Monday, May 27, 2024

AA Cargo completes first phase of digital upgrade

American Airlines Cargo has completed the first phase of its largest investment with the role out of its management system. The system replaces the majority of legacy technology, narrowing 90 systems down to less than 10, upgrading customer experience and modernising the business. The transition affects more than 8,000 team members and more than 30,000 […]

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 […]

Amazon to open Fort Worth Alliance regional air hub

Amazon is expanding in Texas with the opening of its regional air hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in October. The regional air hub is the first build-to-suit airport project in the Amazon Air network and is designed to support larger scale regional needs including sorting and infrastructure for multiple daily flights. The online giant […]

Avianca Cargo to connect Bogota with Dallas

Avianca Cargo will start flights between Bogota and Dallas Fort Worth with two flights a week from 2 October. The Airbus A330-200 Freighter service will transport various types of cargo with its independent temperature-controlled decks. The airline says it selected Dallas Fort Worth due to economic growth and its central location within the US facilitating […]

Panalpina proves it is the star of Africa

Panalpina proved it was the star of Africa by moving four heat exchangers from the US to Angola for a deep-water oil platform. The planned maintenance for the customer’s platforms in Angola was entirely dependent on the arrival of four heat exchangers from a supplier in Louisiana. All four pieces had to be on the […]

DFW comes together to create CEIV Pharma community

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences are one of the fastest growing verticals for air cargo, so Dallas Fort Worth International Airport viewed the development of a CEIV Pharma Community as a necessary step for the future, John Ackerman tells Air Cargo Week. As the airport, Dallas Fort Worth acted as a facilitator to create a pharma […]

CEIV Pharma for Dallas Fort Worth cargo community

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been awarded Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical logistics by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The Texan airport adopted the community approach for the certification process by assembling logistics partners specialised in ground handling, trucking, cold storage/warehousing and freight forwarding. The certification for the logistics […]

WFS picks up 3 year contract with Qantas at DFW

Qantas has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) with a three-year contract at Dallas Fort/Worth International Airport covering passenger operations, cargo and ramp handling. The Australian flag carrier operates seven Airbus A380 passenger flights a week from Dallas to Sydney as well as a weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter service. WFS’s client base at Dallas/Fort Worth includes […]

Air Partner opens Houston and Singapore offices

Air Partner has extended its global reach to serve the needs of international customers with offices in Houston, Texas and Singapore. Located in the Woodlands area of the city, the Houston office opened its doors in mid-February, strengthening Air Partner’s presence in the US. The company also has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York […]

Volga-Dnepr opens operations base in Houston

Volga-Dnepr Group has opened an Operations Base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to serve customers across North and South America. The base is an expansion of the group’s sales office, which opened in 2001, and will ensure customers will benefit from immediate local expertise and services to meet their logistics requirements. Volga-Dnepr Group executive […]

FedEx video helps catch Texas bomber

US broadcaster CBS is reporting that surveillance video from a FedEx Office store in South Austin, Texas assisted FBI and local Texas law enforcement officers “zero in on the person of interest who is now reportedly dead” in the hunt for a bomber who had caused the deaths of a young girl and a teenage […]

IATA WCS 2018: Air cargo industry sets out four main priorities

Accelerating digitisation of the supply chain, enforcing lithium battery regulations, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of leaders are the four priorities for the air cargo industry. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas on 13 March, IATA global head of cargo Glyn Hughes highlighted […]

Tigers moves into larger facility at Dallas Fort Worth airport

Tigers has expanded into a larger facility in Dallas, Texas complete with a temperature controlled area as part of its on going global growth, supporting customers across North America. The 86,000 square foot office and warehouse facility located at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is headed by Jodi Flynn, the branch manager in Dallas for […]

dnata opens Dallas Fort Worth’s first perishable cargo facility

Dnata has officially opened its 37,000 square foot cargo centre that includes the only dedicated cool-chain perishable cargo facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Developed as part of its agreement with AirLogistix USA, which it acquired last year, dnata opened the facility in cooperation with the Dallas Airport Authority, costing $3 million and creating […]

