Unmanned rocket delivers cargo to International Space Station successfully [VIDEO]

Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. John Young” Antares rocket successfully completed its mission to deliver 7,400 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) over the weekend on Nov. 17, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the ISS. The Antares rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia, at […]

DB Schenker launches spare-parts logistics platform online

German-based logistics company DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, “Logistics Orchestrator,” which is designed to centralize and optimize global supply chains for spare parts logistics. A continuation of DB Schenker’s recent focus on technologically integrating operations, the Logistics Orchestrator enables customers to centrally manage all spares orders within a global distribution network, for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 13, 2018

Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Volga Dnepr, Bolloré transport NASA vehicle for upcoming Mars mission [VIDEO]

For the last several years, American astronauts have relied on Russian-built launch vehicles to get them to orbit. Today, the Russians – and the French – are helping in a different way to get the U.S. space program off the ground again with an impressive airlift of a spacecraft module set to reach for Mars. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

China’s ‘11.11’ event called the biggest shopping day of all time

Yesterday, Alibaba’s busiest shopping event of the year, “11.11,” – formerly knowns as Singles’ Day – made history in both revenues and order volume as the biggest shopping event of all time, according to tallies by its logistics network, Cainiao. The promotion raked in US$30.8 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) – a 27 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

Dachser to offer FRA-PVG charter services during peak

In another sign of a robust peak season to come, Frankfurt-based logistics provider Dachser said it will be organizing charter flights on its Frankfurt (FRA)-Shanghai (PVG) route again this year, expanding capacity between central Europe and Asia in anticipation of the period of increased demand for air freight. “We are expecting this year’s peak season […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

Agility increases net profit, air freight volumes in Q3

Kuwait-based international logistics company Agility released its third-quarter results, which show a 12.3 percent increase in net profit, year-over-year, to US$65.7 million, and an increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of 14.8 percent to US$128.8 million. Airfreight tonnage increased 11.4 percent, which the company said was driven by tonnage and yield […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

There’s still time to be heard in our 2019 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Have you taken the Air Cargo Excellence Survey yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? We want to hear your opinions about how well carriers and airports handled cargo worldwide. The survey, which takes 5 to 10 minutes to fill out, ranks air carriers and airports on airfreight service, performance and value. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 12, 2018

NCA reports net loss in Q2 due to freighter grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) reported a US$86.1 million second-quarter loss in net income in its 2018 interim release – an over 250 percent decrease compared to the same period last year in which it saw a positive US$55.3 million net income – which was to be expected after the grounding of its eleven 747-400 freighters […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

Hellmann Logistics launches track-and-trace service

Germany-based 3PL Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has launched its track-and-trace service this week, called “Smart Visibility,” which gives customers web-based, real-time access to a spread of shipment data, including temperature, humidity, vibration, light, door openings and deviations to time scheduling. Hellmann has been working with London-based internet of things (IoT) company Hanhaa throughout 2018 to incorporate […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

Australasian ITM, Pengellys added to WACO forwarding network

The international freight network for independent forwarders known as the WACO System has accepted two new companies into its network: Melbourne-based International Trade Management (ITM) Pty Ltd. and Auckland-based Pengellys. Both companies facilitate supply chain and logistics services in the China-Australia trade lane, and have offices in Australia and China. “ITM looks forward to working […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

BDP International introduces ‘Smart Tracking’ through Amazon’s Alexa

In response to customers’ increased use of – some might say “unhealthy obsession with” – virtual assistant technologies, global logistics firm BDP International today began offering shipment tracking services using Amazon’s voice-automated “Alexa” technology. Philadelphia-based BDP International said it is the first freight forwarder to offer Alexa-accessible international tracking services. The new international tracking service […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

B&H Worldwide opens new Singapore FSL for FL Technics

Responding to increasing demand for inventory in Asia, aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide is opening a new forward stocking location (FSL) on behalf of FL Technics at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). B&H has built up its Singapore location as a strategic hub for its Asian operations. The B&H location, within SIN’s Airport Logistics Park of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 8, 2018

Expeditors reports record net income for Q3

U.S.-based forwarder and logistics services provider, Expeditors International, reported record-high third-quarter profitability, including the highest quarterly net revenue and operating income in its history. During Q3 for 2018, net income was up 35.2 percent, year-over-year, to US$163 million, while net revenue increased 10.4 percent to $661 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 8.7 percent to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 8, 2018

SkyLease freighter skids off runway in Halifax, injuring 4 [VIDEO]

A 747-400 freighter, operated by Miami-based SkyLease Cargo, skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. The four crewmembers aboard the widebody all suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. The aircraft (N908AR) came to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018
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