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Strata outlined next-gen technologies at Unmanned Systems Conference

Feb 22, 2020: Strata Manufacturing (Strata), wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has outlined its ability to expand production capabilities beyond traditional aerospace at the Unmanned Systems Conference in Abu Dhabi.Aiming to

Swissport becomes first global air cargo handler in Africa to be IATA CEIV-certified

Feb 22, 2020: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded Swissport’s warehouse operations in Nairobi with the CEIV certificate for pharmaceutical logistics. Swissport is the first globally operating air cargo handler t

DSV starts Alabama-Shanghai air cargo route to offset supply chain disruptions

Feb 22, 2020: Starting February 25, DSV will operate a Boeing 747-8 freighter three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the US (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) in China in an effort to assist its customers in tackling

Qatar Airways deploys 5 cargo freighters with 300 tonnes of medical supplies to China

Feb 22, 2020: Five Qatar Airways cargo freighters left for China on Feb 21 carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies to support Coronavirus relief efforts.A convoy of five aircraft made up of two Boeing 747F and three Boeing 777

Cargolux flies medical supplies to Zhengzhou

Feb 22, 2020: Cargolux, in coordination with the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, will dispatch a total of 75,000 face masks and 44,000 sanitary wipes on its flight to Zhengzhou (CGO). These products are intended for distribution amon

France’s Groupe ADP to buy 49% stake in India’s GMR Airports

Feb 21, 2020: Groupe ADP has agreed to pick up a 49 percent stake in GMR Airports, a unit of India’s GMR Infrastructure (GIL), for Rs 107.8 billion (€1.36billion). GMR Airports owns and operates Delhi International Airport and Hyderabad

IATA warns of $27.8 billion revenue loss in 2020 for carriers in APAC as COVID-19 strikes

Feb 21, 2020: The Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) showed a potential 13 percent full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, revealed The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its initia

Air France-KLM fourth quarter result underscores the current global air cargo status

February 21, 2020: In the view of Air France-KLM group's fourth quarter 2019, the Covid-19 situation has impacted the demand outlook globally, with the biggest hit taken by the Asian network. This translates in long-haul forward bookin

Atlas Air expects earnings growth in 2020 after grim Q4FY19

Feb 21, 2020: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 results reflected a peak season with a pickup in customer demand and improved yields compared with the middle of the year.In addition, the results reflected an

Fleet streamlines its digital air cargo experience with Lufthansa’s smartBooking API

February 21, 2020: The collaboration between Lufthansa Cargo and Fleet logistics, where in Lufthansa Cargo invested in Fleet in a Series round back in early 2018, has connected extensive airfreight experience with a technology-driven, fresh

Universal Aviation partners with Cayman Dispatch Service and enters the Islands

February 20, 2020: Universal Aviation announced its partnership with Cayman Dispatch Service (CDS), joining its growing global network of 50+ locations in 25+ countries now as Universal Aviation Cayman Islands. As a Universal Aviation Certi

Cargo iQ welcomes its new full member—dnata

February 20, 2020: Dnata joined Cargo iQ as a full member and now has access to extensive knowledge and expertise that membership brings. The Dubai-headquartered ground handler’s stations in the UK and the Netherlands were previously memb

Blume joins the Asian network through its new office in Hong Kong

February 20, 2020: Blume Global announced its new Asia Pacific regional office in Hong Kong. Blume Global joins the many multimodal organizations already stationed in the region, with its new office.   With its AI-enabled, data-driven dig

Cargo thefts from unsecure truck parking average 8 per day globally: Cargo Theft Report 2020

Feb 19, 2020: Cargo in transit by road is the most targeted for theft as compared to other modalities, according to BSI and TT Club Cargo Theft Report 2020. The second annual report on cargo theft worldwide, issued by leading international

DHL to serve the Inspired Pet Nutrition contract sustainably and economically

February 19, 2020: DHL Supply Chain scores a contract with pet food manufacturer Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), beating a competitive tender. DHL Consumer Network, part of the DHL Network Logistics and Transport business will be delivering t

Qatar Airways ups stake in IAG to 25.1%

Feb 19, 2020: Qatar Airways Group has increased its shareholding in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent.“Our investment to date has been highly successful and the announced increase in our sha

Air Cargo India will not see exhibitors or delegates from mainland China

February 19, 2020: Responding to the unfortunate novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Air Cargo India (ACI), which will be held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India from February 25 to 27, 2020 will not have exhibitors or delegates from main

Air cargo industry needs cultural change and digitization to remain competitive: Unisys

Feb 19, 2020: The air cargo industry needs a fundamental cultural change to remain nimble, economically viable and combat escalating physical and data security threats, believes Niranjan Navaratnarajah, cargo industry director for Unisys Co

