Lewis King

UPS to reinvest $12 billion

There was considerable news coming out of UPS’ Atlanta headquarters yesterday – and, for the most part, it’s coming up roses for the global integrator, starting with last December’s tax cut legislation, which, combined with increased demand for its services, translated into strong overall and division revenues in the fourth quarter. But UPS’ decision to […]

Boeing unveils its answer to last-mile deliveries with UAV prototype [VIDEO]

This week, Boeing unveiled and completed initial flight tests of its fully-functional unmanned cargo aerial vehicle (CAV) prototype; the first of its kind for the aerospace goliath. Although analysts have long predicted that drones were on course to transform the logistics sector, the larger issue has been receiving operational clearance from regulators. Boeing’s experience in […]

Air freight rates on the rise in lead-up to peak season

Drewry’s latest East-West Airfreight Price Index indicates that market momentum for airfreight is carrying into the summer of 2017 as demand for airfreight outstrips new capacity coming onto the market, lending a boost to air freight rates, and load factors. The UK-based market intelligence firm reported rates across 21 major east-west trade lanes rose by […]

7-Eleven gets serious with drone deliveries

Flirtey drones and the 7-Eleven convenience store chain have been busy ramping up their drone-delivery service agreement since delivering the first iced “Slurpee” drink to a customer in Nevada this July. The partners have now announced the completion of 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the United States. With Amazon completing its own […]

Airlink leads disaster relief effort in Haiti

Lewis King, associate editor of our sister publication Air Cargo World, is in Haiti, documenting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The effort is being led by Airlink, with support from Bell Helicopters.
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