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 […]

Cargo drop continues at Hactl

Officials at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited continued to see a downward spiral in cargo throughput last month, noting that July numbers represented a 7.7-percent, year-over-year decrease in tonnage. Cargo activity since January sits at 1.56 million tonnes, a 5.1-percent decrease when compared to the first seven months of 2010.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 3, 2011

ACMI is bright spot in Atlas Air’s Q2 report

The second quarter of 2011 signaled good news for Atlas Air’s ACMI operations, with revenues increasing 27 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Executives at the cargo airline attribute much of this growth to higher block-hour volumes — customers outpaced contractual minimums by 4.6 percent during the quarter.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 3, 2011

DHL sees growth in Asia-Pacific, Europe

The second quarter of 2011 was particularly strong for Deutsche Post DHL, with the logistics company posting group revenues of €12.8 billion. But it’s DHL’s doubling of EBIT and growth in Europe and the Asia-Pacific that really has DHL spokespeople talking.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 2, 2011

Market diversification gives IAG Cargo a boost

Geographic diversification is the name of the game for IAG Cargo, the newly created company borne from the merger of British Airways (BA) and Iberia. With commercial revenue up 16.3 percent from the first half of 2010, IAG Cargo has leveraged the key strengths of both airlines to improve overall operations.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

New players to emerge in Berlin’s cargo market?

It is unlikely that Frankfurt will ever be eclipsed as Europe’s dominant air cargo citadel. For this reason, the airport’s preeminence in Germany is even more profound — more than 80 percent of the local market’s air waybills are cut in Frankfurt.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

Regulating an industry: TSA’s push for total cargo screening

They discovered it on a Friday. While screening cargo on a U.S.-bound freighter departing from Yemen, investigators found a bomb encased in a toner cartridge. Although U.K officials intercepted the device before it could detonate, the would-be act of violence caused a global uproar.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

Keeping cool in a fast-paced market

When a UK-based dessert manufacturer decided to branch out a bit and start selling delicacies in the Australian market, Adam McKenna at Direct Food Express, a freight forwarder based at Manchester Airport, was there. His logistically challenging task: Keep 19 temperature-sensitive pallets cold during a roughly 10,000-mile journey, arranging all the governmentally required health certificates […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

Back to school: Training the next generation of air cargo workers

Last summer, 16 students from the University of Huddersfield in the UK received diplomas in air transport and logistics management. During their time at the university, a few of the students had nabbed scarce internships with companies in the air-cargo arena — Air Charter Services, British Airways World Cargo, Hellman Worldwide Logistics — which prepared […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

UPS ships cub from Alaska to Louisville

UPS crewmembers got a taste of northern exposure in late June when they moved a 60-pound polar bear cub from the Alaska Zoo to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. Utilizing a Boeing 747-400 converted freighter, the UPS team worked with various animal experts to overcome the logistical challenges of transporting the fragile cub, named Qannik.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011

New challenges arise at screening anniversary

The Congressional mandate for 100-percent screening of air cargo created a good deal of uncertainty for both those in and outside the airfreight industry.
  • Staff Reports
  • August 1, 2011
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