A record air freight peak season flies into a real ‘perfect storm’

“Quite literally, this is now the perfect storm.”
Continued strong air freight demand and the resulting lack of capacity has been exacerbated by severe weather across Europe.
This morning, Air France-KLM Cargo sent a note to customers warning of “serious disruptions in our operations”, due to heavy snow in Amsterdam. It added that they would be informed of re-bookings through the carrier’s ‘notify me system’.
One weary European forwarder said: “If it’s not the ...

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Which is the smartest supply chain link for air cargo to forge?

Air cargo needs to choose which part of the e-commerce supply chain it wants to play a role in, with the movement of online retail goods dominating carrier time.
E-commerce now accounts for more than 70% of mail packages flown by air and, despite declining letter numbers, postal volumes continue to increase.
Head of cargo operations at IATA Brendan Sullivan said e-commerce was leading to a “very different mix” of air freight mail shipments.
“Anywhere up to 70% ...

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Analysis: DP-DHL reports there’s good news; and really good news

The D-Day scenario I hinted at in my recent coverage of two of the major ocean carriers worldwide was nowhere to be found in the latest trading update of Deutsche Post-DHL, which is closely watched when it comes to predicting global consumer trends.
It noted one month ago – see page one here – that global economic growth “picked up again slightly at the start of the second half of 2017”.
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Time to get serious about vehicle sharing

A government initiative is pushing vehicle sharing in the logistics sector. Logistics Manager reports the 30-month FreightShareLab scheme is aiming to demonstrate that empty running and under-utilisation of vehicles can be reduced by strategic data and asset sharing between carriers. Furthermore, the report claims there has been industry backing for vehicle sharing for more than quarter of a century.

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Union leaders accused of conspiracy in waterfront blockade

“Immeasurable” harm has been inflicted on Australia’s Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) by a union strike now into its third week. The Sydney Morning Herald reports more than 1,000 containers containing Christmas goods, fresh produce, and medicine have been stranded. Despite the Supreme Court ordering its end, the union action continues. The source of the dispute hinges on VICT’s refusal to give further shifts to a casual employee and union campaigner, who ...

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Going for the real thing: PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla electric trucks

According to electric vehicle trade publication Electrek, the largest order for Tesla’s new electric truck has been placed by drinks giant PepsiCo, in a deal that could be worth $15m-$20m. Recorded “reservations” of new Semis are now around 300, according to analysts and news organisations, while some believe that if unannounced orders are included, the number could be as high as 1,200. Meanwhile, PepsiCo appears to be planning to use the vehicles “for shipments of snack foods ...

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Marie Gay-de Tailly to lead new HR initiative at ID Logistics

French contract logistics specialist ID Logistics has appointed Marie Gay-de Tailly as group executive vice-president of human resources.
She will report to chief operating officer Christophe Satin and sit on the executive committee, tasked with establishing a global HR policy for the 17 ID Logistics entities around the world.
“ID Logistics faces a number of HR challenges. Ms Gay-de Tailly’s role is to help nurture the group’s strong growth by developing the skills of its men ...

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Fewer freighters at Schiphol thanks to lost slots, but air freight volumes improve

Full freighter movements at Schiphol Airport dropped 11.6% in November, a 1% decline in cargo volumes, as arguments over slots continue.
Despite the double-digit freighter drop, however, it seems shippers made better use existing capacity, with the 1% dip contrasting with October’s 6% volume downturn.
The airport’s head of cargo, Jonas Van Stekelenburg, said improved volumes were largely helped by additional slots and a “strong” market.
Schiphol’s slots problem has spurred IATA to continue to ...

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Size isn’t always important, especially when it comes to port connectivity

Shippers looking for more direct calls in the third choice of export ports may do best to consider routing their cargo through smaller ports, rather than the largest container hubs.
Unveiling the results of its port connectivity index today, Drewry Maritime Advisers said that, while the world’s largest container port, Shanghai, was also the most connected – serving all six world regions via 168 weekly deepsea services – in many other ...

