U.S. DOT advances Puerto Rico’s transshipment hub bid

The United States Department of Transportation on Feb. 19 issued a first notice in favor of granting Puerto Rico a waiver for expanded cargo and passenger flexibility at its international airports to promote their use as international hubs for air cargo. If approved, the waiver would be in effect for two years, allowing foreign air […]

WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Cargo Insights: Behind the narrative, forwarders are already tech-forward

In this age of heightened political rhetoric, separating facts from biased claims is a challenge for even the most well-seasoned audience. The media may work to present only the facts, but reporters can disagree about what the actual facts are. We have seen this play out recently in our own industry though a stream of […]

Zahra highlights Drone Delivery Canada’s operations at Edmonton Airport

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) made headlines in 2019 with the news it would be the first cargo drone operator with a hub at a major airport. While drones at airports have mostly been a disruption to operations so far, the Canadian drone developer announced in October it would establish a hub at Edmonton International Airport […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

Dreamlifts ends GSA role for Antonov Airlines

Dreamlifts Ltd. will end its role as worldwide general sales and service agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines as of March 1. Dreamlifts has represented Antonov since 2016, but the two companies failed to reach an agreement this year, resulting in Dreamlifts’ decision to not to renew the agreement. The decision will affect the U.K. office […]

Qatar Airways offers free cargo to China for coronavirus relief

Qatar Airways is volunteering free air cargo transportation for medical supplies moving into China from Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. The carrier also said it plans to independently donate millions of medical-grade masks and sanitization bottles to areas in China most impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak. While the carrier suspended its passenger […]

CEVA Logistics launches EV trial in London

Third-party logistics provider CEVA Logistics announced an electric vehicle (EV) trial for trucks delivering cargo into central London from CEVA’s U.K. urban distribution hub in Dartford, Kent, about 32 km. away. The 3PL also announced its partnership in Tevva’s Electrify Initiative, which supports companies researching EV technology for use in the supply chain. The initial […]

DSV 4Q revenue surges following 2019 Panalpina acquisition

Danish forwarder DSV released its annual financial results for 2019 today, reporting a massive jump in airfreight tonnage to 442,069 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 152% year over year, in the fourth quarter. The company said the growth seen in 4Q 2019 was in line with its expectations, and attributed the increase in business […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds Japan route

The cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss WorldCargo, is growing its capacity for cargo to and from Japan as the airline adds direct A340-300 flights between Zurich (ZRH) and Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka. The direct flights are scheduled to operate five times weekly beginning March 1, adding to Swiss WorldCargo’s current […]

Lavazza joins KLM’s corporate biofuel program

Dutch airline KLM and coffee producer Lavazza signed an agreement making Lavazza the first Italian company to join KLM’s corporate biofuel program. The program aims to increase business support for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by ensuring that some of the corporate travel by KLM’s partners utilizes SAF. Partners in the corporate program […]

Cargometer wins Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 DEMOvation challenge

FRANKFURT (Cargo Facts) – Austria-based freight-dimensioning company Cargometer beat out four other logistics technology startups to take home the top prize at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA DEMOvation challenge on Feb. 5. The five startups presented live demos for audience polling and a final judging round conducted by air cargo industry professionals and members of […]

Consultant Insight: Minding the health of supply chain technologies

As supply chains embrace a variety of technologies to achieve visibility, real-time rates, inventory management, payments and more, companies will need to prioritize the health of these technologies, including the gaps between them. An estimated 2 million cyberattacks in 2018 resulted in more than US$45 billion in losses worldwide, according to the Internet Society’s Online […]

Global air cargo drops 4% with Lunar New Year

The global air cargo market saw a 4% year over year decline in the four weeks between Jan. 6 and Feb. 2, according to startup CLIVE Data Services’ most recent “dynamic load factor” report, a new system of analysis that measures cargo-load factors from a volumetric, rather than weight-based, approach. The dynamic load factor also […]

US and Kenya ink Transport Agreement seventh-freedom amendment

The United States and Kenya on Feb. 5 signed an amendment to the U.S.-Kenya Air Transport Agreement at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The amendment adds seventh-freedom traffic rights for all-cargo operations to the bilateral Air Transport Agreement, and will enter into force following an exchange of diplomatic notes. The amendment has […]

European online shoppers are buying more but there’s a catch

Across Europe, consumers are buying more often and spending more money, according to our analysis of the results of a 2019 survey that Eurostat has just made available. While this should be great news for transportation providers, the catch is that customers have become accustomed to free shipping. In fact, according to the most recent […]

Coronavirus takes a toll on cargo demand from China

Despite the cutback on flights to, from and within China following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, similar slumps in cargo demand out of china mean current capacity is more than able to keep up with existing demand. However, the need for supplies to support relief efforts in the Country has seen a […]

Air cargo closes bleak 2019 in IATA December report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for December indicating that total industrywide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), has decreased by 2.7% year over year. For the entire year, total industrywide cargo traffic declined 3.3% YoY, making 2019 the first year of declining freight volumes since 2012, and the weakest […]

CF EMEA 2020: Carriers look to innovate

FRANKFURT (CARGO FACTS ) – Carriers in the EMEA region continue to invest in innovating air cargo through new technologies, as evidenced when attendees gathered this week at the Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second edition of the Cargo Facts EMEA event. Turhan Ozen, chief cargo officer for Turkish Airlines, said the carrier is […]
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