AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]

UPS launches longest-ever scheduled flight from Louisville to Dubai, using 747-8F [VIDEO]

At approximately 12,400 kilometers, UPS’ new Louisville-Dubai route is the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated, thanks to its fleet of new long-range 747-8 freighters. The daily nonstop flight, from UPS’ global air hub in Louisville, U.S., to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will cut time-in-transit from North and South America to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

Time is running out for shippers as Chinese New Year looms

With less than two weeks left until the Chinese New Year shuts down logistics operations across the world’s largest cargo market, online freight platform Freightos is warning shippers to move quickly or risk costly delays. “International freight movements out of China will be disrupted for a good 3-4 days each side of February 16,” Freightos […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

ATSG reaches tentative agreement with pilots

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) announced late last week that its subsidiary, Air Transport International, Inc. (ATI), has reached a tentative agreement to amend the collective bargaining agreement with its more than 220 pilots, who are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Terms of the tentative amended agreement were not disclosed, but […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

Southwest Cargo Suite to launch in March

The airfreight sector, long known for lagging other industries in implementing advancements, is finally making moves to catch up with the technological times, carrier by carrier. One recent example is Southwest Cargo, which announced its planned implementation of a new point-of-sale system, called Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS), schedule to launch on March 25. The biggest […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 2, 2018

American Airlines Cargo announces multi-year iCargo implementation

American Airlines Cargo announced its biggest investment to date, a multi-year rollout of iCargo, a next-generation cargo management system that the carrier says will, “transform the company’s technology across the entire American Airlines Cargo footprint.” iCargo’s software appears to be compatible with all the latest airfreight technology developments, gaining customers, such as Lufthansa Cargo, Turkish […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 2, 2018

A glimpse into the future of forwarding – through a cloudy crystal

If forecasting is the art of predicting what will be, and later explaining why it didn’t happen, then this may be as clear a glimpse of the future as we’re going to get. Freight transportation performance last year turned out to be one of the best in almost a decade, resulting from many factors, including […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • February 2, 2018

Michael White appointed president of Cargo Network Services (CNS)

IATA subsidiary Cargo Network Services (CNS) has appointed Michael White as the organization’s new president, taking over from Lionel van der Walt, who left CNS earlier this year. White is an industry veteran with nearly four decades of experience in the air transport industry. He joined CNS in 2008, serving most recently as CNS’ vice […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

CEVA expands in Spain with new multi-user warehouse

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics opened its third multi-user warehouse, in Alovera, Spain, northeast of Madrid. So far, one customer is already operating from the new site, CEVA said today. The warehouse is located near two major motorways in the area and includes 400 square meters of office facilities and nearly 16.000 square meters […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 1, 2018

UPS to reinvest tax cuts, buy more freighters with multi-billion-dollar plan

There’s a slew of major, but closely related, news stories coming out of UPS’ Atlanta headquarters today – and, for the most part, it’s coming up roses for the global integrator, starting with last December’s tax cut legislation, which translated into strong overall and division revenues in the fourth quarter. But UPS’s decision to reinvest […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Less than three hours after the chartered 747-8 freighter, named “The Spirit of Panalpina,” touched down at the U.K.’s Stansted Airport, the last load of frozen guacamole was in the hands of the customer in Braintree, Essex. The pale-green concoction of fresh mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and other spices was chilled to precisely -18°C, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2018

New Munich Airport Information Security Hub tackles worsening cybercrime wave

Experts have warned that increasing digitization of supply chains could be the logistics sector’s Achilles heel. Even worse, most companies are not aware of their own security vulnerabilities, and most of us are ignorant of the frequency with which these attacks have occurred . It turns out, the number of cyberattacks is surging – and […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

China’s manufacturing shift to boost airfreight demand at expense of maritime

The latest analysis from DHL says that a shift from manufacturing to services and consumption underway in China bodes well for airfreight, at the expense of seafreight. With medium-term demand for air freight expected to stay strong, DHL is now advising businesses to secure sufficient airfreight capacity in case there is a shortage. “With China’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

Final 2017 results show healthy growth, yields for airfreight industry

The double-digit growth recorded through most of 2017 added up to the strongest growth over a calendar year since 2010, IATA reported today, as freight tonne kilometers across the airfreight industry rose by 9 percent for the year, compared to 2016. Last year saw improvement in world trade conditions generally, while resulting demand for manufactured […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 31, 2018

Top 5 airfreight logistics tech trends for 2018

We’re already a full month into 2018 and the e-commerce-driven demand for airfreight show few signs of abating. While the outlook for the year is generally positive and confidence in the industry is high, there are still many bottlenecks in the supply chain that need to be addressed, including increased safety and transparency, improved product […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 31, 2018
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