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This freighter-converted ATR72 (463) will soon fly for DHL in Solenta Aviation's fleet.

Solenta Aviation to fly newly-converted ATR-72F for DHL

March 28, 2017 at 10:48 am 0 comments

Yesterday, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation took redelivery of an ATR72-200F, converted to large-door freighter configuration by Switzerland-based IPR Conversions Ltd., at its ASI-Maintenance facility in Toulouse, France. IPR holds the STCs to perform both bulk-load and large-door modifications on the ATR72-200 and -500 series turboprobs. The first STC is forRead More

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

March 28, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

After a 2008 scandal involving melamine-tainted milk powder, Chinese consumers have been flocking to various e-commerce channels for imported alternatives. But without an easy way to validate the authenticity and quality of the product that arrives at the doorstep, counterfeiting has emerged as another major problem. Although track-and-trace visibility is noRead More

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am 2 comments

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, byRead More

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HNA Group affiliates gobble up Hong Kong-based assets

March 27, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Hong Kong Airlines recently acquired a 51% stake in SATS HK, the Hong Kong affiliate of Singapore-based airport services provider, SATS. In parallel, Hong Kong Airlines’ investment arm, Holistic Capital Investment, acquired a 35% stake in Asia Air Freight Terminal (AAT) (a stake that was owned by forwarder and logisticsRead More

Pictured: The Alexa-capable Echo. CHAMP Cargosystems is teaching Amazon’s Alexa a few lessons about air cargo.

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

March 24, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Beginning today, 23 March, an SW Italia 747-400F operated for China-based Shentong Express (STO) will touch down regularly at Brescia Montichiari Airport (VBS), just 100km east of Milan. The new thrice-weekly cargo service connects Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Brescia via Baku (GYD), reportedly carrying express parcels and ChineseRead More

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

March 23, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

After a week of rumors of massive aircraft orders by Amazon (denied by Amazon) and rumors of an Amazon/DHL hub share agreement at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (confirmed by Amazon and DHL), will your eyes glaze over if you see another round of Amazon/DHL rumors? Well, unglaze those eyes, because hereRead More

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

March 22, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8% to $562 million, as revenue rose 18.5% to $15.00 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6%) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financial reports in ourRead More