Swissport to handle JAS pharma shipments at FRA

Zurich-based ground services company Swissport has signed a long-term forwarder handling agreement with U.S. forwarder JAS Worldwide to handle its pharma and health care-related shipments in the company’s air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), effective Jan. 1, 2022. In addition to providing 24/7 pharma and health care operations at FRA, JAS aims to use[…]

Increase in October airport cargo throughput shows strong start to Q4

Leading into peak season, major cargo airports and gateways across the globe showed a strong start to the fourth quarter with substantial increases in October cargo activity that surpassed 2019 volumes. The large increases in reported cargo throughput for October are higher than previous months, which have seen more moderate increases compared to 2019, according[…]

Cargo Chat: Skyport’s Adamek on handling changes, future expansion

Cargo handlers have been bolstering their handling operations in order to meet the surge in airfreight prompted by the pandemic. To navigate potential backlogs and increased volumes at airports, handlers have utilized technology and employee training to increase operational efficiency. Among these handlers is Prague-based Skyport, which has continued to ramp up its operations, partnerships[…]

Southwest Cargo cuts standard product on ‘passenger bookings’

Southwest Airlines’ cargo division abruptly stopped accepting bookings for its standard airfreight products last Friday, blaming capacity issues resulting from steep increases in passenger bookings. Until further notice, Southwest Cargo’s Next Flight Guaranteed (NFG) will be the only option available to shippers, according to a note that went out to Southwest Cargo customers on Nov.[…]

Air Canada boosts cargo capacity to Vancouver in wake of flooding

Montreal-based Air Canada has increased cargo capacity in and out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) from three of its hubs as flooding in British Columbia continues to disrupt supply chains. Air Canada will add 13 all-cargo flights to its normal schedule between Calgary International Airport (YYC), Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson International[…]