Alibaba expects record volumes for latest ‘Single’s Day’ e-commerce event

China’s Alibaba revealed a preview of the promotions planned for Single’s Day on Nov. 11, the largest one-day retail event in the world, which requires a similarly massive logistics effort. Alibaba expects more than 100 million customers to participate in the sales day, which will include more than 140,000 brands total and more than 60,000 […]

Zodiac expands container offerings with Herculight S main-deck containers

Zodiac AirCargo Equipment is introducing the Herculight S main-deck container at this month’s Inter Airport Europe Expo in Munich. The Herculight S modular containers, which expands on the company’s current product range of lower-deck containers and pallets, are designed to be lightweight and durable, with a new door closure mechanism to speed up the container’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

Cargo loader sparks blaze at HKIA [VIDEO]

During loading of American Airlines flight 192 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today, an external piece of loading equipment next to the aircraft caught fire, which spread to a pallet that contained non-hazardous goods. One ground worker sustained non-life threatening injuries, but no passengers or crew members were onboard the 777-300ER. In videos taken […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 9, 2017

3PL revenues on track to hit $1.1 trillion by 2022

A report released by Armstrong & Associates shows e-commerce and outsourcing fueling demand for third-party logistics (3PL) services, driving 3PL revenues to over US$1.1 Trillion by 2022. In 2016, the global 3PL market reached $802 billion. Armstrong & Associates research found that global logistics costs were $8.2 trillion in 2016, with the firm predicting that […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2017

UPS resumes partial Puerto Rico operations, in face of extensive infrastructure damage

UPS service has resumed across 149 of Puerto Rico’s 176 zip codes, with the Atlanta-based integrator offering discounted rates from the U.S. to Puerto Rico and affected Caribbean destinations for select ground and deferred shipments. But with more extensive damage being reported daily, UPS is acknowledging that it faces massive hurdles redeploying its services to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2017

Helsinki is newest addition to Qatar Cargo pharma network

After launching daily direct 787 flights from Doha to Helsinki in October of 2016, Qatar Airways Cargo added the route to its QR Pharma network effective Sept. 18. Qatar Cargo’s QR Pharma product was developed for specialized handling of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products and uses active and passive cool-chain products during transportation and handling. Finland’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 6, 2017

Pharma@Changi initiative for pharma cargo community goes live

Changi Airport Group and several partner companies – all of which have received IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling – signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Pharma@Changi initiative, pledging to cooperate in improving pharma transport standards and promoting Singapore Changi Airport as a pharma hub. Other companies that signed the MOU are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 6, 2017

Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

Emirates SkyCargo helping Sri Lanka’s fishermen recover from 2015 E.U. import ban

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports plunged in 2015 after the European Union slapped a ban on fisheries products, accusing the nation’s government of not doing enough to tackle illegal fishing. Having addressed the problem, seafood exports resumed in June 2016, and now, Emirates SkyCargo is making sure that Sri Lanka’s seafood exporters have the capacity to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

WorldACD: Volumes keep soaring through August

By all metrics, air cargo enjoyed another great month in August with a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase in volumes for the month alongside even higher direct tonne kilometer (DTK) growth of 14.6 percent, with WorldACD noting the average distance between origin and destination points for airfreight shipments continues to grow. Transport of pharmaceuticals and high-tech […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 5, 2017

CFS: FedEx e-commerce services form bulwark against Amazon’s market hegemony [VIDEO]

MIAMI — With FedEx’s chief of marketing and communications officer Rajesh Subramaniam on stage here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, the audience had the opportunity to catch up on developments at the rapidly growing integrator. Subramaniam talked about everything from the company’s active role in the national discourse surrounding free trade, to the implications […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

CFS: Growing e-commerce revolution dictates digitization of all processes

MIAMI – The morning after Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG) senior director Alan Hedge told 2017 Cargo Facts Symposium attendees how e-commerce is poised to change the logistics industry, conference panelists today expanded on the theme to advise air cargo participants how to capitalize on the growing e-commerce market share, and how the industry must […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 4, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

ELEVATE 2017: Memories from Air Cargo World’s conference on logistics innovation

MIAMI — Now that the second annual ELEVATE Conference is history, here is a gallery of the sessions, presentations and networking opportunities that took place on Oct. 2, 2017, here at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Air Cargo World wishes to thank all the speakers, sponsors, presenters and attendees who came together to discuss the latest […]
  • jcherlin
  • October 3, 2017
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