Bolloré’s agreement with Ethio-Djibouti Railways opens a weekly rail service

February 18, 2020: The first unimodal train loaded with 102 TEUs bound for Indode Station in Ethiopia from Djibouti was facilitated by Bolloré Logistics. The cargo, belonging to one of the clients of Bolloré Logistics, is the first contai

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific’s traffic figures have taken a hit

February 18, 2020: The Cathay Pacific Group saw decrease in the number of passengers, cargos and mails traffics to the same month in 2019, according to the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2020.  The two airline

Etihad Cargo and dnata extend alliance and enter North America and South Asia Pacific

February 18, 2020: The new agreements align Etihad Cargo and dnata until 2023, with dnata providing warehouse and cargo handling services to manage 180,000 tonnes of air cargo carried annually across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global n

CCA members to form an advisory board for a new Cargo IQ initiative

February 18, 2020: The Cool Chain Association (CCA) members will be joining an advisory board backing a new Cargo iQ initiative for Care Mapping in the temperature-controlled supply chain and initiate the pilot program for the initiative, w

Oman Air’s e-cargo solutions will be taken care by CHAMP

February 17, 2020: Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions: Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP. CHAMP won the contracts from a wide field

Maritime Administration committed to improve port facilities by funding $280 million

February 17, 2020: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) awards more than $280 million in discretionary grant funding, through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program, to improve port faci

Delta to invest $1 billion to become carbon neutral

February 17, 2020: Delta Air Lines is committed to mitigate all operational emission going forward by investing $1 billion through next 10 years. This could be a response to the Landmark Agreement reached in 2016, which states that starting

Bolloré Logistics delivers blades for new generation wind turbines in the Netherlands

February 17, 2020: Bolloré Logistics Belgium successfully handled blades of 74.5 meters long for the Dutch windmill park Heibloem in the Netherlands. This unique shipment of 74.5 meters blades, which makes the rotor diameter of 149 meters,

TIACA’s 4Cargo events series will voice and mitigate various challenges of the industry

February 14, 2020: The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA’s) 4Cargo conferences and workshops, designed for subject matter experts and thought leaders in specialized cargo domains such as Airports, Sustainability, Drones and m

LATAM Cargo flew 12,600 tonnes of fresh flowers from Latin America this Valentine’s season

February 14, 2020: LATAM Cargo announced that more than 210 LATAM Cargo Boeing 767-300 freighters took off from Colombia and Ecuador, carrying 12,600 tonnes of flowers for the 2020 Valentine’s Day season. Including the Mother’s Day, the

This Valentine's season, American made bouquets 15% thicker

February 14, 2020: American Airlines Cargo gets happily busy delivering Valentine’s Day flowers and marks the season – from Jan. 29 through Feb. 13 – one of the busiest. Typically, the airline ships more than 1 million lbs. of flowers

SITA’s bar-code reading gates enable faster passenger boarding at Fortaleza and Porto Alegre

February 14, 2020: SITA’s passenger processing technology that enables self-service at the boarding gates has been installed at the two airports in Brazil— Fortaleza Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Airport (POA), which are managed by Fra

Vienna Airport sees 4.1% fall in cargo volume in January; passenger traffic grows 14.4%

Feb 13, 2020: Vienna Airport reported a fall of 4.1 percent in cargo volumes in January 2020 as compared to figures in the corresponding period a year ago. Meanwhile, the number of passengers handled by the airport in January 2020 was up by

Sembcorp Solar to install solar panels on Singapore Airlines, SIA Engineering Company premises

Feb 13, 2020: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), to install and operate rooftop solar panels

ATSG names new of its aircraft maintenance arm

Feb 13, 2020: Air Transport Services Group, has appointed Todd France as president of Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, a subsidiary of ATSG.France has been with Airborne since its inception in 2009. His previous roles in the com

Air Charter Service flies relief aid to contain Coronavirus outbreak

Feb 13, 2020: Leading aircraft charter company, Air Charter Service, has said that it has been inundated with requests for charters relating to the travel disruption caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus throughout China and Asia.

Geek+ and Nike bring same-day delivery to Japan

Feb 13, 2020: Geek+, a smart logistics solutions provider, has powered same-day delivery for Nike in Japan, providing advanced robotics solutions to Nike’s new distribution center in Chiba, deploying more than 200 robots from its goods-to

Emirates Skycargo marks 30 years of operations between Riyadh and the world

Feb 13, 2020: Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates is marking the 30th anniversary of its operations to the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since February 1990, the air cargo carrier has played an important role in fa

Canada invests $15 million in transportation infrastructure at the Alberta Industrial Heartland

Feb 13, 2020: The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $15 million to increase transport capacity and efficiency by reducing bottlenecks on the Western Canadian rail network. This will help move more Canadian goods to interna

Frankfurt Airport sees passenger decline in January; cargo throughput drops 8.6%

Feb 13, 2020: In January 2020, some 4.6 million passengers travelled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – a decline of 0.7 percent compared to the same month last year. The decrease was largely due to the weak performance of domestic (intra-

