Alaska Air Cargo grounds 737-700F fleet, tightening intra-Alaska capacity

On the heels of Australian carrier Qantas Airways grounding its fleet of 737-300 freighters, as reported Wednesday by our sister publication Cargo Facts, Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo has grounded its own fleet of three 737-700 freighters for the same issue—an “apparent irregularity” in the rigid barrier system of some Israel Aerospace Industries converted freighters. Alaska […]

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 […]

Southwest looks to improve shipment tracking

According to Wally Deveraux, director of sales and marketing for Southwest Airlines Cargo, one of the key issues with today’s supply chain is shipment visibility. To address the issue, Southwest officials are busy upgrading their tracking processes.

American Airlines, Cathay extend codeshare agreement

Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific and American Airlines announced that their codeshare agreement will include Cathay’s new daily route between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport, commencing September 1. The agreement will also extend to Cathy’s existing route between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City, flown daily.

Frankfurt Airport reveals mid-year numbers

The Fraport Group, which operates Germany’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and holds majority stake in Peru’s Jorge Chávez International Airport, Turkey’s Antalya Airport and Bulgaria’s Bourgas International Airport, has announced its traffic figures for June. But of these four airports, the Fraport Group is focusing most on the mid-year growth of FRA.

ATA expresses solidarity with TSA screening initiative

Testifying before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Air Transport Association of America (ATA) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio pledged his association’s commitment to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) targeted security programs.

Cathay Pacific launches freight route to Bengaluru

Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will begin freight service to the southeast Indian city of Bengaluru, or Bangalore. Beginning August 1, Cathay Pacific will fly the route twice a week, every Monday and Thursday on Boeing 747-400F aircraft.

ICAO and WCO sign MoU for airfreight security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has signed a MoU with the World Customs Organization (WCO) for the promotion of tighter airfreight security. In addition to protecting cargo from terrorist attacks and illegal tampering, ICAO and WCO also hope to expedite the transportation process.

AirBridgeCargo, Fraport Cargo Services extend contract

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has renewed its long-standing partnership with Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), an independent freight handler at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Flying out of Frankfurt since 2005, ABC has employed FCS’ cargo-handling services since 2008.

Airbus studies fuel cell technology for independent taxiing

In conjunction with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Airbus is researching the efficacy of fuel cell technology for self-directed taxiing. The manufacturer believes the technology is so promising, in fact, that it utilized a fuel cell system to provide backup power for a civil transport aircraft in 2008.

American Airlines, Delta announce June cargo numbers

Delta is riding a 10 percent year-to-date increase in cargo tonne miles when compared to the first sixth months of 2010. The carrier has flown 1.17 million miles so far in 2011. Delta’s results outpace the year-to-date totals from American Airlines, which show a 3 percent decrease in year-over-year tonne miles.

Avient and Air Liaison America join forces

Air Liaison America and Avient have inked a deal enabling the freighter operator to grow its presence in the U.S. Under the new contract, Avient will scatter sales staff throughout the U.S. to provide representation for customers nationwide.
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