Etihad Cargo agreement with Astral Aviation, Kenya Airways to bolster Africa pharma ops

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, signed a Service Legal Agreement (SLA) with Kenya-based Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways Cargo to expand its pharma operations and connectivity in Africa, and boost vaccine distribution across the continent. The partnership is a part of the Hope Consortium initiative, a United Arab Emirates[…]

WCS 2021: CEVA launches IATA’s CEIV Lithium Battery certification

DUBLIN – On Tuesday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Lithium Battery (CEIV Lithium Battery), a new certification program that provides an industry standard for the safe handling of lithium batteries moving through the air cargo supply chain.  France-based forwarder CEVA Logistics helped shape the program and became[…]

Consultant Insight: Strong retail sales continued in September, but how much longer can it last?

U.S. retail sales remained strong in September, up 0.7% year over year, according to data from the U.S. Commerce Department, despite supply chain delays. Year-to-date retail sales are up 19.0% YoY. Clothing and accessories stores are reporting a stronger growth year as more people return to work and are shopping in-store. Sales increased 1.1% last[…]

Transcargo to develop e-commerce logistics hub in Malaysia

Malaysia-based logistics company Transcargo Worldwide recently signed a purchase agreement for two plots of land at Pulau Indah Industrial Park to develop a new e-commerce hub and cold storage facility. The two lots, 2.19 and 2.40 hectares each and totaling 4.59 hectares, were purchased from Central Spectrum, the master developer of Pulau Indah Industrial Park,[…]

DSV adds Shanghai to Globetrotter network

Danish third-party logistics company DSV today added Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to its Globetrotter air charter network route. PVG was added to the charter schedule as the airport’s ground handling operations had recently improved, according to a recent DSV LinkedIn post. Following the PVG operational reductions due to a COVID-19 outbreak in late August and[…]

Cargolux sidesteps platforms with forwarder API  

Cargolux has launched a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will give freight forwarder customers a direct connection between their systems and the European freighter airline’s platform to request and book “tailored” quotes.   With digital sales and the utilization of web-based booking platforms on the rise, Cargolux appears to be sidestepping such channels and working directly with forwarders.    The API is being piloted by Swiss[…]