Saturday, May 18, 2024

Building a global gateway in Florida

Miami International Airport (MIA) has seen cargo operations boom in recent years, recording a record breaking period in 2021 with 2.75 million US tonnes of airfreight coming through the hub. 2022 saw MIA almost break its own record again, handling 2.73 million US tonnes. Since rebounding from the pandemic, MIA has experienced its strongest three-year […]

Lufthansa Cargo returns to Miami after 25-year break

Miami International Airport has welcomed Lufthansa Cargo back after a 25-year break, with weekly Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Frankfurt. The weekly service resumed on Tuesday 5 November, and adds to daily passenger flights. Germany is Miami airport’s top European trade partner by value, with imports and exports amounting to $2.2 billion. Carlos Gimenez, mayor […]

Amazon and Atlas Air face lawsuit for Flight 3591 crash

The brother of the first officer killed in Flight 3591, which crashed near Houston in February is suing Atlas Air and Amazon for negligence. Atlas Air Flight 3591 a Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter crashed on 23 February when it rapidly descended from 6,000 feet and hit a marshy bay about 40 miles southeast of […]

JetBlue launches cargo service with Aeronex Cargo

US low-cost carrier JetBlue will partner with Aeronex Cargo to launch a new cargo offering. Aeronex Cargo, based in Miami, are specialists in delivering turnkey air cargo managed services to low-cost airlines and will focus on providing fast and reliable air cargo services to registered freight forwarders as well as known shippers. Cargo services will […]

Miami Airport’s Emir Pineda elected to TIACA board

Emir Pineda of Miami International Airport’s operator, Miami-Dade Aviation Department has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The trade and logistics manager for the marketing division started his career as an intern at the airport in 1988 before embarking on a career that has seen him work at both […]

Aeroterm to expand cargo facilities in Miami

Aeroterm has signed an agreement with Miami-Dade County to expand its air cargo facility at Miami International Airport, which it leases to FedEx Express. The existing facility was completed in 2004 with a 25-year lease with the county on 23.4 acres. Through the new agreement, Aeroterm will extend the ground lease to 2050 and expand […]

MIA and Correios speed up e-commerce shipments

Miami International Airport and the Brazilian Post Office have launched Compra Fora, an expedited shipping service to speed up the import of e-commerce. The launch of Compra Fora (Buy Outside) by the airport and Correios, the Brazilian Post Office, to allow e-commerce packages to be shipped to Miami, pre-cleared by Correios and arrive in Brazil […]

Amazon Air comes to Miami with two flights a day

Miami International Airport has welcomed Amazon Air cargo operations, with double daily Boeing 767-300 services operated by Atlas Air. Amazon already operates four warehouses in Miami-Dade County, all within 12 miles of the airport with an 885,000 square foot fulfilment centre at Miami-Opa Locka International Airport being completed this year. Amazon Air’s launch comes nine […]

FlyPharma US conference concludes its first successful year

The FlyPharma US conference, hosted in the Miami International Airport Hotel, has closed its doors on its first year, having succeeded in facilitating new connections and promoting comprehensive and in-depth discussion into all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain. The conference, the first FlyPharma conference to have been hosted in the United States, achieved its […]

No need to look west to find the right gateway

The East Coast of the USA and Canada is a crucial cargo trade lane linking some of the biggest cities in North America to European, Asian and South American economic hubs, writes David Craik. Miami International Airport (MIA) is one example, with most recent figures revealing that it recorded four per cent growth in freight […]

American Airlines starts cargo services to Cuba

American Airlines has become the first US passenger airline to begin cargo services to Cuba by offering mail services into and out of Havana. Havana is the airline’s principal destination from the US with one daily flight between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport using an Airbus A319, and four flights […]

Southern Air to provide Miami with another freighter route to Asia

Southern Air is to become the sixth airline at Miami International Airport to operate cargo flights to Asia with the launch of weekly services to Hong Kong. The wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air will operate Boeing 777 Freighter services from Miami to Hong Kong via Anchorage from 1 April. The other airlines operating cargo […]

MIA flies the Stars and Stripes solo at Air Cargo India

Miami International Airport (MIA), America’s leading international freight airport and the world’s 11th busiest, is the only US airport sponsor of Air Cargo India 2018. The largest air cargo exhibition and networking conference in India, which will be attended by Air Cargo Week deputy editor James Muir, will take place February 20 to 22 at the Grand […]

Miami Airport designated as a Foreign Trade Zone

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has gained final approval from the US Department of Commerce to designate Miami International Airport’s entire 3,200-acre land parcel as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) magnet site. The magnet site designation allows existing or prospective airport tenants to operate manufacturing, warehousing and/or distribution centres on airport property, and have their federal […]

UPS says it with flowers, 88 million of them

UPS has ramped up its lovegistics network to deliver an estimated 88 million flowers around the world in time for Valentine’s Day. The company will handle more than eight million pounds of blooms for US consumers, enough to fill 64 wide-body Boeing 767s. To ensure flowers are delivered in perfect condition, UPS transports the shipments […]

