November 2016

AMI UK handles 8 millionth shipment

The UK arm of AMI – the world’s largest trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler – has passed another major milestone in its history, with the receipt of its eight millionth booking. Fittingly, the landmark 8 millionth booking, from AMI Express customer Kepair, was for a shipment to Australia – AMI’s first major export market. AMI Express’ share of all AMI UK business grew by 5% in 2016. The profile of AMI ... [+]

CMA CGM to revamp Indian Ocean Feeder Network

Starting December 16th, 2016, CMA CGM has chosen to revamp its feeder network to Indian Ocean to reinforce its quality, reliability and frequency. The offering of two separate products dedicated to Comoros/Mozambique market and North Madagascar will strengthen our competitiveness. The new Indian Ocean Feeder Loop 3 service, deploying 1 vessel ... [+]

dnata enters Canada with investment in GTA’s cargo and ground handling operations

Dnata, one of the world’s leading air services providers, has reached an agreement with Canada’s GTA Aviation to purchase a 50% stake in its cargo and ground handling operations at Toronto Pearson International Airport. This investment marks dnata’s first step into the Canadian market and is a significant development in the ... [+]

Etihad Cargo Records Biggest Monthly Uplift

It has been a month of milestones for Etihad Cargo. The freight division of Etihad Airways recorded its busiest month ever in October, uplifting 53,785 tonnes of cargo and surpassing its previous best, achieved in November 2014, by 501 tonnes. This reflected growth in perishables traffic from Africa, US inbound and ... [+]

Latest Data on Positive Train Control Implementation Show Uneven Progress across Railroads

The Federal Railroad Administration today released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The data show uneven progress across the country and across railroads toward activating the life-saving technology. Freight railroads now have PTC active on 12% of their tracks, up from ... [+]

Logix Aero Appoints B&H Worldwide

Specialist aerospace logistics and warehousing provider B&H Worldwide has been appointed to operate a new Heathrow parts facility for leading parts provider Logix Aero. Logix Aero has chosen B&H Worldwide to provide inventory management at its 24/7 aerospace dedicated LHR facility. Using its specialist warehousing and inventory management tool, OnTrack, ... [+]

Lufthansa Pilots Union Pushes for Second Week of Strikes

As printed in the November 29, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s principal pilots union is escalating the battle with Germany’s largest airline as it seeks to disrupt flights into a second week. Lufthansa last week had to cancel thousands of flights after pilots grounded much of the ... [+]

Port of Oakland to light holiday tree

Thousands of visitors are expected in Jack London Square the first weekend in December for traditional holiday celebrations. Two, free, family friendly events are scheduled with the annual tree lighting ceremony, Dec. 2, from 5 to 7 and the “Deck the Hulls” lighted yacht parade, Dec.3. Port and City of Oakland ... [+]

Governor Wolf Announces $300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced on November 29 a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in more than $300 million in investment in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. This initiative, which will start next year and continue through 2020, will double container capacity, position ... [+]

DB Schenker among first signatories of global standard framework on greenhouse gas reporting

DB Schenker is among the first signatories of a global standard framework on greenhouse gas reporting in freight transportation. A first draft of the standard approved this past April was presented to about 80 political and industry representatives on November 15, 2016, in Brussels. As a participant in the official ... [+]

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