Emirates’ new daily service targets Mexican perishable exports

Emirates launched a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN), yesterday. Although MEX is not a new destination for Emirates SkyCargo, the new passenger flight to the city will also serve to increase available capacity for cross-border perishable exports out of Mexico City. The Emirates flight is scheduled to […]

Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

Rio de Janeiro Airport recertified under CEIV Pharma

Brazil’s RIOgaleão Airport (GIG) completed its successful recertification under IATA’s CEIV Pharma program. The airport received its initial certification in 2016 and completed staff training to recertify, the airport said in a Monday statement. An IATA Validator conducted workshops on “Temperature Controlled Cargo Operations” and “Audit, Quality and Risk Management for Temperature Control Cargo” as […]

Cargo Insights: ‘I get no respect!’ – Dangerfield or air cargo at LAX?

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield made a successful career by making light of his lack of respect from others. After hearing about delays in a long-awaited airport redevelopment project, it’s probably safe to say that air cargo stakeholders in Los Angeles now understand how Dangerfield felt. Unfortunately, the additional wait for the cargo facility overhaul […]

Parcel parlay: How low-cost carriers are perfecting a new integrator model

As the bus pulls up and stops, passengers spill out through the doors and begin climbing the stairs to board the plane, a narrowbody painted in vivid colors. Across the wing, another line is forming on the other side of the aircraft – a string of suitcases and large backpacks, waiting their turn to be […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: Still growing, but slowing, in 2018

This year has certainly been a difficult one for air cargo, with carriers and industry associations reporting steady year-over-year declines throughout 2019. Looking back to 2018, however, the writing was already on the wall that mounting international trade tensions would have major impacts on air cargo traffic across the world, as can be seen in […]

BUD Cargo City handling facility completed

The handover of the new BUD Cargo City handling building at Budapest Airport (BUD) took place today, the airport announced. The new facility includes 16,600 square meters of warehouse space and 4,600 square meters of office space. The handling building is scheduled to begin operations on Jan. 6, 2020. The handover of the Cargo City’s […]

CCA’s Evangelakakis and Caristo say booming perishables market requires collaborative approach

LOS ANGELES – While global political uncertainty and trade tensions have applied downward pressure on general cargo volumes for 2019, stakeholders at this year’s Cool Chain Association Americas Conference contend that specialty perishable food products have seen continued growth. On the sidelines of the conference, Air Cargo World sat down with CCA Chairman and Cargolux […]

China Eastern to launch scheduled flights to Santiago

Beginning later this year, Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines will begin serving Santiago, Chile (SCL), with regular scheduled flights. The new flights will normalize the carrier’s seasonal perishable charters. Since 2013, China Eastern Logistics, the forwarder parent of China Cargo Airlines, has been directly organizing perishables exports from South America with airfreight transportation provided by its […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

International express growth will moderate, but continue to outperform air cargo

Global air express growth has consistently outpaced general freight and airmail, and currently accounts for 17% of international air cargo traffic. Fueled by cross border e-commerce, shipment growth has accelerated in the past 5 years to 7.6%, but in our recent Air Express Market Outlook, we predict more moderate growth and increased pressure on yields […]

3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]

Voting now open for the 2020 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

It’s that time of year to reflect on the 2019 performance of your most frequently used carriers and airports. Air Cargo World’s annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey relies on input from you, the savvy logistics professional, to help determine the recipients of our annual Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards. ACE Award winners and the results […]

YTO and VietJet partner to enhance China-Vietnam logistics links

A delegation from YTO Dragon Investment, the investment arm of Hangzhou-based YTO Express, was in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this week to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with low-cost carrier VietJet Air. Alignment with YTO opens up the possibility of freighter flights between China and Vietnam operated by YTO’s airline affiliate, YTO Airlines, sources […]

Cargo Chat: DHL bringing forward cargo screening and security

Cargo security screening in the United States underwent a major change this year after the late 2018 approval of canine screening. The new screening measures were supportive of air cargo exports early in 2019 when members of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) worked without pay during a government shutdown and have continued to allow […]

Asia-Pacific carrier traffic declines from 2018, despite move into peak season

Many of the major Asia-Pacific airlines have now reported their results for October 2019 cargo traffic, and annual comparisons are not spectacular. Air cargo demand in October 2019, although lackluster compared to last year, remains higher month-to-month, indicating the presence of a peak season. For many carriers reporting October statistics, the month was the busiest so far, year-to-date. […]

WTO global trade barometer suggests continued weakness into 4Q for airfreight

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Goods Trade Barometer indicates that airfreight is down and below trend through to September 2019, which suggests air cargo will see continued overall weakness into fourth quarter of this year. Though some component indices have stabilized, others continue to decline, reflecting heightened trade tensions and rising tariffs in key sectors […]

CEVA opens new global headquarters in Marseille

The Swiss forwarder CEVA Logistics opened its new global headquarters in Marseille on Nov. 14. The new location is adjacent to the headquarters of French seafreight firm CMA CGM, which began its corporate governance of CEVA this year. CEVA struggled throughout 2018 and earlier, with declining air export volumes and net losses reported for multiple […]
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