First Etihad Cargo 777F touches down in Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) welcomed the first weekly Boeing 777F flight by Etihad Cargo on 7 November. The new scheduled freighter flights, make a stop in Columbus, Ohio before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes Miami the airline’s third US cargo route and fourth in the Western Hemisphere, joining Columbus, Tucson and […]

Advisory group and validation among projects for Pharma.Aero

Pharma.Aero is to focus on projects amongst its members to improve services including a shippers advisory group and a validation programme. The organisation was founded by Miami International Airport and Brussels Airport as a platform to foster strong collaboration amongst members including airport communities, pharma shippers and other pharma logistics stakeholders. Five projects are being […]

Miami launches MIA Cargo Flight Tracker

Miami International Airport has launched its its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker – the first real-time online cargo flight information display system in the US. The gateway unveiled the tool yesterday at Air Cargo Americas conference and exhibition in Miami. The tracker allows shippers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and logistics providers to easily view real-time cargo flight information on […]

Crowley and Air Menzies International form service partnership

Crowley Logistics has formed a new reciprocal service partnership with Air Menzies International (AMI) to enhance both companies’ offerings to their respective customers. Under this new agreement, the CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Florida, will become the centralised consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, which provides bi-directional links between central and South America, the US, […]

Air & Sea Cargo Americas: Industry flies to Miami to talk about cargo

Top executives from the aviation, maritime and logistics industries will return to Miami for the Air & Sea Cargo Americas conference held from 1 – 3 November 2017. The Miami Airport & Convention Center will welcome top decision makers who will exchange views and experiences to enhance cargo growth across in the Western Hemisphere. The […]

Irma hit Florida and Caribbean aided by Volga-Dnepr Airlines

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has so far operated three flights carrying nearly 175 tonnes of relief goods and equipment supporting international humanitarian aid projects to help victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Florida. The most recent flight on 18 September was chartered by DSV Air & Sea for the Danish Red Cross and operated from Billund Airport […]

Pharma.Aero welcomes three new members 

Pharma.Aero has welcomed an additional three members in the shape of freight forwarder Expeditors, cool chain container specialist Envirotainer and Uruguay’s Montevideo (MVD) Free Airport. This brings the total number of companies in Pharma.Aero to 18 members. It was launched in May last year, and founded by Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport. MVD Airport […]

American Airlines Cargo investing heavily in South American facilities

American Airlines Cargo is investing heavily in South American facilities because the market will grow strongly, regional manager Andean Region – cargo sales, Waldo Fuentes tells Air Cargo Week. The airline has been upgrading facilities and operates Boeing 777-200 flights from Santiago to Miami International Airport and uses a Boeing 787-8 on services to Dallas […]

Sharks flown from the US to Brazil by American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo recently moved two sand tiger sharks and three bonnethead sharks for transport from the US to South America. The sand tiger sharks were flown from New York JFK Airport while the bonnethead sharks flew from Miami International Airport, all moving to Rio de Janeiro. All five sharks were headed to their new […]

Miami increases links to South America with TACA Peru flights

Miami International Airport has welcomed another new cargo airline, with Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) launching four weekly freighter flights to five South American cities. The airline, part of Avianca Holdings, will operate four weekly scheduled flights using an Airbus A330-200F between Miami and the South American cities of Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, […]

Amerijet presented with IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

Amerijet International Airlines has been presented with its IATA CEIV Pharma certificate in a ceremony at Miami International Airport. Miami is the only North American airport to be designated a pharma freight hub by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), having organised nine of its logistics providers to undergo the Center of Excellence for Independent […]

Cargo grows 4.8% at Miami in first half of 2017

Cargo shipments grew 4.8 per cent in the first half of 2017 at Miami International Airport with growth on both domestic and international routes. Domestic traffic was up 8.3 per cent and international cargo by 3.7 per cent. Middle Eastern carriers experienced growth of 114 per cent compared to the first half of 2017, and […]

Amerijet to connect Miami with Brussels from Q2 2018

Amerijet International is to connect Miami International Airport with Brussels Airport with two flights a week starting in the second quarter of 2018. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 767 Freighters serving destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and it operates its own terminal at Miami. The route will be its […]

VIDEO: Pharma.Aero’s Nathan de Valck and Jimmy Nares

AZura Productions interviewed Pharma.Aero’s Nathan de Valck and Jimmy Nares at air cargo europe to discuss pharmaceutical handling. The organisation was set up last year by Brussels Airport and Miami International Airport where de Valck and Nares have have senior roles respectively. Nathan has been leading the CEIV project at Brussels Airport and is now heading the Pharma.Aero project, […]

Western Global flies 100 million flowers for Mother’s Day

Western Global Airlines flew over 100 million flowers across 76 flights to Miami so the essential products reach the shops in time for Mother’s Day. The South American flowers, mainly exotic roses and carnation variations originate primarily from Ecuador and Colombia, which once harvested are packed for shipping and swiftly flown on board temperature controlled […]