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Blown Away: Reconnecting Broken Supply Chains After Airfreight Disaster

On a Tuesday in Mexico City, employees at DSV Air & Sea, S.A. de C.V. were in the middle of a normal workday in the head office when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck - killing more than 350 people.[more]

E-commerce Disruption of Air Cargo Is Just Beginning, Report Says

We are only seeing the opening act of the e-commerce effect, according to logistics IT company Unisys.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

Boeing Copies Flying Geese to Save Fuel

Boeing Copies Flying Geese to Save Fuel

Boeing Co. and NASA have found an inexpensive way to cut airline fuel bills by borrowing a trick from the world's greatest long-distance aviators: migratory birds.[more]

On Blockchain: Perishables and the Need for Transparency

Think about the last three seafood dinners you've had. Let's say you ate fresh Coho salmon flown in from the Pacific Northwest, perhaps some tasty red snapper sourced from the Gulf of Mexico and some ahi tuna from Japan.[more]

Low-Cost Digital Container Seal Developed for European Research Project

A new low-cost, digital seal has been developed for the CORE (Consistently Optimised REsilient Secure Global Supply-Chains) European Research Project by Dutch software company Itude Mobile.[more]

Half Billion-Dollar Deal Signals Birth of New Dirigibles Era

When 17th century futurists imagined skylines teeming with dirigibles, they might have been onto something.[more]

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

Logistics providers discuss how they're adjusting to major changes brought about by concerns over the economy, shifts in trade policy, the complexities of the omnichannel, rising customer service demands, and the arrival of a new generation of supply-chain managers.[more]

Divide Is Widening Between Tech-Savvy and Traditional Forwarders

The gap between the top-performing airfreight forwarders and those at the bottom, in terms of profit margins, appears to be growing wider, and may continue doing so for the next few years, according to results of a recent poll by Descartes Software and the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA).[more]

UPS Says Cockpit Upgrade Cuts Carbon Emissions and Increases Reliability

UPS is upgrading the cockpits of its 757s and 767s - installing large display system (LDS) screens in the cockpits of more than half its fleet, plus the three passenger 767s that were recently purchased.[more]

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