BIFA said prepare for a no-deal Brexit with 11 days to go

The clock is still ticking on Brexit, but United Kingdom’s logistics community and the British Parliament are still working hard to diffuse the situation. Last week, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s second proposed Brexit plan, which would have defined the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union. With just 11 days left until […]

Unilode boxes up IATA’s Innovation Award at WCS [VIDEO]

After a full week of meetings and panel discussion about innovations in the air cargo arena – many of which focused on the management and tracking of unit load devices (ULDs) – IATA’s 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) ended with the announcement that ULD management firm, Unilode Aviation Solutions, was named the winner of this […]

Air France-KLM first carrier group to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck system

SINGAPORE — Air France-KLM Cargo has become the first carrier group to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system for the acceptance of dangerous-goods shipments. Of the more than 1.5 million shipments moved by the Franco-Dutch carrier each year, 173,000 fall under the category of dangerous goods, such as caustic chemicals, flammable materials or lithium batteries, […]

Digitalization trepidation: Turning words, worry into action

SINGAPORE — Much has been said this week about the sorry state of the air cargo industry’s alleged lack of digital savvy and reluctance to embrace new technology. For those fed up with such hand-wringing, the late-morning presentations in Wednesday’s Digital Cargo Track at the World Cargo Conference were a welcome tonic for air cargo professionals seeking […]

A new model for complementary airport systems in Beijing and Chengdu

Air cargo logistics providers operating in major Chinese cities aren’t strangers to running cargo operations through multiple airports in Chinese cities. However, the development of the “one city, two airports” complementary airport model in Beijing and Chengdu will vary from those formerly established in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River city-clusters. The difference is this – formerly, one airport in the model would for […]

A Nose for Cargo: Canine screening may become cargo security’s best friend

  They have become such a common sight in airports, we hardly even notice them anymore. Four-legged sentinels named “Oz” or “Champ” or “Scout” have been walking the terminals in airports throughout the world, using their astounding sense of smell to determine whether any passenger has been anywhere near even the faintest traces of explosive […]

Unilode boxes up IATA’s Innovation Award at WCS [VIDEO]

After a full week of meetings and panel discussion about innovations in the air cargo arena – many of which focused on the management and tracking of unit load devices (ULDs) – IATA’s 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) ended with the announcement that ULD management firm, Unilode Aviation Solutions, was named the winner of this […]

Airbus Skyways drone completes first shore-to-ship delivery [VIDEO]

Today, an Airbus Skyways drone loaded with 1.5 kg of cargo departed from the Marina South Pier in Singapore, and traveled a distance of 1.5 km where it landed on the ship deck of the M/V Pacific Centurion.  After transferring its payload to the shipmaster, the Skyways drone returned to shore, completing the 3 km […]

A380 fades as Boeing celebrates the 747’s Golden Anniversary [VIDEO]

It’s been a bittersweet week for the jumbo-jet industry. Soon after Boeing celebrated the 50th anniversary of its iconic 747, Airbus announced that production of its ambitious, double-decker passenger behemoth, the A380, will be halted in 2021, due to a sharp decline in new orders. The A380’s largest customer, Emirates, said it will slash its […]

CAL Cargo targets seafood exports with Oslo flights

Beginning tomorrow, Israel-based CAL Cargo Air Lines will double its capacity ex-Oslo Airport (OSL) with the addition of a second scheduled weekly 747-400 freighter service between OSL and Tel Aviv (TLV). CAL had previously operated one weekly service on Tuesdays, and the new Friday service is expected to add 3,500 tonnes of capacity per year for seafood […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 1, 2019

Oslo Airport fortifies role as seafood export hub with extra CAL Cargo service

Beginning tomorrow, Israel-based CAL Cargo Air Lines will double its capacity ex-Oslo Airport (OSL) with the addition of a second scheduled weekly 747-400 freighter service between OSL and Tel Aviv (TLV). CAL had previously operated one weekly service on Tuesdays, and the new Friday service is expected to add 3,500 tonnes of capacity per year for seafood […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 28, 2019

