Cargo-only flights serve US military and families

United Cargo are helping to keep military families connected by increasing the frequency of cargo only flights between the United States and military bases in various parts of the world — including Guam, Kwajalein, and several countries in Europe. Last week we began operating a minimum of 40 cargo-only flights weekly — using Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft to fly freight and mail to and from U.S. hubs and key

BIFA encourages online Customs Declaration training

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “The Covid-19 crisis has kicked the transition period

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some passenger aircraft beginning this week. Swiss WorldCargo is a belly carrier, transporting high-value and care-intensive goods on the existing SWISS passenger network. In these unprecedented times, the carrier is committed to continue maintaining global supply chains and delivering goods on behalf of its customers. This week, Swiss

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19 Heathrow Airport has called on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub’s quieter flight schedule in the fight against COVID-19. Logistics companies have already begun importing key equipment such as COVID-19 testing kits via Heathrow in preparation for increased demand. Next week, Heathrow’s cargo movements are forecast to increase by 53%, as more airlines and

U-Freight: Opportunities of E-commerce

U-Freight sees opportunities of an E-commerce logistics market predicted to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024 Commenting on a recent report that suggests the global e-commerce logistics market is likely to exceed EUR500 billion by 2024, Simon Wong CEO of the U-Freight Group says his company is ready to meet the ever-increasing challenges of providing logistics services to this rapidly expanding sector of global trade. Wong says: “Transport intelligence, a major provider

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

Capt. Y. S. Hwang elected as CINS Chairman

CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System, has elected Capt. Y. S. Hwang (Evergreen Marine Corp.) as its new Chairman. In addition, the CINS Board has elected Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen (Maersk Line) as its Deputy Chairman. “I’m looking forward to undertaking this challenging role for CINS and the industry that the organisation represents”, commented Capt. Hwang on his appointment. “My role is to lead CINS forward on a path towards the

ThermoBoxx: The two-piece reefer containers

CakeBoxx Technologies recently announced the introduction of their new ‘ThermoBoxx’ refrigerated containers. This is the latest eye-opening intermodal two-piece shipping container to come out of the McLean, Virginia based company in the last several months and follows on the heels of both their 12’ wide hi-cube refrigerated two-piece CakeBoxx containers delivered to a US Government agency early last year and their purpose-built CoilBoxx rolled out to the steel and aluminum

Delmar

Delmar appoints Sustainability Officer

Canada-headquartered freight forwarder Delmar International has named Laura Corrales as the organisation’s first Sustainability Officer. The new role’s mandate is to develop, implement and promote sustainability programmes for operations in North America. “Delmar continues to make strides in streamlining and eliminating redundancies and waste across our offices. But we also acknowledge that we can do better. It’s not just a matter of corporate responsibility; it’s a matter of preserving the

recession

Could protectionist policies trigger a recession?

Key figures in aviation have raised concerns over the impact that a global rise in populist governments and protectionist policies is having on air travel. GlobalData’s aviation writer Adele Berti says: “Gripped by worldwide economic uncertainty, the aviation industry currently finds itself in a difficult position, divided by two contrasting trends. On the one hand, passenger numbers are growing, with recent Airport Council International (ACI) World figures estimating 8.8 million