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UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

February 24, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

UPS has repurposed its classic brown delivery vans to serve not only as parcel transporters, but also as roving drone command centers. In recent tests, retrofitted vans dispatch drones loaded with packages from the roof of the vehicle. The drones travel autonomously to their drop-site, and then return to theRead More

One of Emirates' thirteen 777Fs

Fresh flower shipments propel volumes in February

February 14, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Today on Valentine’s Day, much of the air cargo industry has reason to celebrate. If not for the chalky, sugary, heart-shaped candies with sappy phrases inscribed on them, or for that special loved one, then definitely for the seasonal boost resulting from fresh-cut flower shipments across the globe. In celebration ofRead More

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

China’s second largest e-tailer, JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions scattered across China since June 2016, and has plans to rapidly increase its drone program in 2017, according to recode. JD already has regulatory approval to operate drones in four provinces, along twentyRead More

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

February 3, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism inRead More

Panalpina 747-8F

Where will your operating margins be in 2020?

January 27, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Although no CEO (that we are aware of) possesses a crystal ball capable of offering-up a precise number, most companies have at least a general target for where they would like profitability to be at a certain point in the future. Swiss forwarder Panalpina is one company, with such aRead More

50 years of flying with The Who

50 years of flying with The Who

January 20, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

A lot has changed in the worlds of music and logistics in the fifty years since four young guys leveraged their success as a rock band in England to start touring. One thing that hasn’t changed in all those years is that The Who still work with IAG Cargo toRead More

What next for Emirates — Video

What next for Emirates — Video

January 6, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

It will be some time before all the cargo moved by air in 2016 is tallied, but when the numbers are finally published, it is likely that Emirates will, once again, be the world’s top international cargo carrier. The airline’s rise from a pair of airlines leased from nearby Pakistan aRead More

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

December 27, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against.Read More