HHLA posts nearly 7% growth in revenue in FY2019

Feb 13, 2020: Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) reported 6.8 percent growth in the group’s revenue at € 1.38 billion in the 2019 financial year as compared to its previous year’s figure of € 1.29 billion. The group’s operatin

UPS adds capacity with new route from Querétaro into the US

Feb 13, 2020: UPS has announced a new flight for export shipments out of Querétaro. This new route features an Airbus A300 aircraft, with 55 tonnes of cargo capacity. The investment in UPS’s smart global logistics network allows Mexican

InstoneAir gets EASA nod for fully collapsible airstable

Feb 13, 2020: InstoneAir, a specialist in the air transportation of horses, has been awarded European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorisation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new Fully Collapsible Airstable, which

DFW Airport preps up to counter Valentine’s Day cargo rush

Feb 12, 2020: Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s cargo profile continues to blossom with new freighter services from South America that are bringing approximately 40 tonnes of flowers to the North Texas region on each flight.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to launch daily Heathrow-Cape Town flights

Feb 12, 2020: Virgin Atlantic Cargo will launch a new daily Heathrow-Cape Town service from October 2020 and increase capacity to Cuba as part of their winter flying programme.As Virgin Atlantic celebrates 24 years of services to South Afri

Markus Dörr replaces Jörg Sommer as CEO of StreetScooter

Feb 12, 2020: Markus Dörr, currently Chief Operations Officer and management spokesperson of StreetScooter will be taking over the reins of the company as Jörg Sommer, current CEO of the Aachen-headquartered company is on his way out to p

As Amazon makes its way, preparatory earthworks for cargo hall at Leipzig/Halle Airport commence

Feb 12, 2020: With Amazon expanding its operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport, a cargo hall of around 20,000 square meters is to be built in the southern part of the airport site next to the existing World Cargo Center. The aim is to use the

CDB Aviation elevates Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific

Feb 12, 2020: CDB Aviation, wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, has promoted Sign Kadouh to Head of Asia Pacific. This announcement was made on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow.Kadouh is being pr

Shippeo raises €20 million to provide real-time visibility into global supply chain

Feb 12, 2020: Shippeo, the supply chain visibility provider in Europe, has closed a €20 million Series B round co-lead by NGP Capital and ETF Partners with participation from Bpifrance Digital Ventures and Partech.Shippeo provides predict

Leipzig/Halle Airport receives IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Feb 12, 2020: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe's fifth-largest airfreight hub, has received CEIV Pharma certification, enabling it to process time-critical, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments around the clock.Following a one-y

Asia-Pacific airlines ink deal with Boeing Digital Solutions to increase operational efficiency

Feb 12, 2020: Boeing has announced orders and agreements that will enable growth for multiple Asia-Pacific airlines in a rapidly developing region. These digital solutions lower costs across fleets for regional and international operators,

Ethiopian Airlines to start daily flights from Avinor Oslo Airport to Addis Ababa

Feb 12, 2020: Ethiopian Airlines will commence daily departures from Avinor Oslo Airport to Addis Ababa from 25 June 2020.“We will be going up to daily departures from Oslo for the first time by adding a departure on Thursdays as from the

SC Ports Authority gets $20 million infrastructure grant from US DoT

Feb 12, 2020: SC Ports Authority was awarded a nearly $20 million federal grant today to assist with building vital infrastructure at Wando Welch Terminal in support of the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. The US Department of Transport

Charles de Gaulle set to topple Heathrow as Europe’s leading hub airport

Feb 12, 2020: Despite record breaking start to the year at Heathrow, latest figures show that EU competitor, Charles de Gaulle, is growing at twice the rate and is set to overtake as Europe’s leading hub airport within the next two years.

Saudi Arabian Logistics expands cargo facility at Dammam airport

Feb 12, 2020: The Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) Co. has inaugurated its new 37,800 sq meter air cargo facility at the Dammam-based King Fahd International Airport in the presence of Abdullah Al-Zamil, chairman of the Board of Directors, Dam

LATAM Cargo opens two new routes from US to Central and South America

Feb 12, 2020: LATAM Cargo will operate two new routes dedicated exclusively to cargo originating in the United States, thus increasing capacity from North America to Central and South America.The new Miami-Panama-Bogota and Miami-Cali route

Lufthansa Cargo, ANA Cargo jointly move relief goods to Australia

Feb 12, 2020: Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo have jointly transported about two tonnes of relief supplies to Australia. Starting 3 February, 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany, Lufthansa Cargo has been responsible for the transport to Tokyo, Japan.

