Monday, June 17, 2024

Sustainability Matters to the Cool Chain Association

Shippers will offer insights into challenges facing the temperature-controlled supply chain at the Cool Chain Association’s Americas Conference, Sustainability Matters. The Produce Marketing Association and California-based berry shipper Driscoll’s will join speakers from companies including Air France KLM, Cargolux and Able Freight for a two-day event focusing on a sustainable cool chain. Thought leaders and […]

FedEx Cross Border expands to three new locations

FedEx and BigCommerce join forces

FedEx Cross Border will expand its global e-commerce business to three new locations in the USA and the Netherlands. The new locations in Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Fontana, California and Venlo, the Netherlands give business to consumer merchants cost-effective transport services to access shoppers globally. The service includes flexible delivery options, end-to-end tracking, commercial and […]

Chapman Freeborn delivers OBC team to LA

Chapman Freeborn has expanded the presence of its on board courier (OBC) service to Los Angeles, California to provide dedicated support for US customers. The OBC team delivers time-critical consignments of manufacturing components, prototypes and product samples with hand-carry couriers accompanying the shipment from pick-up to final delivery. Since launching the service in Germany in […]

Menzies renews Los Angeles contract with Air China

Menzies Aviation has renewed its cargo contract with Air China at Los Angeles International for another three years. China’s national carrier will receive a full suite of cargo handling services at its largest North American station including cargo warehousing, freighter handling, and passenger ramp services handled by a team of over 200 staff. Menzies will […]

MSA Security to open three training facilities in 2019

MSA Security has expanded rapidly in 2018 and plans to open three more regional training centres in 2019 to keep up with market demand for Explosive Detection Canine Teams. Four new offices and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) licenced canine training facilities were opened in Hong Kong; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee […]

Peli BioThermal comes to Los Angeles

Peli BioThermal has opened a network station and service centre in Los Angeles to service, refurbish, repair and condition Credo on Demand shippers. The Los Angeles station is located near two of the world’s busiest international seaports and airports – the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles International Airport. The Port of Long Beach […]

FedEx Express to start regular flights to San Bernardino

FedEx Express will start regular scheduled flights into San Bernardino International Airport, with daily operations starting in October 2018. Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles along the I-10 corridor, the airport says it is ideally located to support the logistics industry. The airport has access to the I-10, I-210 and I-215 interstate highways giving […]

Volga-Dnepr flies world’s largest jet engine home

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has returned the world’s largest jet engine to Ohio, partnering with GE Aviation following the GE9X’s successful on-wing testing in Victorville, California. The airline provided logistics support for the GE9X engine’s return to Ohio for additional testing at GE Aviation’s Test Operations facility in Peebles. This was the second flight in support of […]

Air Charter Service opens office in San Francisco

Air Charter Service has strengthened its presence on the US West coast, with an office in San Francisco, California. The office is the second in the state, having opened up in Los Angeles seven years ago, and is the sixth in the USA. Air Charter Service Americas president, Richard Thompson says: “Some of our best […]

FedEx flies bears to Oakland Zoo’s California Trail

FedEx Express has flown orphaned bear cubs from Alaska to California where they will make Oakland Zoo their new home. The two grizzly and two brown bear cubs’ mothers were designated as public threats by the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife so were transported from Anchorage to Oakland as part of FedEx Cares’ Delivering […]

FedEx Express commits to 30 more years in Ontario

FedEx supports Henan flood relief

Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) has approved a lease agreement with FedEx Express to maintain the company’s presence at Ontario International Airport for at least three more decades. Under the initial 30-year lease, FedEx Express will relocate its operations to a 51.1-acre site located in the northwest quadrant of the Californian airport, with the move […]

DoKaSch expands in North America and picks new CEO

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions is expanding its USA operations with the establishment of San Francisco-based DoKaSch Americas with Douglas Wettergren joining as chief executive officer. Wettergren’s duties will include sales and business development for DoKaSch’s flying aircon warehouse Opticooler RAP and RKN to pharmaceutical forwarding companies. Opticoolers are climate controlled air cargo containers and are based […]

