Mail and logistics firm Singapore Post (SingPost) said that its six-month sale process for its U.S. e-commerce businesses Jagged Peak and TradeGlobal has closed with "no acceptable offers".
What happens when the “global ULD brain-trust” [to quote ULD CARE moderator, Carl Mavromichalis] and an “estimated 765 years of collective ULD management experience” gather in one room? The next three days will tell… Read more >>
After just six months of project work starting in March 2019, skypooling use the ULD CARE Annual Conference in Montréal to officially launch their www.skypooling.com website: a ULD-sharing platform*. Read more >>
Freight forwarders and their associations are increasingly worried about the future fate of air freight at Rhine-Main Airport. They point at statistics evidencing that increasing volumes originating in Germany, Poland, Scandinavia or other nearby European countries are trucked to Amsterdam, Luxembourg or Liege, thus circumventing Frankfurt. Consignments of pharma producer Roche are just one example, as confirmed by the company. Processing shipments at these airports is cheaper, more efficient, and less bureaucratic, critics claim. Unless FRA changes course, they fear that the visible migration of air freight threatens to become an avalanche. Read more >>
The Transported Asset Protection Association - TAPA - recently released figures concerning cargo theft during the past six months of this year in the EMEA region. The figures are quite sobering and give reason for further concern for the safety of cargo transporters and the problems still facing the industry as far as trying to control theft. Read more >>
Amazon Japan will begin installing Amazon Locker pickup kiosks in Japanese retail outlets and train stations this year, a Nikkei Asian Review report said.
The e-tailer is partnering with the FamilyMart convenience store chain, supermarket operator Fuji Citio and Odakyu Electric Railway. The lockers will appear in dozens of retail outlets and train stations by the end of this year, mostly in the greater Tokyo area. Read more >>
Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, which is 49% owned by Qantas, said it has entered into an agreement with Qantas Freight to manage its freight capacity from 20 November.
The arrangement covers 23 ports in 13 markets and gives the budget carrier access to Qantas Freight’s 130 partners. Read more >>
The Berlin-based booking portal cargo.one has gained two new clients offering their main deck capacity for instant online booking of air freight: AirBridgeCargo Airlines and CargoLogicAir. They follow Lufthansa Cargo, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair and some other carriers that decided to utilize cargo.one for upping their freight business. Read more >>
Europe has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rapidly and massively until 2030 and beyond. This will only work if many more goods are carried by cargo trains, downsizing or at
least preventing trucking from increasing further. An ambitious undertaking in view of the rather poor state of rail transportation and its questionable reputation.
It needs entrepreneurial spirit, audacity as well es joint industry and public efforts to accomplish the long sought-after U-turn. Savior could be the aerospace industry. Read more >>
An annual US$ 300 million repair bill is already 300 million reasons to get together as an industry and work on ensuring best possible quality when it comes to ULD management. The worst possible scenario – and a real risk in ULD handling – is a plane crash resulting from poorly secured, badly loaded, or damaged containers. Indeed, these reasons account for many of the accidents that happen in the industry: Accidents that need not occur if staff are vigilant, trained and understand the many negative consequences of not following set procedures. Read more >>
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Last Tuesday Ulrich Ogiermann, Managing Director of the new German start-up cargo carrier CargoLogicGermany (CLG) gave members of Frankfurt’s Air Cargo Club a rundown on how far the carrier is in gaining their Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC).
UPDATE, 09:30am, Sep16, 2019
Today, Cargologic Germany GmbH (“CLG”) has been granted the long-awaited Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) and is now ready to commence commercial operations. Read more >>
Thursday, 12SEP19, saw the official grand opening of one of the largest warehouse complexes in Slovenia and the largest within the cargo-partner group. Completed in just eleven months, the €28 million iLogistics Center near Ljubljana Airport is one of a series of new cargo-partner iLogistics Centers in Eastern Europe (Sofia, Vienna and Prague being the other locations, and the one in Dunajska Strada, Slovakia, still undergoing expansion.) Read more >>
Next to cargo-partner’s latest iLogistics addition to the Slovenian airport, what other developments are on the horizon for the aerodrome located at the heart of trans-European crossroads? Read more >>
It’s no secret that online retailer Amazon is always looking for new opportunities to grow and further streamline their product offering. In the past few years this has extended to
optimizing road transport deliveries as well as nailing down individual airlines to operate exclusively on their behalf.
Canada it seems is now also no exception. Read more >>
The decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in October 2018, pending negotiations with the other members to form new bilateral and multilateral agreements, will end 144 years of U.S. involvement in the international body that governs the exchange of mail and postal parcels between countries. Major price hikes for parcels bound to the USA and sent from there to international destinations are expected to follow the UPU withdrawal as of mid-October. Read more >>