Toys R Us can keep supply chain moving despite bankruptcy ahead of peak season

Toys R Us last night filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It has debts of some $51.2m for shipping and storage and expects a further bill of $35.9m.
It has some $243.2m-worth of merchandise currently in transit, the majority being shipped by APL Logistics.
The toy store was forced to file for protection in the US and Canada after it claimed a news story this month questioning its liquidity had resulted in suppliers refusing ...

The post
Read more...


BIFA updates its STCs to protect members as global trade evolves

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is to issue a revised set of standard terms and conditions (STCs)next month to reflect the changes in international trade.
BIFA director general Robert Keen told The Loadstar the revisions would focus on three main areas.
The changes are largely as a result of the 2016 amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) regulations which introduced the concept of verified gross mass (VGM) of containers; the increasing ...

The post
Read more...


Marine insurers demand better protection for containerships against fire

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has warned that Solas firefighting regulations for container vessels are “inadequate” – particularly as ships have grown in recent years.
IUMI said the regulations were developed for general cargo vessels, where freight is stored openly in holds, and are “not suitable for a modern containership”.
It added: “With the growing size of container vessels and a recent spate of fires on board these ships, IUMI is concerned that ...

The post
Read more...


Logistics start-up round-up: IMMLA’s ICO; clicktrans in UK; Infosys-CMA CGM tie-up

In today’s irregular round-up on the start-ups and software investments taking place in the logistics industry there is a Russian blockchain developer looking to raise $38m via crowdfunding, a CMA CGM deal with Infosys to “accelerate” its IT development and a UK launch for online transport marketplace clicktrans.
Describing itself as a “blockchain-based, Uber-like platform for cargo delivery”, St Petersburg-headquartered International Multi-Modal Logistics Application (IMMLA) has launched a month-long “token” crowdsale, set out as ...

The post
Read more...


Air freight demand stays strong into the second half, alongside rising yield trend

Air cargo yields have risen at their fastest annual pace since 2010, rising 7.9% in July. In fact, IATA’s latest cargo chartbook shows that – as expected – air freight demand has continued strong in the second half, with FTKs seeing 11.8% growth in July, another record since 2010. As ever, IATA can’t resist a cloud, and it notes that “signs suggest that the cyclical upturn in FTK growth may ...

The post
Read more...


Global BCOs hit by fourth quarter of rising contract rates from Asia

The jury remains out on the chances of a new rate war on the key east-west trades. Alphaliner said last week the rate truce between carriers – largely responsible for generally impressive second-quarter results – “appears to be crumbling”.
However, Drewry insists “there is no rate war going on at the moment”, despite a “softening of rates”, although it yesterday issued a press release noting the rise in contract rates from Asia to Europe and the US ...

The post
Read more...


Ex-Im Bank could be back in business with new board nominations

Ex-Im Bank could be back on track to start approving financial transactions worth more than $10m, after Donald Trump finally announced three more board nominations. Ex-Im has been unable to approve large deals since it has not had a full quorum of five board members, leaving US exporters less able to compete. Sometimes called ‘Boeing Bank’, its status has foundered recently as politicians have argued over its purpose. In April, ...

The post
Read more...


Unilode expands ULD repair network with new centre at CVG

Unilode Aviation Solutions, a leading global provider of outsourced unit load device (ULD) management and repair solutions, has further expanded its global repair network by opening a new FAA Part 145 certified repair centre at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) Airport. This new facility will primarily support and expand Unilode’s partnership with DHL, specifically for ULD repairs and assembly, in addition to supporting Unilode’s other ULD management and repair customers.

The post
Read more...


Changes at the top at XPO Logistics Europe

XPO Logistics has appointed Malcolm Wilson as CEO of its Europe division.
He has been promoted from managing director, supply chain Europe, a position that will be filled by Richard Cawston.
Mr Wilson replaces Troy Cooper, CEO since 2015, and will continue as global chief operating officer for XPO.
Mr Wilson has headed supply chain and logistics for XPO Europe since it bought Norbert Dentressangle in 2015, holding the same role with the French company. He ...

The post
Read more...


CMA CGM ‘outperforms the industry’ as Q2 profits hit $227m

CMA CGM posted a net profit of $227m for the second quarter of the year, turning around a loss of $127m in the same period of 2016, with the assistance of a “significant” contribution from subsidiary APL.
The French carrier was the last of the liner majors that publish results to report its Q2 performance and it was the third full quarter to include figures from Singapore-based APL.
Total revenue was up 56.8% to ...

The post
Read more...


The LoadStar

RSS-Feed
Air Canada Cargo is participating in a number of temperature-controlled supply chain conferences in September and October.

Air Canada Cargo - Cool Chain Conferences

Air Canada Cargo
19 SEP 2017
General
World
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
EXTRA FLIGHT! AMS - POA! Please contact us for further information

TAP Cargo Capacity Flash | Extra Flight AMS - POA

Inter Aviation Services BV
19 SEP 2017
General
NL
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Representatives from the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) will be attending and sponsoring the Freighter’s World Conference this month in Chicago. 

