Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) announced last week that Bolloré Logistics has joined its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) program, and together the two companies will launch the first low-carbon air freight route between France and the United States. Over the course of 2021, the use of SAF on flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), France, and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK), USA, carrying Bolloré shipments, will help to cut CO₂ emissions by at least 50%. CFG wanted to know more and interviewed Frederik van de Ven (FvdV), Sustainability Lead at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. Read more >>
Of the 5,500 to 6,300 jobs to be axed in the resizing of the FedEx operation in Europe, 671 concern Liège (LGG) and 50 Brussels (BRU). Following FedEx’s announcement last week, a 48-hour strike was called at LGG. According to a source close to the airport management, it is too soon to assess the impact. Read more >>
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is reorganizing its supply chain beginning next April. To secure the seamless flow of components, tools and equipment to its production site in Hamburg at all times, the second largest worldwide after Toulouse, the planemaker will manage the material flow and storage of goods on its own qaccount and also insource all warehousing activities. That‘s bad news for logistics giant Kuehne & Nagel, that will lose a lucrative order after managing the aircraft manufacturer’s component business over many years.
Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) recently published impressive cargo figures for the year 2020. Despite the plummeting passenger numbers due to the pandemic, 2020 saw an above average 6%
increase overall in tonnage, with CGN handling a total of 863,000 tons of freight. “During the coronavirus crisis, it has become particularly clear that Cologne/Bonn Airport plays a prominent
role in the provision of supplies to people and companies in the region. Whether it's medical goods, replacement parts for industry, or vaccines – Cologne/Bonn is the central logistics site for
all kinds of products,” Johan Vanneste, President & CEO of Cologne/Bonn Airport, stated in the press release, alluding to continued cargo success in 2021.
CFG spoke to Torsten Wefers (TW), Director Cargo at Cologne/Bonn Airport, to get a greater insight on developments. Read more >>
DEC20 was Frankfurt Airport’s best-ever month since 2007, in terms of air freight throughput – and this, despite the huge lack of belly capacity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic related thinning out of passenger traffic. Recovery began at the end of Q3, 2020, and has been on an upward swing since then. Read more >>
The logistics heavyweight is increasingly tapping into freighter operations to offer customers reliable air transportation despite the ongoing lack of lower deck capacity caused by the pandemic grounding most passenger services. On 16JAN21, DB Schenker launched a new route directly connecting North America, Europe, and the Far East. It is a first, with another flight bridging three continents to follow on 25FEB21. Read more >>
The renewal of its Frankfurt air freight center has been on the agenda of LH Cargo for years with varying degrees of urgency, there having been a decision. This is now available. The supervisory board of the freight carrier has given the green light for the measure.
Chile is one of the most economically stable and prosperous nations in South America. To date, roughly 533,000 of its 17.5 million people have been infected with COVID-19, and 14,800 of
them have died. How is the virus changing people’s lives – and in particular, those of shipping line Hapag-Lloyds’ staff?
In the company’s “My life with COVID-19” series, Hapag-Lloyd Communications Director, Nils Haupt (NH) and his team take a look at the most affected countries to get first-hand information from the employees on how their lives have changed since March 2020.
In this issue, 27-year-old Roberta Herrera (RH), Senior Coordinator Human Resources and based in Valparaiso, Chile, describes how her life changed after she and her entire family tested positive. Read more >>
There are “clouds” of a very different kind “on the horizon” for Steven Polmans (SP), former Director Cargo & Logistics at Brussels Airport, and current TIACA Chairman. Far from the idiom’s usual meaning of impending problems, the move here promises to be a very positive one. Today, 18JAN21, is the day that he officially joins cloud community specialist Nallian as its first ever Chief Customer Officer (CCO). CargoForwarder Global spoke to Steven Polmans about his new function and how it ties in with his responsibilities over at TIACA.
French DPD Group, German logistics giants DB Schenker, and partially also DHL, have stopped trucking goods from the EU to the UK until further notice. The measure, which came into force last week, has been criticized by many British firms. Schenker argues that the decision to stop supplies was caused by chaos in the documentation of customs and import formalities as result of Brexit.
“Great podcast! When you're free, let's have a chat!” All sound business ideas start somewhere. In this case, reaching out to Lewis King from the Albion Aviation Group after hearing his interview on Chris Notter’s Eva Podcast last summer, led to the founding of a promising partnership with aeroconcept in SEP20, and – amongst other things, the launch of a new On Board Courier (OBC) service just a few months later. CFG spoke to James Wyatt, General Manager of aeroconcept to find out more. Read more >>
On 11JAN21, Descartes Systems Group announced that it was offering a new standard of interoperability with its Open Network Initiative (ONI) to support the expansion of its Descartes Core BLE network. CFG asked Scott Sangster , Vice President, Global Logistics Services Providers at Descartes, to elaborate a little on what this initiative means, and what Descartes’ aims are for 2021.