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E-commerce, express traffic continue to outpace general cargo growth in Q1

With first-quarter volume figures coming in for many airports around the world, we noticed two, in particular, stood out from the crowd: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Eastern Germany, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in the United States. Both of these mid-sized airports reported volumes up – way up – in Q1, reaching 12.3 percent and

Panalpina reports increased airfreight volume, continued slump in ocean freight sector

Switzerland-based forwarder Panalpina released its financial results for the first quarter of the year, reporting increases in overall profitability, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) up in its Air Freight and Contract Logistics divisions, but down in its weakening Ocean Freight division. Overall EBIT came in at US$25 million, a

Boeing delivers first 737-800 freighter conversion

 The new Boeing 737-800BCF freighter conversion features 12 pallet positions on the main deck. (Image: Boeing)   Sweden-based West Atlantic Group will operate the plane, which it expects will “improve reliability, lower aircraft operating costs and provide a better environmental footprint.” Boeing delivered its first 737-800 passenger plane converted to freighter service this

Etihad Airlines invests in German temperature-control Cargo containers

The Opticooler, a German-made, electric airconditioned container This week, Etihad Cargo has retained the cool-chain services of Frankfurt-based DoKaSch Temperature Solutions - a provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo,  to provide air-conditioned “Opticooler” ULD containers. The two organizations signed a master agreement that will allow Etihad Cargo to expand its TempCheck cool

DHL reports on A.I.’s potential benefits – and looming concerns – in logistics community

This week, DHL and IBM released a joint report on the development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology and its potential to change the logistics industry – noting that, in many ways, A.I. is already making profound changes to the retail environment, not all of which are positive. While there are many ways to

DHL Global Forwarding targets startups with Berlin helpdesk

With the proliferation of startups in today’s increasingly digital economy, DHL Global Forwarding, the ocean- and air-forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL, launched a Berlin helpdesk intended specifically to help its startup and entrepreneur customers. The Start-Up Helpdesk, which offers logistics and supply chain services and advice, “acts as a link between

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