RFD to Sponsor and Attend Freighter’s World Conference

Chicago/Rockford Intl Airport
19 SEP 2017
Press release
RFD
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Air Canada agregó dos vuelos diarios desde Barcelona a fin de expandir sus servicios.

Air Canada Cargo | Servicios desde Barcelona

Air Canada Cargo
29 AUG 2017
General
ES
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Be flexible - plan ahead!!! Aeroflot connects Europe and Asia

Be flexible - plan ahead!!! Aeroflot connects Europe and Asia

Aeroflot -Russian Airlines
18 SEP 2017
Available space
DE,AT,CH,BE,NL,PT,IT,FR,ES
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Route: DE - CAI
Main deck capacities available on Egyptair to Cairo and beyond destinations

Main deck capacities available on Egyptair

Skyline Air Services
18 SEP 2017
Available space
DE
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Route: DE - IST
Main deck capacities available on MNG to Istanbul and beyond destinations

Main deck capacities available on MNG

Skyline Air Services
18 SEP 2017
Available space
DE
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
KARAGANDA - now 2 times a week
(incl.day 2)
as of 12th of September on regular basis

KARAGANDA -now 2 times a week

AirBridgeCargo Airlines
18 SEP 2017
Newsletters
Europe
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Gulf Air Cargo - Available space to CAI, KRT,TRV and MAA, please contact sales for rates 0208-7574767 / uksales@ecsgroup,aero

Available Space

ECS Group
18 SEP 2017
General
gb
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
We have now adjusted CHAMP’s TRAXON Global Customs (TGC) service in line with Jamaica Customs reporting requirements.  This will enable carriers with shipments to Jamaica to file Flight Manifest, Air Waybill, and House Waybill data according to the new requirements.

Jamaica Reporting for Inbound Cargo – Starting 1 August 2017

CHAMP Cargosystems Ltd.
15 SEP 2017
General
World
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Did you know that Air Canada Cargo is fully certified to carry shipments from all nine dangerous good classes?

Air Canada Cargo - Certified to Handle All Classes of Dangerous Goods

Air Canada Cargo
30 AUG 2017
General
World
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Royal Air Maroc - Freighter Capacity available week commencing Monday 18th September 2017. Please contact sales and reservations to discuss rates and services in further detail. Tel 0208 - 7574735 or uksales@ecsgroup.aero

Royal Air Maroc - Freighter Capacity week commencing Monday 18th September 2017

ECS Group
12 SEP 2017
General
GB
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
CHAMP Cargosystems is pleased to offer Republic of Maldives and Russia as of September 2017 on its Traxon Global Customs application (TGC). Russia is the second country CHAMP has offered in the Eurasian Union. 

CHAMP added two new countries to Traxon Global Customs solution (TGC)

CHAMP Cargosystems Ltd.
12 SEP 2017
General
World
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Gulf Air Cargo can offer space to CAI & KRT, please contact sales and reservations on 0208-7574767 or uksales@ecsgroup.aero to discuss rates and services in further detail.

Gulf Air Cargo - Available Space CAI & KRT

ECS Group
12 SEP 2017
General
GB
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Discover our eAWB solutions and more! Les invitamos a participar en el evento e-Cargo Forum que tendrá lugar en Intercontinental Hotel el día 13 de Septiembre de 2017.

e-Cargo FORUM Argentina

CHAMP Cargosystems Ltd.
07 SEP 2017
General
AR
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Be connected to the world - Lisbon to Moscow and beyond

Be connected to the world - Lisbon to Moscow and beyond

Aeroflot -Russian Airlines
11 SEP 2017
General
LIS,PT,ES
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
Zusatzfrachter ex LGG nach KRT Direktflug - am 14. September 2017

Ethiopian Airlines: Zusatzfrachter LGG-KRT 14.09.2017

ATC Aviation Services AG
11 SEP 2017
Newsletters
DE
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
United Cargo is proud to partner with Wings to offer our customers an onboard courier service option. 


United Cargo and Wings Partner for Onboard Courier Service

United Cargo
07 SEP 2017
Product news
US,Europe
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content

BIMAN BANGLADESH AIRLINES CAPACITY AVAILABLE

FOR RATES CALL GLOBE AIR CARGO

TEL: 0208 757 4744 & 0161 4363598

EMAIL: UKSALES@ECSGROUP.AERO & UKRESERVATIONS@ECSGROUP.AERO

BIMAN BANGLADESH AIRLINES CAPACITY AVAILABLE

ECS Group
08 SEP 2017
General
GB
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content
PROMO RATES  TO MANY DESTINATIONS IN TURKEY OR BEYOND

Pegasus Airlines Promo Rates to Turkish Destinations as well as IKA, EBL, BAH, DOH, DXB and BEG

Airline Management Services BV
08 SEP 2017
General
NL
Loading...
Disclaimer | Report content