June 2019

Swissport expands at Vienna with second cargo facility

Swissport International has opened its second air cargo warehouse at Vienna International Airport. The new cargo facility has a surface…

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IndiGo appoints GSA Globe Air Cargo to cover Turkish market

Indian airline IndiGo has launched cargo activities between Istanbul (IST) and New Delhi (DEL) via its new GSA, Globe Air…

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Cargolux freighter flights a work of art

Cargolux Airlines has transported 230 tons of artwork from the US to Basel, Switzerland, ahead of the Art Basel Fair…

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Swedish forwarder to offer ‘carbon free’ airfreight

By Damian Brett

Sweden-based freight forwarder Scandinavian Logistics Partners (Scanlog) will cease selling traditional airfreight and is now launching Always Carbon Offset Airfreight…

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LATAM Cargo targets pharma and automotive with new Copenhagen freighter

LATAM Cargo has become the first cargo airline to offer a direct service between Scandinavia and Latin America by adding…

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Polar Thermal adds new packaging system

Polar Thermal has launched a new lightweight, single use, modular system, the ‘PolarPod’, for deep frozen, chilled or ambient shipments….

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Air Canada completes Transat acquisition

Air Canada and Transat announced today that they have concluded a definitive Arrangement Agreement that provides for Air Canada’s acquisition…

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US-China trade tensions dent air cargo outlook

The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) is indicating a contraction in worldwide trade over the next three months for the…

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Digital platform FreightBro signs MoU with Middle East logistics group

India-based freight forwarder platform FreightBro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The National Association of Freight and Logistics,…

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UK appoints logistics duo to advise on Brexit backstop solutions

The UK government has made two key logistics appointments as it looks to deliver its Brexit commitment to find workable…

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DB Schenker’s tailor-made outfit for textile hub Bangladesh

DB Schenker has opened a new entity in textile hub Bangladesh, identified as a priority market for the global freight…

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MASKargo targets halal shipments

MASkargo is targeting the halal food market after receiving the halal certification from the Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM)….

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FedEx reports Q4 results and warns of a tough year ahead

FedEx reported a fourth quarter fiscal year loss and has warned that earnings for 2020 will be affected by weakness…

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Hactl signs up to new ULD Code

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) is the latest air cargo organisation to throw its weight behind ULD CARE’s…

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Cargolux adds Jakarta to global network

Cargolux has launched a weekly Boeing 747 freighter service to Jakarta (CGK), the 16th destination on the Luxembourg-based freighter operator’s…

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Fred Smith of FedEx slams ‘protectionist’ US trade policy

FedEx founder Fred Smith has renewed his criticism of President Trump and his administration’s simmering trade dispute with China, saying…

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Cathay Pacific Cargo says flexibility is key in tough market

By Damian Brett

Cathay Pacific believes that an agile approach to making network changes will help the carrier combat current weak market conditions….

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IATA responds to Dutch plans for green tax on air cargo and passengers

By Damian Brett

IATA has published research claiming that people would rather see investment in green aviation technology than “environmental taxes” following the…

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UK businesses struggling to fund Brexit preparations

Declining profit margins have left UK logistics businesses struggling to fund their Brexit preparations, according to the 2019 Logistics Report….

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Trade tariffs hit Asia Pacific airfreight in May

Trade tariffs impacted Asian Pacific air cargo demand, which fell again in May “as export activity continued to slow in…

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