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 […]

December traffic reflects bleak year for European carriers

European carriers’ preliminary traffic results for December indicate protracted market weakness due to global trade uncertainty continued through the end of 2019. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. In 2019, three of the four carriers tracked by Air […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Tech startup Komodal breaks into airfreight

In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, Southern California-based data integration startup Komodal’s co-founder Julia Pasternack discusses the company’s work to digitalize and improve transparency across multi-modal logistics operations. The startup has already done work to help alleviate congestion for stakeholders operating out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors and […]

Four startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s 2020 DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce four of the six startups chosen to provide live demonstrations and compete during the DEMOVation session at its upcoming Cargo Facts EMEA 2020. The second-annual edition of the conference, focused on innovation in airfreight, will be presented Feb. 3-5 at the Westin Grand, in Frankfurt. The first four companies selected to […]

Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]

FAA responds to US carriers’ exemption requests for Middle East ops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded Jan. 10 to several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers requesting exemption from the FAA’s initial Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain Middle East regions last week. In its response, the FAA included the issuance of a new NOTAM superseding the original and […]

Atlanta Airport, Kale Logistics, PayCargo establish cargo community at ATL

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) will collaborate with logistics payment platform PayCargo and IT solutions provider Kale Logistics to establish an air cargo community system at the airport. The cargo community approach has been embraced by operators at airports in Asia and Europe, but the movement has so far been slow to move to the United […]

Gevo joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit for Fireside Chat

Tim Cesarek, executive vice president at Gevo, will join our inaugural Jet Fuel Innovation Summit as the Fireside Chat featured speaker. During this session, he will share his unique insights and perspectives on key jet fuel trends and changes in a dynamic one-on-one conversation.    Gevo, a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, has gained […]

Manila Airport suspends flights after volcano erupts in the Philippines

The eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines that began Sunday has led to flight disruptions at Manila’s nearby Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL). The Manila International Airport Authority announced the temporary suspension of flight operations at the airport in a tweet early Sunday morning, local time. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology […]

SATS wins 25-year cargo terminal concession in Riyadh

SATS Saudi Arabia Company, a subsidiary of parent ground handling service provider SATS, has won a cargo terminal concession in Riyadh International Airport (RUH), the Main Board-listed company announced in a bourse filing this morning. The move is intended to establish a cargo corridor for the company in the Middle East linking Oman, Dammam and […]

Blackstone nears deal to buy stake in Allcargo’s unit

(Bloomberg) — Blackstone Group Inc. has agreed to buy a stake in the warehousing unit of India’s Allcargo Logistics Ltd. for 3.8 billion rupees ($54 million) as the U.S. firm seeks to capture the demand in the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market. Allcargo’s board approved the investment on Monday, it said in an exchange filing, confirming […]

Carbon capture key to net zero aviation emissions, says Carbon Engineering CEO

With the aviation industry becoming increasingly conscious of the global challenge of climate change, carbon capture technology company Carbon Engineering believes it has the solution to mitigating the impact of air travel emissions: removing CO2 already in the air. The Canadian startup partnered with Occidental Petroleum to expand its direct air capture technology, which has […]

US cargo carriers request FAA exemptions for Middle East ops

Several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers, including Kalitta Air, FedEx and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, requested exemption from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue operating in the Middle East despite the recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain regions. Airlines that submitted requests to the […]
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