Monday, May 27, 2024

UPS turns airports into foreign trade zones

UPS revenues jump in final quarter

UPS has converted four major US airport gateways into foreign trade zones (FTZ) and expanded its Zone Solutions services. Converting Chicago O’Hare, New York John F. Kennedy, Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles extends UPS’s FTZ-related capabilities beyond warehousing and distribution to help clients manage end-to-end processes from dealing with customs to inventory control. The […]

Japan Airlines launches codeshare with Kalitta Air

Japan Airlines has launched a freighter codeshare with Kalitta Air, operating three times a week between Tokyo and Chicago. The flights between Tokyo Narita and Chicago O’Hare started on 1 August and are operated by one of Kalitta Air’s Boeing 747-400 Freighters. The services leave Chicago on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Tokyo the […]

TSB investigates Sky Lease runway overrun in Halifax

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating a runway overrun by a Sky Lease Cargo Boeing 747-400 Freighter at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. At 05.05 local time on 7 November, the aircraft coming from Chicago O’Hare International Airport overran Runway 14 coming to a rest 210 metres off the end of the runway. There […]

Sky Lease signs agreement with Navitrans for one Boeing 747-400

Sky Lease has signed a lease agreement with Navitrans for one Boeing 747-400ERF for 36 months starting on 1 September. The addition to the Navitrans fleet is scheduled to operate three flights a week between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport providing up to 120 tons of capacity with all other Chinese […]

Chicago and Doha among the stellar performers

Cargo volumes at the 20 busiest airports grew by 6.8 per cent in 2017. These airports handled a combined 51 million tonnes, about 43 per cent of global air cargo volumes, writes Neil Madden. Of particular interest was the double-digit growth recorded by three of the top 20. Shanghai’s throughput was up 11.2 per cent, […]

Flexport continues US expansion with office in Chicago

Flexport is continuing to expand in the Americas with its fifth US office due to open in Chicago in March. The office is located in Fulton Market, a neighbourhood known for start ups and established technology companies. Flexport expects to add over 100 new jobs to the Chicago metropolitan area over the next two years […]

DHL opens $10m air shipment facility at Chicago O’Hare

DHL has opened its new $10 million international air shipment facility at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the presence of mayor Rahm Emanuel. The facility on the Northeast cargo campus at O’Hare is on track to be the largest cargo development built at a US airport in more than a decade when completed in the […]

Chicago O’Hare opens second phase of new cargo facility

Chicago O’Hare International Airport has opened the second phase of a $220 million northeast cargo development. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Aeroterm and cargo executives for the opening this week (pictured below). The new cargo facility opened ahead of schedule in direct response to the strong demand for moving air cargo through […]

Swissport Cargo USA opens a new warehouse at Chicago O’Hare

Swissport Cargo USA opened a new state-of-the-art warehouse at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on 20 July. The subsidiary of Swissport International says the 138,000-square foot warehouse is designed with a focus on customer needs as well as on safety and efficiency and includes the first automated material handling system in the region. A grand […]

Emirates flies luxury Jaguar Land Rovers from Birmingham to Chicago

Emirates SkyCargo has put its SkyWheels product to good use by transporting exclusive Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars to Chicago. The cars flew on flight EK9923 from Birmingham Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to deliver them for further testing, with Metro Shipping on hand to coordinate the logistics of the shipment. Emirates SkyCargo senior […]

China Airlines extends contract with WFS in Chicago

China Airlines has extended its 19-year working relationship with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America with a new cargo handling contract at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The new contract takes to five the number of locations in the US where WFS provides services for the airline. WFS won its first contract with China Airlines […]

Trix the T.rex flies to the Netherlands with KLM

KLM welcomed a very special guest onboard flight 612 from Chicago to Amsterdam when it transported the 66 million year old fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Trix, as the remarkably well preserved remains of the T. rex has been named, will be displayed at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. The skeleton, which […]

e-AWB progress being made as US hubs make the switch

The electronic air waybill (e-AWB) is gaining momentum but adoption is still short of targets and below where many in the industry want to see it. The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) e-AWB360 conferences are aiming to further drive penetration rates and launched the e-AWB360 program to help airlines, freight forwarders, ground handling agents (GHA) […]

Virgin targets US Midwest with daily Chicago service

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to re-start daily flights on 27 April, 2016 to and from Chicago, as part of its strategy targeting the US Midwest. The carrier says it gives cargo customers doing business in the “buoyant” US Midwest market an even wider choice of services with the flight from Heathrow Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The airline […]

ACI reveals top 20 cargo hubs for 2015

Most of the world’s top 20 airports saw at least small amounts of growth in 2015, with Hong Kong International Airport retaining the top spot, according to Airports Council International (ACI). The association says total cargo volumes including mail grew by 2.4 per cent and among the top 20 airports, only four saw a fall […]

China Eastern to link Chicago and Shanghai

China Eastern Airlines is to increase US services with daily flights between Chicago and Shanghai from 18 March. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER on the service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, making it the only Chinese carrier to director connect Chicago and Shanghai. China Eastern Airlines chief marketing […]

US carriers apply for permission to serve Cuba

New United Airlines Cargo website

US carriers are looking to take advantage of the US and Cuba agreeing to resume scheduled services by applying to the US Department of Transportation for approval for non-stop flights. So far, Alaska Airlines would like to operate twice daily flights between Los Angeles and Havana with a Boeing 737-900ER, while Delta Air Lines want […]

CHEP Aerospace Solutions awarded US and European repair certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has been awarded Part 145 certification for repair and maintenance of aviation equipment from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The company says the certification will enable it to reduce fuel costs and its carbon footprint by repairing containers, pallets and galley carts at the station where […]