The FAA has found that all Boeing 747 variants from the B747-100 to the B747-8 are inadequately protected against lightning strikes. This applies both to passenger and cargo versions of the highly successful model built by the U.S. manufacturer. In a directive (DOC: FAA-2023-2228 / AD-2023-01095-T), the U.S. regulator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has now instructed all operators of the aircraft to inspect lightning protection features in the fuel tanks of all B747 variants. Read more >>
Data Quality is often criticized or seen as an obstacle to shifting to Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. “Garbage in/garbage out” as Ashok Rajan (AR), Senior Vice President - Global Head - Cargo & Logistics Solutions at IBS Software, politely paraphrased it, is often the comment encountered in discussions or panels on the topic. Yet is that really still the case in air cargo? CargoForwarder Global (CFG) wanted to know from a man who has been on the pulse of digital developments for the past 25 years. A virtual fireside chat, courtesy of online web-conferencing, looked at AI (and human) evolution. Read more >>
The aim of this initiative is to secure the infrastructure for the use of green hydrogen, so that the planned fleet of Airbus aircraft, which will use hydrogen as a power source in future, can be refueled at a large number of airports. Hamburg Airport is one of the first European airports, alongside Paris CDG, to join this alliance. Other partners are airports in Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore. Read more >>
According to data published by market analyst, Transport Intelligence, in their latest Global E-Commerce Logistics Report, the global e-commerce logistics market is expected to grow by 7.9% in 2023, reaching a value of €451 billion.
In view of the upsurge of global e-trade, it is not surprising that the air freight industry is experiencing an increasing trend to new collaborations, with those involved wanting to secure as large a slice of the cake as possible. The recently announced alliance between Saudia Cargo, Cainiao, and WFS, is an expression of this dynamic business segment. Read more >>
Around 80,000 [!] people have registered for the COP28 in Dubai, which began on 30NOV23 and runs through to 12DEC23. This will make it the largest COP summit yet in a host state that also happens to be one of the world’s top 10 fossil fuel exporters. However, leaving the recent controversy uncovered by independent journalists at the Centre for Climate Reporting aside, this COP28, attended by almost 200 heads of state, will be the first one to undergo a “Global Stocktake”, and take a serious look at how far the world has come in tackling the climate crisis and how much of a course correction is needed. Read more >>
While many heads of state are currently haggling over concepts on how to limit global warming on the global stage at the climate conference in Dubai, resourceful companies are silently working on revolutionary, practical concepts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is the case, for example, with Qaptis; a spin-off from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Its experts have developed a mechanism that can capture up to 90% of a freight truck exhaust’s emission and store the gases as liquid CO2 whilst the vehicle is en route. Read more >>
After the military took power last July in Niger, the new rulers embargoed flight activities, including cargo services. However, meanwhile the new rulers have lifted the ban partially. An opportunity used by the Paris-headquartered general sales and service agent ECS in close collaboration with its Niamey-based Group member Niger Air Cargo to resume cargo flights to the landlocked African country (www.cargoforwarder.eu ….. 12NOV23). Read more >>
“diu bant mac nieman vinden, diu mîne gedanke binden. man vâhet wîp unde man, gedanke niemen gevâhen kan.“
This is the original text of a folk song written in 1229, in the predecessor states of today's Germany. Roughly translated, it reads: “Thoughts are free. There is no rope that could bind them. Whether conceived by a man or a woman. Thoughts are free.” These principles of freedom of thinking were also the guidelines of the 8th IATA ONE Record #hackathon, held in Doha from 25-27NOV23. CargoForwarder Global reports exclusively. Read more >>
With the Climate Change goals and deadlines laid down in the Paris Agreement fast approaching, this decade is finally beginning to see more serious movement in emissions monitoring and
reduction, and thus an upstart of support providers. One such company is Berlin, Germany-based, Climate Tech start-up, Cozero. Its Climate Action Platform (CAP) offers seamless tracking,
reduction, and reporting capabilities for corporate and product emissions in a single end-to-end SaaS solution.
Cozero contacted CargoForwarder Global (CFG) with customer news regarding Nippon Express Europe GmbH, last week and CFG took the opportunity to find out more about the company itself, from Cozero’s Marketing Manager, Elise Devaux (ED). Read more >>
After taking delivery of its first B777F and ordering five more triple-seven freighter aircraft and two A350F, the Azeri cargo airline is now increasingly focusing on expanding its ground infrastructure. Its management recently unveiled plans to build a new cargo village with all the facilities needed to ensure fast and seamless freight flows. The project will be realized on a green field about 65 km south of Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA: GYD), and includes a large runway as its center piece. The ground-breaking ceremony is due to take place next year and the first commercial flight is expected to take off in 2025. Read more >>
“Order your tiny ULD now - and support charity 🎄” the email subject line urged. What was that all about? A unique initiative in support of a highly worthy cause, it turns out, and an
excellent example of Social Responsibility and the ESG 3 goal of Good Health and Wellbeing.
CargoForwarder Global (CFG) contacted the man behind the emails, Mike van Berkel (MvB), Account Manager at VRR | Innovative air cargo solutions by day, VRRunners Team Captain and Runner by night, to find out more about the team’s initiative. Read more >>
Battling illicit trade is a responsibility to be shared by shippers, customs authorities, and logistic services providers. At the TIACA Executive Summit in Brussels, a new EU-driven scheme was presented. Read more >>
A pile-driving ceremony, on 22NOV23, triggered off the building work for the redevelopment of Brucargo Central. The five companies set to move in, expect greater efficiency and a consolidation of their activities. Read more >>
The new president, Javier Milei, wants to privatize the national airline and place it in the hands of the approximately 12,000 employees. The result would be a publicly owned company as established by Eastern European states during the era of the Soviet Union. The fact that these public firms were not productive and failed to cover their costs, has probably not yet come to the ears of the newly elected Pampa populist and Trump supporter. In any case, alarm bells began sounding at the management of Aerolíneas Argentinas after Milei's electoral victory was officially announced. Read more >>