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Opinion: Aviation Industry May Be Vulnerable to Cyberattack Through Its Global Supply Chain

In March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a troubling alert: Since the same month two years before, Russian state-sponsored hackers had been infiltrating the nation’s electricity grid and various infrastructure industries, including aviation,...[more]


DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


In Safe Hands: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cargo Security Audits

Elad Gadot doesn’t smoke, but he stood drinking coffee from a paper cup outside the security corridor — the last place for warehouse workers to grab a smoke before heading back inside. [more]


Q&A: FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits From New Fuel Technologies

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale.[more]


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]


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