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 […]

GEODIS reorganizes internal structure

Today, global logistics company GEODIS released its new internal organizational structure, which it is modulating by region – Western Europe, Middle East and Africa, Northern and Continental Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The company also intends to put a greater emphasis on its business development and marketing department and its innovation and business excellence […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

TIACA’s Scholte touts ‘new vision,’ Asia expansion

Saying he wants to create a “stronger, more focused and a more agile” association, Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said the organization will redouble its efforts to promote disruptive innovation, including blockchain, “big data” analysis. ”We are having to rethink the way we conduct ourselves and our businesses in order […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

SpotSee launches IoT impact-detecting product and interface

At a time when the demand for transparency in the supply chain is as high as the interest in e-commerce, Dallas-based “internet of things” (IoT) company SpotSee has released a product that not only tracks the whereabouts of air cargo, it even reports when the cargo gets jostled in transit. SpotSee’s new ShockTrak impact-detecting hardware […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 23, 2018

Cathay Pacific reports 7.9 percent increase in cargo traffic in April

Today, Cathay Pacific Group released its April 2018 traffic figures, showing a substantial increase of 7.9 percent in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year. The month prior, in March, the group’s carriers experienced a decent, if more modest, figure of 4.9 percent year-over-year – an increase that may suggest that carriers can expect to ride out […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Panalpina, RIM Logistics join blockchain standards group, BiTA

Today, Swiss forwarder Panalpina and Illinois-based RIM Logistics joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization of logistics companies that share the goal of developing blockchain standards and technology for the cargo community. Members include industry leaders like FedEx, PENSKE and UPS. Blockchain is an open-source encrypted database – popularized by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

DHL acquires Colombian warehousing company, expands Latin American presence

Today, DHL Supply Chain acquired Colombian company Suppla Group, a provider of warehousing and packaging for life-sciences, healthcare and retail products, with locations in 25 Colombian cities. “The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 22, 2018

Compass Forwarding begins ‘white glove’ services

Today, New York-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage company Compass Forwarding released its own “white glove” handling service, called Compass Critical, for time-sensitive shipments, catering to its clients in the aerospace, pharmaceuticals, energy and automotive sectors. White glove services – which refer to the special handling of cargo during the “last mile” of handling in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 21, 2018

Lufthansa adds freighter service to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new freighter service connecting Frankfurt and Chengdu (CTU), making it the fifth freighter destination the German carrier services in China, joining Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. “This extension to our network will allow us to offer solutions for the booming markets in the west of China,” said Frank Naeve, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 21, 2018

Alaska Air Cargo reels in salmon season

The salmon fiends of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States celebrated this morning, as Alaska Air Cargo’s so-called “Salmon-30-Salmon” aircraft arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with 10,000 pounds of fresh-harvested Alaskan salmon, to be distributed through the carrier’s U.S. network. The carrier marks the beginning of the salmon season by welcoming the Boeing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018

Panalpina adds Querétaro to its U.S.-Mexico network

Today, Swiss-based carrier Panalpina added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) to its United States-Mexico network, which it calls the “speedy loop,” connecting Mexico City and Guadalajara with the airline’s airfreight gateway in Huntsville, Alabama. Querétaro, located in Mexico’s Bajio region, hosts large-scale automotive, aerospace and production operations. The carrier said the new route represents the first […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018

Poland’s demand for air cargo forwarding projected to grow

Market analysis firm Ken Research published a 100-page outlook report this week on the state of the Polish freight forwarding sector, suggesting that the country will experience strong growth between now and 2022. According to the report, freight forwarding is the largest revenue contributor in Poland’s logistics industry. According to the report, Poland’s major trading […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018

Kerry Logistics partners with Bangkok’s transit system in O2O endeavor

Yesterday, Hong-Kong based 3PL Kerry Logistics’ delivery arm, Kerry Express, signed in a new partnership with VGI Global Media (VGI), the multimedia subsidiary of Bangkok’s mass transit system. In the deal, Kerry Express will issue 23 percent of its shares to VGI, amounting to about US$1.8 billion. Kerry Express, which has 600 distribution centers and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 18, 2018

Heavy-lift carrier Antonov reports 139 percent growth in 2017 traffic, mostly energy-related

Ukrainian carrier Antonov Airlines is living up to its reputation as a major carrier for the robust needs of the oil-and-gas industry. This week, after transporting a 109-tonne power-plant rotor from Genoa, Italy, to Karachi, Pakistan, on one of its An-124-100 aircraft, the Ukrainian airline said energy-related equipment made up 80 percent of its traffic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 17, 2018

Study finds interest in cargo piloting careers is climbing

There may be a looming pilot shortage that has developed in the cargo industry over the last decade, but according to a study by the University of North Dakota (UND), there may be some cause for optimism. Student enrollment of both private and commercial pilot certifications, the report found, are up for the second year […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 17, 2018
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