TIACA launches its 2nd Air Cargo Sustainability Awards

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that the second edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Award is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognise outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo. CHAMP Cargosystems, one of the leading industry IT solutions providers, has generously committed to continue sponsoring these awards. “CHAMP is pleased to continue supporting TIACA for the 2nd edition

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Global air cargo trends re-shaping pharmaceuticals

Global Air Cargo Trends Re-Shaping Pharmaceutical Transport By Dominic Hyde, Vice President of Crēdo on Demand at Pelican BioThermal. As we welcome the new decade and the exciting advances it is expected to unleash, many of the forces that shaped the past decade for transporting pharmaceuticals will continue. Price pressures, alternatives to air freight and increasing automation are just a few. However, there are emerging trends that make 2020 unique.  As

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U-Freight is ready for 100 percent air cargo security screening from Hong Kong

With the phased implementation of 100 percent air cargo security screening having now started, the U-Freight Group says that it is well placed to assist shippers having become one of the first freight forwarders to have one of its logistics hubs in Hong Kong certified by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF). The enhancement of international standards on air cargo security

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CharterSync and the need for digitisation to enhance time-critical air cargo logistics

CharterSync co-founders, Ed Gillett and Simon Watson will be speaking at the NAX 24-7 Time Critical Logistics Meeting in Amsterdam on the 25th September. The CharterSync duo will be talking about digitization and time-critical air cargo logistics. Time-critical and ‘Just in time’ cargo is facing the oncoming potential disruption caused through the UK leaving the European Union at the end of October and systems like CharterSync offer freight forwarders autonomy,

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Freightos looks to bring United Airlines air cargo service online

Freightos, the software as a service (SaaS) platform for the freight industry, is building an online pricing and booking platform for air cargo for one the biggest airlines in the world. United Continental (NYSE: UAL) plans to use Freightos’ WebCargo Horizon platform as the back-end system for on-demand booking, dynamic pricing and real-time updates for its United Airlines air cargo business. The project for United, which will take a couple

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ANA Cargo and CargoXS join global air cargo membership group Cargo iQ

Japanese carrier, ANA Cargo, and Netherlands-based IT specialists, CargoXS, are the latest organisations to join air cargo membership group, Cargo iQ. The news was released as Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ, joined a panel at TIACA’s ACF to discuss the shipper’s view of a transparent and quality-driven air cargo supply chain. He said: “Growing our international network is a priority for us as we continue to improve control

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United and Lufthansa Cargo Successfully Launch Air Cargo Joint Venture

United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have launched their previously announced air cargo joint venture. Effective May 3, the two carriers jointly manage sales and booking of standard and express shipments on routes between Europe and the U.S. using their joint venture framework. Starting with selected routings from the U.S., Italy, Great Britain, Ireland and Germany, the carriers will expand the geographical scope in the coming months and plan to include

ACUNIS to showcase air cargo intralogistics solutions at inter airport Europe

ACUNIS, the joint venture of Unitechnik and AMOVA and a leading international provider of turn-key intralogistics solutions for air cargo terminals, is showcasing solutions for air cargo intralogistics at inter airport europe in Munich. In hall A5 at stand 1158, one of the projects the company will feature is the air cargo terminal built for Ethiopian Airlines. The facility at the airport in Addis Ababa began its operations in June


IATA submits to air cargo modernisation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has adopted a resolution to accelerate the modernisation and transformation of the air cargo industry. The resolution builds on the momentum created by the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). “The TFA commits governments to making trade faster, cheaper and more efficient. Air cargo processes are stuck in another century. To ensure that air cargo is ready

Ground handling key to improving air cargo performance

For airlines, the only real place they can improve performance is on the ground, according to Mark Olney, General Manager Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada Cargo.“In the air we are pretty much the same as everyone else, so the key is what we do on the ground,” he told delegates at an air freight workshop at Multimodal 2017. “That is why we have invested heavily in