Citing increased bombing risk, TSA mandates additional security on Middle East airfreight

Citing the increased threat of a bomb being smuggled on board an aircraft bound for the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an emergency order requiring stricter scrutiny of air cargo, effective Monday morning. Until further notice, all cargo being loaded onto flights at last point of departure airports in five countries […]

Amazon adds 210 acres to future Cincinnati airport hub

Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, announced last week that the Seattle-based retailer had just added a parcel of land to the site of its future air operations hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), following last year’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion into the project. “Amazon Air [is] getting ready for take-off […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

CEVA Logistics extends Malaysia Colgate-Palmolive deal

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has extended its warehousing contract with Colgate-Palmolive in Malaysia for another three years, bringing the total length of the companies’ working relationship to more than 18 years. The contract is for home, personal and oral care products received by CEVA at its facility in the city of Shah Alam. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2018

JD.com invests in Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki

Beijing-based JD.com – China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue – is expanding its Southeast Asia footprint with an investment in Vietnam e-commerce platform Tiki. JD.com said today it signed the share subscription agreement in Tiki’s recent financing round. Once the round closes, JD.com will be one of Tiki’s largest shareholders, and will partner with the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

Temasek, Kuehne + Nagel to form logistics investment JV

Startups are typically known for disrupting established industries and forcing current market leaders to innovate to compete, but at least one leading forwarder said it is welcoming such disruption. Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), in partnership with Singapore investment company Temasek, is creating a joint venture (JV) company to invest in logistics start-ups. K+N and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

Midwest storm causes more flight disruptions at FedEx

More winter storms across the U.S. Midwest are causing ongoing disruptions at FedEx Express’s Memphis Airport hub and elsewhere across its network. The integrator said that last night’s storms caused flight and sortation disruptions at the Memphis and Indianapolis hubs last night due to severe winter weather. “Potential delays are possible for package deliveries across […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

FedEx to merge specialty logistics, e-commerce into its forwarding arm

FedEx announced this morning that, starting March 1, 2018, it will begin merging its specialty logistics and e-commerce services into a new structure, under the company’s freight forwarding arm, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. The reorganization puts the muscle of FedEx’s entire network behind the company’s global e-commerce services portfolio, which the integrator called, “an important […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Freight prices eased, but now set to rebound, says Freightos

Airfreight prices that finally relaxed after the 2017 holiday season are poised to increase again with the approach of the Chinese New Year, occurring this year in mid-February, according to estimates from online pricing platform Freightos. During December, prices more than doubled on some routes, with shipments between Asia and Europe increasing to a rate […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

Crane’s Pete Mento returns to keynote at AirCargo 2018

The annual AirCargo 2018 Conference, which has been moved back to its early year position on the calendar (Feb. 18-20) in Austin, Texas, will feature the ever-popular Pete Mento of Crane Worldwide (pictured) as this year’s keynote speaker. Mento’s background as an air forwarder, customs broker and noted futurist means that while most people are […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 15, 2018

What do the Sam’s Club closures tell us about Walmart’s e-commerce strategy?

It’s easy to become inured to the pace at which e-commerce is transforming our economy. But news from Air Cargo World’s own backyard – that Walmart subsidiary Sam’s Club announced that it was closing three locations in the Seattle area as part of a 63-store retrenchment across the U.S. – was an especially prescient reminder […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 15, 2018

Winter storm in U.S. causes widespread freight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis hub

A cold front moving east across the American Midwest region caused extensive flight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is FedEx Express’ global hub, and the “substantial flight and sort disruptions” experienced will have widespread implications on express logistics. FedEx said that, “potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the U.S., […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018

Alibaba fires back after receiving ‘Notorious Markets’ designation from U.S. Gov.

After finding itself once again on The Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) 2017 “Notorious Markets” list for alleged violations of intellectual property (IP) rights, China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, fired back today, countering that it was “doing more to protect brands and rights holders than any e-commerce company in the world.” Responding […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018

BRUcloud Slot Booking App to launch next week

In the air cargo field, ground handling and technology adoption rates are recurring targets for criticism. With the launch of its new BRUcloud slot-booking service, the Brussels Airport (BRU) cargo community is set to kill two birds with one app. The “Slot Booking App” (one of several applications on the BRUcloud data-sharing platform) is set […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 12, 2018

Crane Worldwide expands Middle East presence with Saudi office

Houston-based Crane Worldwide Logistics is opening another office, this one located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, as part of the customs brokerage and logistics company’s strategy to establish offices in what it sees as up-and-coming logistics hubs. Gerard Ryan, regional vice president of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa for Crane Worldwide, said that, “With economic […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 12, 2018

Boeing’s cargo UAV a shot in the arm for drone delivery market [VIDEO]

A working prototype cargo drone unveiled today by Boeing marks the entry of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer into the unmanned electric air cargo air vehicle space. While analysts have predicted for some time now that drones are on course to transform the logistics sector, Boeing’s additional aerospace muscle represents a seismic shakeup of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018
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