Digital bookings on the rise, but are sales stuck in analog?

Digitalization of the cargo sales and booking process was a popular discussion topic at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA earlier this month in Frankfurt. While interfacing with online booking platforms like cargo.one and Freightos’ WebCargo is a practice gaining traction among carriers, human sales agents are still central to the process. “We have a high […]

WFS receives CEIV Pharma cert at Paris airport

Cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) recently received IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) at its new Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) pharma center. The center opened last year and is expected to handle more than 8,000 tonnes of cargo in 2020. According to WFS, about 30 airlines […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

FedEx opens expanded pharma center in Tokyo

The renovation of the TNT Life Science Center in Tokyo has been completed, FedEx said in a statement on Monday. The newly expanded center will provide better logistics services for pharma products used in clinical trials. The larger, more technologically advanced center will allow for shipments by overseas pharmaceutical customers of investigational medication product in […]

Cargo Insights: Behind the narrative, forwarders are already tech-forward

In this age of heightened political rhetoric, separating facts from biased claims is a challenge for even the most well-seasoned audience. The media may work to present only the facts, but reporters can disagree about what the actual facts are. We have seen this play out recently in our own industry though a stream of […]

Zahra highlights Drone Delivery Canada’s operations at Edmonton Airport

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) made headlines in 2019 with the news it would be the first cargo drone operator with a hub at a major airport. While drones at airports have mostly been a disruption to operations so far, the Canadian drone developer announced in October it would establish a hub at Edmonton International Airport […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

US domestic air cargo grows 2% through Oct 2019 — but unevenly

Overall US domestic tonnage increased by 2% percent in the first 10 months of 2019, but while some carriers and airports posted large gains, others have seen significant decline. Cargo Facts Consulting has analyzed the most recent release of Form 41 t-100 market data and discusses where and why the growth picture is so mixed. […]

Cargolux to decrease fuel surcharge

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux will decrease its fuel surcharge on all shipments as of Jan. 27, the carrier announced Monday. Cargolux will decrease its surcharge per kilo by €0.05, to €0.65 per kilo or the equivalent in local currency. The reduction follows an increase to €0.70 per kilo earlier this month, Cargolux’s highest surcharge since […]

Qatar Airways expands freighter network to Osaka

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new service to Osaka (KIX), expanding the carrier’s network to 11 destinations across the Asia Pacific. Qatar will operate the service twice weekly using a 777F, which will depart Doha (DOH) on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving at KIX the following day and then returning to […]

Manston Airport project decision faces delay

Plans to develop Manston Airport (MSE) in southeast England into a cargo hub have been postponed again following an extension of the development consent order (DCO) decision deadline to May 18.   The announcement came from Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport Nusrat Ghani in a statement to the U.K. House of Commons on Thursday. The latest deadline prior to the announcement required a decision by Saturday, but Ghani indicated the delay is […]

Tigers opens Sydney omnichannel e-commerce facility

Tigers Australia, a division of Hong Kong-based Tigers, opened a new warehouse in Sydney to support its growing e-commerce business. The omnichannel facility will process domestic and cross-border e-commerce shipments for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) fulfillment. “E-commerce in Australia will increase, not only for domestic but also international, (cross-border) trade and our new Sydney […]

Swissport set to launch Australia ops

Swissport launched its first cargo operations in Australia with the recent signing of a seven-year lease agreement for a new cargo facility at Melbourne Airport (MEL). The new facility is 5,000 square meters and will include space for handling and storage of general cargo, animals, pharmaceuticals and perishables. The company plans to open the facility […]

CSafe expands South Korean service center

CSafe Global, an active temperature-controlled container manufacturer, has expanded its service center at Incheon Airport (ICN) to accommodate the growing demand for its specialized air cargo containers for pharmaceutical and other temperature-sensitive products in South Korea and the Asia Pacific region, the company said. “With the expanded warehouse space and increased repair service throughput, not […]

Delta DASH Door-to-Door: a critical assessment

Over the past months, Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its DASH Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

The 2019 Air Cargo Executive of the Year is DSV Panalpina’s Jens Bjorn Andersen

Early in 2019, speculation ran rampant over the future of Panalpina. The Swiss forwarder had faced several difficult quarters, with declines in profit exacerbated by overall market weakness and demand declines in some of the forwarder’s higher-yield verticals. Enter DSV. Unsolicited, Panalpina’s Danish logistics rival submitted a takeover offer to Panalpina’s board, valuing Panalpina at […]

Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

Atlas Air opens new hangar, joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, recently opened a new US$19 million hangar dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of widebody aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).   FEAM Aero, which has operated at the airport since 2015, cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 103,000-square-foot facility, where it will repair and maintain […]

XPO Logistics looks to sell business segments

Following several challenging quarters for Connecticut-based XPO Logistics, CEO Brad Jacobs said the logistics company will look to sell or spin off up to four of its business segments. The business segments under consideration for sale include XPO’s North American and European transportation and logistics divisions, Jacobs told Jim Cramer during a CNBC Mad Money […]

LATAM Cargo opens new perishable hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo recently opened a new USD $3.5 million perishable hub in Brazil’s Guarulhos (GRU) that is intended to support the carrier’s FRESH shipment program for perishable products en route from South America to destinations worldwide The perishable hub occupies a space of 1,637 square meters and increases LATAM Cargo’s storage capacity at GRU by […]
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