DSV opens new head office in Milton

February 11, 2020: Effective February 3, 2020, DSV has opened a new head office in Milton, Ontario.DSV Canada’s new head office location in Milton, a suburb of Canada’s largest city Toronto, is a state-of-the-art logistics facility idea

AA Cargo’s president Rick Elieson gets additional role as VP international operations

February 11, 2020: American Airlines Cargo’s president Rick Elieson has been given an additional responsibility as vice president international operations. In this expanded role, Elieson will continue to lead the cargo division and assume

WebCargo to assist Etihad’s cargo schedules, rates and eBookings

February 11, 2020: Etihad Cargo entered into a new partnership for Digital Air Cargo with WebCargo by Freightos, an air cargo rates and eBooking platform.While the Etihad cargo website takes care of almost 50% of its overall bookings, the n

BBAM’s 3 Next-Generation 737 to become Boeing converted freighters

February 11, 2020: The lessor, BBAM, has ordered three 737-800 converted freighters from Boeing. BBAM has chosen the Boeing converted freighters (BCF) program to convert three airplanes in its existing fleet to serve the growing e-commerce

Anchorage Airport, Alaska is cautiously moving cargo to/from China

February 10, 2020: Ted Stevens Anchorage international airport (ANC) is continuing routine air cargo operations with precautions in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).Cargo flights to ANC from Chinese cities ot

Dreamlifts decides not to renew its agreement with Antonov Airlines

February 10, 2020: Having failed to reach an acceptable agreement, Dreamlifts has decided to no longer act as a worldwide general sales and services agent for Antonov Airlines from 1st March 2020."The decision will not affect any projects t

KLM’s corporate biofuel program welcomes Lavazza

February 10, 2020: Lavazza, an Italian manufacturer of coffee products, has joined KLM’s corporate biofuel program, which aims to increase business support for the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by ensuring that some of the corpor

Alibaba’s Green Channel and new sourcing platform fixing logistics lag surrounding coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020: Alibaba Group’s logistics arm— Cainiao, launched the Green Channel initiative responding to surging demand for protective clothing and medical supplies, especially for the frontline medical staff in Hubei.  Governmen

JetBlue’s founder plans an Uber-like model for his new Breeze Airways

February 10, 2020: David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways, has planned to start a new airline, Breeze Airways, to serve mid-size cities in US with not many direct flights. An application for an airline operating certificate has alre

Boeing underscoring its commitments to sustainability and innovation: 2020 Singapore Airshow

February 7, 2020: Focusing on its commitments to safety, global partnerships, sustainability and innovation, Boeing will be exhibiting its commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2020 Singapore Airshow, from 11 - 1

Sanad takes its MRO solutions to Africa, signs a deal with Ethiopian Airlines

February 7, 2020: Sanad Aerotech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, signed an agreement with Ethiopian Airlines; extending Sanad’s aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions services in Africa

Deal or no deal, CCS-UK has a solution for Channel Tunnel border delays

February 6, 2020: CCS-UK User Group and CCS-UK have jointly developed a solution that will assist in the smooth movement of imports to the UK via Ro-Ro ports or the Channel Tunnel. The solution is an extension of the CCS-UK Advance Informat

WACO’s field logistics expertise to serve Transaid

February 6, 2020: WACO will provide funding and logistics expertise to Transaid’s transport and development initiatives, as the network’s charity of choice.   “There’s a lot of similarity between Transaid’s mission and what WACO

Cathay may cut 90% of its flights to mainland China

February 5, 2020: Responding to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak in China, Cathay Pacific Airways may cut about 90% of its flights to mainland China and significantly reduce operations across its entire network over the next two months.

Lufthansa details on schedule modifications due to coronavirus outbreak

February 5, 2020: The passenger airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their flights to and from China (mainland without Hong Kong) until 29 February 2020. Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served by passenger aircraft until

AirBridgeCargo has barred services from Europe to/from China

February 5, 2020: AirBridgeCargo (ABC) cuts all scheduled connections from Europe to China due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the region, as reported by DVZ.While many airlines’ passenger services have been cut to/from China, ABC’s o

UPS signs RNG deals: alternative fuel to be 40% of UPS’ total ground fuel by 2025

February 5, 2020: UPS announced multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) deals with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, the contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreem

Ware2Go goes with Stephen Denton as its new CEO

February 5, 2020: UPS’ Ware2Go announced Stephen Denton as the new Chief Executive Officer. Denton has successfully led the acquisitions and integrations of 12 organizations in various industries. He previously served as general manager a

Hellmann’s new COOs: Kleine-Lasthues, Marcus Leaver

February 5, 2020: Focusing on the strategic expansion of airfreight and seafreight, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is expanding its executive board by appointing Kleine-Lasthues, as chief operating officer (COO) for airfreight, and Marcus Lea

Smart supply chain alliance’s advisory board greets its new member: Lionel van der Walt

