October 2020

Delta Cargo approves DoKaSch cooler for vaccine transportation

By Rachelle Harry

Delta Cargo has approved the use of the DoKaSch Opticooler RAP container as part of its cold chain pharma service….

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New air cargo platform CargoAi takes aim at digitalisation

By Damian Brett

The founders of recently launched air cargo platform CargoAI are hoping to capitalise on the industry’s ongoing digital drive. The…

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Air cargo demand continued to rally in September

By Damian Brett

Air cargo demand continued its gradual recovery in September with figures heading back towards year-ago levels, according to data from…

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TIACA calls for an end to ‘misleading’ weight-based load factor

By Damian Brett

TIACA is calling for the air cargo industry to adopt the dynamic load factor developed by CLIVE Data Services over…

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First A321 conversion enters service

By Damian Brett

The first A321 freighter converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has begun commercial operations with Qantas for Australia Post. The ‘head…

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ACS to enter freighter market with four AEI conversions

By Damian Brett

Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) has signed up for four B737-800SF freighter conversions from Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). ACS is an…

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Caerdav rocks up to the cargo conversion market

By Damian Brett

Wales-based MRO Caerdav is seeking to move into the cargo conversion market as it looks to capitalise on expected growth…

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DHL Express braces for ‘historical’ peak season

By Damian Brett

DHL Express is predicting “unprecedented” levels of online shopping and shipping volumes during the upcoming peak season and is preparing…

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UPS outlines iPhone launch operation

By Damian Brett

Express firm UPS has outlined the steps it took at its WorldPort hub in order to prepare for the lunch…

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Airfreight rates out of Asia head back to early summer levels

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates between Shanghai and North America last week reached their highest level since early June. The latest Tac Index…

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Aramex switches to single cargo platform

Logistics firm Aramex has implemented WiseTech Global’s integrated logistics execution platform, CargoWise, across its global network. The company rolled out…

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Blockchain-based Freightchain launches Thailand cargo routes

By Rachelle Harry

Blockchain-based air cargo network Freightchain has launched routes to Bangkok, Thailand. The new cargo routes will be served by Thai…

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IAG Cargo resumes Tokyo service

By Rachelle Harry

IAG Cargo has resumed services to and from Tokyo, following disruption caused by the pandemic. Tokyo, the carrier said, is…

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Cool Chain Association teams up with IATA

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) and IATA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support efforts to improve the…

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Emirates SkyCargo DWC facility to re-open as vaccine hub

By Damian Brett

Emirates SkyCargo will re-open its SkyCentral DWC cargo terminal as a dedicated airside cargo facility for the launch of a…

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TOWER updates palletised container ahead of Covid vaccine

As the airfreight sector prepares for the anticipated widespread distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, cold chain solutions firm TOWER has launched…

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Cainiao expands air charter operation ahead of 11.11 e-commerce event

By Damian Brett

Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao Smart Logistics Network will ramp up its use of charter flights as it prepares for the…

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DSV expands airfreight charter network to meet peak season demand

By Rachelle Harry

To accommodate anticipated high demand during peak season, DSV has increased its airfreight capacity with the addition of charter services….

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Air Partner adds its first African office

By Damian Brett

Charter broker Air Partner has opened its first office in South Africa as it looks to capitalise on “record growth”…

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Cargo-partner the latest forwarder to expand airfreight charter operation

By Damian Brett

Freight forwarder cargo-partner has taken the decision to extend its air cargo charter programme because ongoing capacity concerns. The company…

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