Logistics community rallies to send relief to cyclone survivors in SE Africa

The logistics community is rallying to respond to the devastation in southeast Africa, where the residents have been reeling from the impact of Cyclone Idai, which struck the Mozambique coast on March 14 and moved west to Zimbabwe and Malawi in the following days. The official death toll of 500 people is expected to rise […]

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 […]

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

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 25, 2019

Sudden descent of Atlas Flight 3591 still a mystery in fatal Houston crash

After a grim Sunday morning spent sifting through the wreckage of Flight 3591 in the marshes outside of Houston, crash investigators shifted their focus from search-and-rescue to recovery, as all three crewmembers on board the Atlas Air Worldwide aircraft were confirmed dead following the Saturday afternoon crash. The aircraft was nearing the end of a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 25, 2019

U.K. companies form ‘seamless air cargo service’ consortium anticipating Brexit

As the deadline for Brexit approaches less than five weeks away, still with no new trade deal agreed upon between the U.K. and the E.U., logistics industry community members are taking matters into their own hands by forming small-scale alliances to address inevitable supply chain disruptions and soothe clients’ concerns. One example is a new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 25, 2019

Kerry Logistics adopts smart sensors throughout supply chain

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics is upping its digitalization game with the introduction of smart sensors compatible for cargo across all modes of transportation that provide real-time data on location, temperature, pressure, tilt, shock and humidity to stakeholders across the supply chain. Through customizable alerts or via the company’s “KerrierVISION” visibility portal, both consignees and shippers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 25, 2019

ABC adds Bangladesh to freighter network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the British all-cargo subsidiary of the Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, has added Dhaka, Bangladesh, to its international network with a twice-weekly 747 freighter frequency to address demand for exports from the South Asian hub. The flight will be operated in conjunction with ABC’s Shanghai service to “give customers a vast choice of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 25, 2019

Three feared dead in Amazon Air 767F crash near Houston

Three people are presumed dead today in the crash of 767-300F aircraft, operated by Atlas Air Worldwide on behalf of Amazon Air. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. local time near the town of Anahuac, Texas, outside Houston, as the freighter was making a final approach to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), en route […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2019

CargoSteps launches accelerator for cargo startups

Frankfurt-based freight management software company CargoSteps is launching an accelerator that will provide six slots for interested startups, with the goal of creating a forum for the exchange of ideas between young logistics companies, according to Station. The "Startup LAB," to be located on famous Kaisserstrasse street near Frankfurt Airport (FRA), will give selected cargo-industry startups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 22, 2019

U.K. tightens drone regulations, revises flight restriction zones

This week, the United Kingdom government published an amendment to the U.K. Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO), making it illegal as of Mar. 13 to fly small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at any time within flight restriction zones (FRZs) around “protected aerodromes” – commercial airports, military airfields and general aviation airports – unless given permission […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 22, 2019

ACS, Saudia Cargo ink new deal at Air Cargo Africa

This week, business partners Saudia Cargo and Air Charter Service (ACS) inked a new deal at the Air Cargo Africa conference in Johannesburg. The agreement addresses the transportation of rubber fenders for ship docks from Al Makotum International Airport (DWC) to Bangladesh. Omar Hariri, chief executive officer for Jeddah-based Saudia Cargo, was present at the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 22, 2019

JD Logistics’ President of International Logistics to speak at Cargo Facts Asia

Stard Huang, president of international business at JD Logistics – the integrated supply chain management arm of Beijing-based JD.com – has joined the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 speaker faculty. During a Fireside Chat, Stard will discuss how consumer e-commerce demands are evolving, and the implications for cross-border e-commerce supply chains and their reliance on air freight.
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 22, 2019
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