February 5, 2020: Lionel van der Walt, PayCargo Americas president and chief executive officer (CEO), has been appointed by the smart supply chain alliance (SSCA) to its advisory Board. As part of his role on the advisory board, van der Wal

Swiss WorldCargo adds Ljubljana, Slovenia to its network

February 4, 2020: Swiss WorldCargo, starting today, will begin cargo operations between Zurich to Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7 times in a week. Swiss WorldCargo plans on using Airbus A220 and Embraer E-190, with a weekly capacity ranging between

Elemica acquires Eyefreight opening end-to-end logistics services for clients

February 4, 2020: Elemica acquired Eyefreight, a multi-modal SaaS Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). The addition of the TMS capabilities with the Elemica Digital Supply Network will provide clients a single platform for multi-natio

Etihad Cargo continues with WFS for its global handling services

February 4, 2020: Etihad Cargo has renewed its global cargo handling agreements with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), with Frankfurt and Madrid joining six exiting gateways in Europe, the United States and Asia.WFS will continue to provide

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic enter new cargo trans-Atlantic Joint Venture

Air France-KLM Cargo, Delta Air Lines Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo launched an expanded tans-Atlantic joint venture (JV), aligning services for cargo customers with more connections, shipment routine flexibility, improved trucking option

Boeing to drop Aviall name and streamline its distribution and repair solutions

February 3, 2020: Boeing plans to drop the Aviall brand name. Aviall operations of sales of parts, equipment and supply chain solutions will directly run under Boeing through its portfolio of aerospace aftermarket supply chain service offer

All Nippon and Singapore Airlines partner to provide better cooperation on services between home countries

February 3, 2020: All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) signed a joint venture framework agreement that would deepen the partnership between the two Star Alliance carriers.The joint venture would allow ANA and SIA to further

Qantas B 747 left for Wuhan to bring back Australian nationals

February 3, 2020: A Qantas flight B747 left Sydney with a volunteer crew to bring Australian citizens from Wuhan to the quarantine centers at Christmas Island. The aircraft reached Hong Kong and further took off for Wuhan. As the Qantas cre

Saudia Cargo B 747-400 under assessment after runway tail-strike

February 3, 2020: Saudia Cargo Boeing 747-400 Freighter’s tail split opened from a tail-strike at the runway during its takeoff run out of Dammam King Fahd Airport, on Saturday.Noticing the tail strike, the pilots leveled the aircraft off

World’s largest jet engine is onboard of AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-8

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) successfully completed transportation validation of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9x, on Boeing 747-8 Freighter. The new GE9X engine, developed by GE Aviation, powers the Boeing 777X airplane.

American Airlines suspends its operation to/from China

February 1, 2020: Escalation of the China Travel Advisory to a Level 4—Do Not Travel, American suspends its operations to and from the Chinese mainland through March 27. The airlines’ teams are contacting affected customers directly t

UPS humanitarian flight delegated to transport medical supplies to China

February 1, 2020: UPS Foundation will be providing free air transportation of more than 2 million respirator masks and 11,000 protective coveralls, and 280,000 pairs of nitrile gloves to China to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in

Executive alert: Sven Raudszus, Hellmann’s new regional CEO Asia-Pacific

January 29, 2020: Starting from March 1, 2020, Sven Raudszus, Regional CEO Asia Pacific (APAC), Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will be responsible for the operative and strategic business within the Asia Pacific region, including South East A

Emirates’ ex Boeing 777F becomes Kalitta Air’s first

January 31, 2020: Kalitta Air will begin flying its first B777F for DHL Express on an ACMI basis from next month, Cargo Facts reported. The aircraft was delivered last month, on lease from DAE Capital [FAT 004938].Kalitta explained that it

Air France-KLM adjusts its network to/from China

January 31, 2020: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China, Air France-KLM has adjusted its network to/from China as follows:Air France has suspended direct flight to/from Wuhan (WUH) due to closure of the airport; and today the airl

FROM MAGAZINE: Innovating to keep flying pharma safe

Pharmaceutical products transported through the air are more prone to temperature excursions compared to ocean freight and most of these excursions happen while handled by airports, airlines and forwarders. Due to which the air cargo was lo

Hong Kong airport reports declined passenger and cargo performances

January 30, 2020: Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) saw declines of 4.2% in passenger volume and 1.9% in flight movements – 71.5 million passengers and 419,730 flight movements in 2019,

Avia Solutions Group responds to narrow-body cargo business by acquiring Bluebird Nordic

January 30, 2020: Avia Solutions Group, following the advice of Capital Partners, signed an agreement with the BB Holding ehf. to acquire 100 percent of the shareholdings of Bluebird Nordic.Gediminas Ziemelis, founder, chairman of the board

FROM MAGAZINE: Turbulent-free sky for e-commerce

While the North American margin compression led to a minor setback for Amazon in 2019, the takeover of ground handling operations at Baltimore-Washington airport proves that 2020 is not going to be a feeble year for ecommerce segment. With

