August 2016

10th Anniversary Prompts Giving Day

Ten years ago, C.H. Robinson and Western Growers formed the Western Growers Transportation Program to provide supply chain solutions for fresh produce growers in North America. To celebrate the anniversary of this program, C.H. Robinson and Western Growers hosted a Giving Day on August 24, 2016, across the country, using C.H. Robinson’s Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, hub as a collection and distribution center. In keeping with the produce focus of the program, the food drive event ... [+]

Cargo airline’s CEO confirmed for another five years

Peter Gerber will lead Lufthansa Cargo as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board for another five years. The company’s Supervisory Board has unanimously agreed an early extension of his contract to April 30, 2022. Lufthansa Cargo has initiated a comprehensive restructuring process in recent months aimed at achieving a sustainable ... [+]

Entries Top 1000 in Agility’s Modern Africa Photo Contest

Agility’s Africa 2016 Photo Competition, aimed at showcasing images that illustrate the breathtaking pace of change across the continent, has drawn more than 1,000 entries from professional and amateur photographers in 26 African countries. This year’s contest, which closes Sept. 1, has seen a dramatic spike in submissions. Agility, a global ... [+]

Port Freeport Commission Recognizes Safety Milestones

The Port Freeport Commissioners honored best safety performance at August 26’s Commissioners’ Meeting. They recognized Ports America, International Longshoremen Association Local No. 30 and Port Freeport employees for achieving a year without a lost time injury; meaning no injuries to the employees resulting in time away from their jobs.  These ... [+]

YRC Freight announces 4.9% general rate increase

Effective September 5, 2016, YRC Freight will implement a 4.9% general base rate increase for all non-contractual shipments in the United States and cross-border Canada. Domestic Canada rates will not be adjusted at this time. The general rate increase is being made to offset industry-specific cost pressures such as driver shortages. ... [+]

Yusen Logistics expands in Mexico

Yusen Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider, is expanding its air freight forwarding network in Mexico with the addition of a branch in Guadalajara.   The Guadalajara Branch, which opened on August 1, reinforces the company’s rapidly growing presence in Mexico and enables it to add new capability and flexibility and offer ... [+]

T.rex on the move

KLM Cargo transported the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex from the United States to the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in Leiden. The T.rex, nicknamed Trix, weighs around 6,000 kg and is around 13 meters long. The skeleton, found in Montana, landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on August 24. It was carried to ... [+]

Revenue Bonds Reflect Port of Vancouver USA’s Financial Health, Stability

In June the Port of Vancouver USA issued revenue bonds for $40 million–the first issuance of its kind in port history. The port has issued general obligation bonds in the past, which are common type of municipal bond secured by the municipality’s pledge to use legally available resources, including taxes collected, ... [+]

Seko Logistics Launches Saas

SEKO Logistics has named Michael Christensen as President Saas & CPO International Supply Chain Solutions to lead a new business division for its award-winning technology solutions. Software-as-a-Service (Saas) is one of the fastest-growing parts of SEKO’s business. Between 85-90% of orders and shipments managed by SEKO globally are processed using a ... [+]

Turkish Airways hub receives IATA CEIV for Pharma, Medical Products

The Istanbul hub of Turkish Airways has received  IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificates, for the transport of pharmaceutical and medical products. The certificate was awarded to both passenger and cargo arms of the airline. Turkish Cargo has totally 3000 m² special storage areas covering four different temperature ... [+]

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