Pilot Freight implements Amber Road’s On-Demand Export service

To help assess whether shippers have been cleared by security officials to conduct international trade, transportation and logistics firm Pilot Freight Services has signed on with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand service, which automatically determined whether a shipper has been cleared by the restricted party screening (RPS) process. Amber Road, a provider of global trade management […]

Van de Weg rejoins Volga-Dnepr Group saying he ‘missed the action’

Today, Robert van de Weg has returned to Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group to fulfill the role of vice president of sales and marketing, where he will oversee the development of AirBridge Cargo, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines’ positioning within the cargo market. Van de Weg worked at the company for about three years, leaving […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

Bolloré Logistics opens warehouse in Miami-area FTZ

Yesterday, French 3PL Bolloré Logistics opened a new 70,000-square-meter facility in the Miami-Dade County foreign trade zone (FTZ). The new operation will consolidate its existing freight forwarding and contract logistics services into one site. The new location will address demand for cargo-warehousing services from its clients in cosmetics, aerospace and general retail moving through Miami […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 6, 2018

75th Anniversary: Back to the age of flying cars – sort of

Generations of futurists have promised us the concept of the “flying car” for decades, all to no avail. But in 1954, when the car was king, we came pretty close, at the dawn of the Jet Age. It’s only natural that the air cargo industry would merge aviation with the ultimate symbol of American independence. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 6, 2018

IATA expands CEIV certification program with live-animal version

Today, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new certification program called CEIV-Live Animals, that provides an industry standard for the safe handling of animals being transported in the cargo hold of aircraft. The launch is an expansion of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program that ensures compliance to handling […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2018

AirBridgeCargo moves 15 tonnes of pharma

Moscow-based carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) transported 19 va-Q-tec brand temperature-controlled containers containing pharmaceuticals for German logistics company Biotech & Pharma – a feat which the carrier says is a new record for ABC. In Frankfurt, ABC’s crew loaded the 15 tonnes of cargo into a 747-8 freighter, while being supervised by a team of specialists trained […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 5, 2018

Airlink positioning for ‘new heights’ with Smith named CEO

The Board of Trustees for the humanitarian aid group Airlink said this week that they are marking the “next chapter” of their organization by naming Steven J. Smith (left) as their new president and CEO and adding Jon Sharp (below), president and CEO of Engine Lease Finance (ELF), to its 15-member Board of Trustees. According to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 5, 2018

How will the airfreight ‘wild card’ be played in 2018?

Based on the latest combined January and February results from WorldACD and IATA, 2018 clearly got off to a strong start in terms of cargo demand. But the real question is: Now what? Except the 2018 version of “now what” also includes a new wild card. Any speculation about the future involves taking stock in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 4, 2018

Industry mourns death of former Hactl CEO, Mark Whitehead

The airfreight industry is still reeling from the news yesterday that Mark Whitehead, the recently retired CEO of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl), passed away in his sleep while he was competing in an ocean yacht race, which was one of his lifelong passions. Mark joined Hactl in 2010 and, under his leadership, “the company […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 4, 2018

Cargobase, Honeywell offer software solutions on the cargo market

Every week, we see another company debut its own cloud-based software or app that aims to address the industry’s call to digitize. After years of idle discussion about digitalization in logistics, it is evident that industry leaders are finally answering the call to implement their own paperless processes. Just this week, alone, we’ve witnessed an […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2018

Pelican BioThermal to open Tokyo facility

Minnesota-based temperature-control packaging company Pelican BioThermal plans to open a new location in Tokyo on May 11. The facility will serve as a refurbishment and repair center for its reusable parcel shipping containers, as well as a “network station” for the company’s service Crēdo on Demand, which rents out their temperature-controlled pallets to customers. The […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2018

DHL débuts e-commerce platform, expands presence in Europe

DHL is further investing in a future dominated by e-commerce, today releasing a digital platform for its e-commerce customers that will allow easy access to the company’s distribution network from a single source. The service underpins the company’s parallel goal of meeting demand for faster shipping, an effort it also intends to address by increasing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Specializing in Excellence

It can be said now that 2017 was one of the longest periods of sustained growth for air cargo demand. The 9.2 percent average rise in total freight tonne kilometers worldwide, according to IATA, was the greatest surge since the brief post-recession correction in 2010 and has been credited with raising the fortunes of virtually […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 3, 2018

FedEx rolls out ‘Purple Runway’ training program in face of pilot shortage

Yesterday, a new development was made in the ongoing pilot shortage saga, as FedEx announced a new training program, named Purple Runway, which will recruit pilots in training from universities and aviation colleges. The move was made to ensure the carrier’s continued leading status in a market in which qualified pilots are increasingly scarce. You […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 3, 2018

AirBridgeCargo adds scheduled service at Rickenbacker Airport

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is the latest airline to add scheduled service at U.S.-based  Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) in Columbus. ABC will operate the scheduled flights aboard its fleet of 747 freighters, with its first flight scheduled to arrive at the cargo-centric airport on April 5. The scheduled service calls for the flights to continue on […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 3, 2018
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