UPS and Arrival to introduce electric vehicals in Europe and North America

January 30, 2020: UPS Ventures completed a minority investment in Arrival, one of the experts in electric vehicle (EV) platforms and purpose-built vehicles, and committed to purchase 10,000 electric vehicles with priority access to purchase

FROM MAGAZINE: Singapore’s formula for growth

Even as its export-oriented economy hit the brakes in 2019, amid a tense trade war between the US and China, Singapore still remains one of Asia’s wealthiest nations, due to its emergence as the highest-performing logistics hub in the reg

C.H. Robinson plans to buy Prime Distribution Services for $225 million in cash

January 30, 2020: C.H. Robinson is entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Roadrunner Transportation’s Prime Distribution Services— Prime. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval and certain customary closing conditions.

FROM MAGAZINE: Knitting the DATA fabric for e-commerce and life sciences

The riddling nature of data, which tends to compound with any new information, has saddled the supply chain and logistics community with a never ending assignment of coping from delays, disruptions, and risks. Adapting to the process of sca

Cargolux clears its renewal GDP audit

January 28, 2020: Cargolux Airlines has successfully passed its GDP (Good Distribution Practice) renewal audit. This certification reflects the airline’s commitment to high standards, especially when handling sensitive commodities such as

DSV Panalpina enters in a transport and logistics partnership with the wind energy giant Vestas

January 28, 2020: DSV Panalpina announced a strategic partnership with Vestas for transport and logistics. DSV Panalpina will execute and manage Vestas’ general freight and special project transportation, inbound as well as outbound. The

American Airlines released a relief fund of $100,000 for the Australia's bushfires

American Airlines donated $100,000 to Australia, as part of a relief fund, for the devastating bushfires that have burned more than 27 million acres and counting. The donation was made through the Australian diplomacy program G’Day USA an

Boeing 777X successfully completes its first test flight

January 27, 2020: The new Boeing 777X jetliner entered the next phase of its test program by taking to the skies. Inspired by 777 and technologies from the 787 Dreamliner, the 777X took off at Paine Field, Everett, Washington and landed at

DB Schenker gets an autonomous forklift in Eching

January 25, 2020: DB Schenker has introduced an autonomous forklift truck for its regular operations. The transport system – AGILOX – transports empty containers over a distance of around 150 meters at the Eching, Munich site. This oper

Wings For Aid is on a world tour to demonstrate its sustainable delivery box

January 25, 2020: The need for life-saving supplies to reach inaccessible areas has become an essential concern, as around 20 percent of 100 million people in need of emergency aid aren’t getting the needed supply. In an attempt to bridge

Malaysia Airlines stuck with conflict of interest in east and disinterest in west

January 24, 2020: The declared rumour of Air France-KLM’s plan to acquire stake in Malaysia Airlines may after all have some portent of truth, as the Franco-Dutch airline group confirmed in a statement that it had been keeping in touch wi

Leipzig/Halle scored new cargo handling record while Dresden was stunted by Germania effect

January 24, 2020: The passenger traffic volume at the two central German airports – Dresden and Leipzig/Halle – was about 4.2 million, in 2019, with Leipzig/Halle airport recorded second-highest passenger volume in its history along wit

Agility partners with UNHCR to alleviate refugee crisis in Malaysia

January 24, 2020: Agility and UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) have partnered to deliver essential services to refugees in Malaysia, especially the vulnerable communities located outside the country’s capital. The partnership, w

CH Robinson launches new innovation incubator for supply chain technology

January 24, 2020: C.H. Robinson has formally introduced C.H. Robinson® Labs™, an innovation incubator where the next big ideas in logistics and supply chain are created, tested, and scaled to drive smarter solutions for its customers and

Air France to expand Croatian services this summer

January 24, 2020: In summer 2020, Air France will considerably expand its presence on the Croatian market, with the year becoming its third consecutive year of growth in the country.The French carrier will boost frequencies on services from

FedEx Express extends better consolidated shipment services from Asia Pacific to Europe

January 24, 2020: FedEx Express has expanded coverage for its FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution (IPD) and FedEX International Economy DirectDistribution (IED) services from Asia Pacific to Europe Union (EU) countries. With 12

New digital platform Cargocast to track cargo at hubs

January 24, 2020: Cargocast, a new digital cargo platform, backed by Tigers Global, has been launched for freight forwarders, airlines, and ground handlers to get hands-free visibility of cargo and automate their warehouse operations has be

National Airline’s new Airbus 330-200 aircraft ready for international charter from May

January 23, 2020: Florida based National Airlines announced newest addition, the Airbus 330-200, to its fleet. The new aircraft with its N819CA registration in National’s striking livery joins the family of Boeing 747-400 Freighters and B

Panalpina’s climate actions claim a position on CDP’s ‘A List’

