmation. “Some solutions promise […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 11, 2018

Apex Logistics increases Wuhan-Chicago round-trip freighter ops

On Aug. 5, 2018, the inaugural flight of the Wuhan-Chicago-Incheon-Wuhan round-trip flight, arranged by China-based Apex Logistics International Ltd., took off smoothly from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH).  With this departure, Apex’s charter from Wuhan to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) will now increase from the original three flights per week to six flights per week. This […]
  • Apex
  • September 11, 2018

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 10, 2018

Antonov Airlines, Chapman Freeborn move 85-tonne oil-capping stack

Antonov Airlines and United Kingdom-based charter service Chapman Freeborn teamed up to successfully move a capping stack – an 85-tonne piece of equipment used in the event of an oil spill – in a single trip by air for the first time. The trip was made on behalf of Chapman Freeborn’s client, Oil Spill Response […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 10, 2018

Kerry Logistics adds subsidiary in Pakistan under Belt-Road initiative

Today, Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics said it will expand its forwarding network to include Pakistan with a new subsidiary company, in a move that will address demand for South Asian trade stimulated by the China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Kerry will offer block train and trucking services along the route, through Lanzhou Pacific Logistics, of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 10, 2018

SEKO Logistics acquires majority stake in Omni-Channel Logistics

Yesterday, Illinois based SEKO Logistics acquired a majority stake in its partner of five years, Australia-based Omni-Channel Logistics, which offers global fulfillment and delivery management solutions for retail and e-commerce shippers. Omni-Channel Logistics was established in 2013 to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major brands in Australia and New Zealand reach cross-border e-commerce […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018
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