DHL invests in key stations along the US-Mexico border

DHL Global Forwarding is investing in key stations on the USA-Mexico border to help customers requiring airfreight, ocean freight, customs brokerage, warehouse and domestic services. As part of its strategic plan to grow freight forwarding services in main cities across the US, DHL Global Forwarding will invest in San Diego, Tucson, Nogales, El Paso, Laredo […]

UPS returns to SBD International Airport for some seasonal joy

San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) has entered into an agreement with UPS to support growing seasonal demand for air cargo flights. In 2016, UPS operated four weekly flights through SBD during the holiday season. This year UPS will operate up to 18 flights each week during the holidays. The flight segments will include SBD – […]

American Airlines starts daily Los Angeles – Beijing services

American Airlines has launched daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport, its third route to the Chinese capital. The Boeing 787-8 service departs Los Angeles at 10.55h and arrives in Beijing at 16.20h the next day, and the return flight departing Beijing at 18.30h, arriving back in Los Angeles […]

Iberia to start Madrid – San Francisco flights for the summer of 2018

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo will launch a Madrid – San Francisco route as part of its strategy to upgrade capacity for the summer 2018 season. The direct routes will operate three times a week using an Iberia Airbus A330-200 with up to 14 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight. The San Francisco route is expected to carry […]

UPS to run peak season service at SBD International Airport

San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) has entered into an agreement with UPS to add flight operations in support of the peak holiday season. UPS will operate four flights per week using Boeing 757 aircraft from SBD in Southern California to Louisville, Kentucky, in December 2016. The integrator expects to deliver more than 700 million packages globally […]

IAG Cargo adds two new routes to US network

British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo has launched two new London Gatwick Airport routes to North America – to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Oakland in California. The addition of these routes will bring the total number of IAG Cargo operated US gateways to 25 from Summer 2017. The Fort Lauderdale service is due to launch in March 2017 and […]

UPS to open Compton package centre to cater for e-commerce

UPS is to invest $70 million in a package centre in Compton, California, giving it access to multiple airports, port and rail connections, helping it cater for growing demand for e-commerce. The centre, located in a former brick factory site being redeveloped, will be modified to dispatch more than 300 vehicles and 50 full-time jobs […]

Facilities the biggest air cargo headache at LAX

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the busiest and key air cargo gateway on the west coast of the US. In 2015, LAX handled 1.9 million tonnes, which was almost as much tonnage as the next five highest ranked North American west coast airports combined (Oakland, San Francisco, Ontario, Seattle, Vancouver). The hub was ranked […]

United to use sustainable biofuel on scheduled services

New United Airlines Cargo website

United Airlines is to use sustainable biofuel on scheduled services, on Flight 708 between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline will purchase 15 million gallons from AltAir Paramount over three years and will use the fuel for two weeks between the Californian cities while it integrates the biofuel into regular airport operations. United managing […]

Air Charter Service moves to new Los Angeles office

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved its Los Angeles operations to new premises on Santa Monica Boulevard following a record breaking year for the office and company. The new office was officially opened on 1 February and has almost double the office space of the old one, allowing ACS to accommodate further growth. ACS California […]

DHL facing $455,000 fine from FAA for hazmat breaches

DHL Express is facing fines totalling $455,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a number of hazardous material breaches. The FAA alleges that DHL accepted shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation, and employees did not receive required hazardous materials training. The seven breaches occurred between December 2013 and September 2014, and […]

SEKO Logistics triples California footprint

SEKO Logistics has tripled its capacity in California (US) by opening a logistics hub in Chino and a 200,000 square foot facility in San Francisco. In San Francisco, SEKO has opened the 200,000 square foot logistics warehouse in Union City, bringing its total capacity in the city to 350,000 square feet. SEKO describes its Chino […]