January 23, 2020: DSV acquired company, Panalpina, has scored a position on non-profit CDP’s ‘A List’ for climate change. Based on the company’s reports and data submitted through CDP’s 2019 climate change questionnaire, Panalpina

Travel for pets made easier and safer by Delta Cargo using CarePod solutions

January 23, 2020: With the real-time update pet travel carrier — CarePod, Delta Cargo is innovatively putting safety concerns of the pet owners to rest. CarePod is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) compliant pet travel car

Kanoo Shipping launches Antarctica operations

January 23, 2020: Kanoo shipping, a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo), has launched its Antarctica operations through its office in South Africa by handling the private jet, Dassault Falcon 7X. The company

DP World buys 44% stake in Swissterminal Holding

January 23, 2020: Effective January 20, 2020, DP World has taken a stake of 44 percent in Swissterminal Holding AG from the Mayer family, who founded the business, remaining the majority shareholder. Swissterminal, which is headquartered i

Swissport wins hub management contracts for Air Tanzania

January 22, 2020: Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for airport ground services, air c

DHL Freight launches transport management system EVO in France, next to be in Turkey

January 22, 2020: DHL Freight, one of the providers of road freight services in Europe is creating a single transport management system (TMS) for all DHL Freight operations throughout Europe. The IT system, called EVO as a reference to "evo

Bolloré Logistics handles garment on hangers solution from Ethiopia to US

January 22, 2020: Bolloré Logistics Ethiopia has been handling special shipments to Newark, the US since last month for one of the leading apparel manufacturers in the world.The manufacturer has selected Bolloré Logistics services to conv

Nippon Express merges three group companies in Italy

January 22, 2020:  Japanese global logistics services company Nippon Express has merged three group companies in Italy - Nippon Express Italia (a Milan-based Italian subsidiary of Nippon Express Co), Franco Vago, and Traconf, to form Nippo

YTO Express launches freighter service to Kyrgyzstan; Seoul, Osaka to join its network

January 22, 2020: China’s YTO Express has launched freighter service between Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Shijiazhuang, which will fly three-times in a week.The inaugural flight took off on January 16 using a 30-tonne capacity B757 freighter

Fashion house Kenzo begins first Chinese partnership with Alibaba’s Tmall

January 22, 2020: Kenzo, a luxury fashion house, launched a flagship store on Tmall Luxury Pavilion. This marks the brand’s first partnership in China with an e-commerce provider and also makes it the first LVMH-owned fashion label to ope

SEKO Logistics, AGWorld ink deal for US and Asian shippers to broaden supply chain opportunities

January 22, 2020: SEKO Logistics and Air & Ground World Transport (AGWorld) have inked a strategic partnership to create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers doing business between Asia and the United States as global trade di

Amazon mulls to take over Pinnacle Logistics’ operations at Rockford, Baltimore

January 21, 2020: Amazon is planning to take over the ground handling operations of Pinnacle Logistics at Chicago Rockford International Airport, Illinois, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Maryland airports.Amazon l

CharterSync establishes active cargo aircraft operator network

January 21, 2020: CharterSync has established its active airline operator-base having boarded over 100 cargo aircraft live onto its platform within the first six months of its trading. CharterSync now has the availability to a wide range of

Tigers opens new omnichannel facility in Australia to meet ecommerce demand

January 21, 2020: Tigers has opened a new omnichannel facility in Yennora, Sydney, Australia to meet rising demand in domestic and cross-border ecommerce for business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C) fulfilment and retail scan

ATSG proposes offering of $500 mn Senior Notes due in 2028

January 21, 2020: Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), has priced its offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.750 percent senior notes due 2028.

FedEx Express to invest €30 mn in France

January 21, 2020: FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx, announced €30 million investment at its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub as well as in several French cities while participating in the Choose France summit.FedEx will invest €2

Delta Air Lines strengthens Miami service to support partnership with LATAM

January 21, 2020: Delta Air Lines will add 13 new daily nonstop flights to Miami International Airport (MIA) from hubs and top corporate travel destinations around the US, including new service from Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City a

MOL introduces information platform ‘Lighthouse’ for dry bulk ship customers

January 21, 2020: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) president & CEO Junichiro Ikeda announced it has started operation of a new information platform called ‘Lighthouse’, aimed at dry bulk ship customers.The platform is a service that allows

UPS introduces ecommerce plug-ins for small and medium businesses, Q4 result on Jan 30

January 21, 2020: UPS is offering free plug-ins to make UPS tools available directly to shippers within four popular e-commerce platforms - WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart, and Magento.This offering is part of the recently announced UPS®

DHL Global Forwarding, Xylem Watermark partner for critical aid shipments

January 20, 2020: DHL Global Forwarding has announced that leading global water technology company, Xylem, has chosen them as their primary logistics provider for humanitarian relief activities delivered through its corporate social respons

