The coming presidency of Donald Trump may still seem like a question mark across the American landscape, but at least one air cargo group is excited about one of his campaign pledges. The Airforwarders Association is holding the incoming Trump Administration to its promise to invest $1tr to rebuild the nation's public works projects, such as highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals.
Transportation software company XYpper, Inc. has launched an app- and web-based system that works similarly to Uber and other "sharing economy" apps - by directly connecting individuals who have a need with someone who can perform a service. In XYpper's case, the app connects freight brokers who have loads that need to be delivered with truckers who are either in their geographical area or on their way.
IAG Cargo has announced its new route to New Orleans, Louisiana. Beginning March 26, 2017, the airline says it will become the only carrier to fly direct from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to New Orleans International Airport (MSY).
In the heart of Amazon country, Nordstrom, Costco and UPS have joined with a team from the University of Washington in Seattle to study solutions to last-mile delivery issues in urban areas. UW's Urban Freight Lab will explore high-impact, low-cost solutions in urban areas where delivery vehicles, bicycles, cars and pedestrians all have to coexist, according to the university.
Miami International Airport will soon receive perishable freight imports by sea and load it aboard international flights, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture - making it the first airport in Florida to handle ocean-to-air transshipment. The airport announced that the shipments should start by the end of 2016.
CaroTrans, a global non-vessel operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator, has begun a direct, weekly LCL service from Atlanta to Nhava Sheva, India to address increased demand from the U.S. Southeast and Gulf regions.
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