German IT provider Riege Software and Automated Brokerage Interface (ABI) software provider NetChb have announced a partnership, offering online solutions for the seamless transmission of entry summaries and release data for shipments destined to customers in the U.S. Read more >>
Indian airline Jet Airways has temporarily suspended all its domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding.
In a statement, Jet Airways' CEO Vinay Dube said the airline had no choice but to suspend the flights, and its last flight would operate on Wednesday as it was not able to pay for fuel and other critical services. Read more >>
Around 1,100 pilots of crisis-hit Indian carrier Jet Airways, who are members of India's National Aviator's Guild (NAG), have decided not to fly from 10 am this Monday in protest against "non-payment of salary dues, the Press Trust of India quoted a source as saying. About 1,100 of Jet Airways’ 1,600 pilots are members of the NAG. Read more >>
As India started its six-week-long general election process last week, the government of prime minister Narendra Modi launched an investigation in the chances of survival of debt-stricken
carrier Jet Airways.
The airline last week cancelled most of its international flights to Europe and Asia, after cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) seized one of its B777s at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport because of unpaid fees, further deepening worries about its survival and the fate of its 23,000 employees.
The Coordination Committee Netherlands (CCN), has sent a draft proposal on the implementation of a local (slot) rule at AMS to the Minister of Infrastructure Cora van Nieuwenhuizen for final approval. Once okayed by her, it ends the ongoing uncertainty on the allocation of slots to cargo operators beginning in the next winter season. Read more >>
Is this the future of aviation? Flights taking from New York to Shanghai via low Earth orbit in 39 minutes. Or from London to Dubai in 29 minutes. According to analysts of Swiss bank UBS ultra-fast point-to-point transports operated by rocket-aircraft will become an option for travelers and extremely urgent cargo shipments alike, challenging traditional long-distance flights. Read more >>
The business with perishables and temperature-sensitive goods is running exceptionally well, benefitting the air freight industry. But consumers, particularly of younger age, tend to order perishables predominantly online and expect prompt delivery for immediate consumption. This poses a new challenge for transport companies engaged in fruit logistics. Read more >>
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After it received regulatory approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), drone delivery company Wing Aviation has launched its first public drone delivery service in the country. The start of the unmanned aerial vehicles was accompanied by complaints from residents in the northern suburb of Bonython near the Australian capital Canberra. Wing is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet. Read more >>
Kuwait-based National Aviation Services (NAS) expands its reach in the emerging markets by offering cargo and ground handling services in Mozambique as of July this year. Simultaneously, the company and its local JV partner Global Logistics Services (GLS) broke ground in Monrovia for a new cargo terminal. Read more >>
The New York initiative is spart of WFS’ program to provide coordinated cold chain handling services which secure product integrity and ensure patient safety. It is fully in line with Swiss WorldCargo’s product strategy to deliver premium pharma services to their customers. Read more >>
Trucking services between China and Spain – that’s CEVA’s latest “innovation” in long-haul overland haulage. Plans that were announced some days ago and warmly welcomed by industrial manufacturers and some media members. The sad side of this story: Climate change, global warming, melting of the pole ice caps – these and other aggravating environmental threats don’t seem to play a major role in CEVA’s transport policy – if any. Read more >>