Alaska Air Cargo reels in salmon season

The salmon fiends of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States celebrated this morning, as Alaska Air Cargo’s so-called “Salmon-30-Salmon” aircraft arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) with 10,000 pounds of fresh-harvested Alaskan salmon, to be distributed through the carrier’s U.S. network. The carrier marks the start of the beginning of the salmon season by […]

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports slowing growth in March

Results from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for March – Growth in cargo traffic measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) slowed to 2.8 percent last month among AAPA’s member carriers, compared to the 13 percent growth in March of 2017. The 10 percent decrease in growth rate year-over-year is somewhat disconcerting, but the association […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 26, 2018

Cargolux reports 2017 was ‘best year in history’

Joining the chorus singing the praises of last year nearly across the board in the airfreight industry, Luxembourg-based Cargolux said today that 2017 was the carrier’s “best year in history,” reporting that it broke 1 million chargeable tonnes flown for the first time ever, and experienced a 2,123 percent rise in net profit to US$122.3 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 25, 2018

K+N flies high as first-quarter airfreight volume surges

Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel reported first-quarter 2018 net income up 11.5 percent, year-over-year, to US$191 million, as gross profit (what some forwarders call net revenue) rose 11.8 percent to $1.92 billion. Operating income (earnings before interest and taxes, or EBIT) for the quarter was up 12.9 percent to $245 million. […]
  • David Harris
  • April 25, 2018

Pilot Freight implements Amber Road’s On-Demand Export service

To help assess whether shippers have been cleared by security officials to conduct international trade, transportation and logistics firm Pilot Freight Services has signed on with Amber Road’s Export On-Demand service, which automatically determined whether a shipper has been cleared by the restricted party screening (RPS) process. Amber Road, a provider of global trade management […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 24, 2018

DHL CEO Appel says ‘Protectionism is the wrong path’

Deutsche Post-DHL Group CEO Frank Appel joined industry leaders in denouncing the economic policy of protectionism in a speech delivered at the company’s annual general meeting this week, calling it “the wrong path, no matter where it is or what form it takes.” Many industry members – including CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 24, 2018

Fraport AG receives CEIV Pharma certification

Fraport AG – owner of Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – has received its CEIV certification for the handling of pharmaceuticals from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), stating that FRA is now the largest international airport to receive the certification for “the entire handling chain of pharmaceutical products.” The company joins other industry members that conduct […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 24, 2018

BIFA premiers U.K.-based freight forwarding apprenticeship program

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), representing U.K.-based forwarders, has finalized its international freight forwarding specialist apprenticeship program, which the organization has been developing in partnership with the U.K. government’s Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) for the last 18 months. The apprenticeship is intended to serve as “a route into the industry,” for those interested in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 23, 2018

E-commerce, express traffic continue to outpace general cargo growth in Q1

With first-quarter volume figures coming in for many airports around the world, we noticed two, in particular, stood out from the crowd: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Eastern Germany, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in the United States. Both of these mid-sized airports reported volumes up – way up – in Q1, reaching 12.3 percent and 34.1 percent […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

Lufthansa Technik tests out use of drones for safety checks

Digitization concepts like the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (A.I.) software, and drone technology were arguably the most talked about up-and-coming trends in supply chain management in 2017. In the first quarter of this year, we still haven’t seen many commercial uses in the cargo world, but we may soon begin to see uses […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 23, 2018

Saudia Cargo chooses ATC Aviation as GSSA for South Africa

A few weeks after appointing Omar Hariri as its new CEO, Jeddah-based Saudia Cargo has today chosen ATC Aviation Services as the new general sales and service agent (GSSA) for the carrier’s cargo operations in South Africa. The service is set to begin on May 1. Frankfurt-based ATC Aviation Services now has a worldwide portfolio […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

Fraport to build Swissport warehouse at FRA’s CargoCity South by 2020

Today, Fraport Group and Swissport signed an agreement for Fraport to develop a 16,900-square-meter, custom-built warehouse in CargoCity South at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for the global ground handling company. The project, Fraport said, has a budget that will run into the “double-digit” millions of euros. Senior vice president of real estate at Fraport AG, Christian […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

DHL Express expands NYC e-commerce capacity to handle demand

To keep up with the rapid demand for e-commerce services in the greater New York City area, DHL Express has opened two new facilities in the region – one in Long Island City (LIC), in the borough of Queens, and the other in the Times Square section of Midtown Manhattan. DHL invested more than US$10 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018

Luxembourg OKs first digital road-feeder consignment between LUX, AMS

The Luxembourg government has signed off on the first electronic consignment note (CMR) for road transportation operated by Arthur Welter trucking on behalf of CargoLux Airlines. The trucking service will run between Luxembourg (LUX) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airports. Arthur Welter described the paper-free practice, saying that transport orders are received from customers digitally, forwarded […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 20, 2018

Could Amazon be headed… to the Amazon?

For many years, the country of Brazil has been a conundrum. With more than 200 million people, this South American country has been blessed with enormous natural resources and the 8th-largest gross domestic product in the world (nearly US$3.4 trillion), yet has been rocked by continuous political scandals, military coups and corruption that have prevented […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 20, 2018
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