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Claims of a threat to subsidies casts a pall over booming Asia-Europe rail

Rail freight demand from China to Europe is going through the roof, and projections for further growth are bullish. However, the drumbeat of rising volumes carries some ominous undertones.
There has been tension in Russia over Chinese moves to develop more southerly routings, and now Beijing is allegedly mulling cuts to subsidies, which could drive up the cost considerably.
Both volumes and the network have grown rapidly: in January, the UK was brought ...

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Aeroflot Cargo: Temporary Embargo

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12 DEC 2017
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Aeroflot Cargo: Temporary Embargo (14.12.17 to 17.12.17)

Aeroflot Cargo: Temporary Embargo (14.12.17 to 17.12.17)

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12 DEC 2017
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Japan Customs has announced that Advance Cargo Information must be submitted for inbound and transit shipments to the State of Japan as of January 2019. The official go live date for all shipments are set for the end of March 2019.

Japan Customs to mandate ACI reporting for Import & Transit Shipments

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06 DEC 2017
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Lisbon (LIS) to Moscow (SVO) and beyond

Lisbon (LIS) to Moscow (SVO) and beyond

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05 DEC 2017
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Correction: Change of IATA airport code | RVI - Rostov on Don, Russia

Correction: Change of IATA airport code | RVI - Rostov on Don, Russia

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01 DEC 2017
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CargoLogicAir is now operating scheduled flights from Stansted to Hong Kong via Dubai. 
Check our flight schedule for more information. 

Now Operating: UK - Hong Kong via Dubai

CargoLogicAir
30 NOV 2017
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Wings: Time critical consignment in the oil & gas industry?

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30 NOV 2017
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INFORMATION: all export freight for EGYPTAIR CARGO freighter ex CGN has to be delivered to:

CES-Cargo Event Service
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EGYPTAIR: Freight acceptance at FRA

Skyline Air Services
29 NOV 2017
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Aeroflot Cargo UK: Change of IATA airport code | RIV - Rostov on Don, Russia

Aeroflot Cargo UK: Change of IATA airport code | RIV - Rostov on Don, Russia

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29 NOV 2017
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LIBYAN AIRLINES - Widebody to Istanbul and Mitiga

LIBYAN Airlines - Widebody to MJI !

Skyline Air Services
29 NOV 2017
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the fastest-growing carriers in the world, continues solidifying its tonnage growth with more than 575, 000 tonnes of cargo carried for the first 10 months of 2017 – 15% up YOY. The company reported upsurge in all major markets and has positive outlook through the end of the year. ABC’s load factor inched 4% up YOY, stepping into 4Q with solid 71%.

AirBridgeCargo continues its momentum with 15% tonnage uptick for the first 10 months 2017

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29 NOV 2017
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EGYPTAIR: New wide-body Option to Algier (160cm height!)

EGYPTAIR: New wide-body Option to ALG

Skyline Air Services
28 NOV 2017
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Wilt u ook goed geïnformeerd het nieuwe jaar in? Kom dan naar het jaarlijkse SCS Gevaarlijke Stoffen & Security Seminar op donderdag 11 januari a.s. Voor meer informatie en aanmelden: www.specialcargo.nl 

Gevaarlijke Stoffen en Security Anno 2018

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28 NOV 2017
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Introducing our self-service e-booking portal AEROFLOT Cargo Online. Now available in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and  Sweden.

AEROFLOT Cargo Online now available in Scandinavia and the Baltics

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28 NOV 2017
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Be connected to the world with the best offers from Aeroflot / Germany to Sheremetyevo and beyond

Be connected to the world with the best offers from Aeroflot / Germany to Sheremetyevo and beyond

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27 NOV 2017
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Sky Fresh® have inked a Service Level Agreement on digital procedures for transportation of time and temperature sensitive shipments, most notable pharmaceutical, to keep pace with the latest industry technologies and guarantee 24/7 traceability for its customers worldwide. 

AirBridgeCargo earned Sky Fresh® support to improve service quality of temperature sensitive cargo transportation

AirBridgeCargo Airlines
24 NOV 2017
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