Digital freight forwarder Zencargo raises US$4 million

London-based digital freight forwarder Zencargo today announced the completion of its “seed plus” round of funding, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital, bringing total funds raised to more than US$4 million for the startup. Zencargo said the money will go toward accelerating its product development process and expand its presence […]

Delta Cargo launches self-service e-AWB kiosks

Today Delta Cargo debuted its new self-service kiosks, operational in Atlanta and Boston, for use of electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) for its domestic network. This marks another step in the carrier’s path toward digitalization, following the company’s launch earlier this month to allow access to its full suite of services online, which include a sort […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 28, 2018

BoxTop Technologies joins X2 Logistics Networks

U.K.-based freight management SaaS company BoxTop Technologies is now a member of Bangkok-based X2 Logistics Networks – a network of logistics professionals and freight forwarders. BoxTop Technologies’ platform hosts warehouse management, a CRM database, shipment tracking and warehouse inventory tracking, serving clients such as Regency Shipment, Oceanteam Logistics and MIES International. Learn more about the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 28, 2018

Keeping Track & Trace: Technology types

The existence of several types of wireless track-and-trace systems suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to locating global air cargo shipments. While the science behind how they work can get technical very quickly, here is a quick guide to the most common tech on the market – or will soon be emerging: Radio frequency […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 28, 2018

Panalpina gains GDP cert at Bogotá location

Today, the Bogotá branch of Panalpina has been certified by the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) program for the handling of medical products, following the completion a two-day audit from SGS, an international inspection and verification company. “We see great growth potential in this business area, considering that the growth rate of this industry in Colombia […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

AAPA: 5 percent FTK growth in July

Today the Association Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its traffic results for the month of July, indicating a 5 percent growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among member airlines. “For the upcoming months, the global economic outlook remains positive, despite some concern that uncertainties over future trade policy could undermine business confidence international,” said Andrew […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

Nepal Airlines chooses Unilode for ULD service on new A330-200s

Nepal Airlines has signed a five-year agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULDs) for its two new A330-200 aircraft. The airline said it chose Unilode, in part, due to its ability to pool airlines’ ULDs together, “based on their respective monthly stock allocation,”  which the company describes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

ASL Airlines launches first freighter flight to Europe from Urumqi

This morning at around 4:20 am, a 747-400F operated by ASL Airlines Belgium touched down at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC). Two hours later, the widebody freighter took-off and headed back to Liège Airport (LGG), marking the commencement of the first all-cargo flight to Europe from the city in Western China. For the Belgian airport, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 24, 2018

K+N, Sincero enter JV targeting auto industry

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) and Chinese automotive logistics group Sincero are entering a joint venture (JV) to target the automotive industry – with the former company holding the majority share in the agreement. “Contract logistics for the automotive industry is a strategic focus area for Kuehne + Nagel globally and especially in China, the biggest automotive market,” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 24, 2018

China’s CAAC targeting private investment for 28 aviation projects

Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) published a list of 28 aviation projects seeking private investment. Ezhou Civil Airport and Air China Cargo were two familiar names on the project list, both of which are seeking billions of dollars in new investments. China National Aviation Holding Co., which owns a controlling stake in Beijing-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 24, 2018

Dachser expands U.S. presence with Detroit office

Germany-based logistics company Dachser is bolstering its foothold in the American automotive industry with the opening of a Detroit office, its fifth addition in the Midwest region of the United States. “After recently expanding the Cincinnati and Minneapolis offices, Detroit was the next logical step for our Midwest expansion,” said Frank Guenzerodt, president and CEO […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 23, 2018

LUG aircargo receives CEIV-Pharma certification

German ground handler LUG aircargo has received its CEIV certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for both the handling of pharmaceutical products and the infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA) CargoCity South center. Mathias Jakobi, IATA’s manager of the Central Europe region, said that LUG passed a “strict assessment based on national and international […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 23, 2018

Atlas pilots protest airline’s relationship with Amazon Air

Yesterday, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ (AAWH) pilots – who fly for Amazon Air under a contract between the two companies – demonstrated outside of Amazon headquarters’ in Seattle, just outside of Air Cargo World’s offices. Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the airline’s pilots, maintains that the carrier does not have a sufficient body of pilots […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 23, 2018

Singapore Airlines, Cainiao partner to expedite cross-border shipments

Today Hangzhou-based Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd., the smart logistics subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, inked a strategic partnership with Singapore Airlines to leverage the airline’s network to expedite cross-border e-commerce deliveries. The partnership represents one of a number of agreements between Singapore Airlines and Alibaba Group affiliates to cooperate on a number […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2018

DHL eCommerce enabling next-day B2C food deliveries in Thailand

DHL eCommerce and Thai egg producer Kasemchaifood have partnered to deliver farm-fresh eggs sold through online channels directly to consumers, within 24 hours. Before taking to the internet, Kasemchaifood relied primarily on a wholesale business model with a lengthier supply chain to distribute its eggs. Under the traditional business-to-business supply chain model, it would take […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2018
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