UPS to invest $41m in El Paso package operations centre

UPS is to invest $41 million in a new package operations centre in El Paso, Texas, to support commercial and residential commerce in the growing North America Borderplex. The investment serves a manufacturing region that stretches across Texas and New Mexico in the US, and Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua in Mexico. The facility will add […]

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 […]

Keeping it fresh in Dallas

Are perishables treated with the same care and dedication as pharmaceutical products when transported by air cargo? That was on the mind of the Cool Chain Association chairman Stavros Evangelakakis on the first day of the Cool Chain Association’s second Pharma and Perishables conference in Dallas, Texas on December 3. The two-day conference split between […]

CEVA Logistics promotes Lorrain and O’Donoghue to new roles

CEVA Logistics has promoted Jerome Lorrain to the role of chief operating officer for freight management, while Michael O’Donoghue will take over as managing director for North America. Lorrain will be adding the responsibility for air and ocean freight to his position as head of the ground business line, which he has taken over from […]

ACS arranges 130 aid flights and counting following hurricanes

Air Charter Service has arranged more than 130 charter flights so far in response to hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean and Southern states of the USA. The flights have covered passengers and cargo, and chief executive officer Justin Bowman says the US offices were already busy arranging charters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas […]

Speedy response by Delta to disaster-stricken communities

When disaster hit Texas, Florida, the Caribbean islands, Mexico, employees of Delta Air Lines and the company itself has rushed to help people in need. Three massive hurricanes devastated Houston and the Gulf coast; much of Florida; and islands across the Caribbean; and multiple earthquakes smashing Mexican homes and cities have been left in tatters by […]

DFW facility upgrades to benefit Americas-Asia trade

Routes between the Americas and Asia are expected to benefit from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) upgrading cool chain facilities, vice president of airline relations Milton De La Paz tells Air Cargo Week. The new facility is on track to open late this summer and there has been a lot of interest from freight […]

UPS to add new $200 million facility to DFW presence

UPS plans to build a new $200 million package operations facility in Arlington,Texas – which will span more than 1.1 million square feet on more than 110 acres. The Arlington facility is scheduled for completion late 2018. The construction will incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) practices. The freight integrator says it will be […]

DFW cool chain facility on track and CEIV on the way

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has big cargo plans and is building a new cool chain facility along with working on gaining the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification. The gateway’s executive vice president for global strategy and development, John Ackerman (pictured below) spoke to Air Cargo Week at IATA’s World Cargo […]

Urgent beer shipment flown to Texas for Saint Patrick’s Day

Fine quality Irish beer will be flowing for Saint Patrick’s Day after American Airlines Cargo’s Irish GSA helped with the delivery of 13,600 kilos of beer to Texas. IAM was in charge of moving the shipment, which were collected in Ireland and delivered by truck to American’s London Heathrow Airport facility. The barrels were prepared […]

New cold chain facility for Dallas Fort Worth

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is to increase perishable cargo capacity with the opening of a cold chain facility operated by AirLogistix USA, to be operational this summer. DFW says the facility will precisely control warehousing temperatures for shipments of pharmaceuticals, flowers and fresh foods. DFW executive vice president global strategy and development, John […]

American to connect Dallas with Amsterdam and Rome

American Airlines will connect Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with daily seasonal flights to Rome and Amsterdam from May to September 2017. The airline will use a Boeing 777-200 for flights to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport and a Boeing 767-300 for the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol services. DFW chief executive officer, Sean Donohue […]

Airborne International appointed Finnair’s GSSA for Germany

Finnair Cargo has appointed Airborne International as its general sales and service agent (GSSA) for Germany from 1 March. Airborne International, based at Frankfurt Airport’s Cargo City South will take over from Aero Cargo International, which will remain Finnair’s German GSSA until 29 February. This announcement follows from 2015, when it appointed three new GSSAs. […]