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Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. »


Worldwide Air Cargo Volumes Soared Through August

By all metrics, air cargo enjoyed another great month in August with a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase in volumes for the month alongside even higher direct tonne kilometer (DTK) growth of 14.6 percent, with WorldACD noting the average distance between origin and destination points for... »


Here Are the Top 5 Perishables With the Fastest-Growing Demand for Air Cargo

During the current period of robust demand for air cargo services, some of the hottest commodities sold have come in the form of perishable goods. The exotic nature of some foods, plus a critically short shelf life, has made them the darlings of the airfreight world. »


Mercedes Benz, Drone-Maker Matternet Aim to Tackle Last-Mile Delivery

A recent live demonstration of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries - the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the late-September livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project announced a three-week trial of... »


RFID Tracks Safety Equipment for Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways reports that it has made in-cabin inspections of emergency equipment faster and more efficient across its fleet of 15 airplanes, with the use of radio frequency identification technology. »


Growth Drivers in Place for Strong Finish This Year, Air Cargo Group Says

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 - and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter,... »


Hovering on the Edge: Will Airships Go Mainstream?

A light breeze blew against the enormous hangars that dominate the pastoral skyline of Bedfordshire, like Brobdingnagian relics in Gulliver's Travels. "The weather was fine," the post-accident report stated - perfect conditions for the Airlander 10's second test flight, scheduled for Aug. 24, 2016. »


Boeing, Airbus Look to Land Profits by Making Their Own Aircraft Parts

The world's largest plane makers are testing a seemingly simple formula to smooth production, cut costs and fatten profits: Make more of the parts that go into their jets themselves. »


Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become integral parts of government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. »


Top Five Cargo Communities Improve Supply Chain Speed, Accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a "cargo community" at an airport was little more than an attempt by various cargo executives to know all the names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. »


'Amazon Effect' Sparks Deals for Software-Tracking Firms

A growing number of companies are paying to track in real time everything from truckloads of pork chops to shipping containers full of exercise equipment. »


China's Aviation Push Has Aircraft Manufacturers Ready For Takeoff

Above Shanghai's skyline, things are eerily quiet: the helicopters and small planes that whir over other cities in the world are hardly ever seen here, or anywhere across China, thanks to decades-old airspace restrictions and a dearth of airstrips and heliports. »


Drewry East-West Price Index Continued Climb Through July

Even during the usually slack summer months, the good news for 2017 air cargo keeps rolling in. »


Wal-Mart Wants to Take On Amazon With Flying Warehouses

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc. »


Cargo Handler Implements Virtual Reality Training for New Staff

Cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) has launched a virtual reality training program, called COSAC-VR, to provide new staff with a virtual experience in ramp handling before they are introduced to the real-life, fast-paced operations. »


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