The UPS Foundation funds $500k for logistics support to disaster-affected Australia, Puerto Rico, Philippines

January 20, 2020: The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programmes for UPS announced is providing support to relief organisations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico, and the Philip

American Airlines adds flights to Miami from Missouri, California

January 20, 2020: American Airlines is adding special flights from Kansas City (Missouri); San Francisco and San Jose (California) to Miami International Airport (MIA) for Super Bowl LIV to be held at the Dolphin’s Hard Rock Stadium on Fe

Kuehne + Nagel increases focus on Asia Pacific region; headquarters in Singapore

January 20, 2020: Kuehne + Nagel is setting its path to further and accelerate growth in the Asia Pacific, after major acquisitions in the North American region last year, which included Worldwide Perishable Canada (WWP) and Jöbstl Group.I

DSV to provide new warehouse for Danish Red Cross for disaster relief equipment

January 20, 2020: DSV has offered a new warehouse location for Danish Red Cross for disaster relief equipment. The warehouse is vital for the Red Cross’ ability to respond quickly to disasters anywhere in the world.“Our new facilities a

Alitalia Cargo chooses ATC Aviation as GSSA for Germany

January 17, 2020: Alitalia Cargo has selected ATC Aviation as its general sales & services agent (GSSA) for Germany. ATC is already an exclusive cargo representative for Alitalia in Canada, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Switzerland. The announ

LATAM Cargo’s $3.5 mn worth Brazilian perishable hub to facilitate export from South America, North America, Europe

January 17, 2020: LATAM Cargo has opened its perishable hub worth $3.5 million in Guarulhos, Brazil, which is a controlled-temperature cooler facility. The facility will protect the quality and freshness of perishable products while en rout

Swissport to open its first Australian air cargo terminal in Q3 2020

January 17, 2020: Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a new building with warehouse space at Melbourne Airport. The fit-out is well underway and the facility is due to open in the third quarter of 2020. Further locations acr

CSafe expands service centre in South Korea's Incheon airport for temperature-sensitive products

January 17, 2020: CSafe Global has widened its operational footprint with the opening of an enlarged and expanded service centre at Incheon International Airport (IIA). The company-owned facility will allow CSafe to enhance support and serv

Cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport contracts 3.9% to 2.1 MMT in 2019

January 16, 2020: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reports a contraction of cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) by 3.9 percent to 2.1 million metric tons, reflecting the ongoing slowdown of the global economy.In December 2019 alone, cargo volume

Etihad Cargo gets Cool Chain Association and Pharma.Aero memberships

January 16, 2020: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has announced that it has joined the cross-industry associations Cool Chain Association and Pharma.Aero. The affiliation with the associations, which inc

Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines expand codeshare agreement

January 16, 2020: Starting January 27, 2020, Qatar Airways expanded its codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines. The new codeshare agreement will strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2001.On October

Qatar Airways to connect 8 new destinations in 2020

January 16, 2020:  On the opening day of the Kuwait Aviation Show, Qatar Airways announced its launch to eight new destinations in 2020. The new destinations include: Accra, Ghana – daily flights (April 15, 2020); Luanda, Angola – fou

Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO announces to build new airport for increasing demand

January 16, 2020: Ethiopian Airlines will be constructing a new $5 billion airport later this year, Tewolde Gebremariam, group chief executive officer was quoted by Ethiopian News Agency.The airport, which will cover an area of 35 square ki

Brian Znotins joins American Airlines as VP network, schedule planning

January 16, 2020: American Airlines has named Brian Znotins as the vice president of network and schedule planning. In this role, Znotins will guide the development and implementation of American’s global network and hub strategy, includi

Aeronautical Engineers receives China's civil aviation certification for B737-800SF conversion

January 15, 2020: Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation supplemental type certificate (VSTC) for the passenger-to-freighter conversion for B737-800 aircraft

Riyadh airport to handle 600k tonnes of cargo per annum after terminal construction

January 15, 2020: King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be capable of handling up to 600,000 tonnes of cargo annually, once completed. SATS Saudi Arabia Company has won a 25-year cargo terminal concession for

EgyptAir to add Dublin to its network from June 5

January 15, 2020: EgyptAir plans to launch direct Dublin - Cairo service from June 5. The new route will operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt. The new Dublin-Cairo service will operate on

InstaFreight, Shell partner to transform European freight market

January 15, 2020: Shell and InstaFreight, a digital freight forwarding company are partnering to transform the European freight market. After successfully raising investment from Shell’s corporate venturing arm, Shell Ventures, InstaFreig

DSV Panalpina opens new office in Oman

January 15, 2020: DSV Panalpina has opened a new office in Muscat, Oman, as part of its continuing expansion into the Middle East.“Oman has distinct advantages as a trans-shipment hub for Qatar,” stated Charles Francis, country manager
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