Global Airline Services is GSA for SF’s 747F service from Europe

Global Airline Services is the general sales agent (GSA) for SF Airlines’ new 747-400F service from London (LHR) to Wuxi (WUX) via Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to a notice from OAG Inforwarding. Global Airline Services, the United Kingdom branch of Amsterdam-based Global GSA Group, could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the […]

WFS opens Copenhagen pharma center

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the ground handler and airport services provider, officially opened its new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). WFS began the upgrade of its CPH facilities 18 months earlier, and has since seen a significant increase in pharmaceutical volumes at the airport, WFS said in a statement. WFS’ new Copenhagen facility features […]

WFS to open new Pharma Center at CDG

Ground handler and airport service provider Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced today it will invest €10 million (US$11.06 million) to open a new Pharma Center on site at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG).   The 2,400-square-meter Pharma Center will offer both landside and airside acceptance capabilities and will have its own docks and maneuvering area for loading and unloading pharma shipments. It will be the only […]

Temperature-controlled products heat up air cargo demand

With news of July being the hottest on record, it seemed fitting that we take a look at temperature-controlled air cargo. Indeed, a number of freight forwarders noted in recent earnings reports that temperature-controlled volumes were a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing first half of the year for air cargo. However, while temperature-controlled products […]

Cargo couture: selecting tailored, wearable tech for your collection

Models strut down the catwalk as fashion giants look on – viewers take note of the product’s material, fit and whether the item is “Prêt-à-Porter,” or ready to wear. Keep in mind, this show is only one of a slew of stakeholders in haute couture have attended worldwide and now they must select pieces from […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

Cargo Insights: Air cargo gains a seat at the security table

Passing through any TSA passenger airport screening checkpoint in the summer can be as unpleasant as getting your driver’s license renewed or receiving dental work – you never know how long the process will take or how much pain will be involved. Most frequent fliers have begrudgingly accepted that the often-tedious process of airport security […]

Korean Air Cargo increases frequency on South American route 

Korean Air Cargo announced yesterday it is expanding its capacity to South America by increasing its freighter service to the continent to three times weekly beginning Aug. 23. The route, operated with a 777F aircraft, will depart from Incheon (ICN) and fly to Anchorage (ANC), Miami (MIA), Sao Paulo (GRU), Santiago (SCL), Lima (LIM) and Los Angeles (LAX) before returning to ICN. The entire route requires around 70 hours to fly and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 20, 2019

SATS, TUMCREATE team up to create AI-powered robotic air cargo system 

Today, Singapore-based ground handler SATS and Singaporean research platform TUMCREATE jointly announced that they are working together to explore commercialization opportunities for their artificial intelligence (AI) powered robotic air cargo system, SPEEDCARGO. SPEEDCARGO will help digitalize air cargo handling by taking over laborious processes, the companies said.   SPEEDCARGO is a system comprised of three of the companies’ […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 20, 2019

Atlas Air, ABX, Southern Air pilots protest at CVG

Aug. 20, 2019: This story has been updated to include comment from Atlas Air.  Tomorrow, pilots flying for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, which operate on behalf of Amazon Air and DHL, will protest at Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which is the largest hub for these carriers. Pilots are protesting stalled contract negotiations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 19, 2019

Uni-Top to enter US ops with Wuhan-Chicago 747F service

Chinese carrier Uni-Top Airlines is seeking permission for three-times-weekly scheduled cargo operations between Wuhan (WUH) and Chicago (ORD) using 747-400Fs, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The scheduled freighter operations would begin in late 2019, according to the filing. The carrier estimates expected cargo transported during the first year of operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 19, 2019

Tigers South Africa opens Johannesburg e-commerce center 

Today, Tigers South Africa, subsidiary of Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers Logistics, announced the opening of an e-commerce center at its warehouse facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The logistics provider said it invested in the center to support growing global e-commerce markets.  The center is equipped with an IT infrastructure connected to Tiger’s ScanPak, which allows […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 19, 2019

Cathay CEO and chief customer & commercial officer resign

Cathay Pacific’s chief executive officer, Rupert Hogg, and chief customer and commercial officer, Paul Loo, have both resigned on the back of the airline’s involvement in recent events in Hong Kong. Augustus Tang has been appointed the new CEO while Ronald Lam will be the new chief customer and commercial officer, effective from next Monday. […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 16, 2019

DHL doubles Connecticut service center capacity with $4 million investment 

DHL completed a US$4 million expansion and upgrade of its service center operations in Hartford, Conn., the company announced yesterday. The move is intended to accommodate growing cross-border e-commerce trade.  With the investment made earlier this year, DHL added 16,000 square feet of warehousing space to bring the facility’s total space to 38,000 square feet. With this expansion, the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 16, 2019

The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers

As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2019

The Freight 50: 2018’s top carriers standing strong in the face of headwinds

Signs of a slowdown in global trade and airfreight demand had already begun to surface last year, and in 2019 have materialized into a challenging global economic environment. This year’s headwinds, however, did not come as a major surprise to the industry, where leaders had warned of the eventual consequences of erecting trade barriers and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 15, 2019

Roberson joins as CFC senior consultant, ACW columnist

Airfreight logistics professional and analyst Cathy Roberson has joined Air Cargo World as a regular weekly columnist and Cargo Facts Consulting as a senior consultant, effective Aug. 1. Roberson founded the logistics-focused market research firm Logistics Trends & Insights, based in Atlanta, in 2015. She previously worked for UPS as part of the team responsible […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 15, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta to expand UK-US services in 2020 

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo jointly announced plans to expand their networks between the United Kingdom and the United States.  As part of the expansion, the carriers will increase trans-Atlantic flights between Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN) to destinations in the U.S. beginning next year.  Delta will join Virgin Atlantic at LGW where […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 15, 2019

UPS invests in TuSimple autonomous driving company 

UPS’ venture capital arm, UPS Ventures, made a minority stake investment in autonomous driving developer TuSimple, UPS announced today. With this investment, the companies are working together to test self-driving tractor trailers in Arizona.   UPS and TuSimple initiated self-driving tests in May 2019 on a route between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. During the tests, UPS provides truckloads of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 15, 2019

LATAM sees dip in Q2 cargo traffic, revenue

LATAM Airlines’ cargo traffic declined 2.9% y-o-y during the second quarter to 849 million freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), leading to a 10.2% y-o-y decline in cargo revenue to US$269.3 million, the company said today during its earnings call. LATAM said that these figures were particularly impacted by the sale of the company’s former subsidiary MasAir in the second half of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 14, 2019
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