AirBridgeCargo, DHL Global Forwarding successfully test RKN containers

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has completed its multi-modal shipment trial for Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ocean- and air-forwarding arm DHL Global Forwarding, using Envirotainer’s RKN active cargo container. The trial tested the container for delivery of healthcare products from Moscow to Miami using Good Distribution Practice (GDP) cool chain standards. During the trial, which took place […]

Asia’s airfreight markets keep racking up the gains

Asia’s airfreight market continued to burnish its reputation as the global breadwinner last month, with preliminary traffic figures for October showing a 5.8 percent rise, year-over-year, once again showing healthy growth in international air cargo markets. The air cargo increase for airlines from the Asia-Pacific region, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), came about, in […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

GBA Services opens office in Lisbon to cover Iberian market

United Kingdom-based logistics operator GBA Services is expanding its operations to Portugal, opening a GBA Logistics Portugal office in Lisbon to provide express van and truck services across the Iberian Peninsula and other parts of Europe. The new Lisbon office follows another recent expansion for GBA Services, as the company opened a German branch in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 28, 2017

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical now available from 15 U.S. cities

Delta Cargo’s DASH Critical & Medical service is now available from 15 U.S. locations, with Boston coming online today. The Atlanta-based carrier said that it will continue to expand its GPS-enabled, same-day service in 2018, providing real-time tracking and monitoring, with the option to ship items up until 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure. […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

Cause still unknown following death of FedEx employee at Memphis hub

More details are emerging regarding the death of a FedEx employee last week in the early-morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, at the integrator’s Memphis International Airport (MEM) hub. Authorities have now identified the FedEx employee as Ellen Gladney. Local media outlet WATN reported that police were called to the airport shortly after 12:30 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

‘Black Friday’ in U.S. brings great news for global e-commerce

The biggest shopping day of the year for the United States – on the Friday following Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday” – has come and gone, leaving records shattered in its wake. American retailers brought in a record US$7.9 billion in combined online sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving, amounting to a 17.9 percent […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2017

WFS nabs four French air-cargo handling deals, renews a fifth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is expanding its cargo handling operations via four new contracts with passenger and freighter airlines in France, and renewed an existing international contract. Four of the contracts cover handling at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and at WFS’s 11 other cargo stations in France. WFS also renewed its cargo handling […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2017

Panalpina units to go live with Validaide supply chain platform in early 2018

Panalpina says that all of its remaining business units are scheduled to go live with the Validaide platform by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The airfreight shipment-focused tool qualifies suppliers and assesses transport route risks, and shares that data with producers of medicinal products so that they can assess the capabilities of […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 27, 2017

AirBridgeCargo to deploy Sky Fresh freight management software

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Sky Fresh signed a service-level agreement last week to launch the new Sky Fresh platform that digitalizes cargo acceptance checklists and allows the Moscow-based carrier to manage cargo via a smartphone or tablet. In addition to digitalization, the Sky Fresh online web platform centralizes data from acceptance checklists, giving ABC the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 27, 2017

Green Friday: Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ reduces peak season waste

Today kicks off the “official” start of the holiday shopping season in the United States. But thanks to the efforts of retailers, such as Amazon.com, “Black Friday” is getting a little bit greener this year, in terms of packaging waste reduction. Amazon doesn’t disclose its undeniably large carbon footprint, but after ten years on the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 24, 2017

Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM

Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency. In a joint partnership, dnata, Emirates Innovation […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 24, 2017

Going once, going twice… Sold! Two 747-400s auctioned online via Taobao

We all know e-commerce is the wave of the future, but we didn’t think we’d see US$24 million aircraft transactions on a site usually used to purchase clothes or smartphones online. But on Alibaba’s subsidiary Taobao.com website, often described as the “eBay of China,” two 747-400ERFs were finally purchased via the online portal for a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2017

Cargolux staff scores €2,500 bonus in profit-sharing

When it was 2017, it was a very good year. Just in time for the holidays, all employees at the Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux received bonuses of €2,500, with another €2,500 to follow in May 2018, as part of the carrier’s profit-sharing program. The pay-out to employees is thanks to the expectation of improved 2017 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 23, 2017

BIFA urges investment in freight, logistics ahead of Brexit

To strengthen freight’s operating environment ahead of Brexit, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) called for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, to do more for the United Kingdom’s freight and logistics sector in today’s new budget. “In his autumn statement this time last year, Mr. Hammond announced plans that financial support for U.K. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 22, 2017

MNX Global Logistics acquires Melbourne-based Logical Freight Solutions

Responding to growing demand for healthcare-oriented logistics, MNX Global Logistics has acquired Logical Freight Solutions (LFS), a Melbourne-based logistics solutions provider that specializes in healthcare logistics. “This is our biggest acquisition to date,” said Ken Ying, MNX Global’s global director of marketing. Ying told Air Cargo World the deal would increase healthcare’s share of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 22, 2017
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