Panalpina’s mediocre 2018 results reflect a challenging Q4 for air segment

A day after Kuehne + Nagel released its fourth-quarter and full-year figures for 2018, the “other” giant Swiss forwarder, Panalpina, did the same, underpinning a unifying theme that the last quarter of 2018 was a challenge for most of the international logistics community. Panalpina reported that its airfreight volumes grew by 5 percent, year-over-year, during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2019

One month before Brexit: Dachser says prepare for ‘hard’ times

With just a month to go before the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom’s pullout from the European Union, and no kind of customs deal in place for a smooth transition, several logistics companies are attempting to step in with their own plans to avoid the expected Brexit chaos. One of the latest is […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2019

IAG Cargo reports cloudy 2018 results, continues cool-chain investments

United Kingdom-based IAG Cargo released its end-of-year results, which show it increased commercial revenue by about 7 percent to €1.2 million at constant currency in 2018, compared to 2017, but did not provide much information on its Q4 results or profit figures during the period. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as many industry members […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2019

Strong start to 2018 masks K+N’s weak Q4 results

Swiss forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel just released its annual results, which show respectable growth in volume and profit looking at the year as whole, but a less fortunate story during the fourth quarter, in which airfreight volume declined 1.5 percent, year-over-year, to 441,000 tonnes and operating profit from airfreight stayed flat, at about US$19 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 27, 2019

CEVA reduces debt, confirms drop in net earnings for Q4

Earlier this month, when Swiss 3PL CEVA Logistics released its preliminary results for 2018, it touted its reduction in debt and its potential growth prospects for 2019. Today, as it released its official fourth-quarter and full-year performance figures, CEVA official retained their optimism, but, like several other logistics firms, reported double-digit losses on fourth-quarter earnings […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 27, 2019

DHL Express quadruples e-commerce presence at MAD

DHL Express has invested in trans-Atlantic trade with the establishment of a new hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD) in Madrid. The express carrier said that with the completion of the project, it has “quadrupled” its presence at MAD in hopes of tapping demand for airfreight capacity between Europe and Latin America, especially for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 27, 2019

Operations transfer from IST to ISL delayed

The full transfer of operations from Atatürk Airport (IST) to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL), originally scheduled for early March, has been delayed and will now take place on April 5. The transfer of operations from IST to ISL will begin on April 5 at 3:00 am local time and will continue until April 7 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 27, 2019

Emirates optimizes DXB-KBL route capacity with new strategy

For some routes, the appearance of clouds can determine how much cargo you can fly. That had been the case for Dubai-based Emirates Airlines for its flights to Kabul International Airport (KBL). However, by finding a way around its previous safety procedure of returning to Dubai (DXB) to temporarily offload cargo in the event of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2019

Speakers from Flexport, MAB Kargo, SF Express to take part in Cargo Facts Asia

The lineup of air cargo industry visionaries speaking at the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 conference in Shanghai has recently expanded to include George Li, group vice president of SF Express and president of SF Airlines; Neel Jones Shah, senior vice president and global head of airfreight at full-service air and ocean forwarder Flexport; and Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 26, 2019

IAG Cargo opens pharma center at MAD, taps Latin American market

Today, International Airlines Group (IAG) Cargo opened its new 900 square-meter pharmaceutical center at Madrid International Airport (MAD), which the carrier said will primarily serve the growing Latin American pharmaceuticals market.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 26, 2019

Tigers doubles its Miami storage capacity

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers grows North American presence by nearly doubling its storage capacity in Miami to about 31,000 square feet in a move to a new facility. The investment will allow Tigers to both “grow our focus on the Latin American region, as well as expand our capabilities to service the growing e-commerce […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2019

Shifting economic conditions, mixed results in January airport throughput

Cargo throughput results for the beginning of 2019 were mixed, with certain regions performing significantly better than others. Airports in North America saw the majority of growth in cargo volumes in January, while airports in Mainland China saw modest rebounds and European airports experienced a continued decline in cargo volumes following an overall diminished 2018 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 26, 2019
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