I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]

WorldACD reports rare volume decrease, Drewry cites rising prices

Has the industry just had its first “uh-oh” moment of the year? The sensational airfreight volume growth-spurt has come to a tangible end, with the first recorded year-over-year decrease of 0.9 percent in international airfreight volumes reported by the WorldACD in over two years, occurring during the month of September. Meanwhile, Drewry said airfreight prices […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 1, 2018

IATA moves to e-AWB effective Jan. 1

Following years of encouragement and industry incentives, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that the electronic air waybill (e-AWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The new default strives to make e-AWBs the norm, and paper AWBs the exception. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 1, 2018

UPS Global Freight Forwarding appoints new president, Romaine Seguin

UPS Global Freight Forwarding has appointed a new president, Romaine Seguin, to lead its air, ocean and rail freight forwarding business, and brokerage and supplier management services. Seguin will relocate from Miami, where she served as president of UPS’ Americas region, to Atlanta. She said customers’ desire for bringing “visibility into their global supply chain[s],” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 1, 2018

XPO Logistics continues to grow in Q3, despite challenges

Connecticut-based XPO Logistics continued to sustain growth during its third quarter, with an operating income (EBIT) increase of 18 percent to US$209 million and net income increase of 62 percent to $115.2 million, compared to the same period last year. However, growth compared to the previous quarter has slowed considerably. Year-over-year, revenue and net-income figures […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 1, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo leads carriage of Sri Lankan exports

Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo has become a leader in Sri Lankan exports, transporting 23 percent – 27,000 tonnes – of the island’s total of 118,000 tonnes in exports in its 2017-18 fiscal year. Sri Lanka is a major exporter of fruits, vegetables, flowers and seafood, which are in demand all over the world, from Northern Europe […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 31, 2018

Bridges Worldwide introduces new Mediterranean routes from Cologne

Today, British networks solutions provider Bridges Worldwide launched a new intra-European route linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) with Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. The new route has five flights per week and will be flown by a 737-400F owned by Spanish cargo specialist Swiftair, with cargo capacity of 20 tonnes per flight. The route is the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 31, 2018

Dimerco offers alternative to U.S.-China trade with Indonesia partnership

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is helping its trans-Pacific customers avoid extra costs from protectionist trade policies by offering its services in Batam, Indonesia, which operates under a Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The deal was struck through a strategic partnership with PT Uniair Indotama Cargo – a member of Dimerco Express Group with a strong Southeast […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 31, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo digitalizes mail system

This week, Qatar Airways Cargo joined the ranks of logistics industry members investing in the digitalization of processes, rolling out its paper-free mail management system service at more than 50 stations throughout its network. The carrier contracted the services of Canadian logistics software-as-a-service company, Descartes, which works with air and ground carriers to replace paper-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

U.K. releases new budget plans, BIFA reacts with concern

The United Kingdom made another baby step forward in its preparations for Brexit yesterday, as British Finance Minister Philip Hammond delivered what is said to be the U.K.’s final budget before its membership with the European Union is severed next spring. Reaction from British International Forwarders Association (BIFA), however, was mixed. The plan proposes changes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

September traffic dips for Lufthansa Cargo, but Q3 earnings remain strong

Although the latest September airfreight traffic reports hinted at a coming slowdown for Lufthansa Cargo, the third-quarter numbers from the Lufthansa Group reported strong revenue growth from its Logistics business segment. Logistics was up 11 percent, year-over-year, in Q3 for 2018, reaching  €594 million. Earnings before interests and taxes (EBIT) for the unit was €25 million, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 30, 2018

Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 30, 2018

Cainiao prepares for global 11.11 event with charter flights, new technology

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

Entebbe makes strides in cargo infrastructure, digital processes

Stories of projects that aim to improve infrastructure in East Africa are cropping up more these days, one example being Uganda’s principal hub, Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is making moves to improve its cargo facilities. The airport began a US$200 million expansion project in 2016, which includes the construction of a new cargo center, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018

Swiss WorldCargo expands international network

Swiss WorldCargo is beefing up its international flight network this winter with new services in Asia, South America and Africa. Launch-dates will be staggered throughout November. The carrier will add twice-weekly routes from Zurich to: Ho chi Minh City, to launch on Nov. 15. Buenos Aires, to launch Nov. 7. Colombo, to launch Nov. 3. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018
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