July 2020

GPA sets tonnage record for FY2020

The Port of Savannah handled 4.44 million TEUs in Fiscal Year 2020, down less than 1% compared to the previous year. Despite COVID-19 disruptions, total tons crossing all GPA docks reached a record 37.77 million, up 0.6%, or 223,000 tons, compared to FY2019. Container tons grew 2% (560,440 tons) to reach 33.5 million tons for the year, another record. "Cargo volume reductions related to COVID-19 were offset by the strength ... [+]

Port of Montreal Uses Artificial Intelligence Again

Port of Montreal is using artificial intelligence again to optimize its logistics operations. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the Port of Montreal will be able to benefit from a new predictive tool that optimizes port logistics, letting the Port improve its operational planning and positively impact the transit times for ... [+]

Rickenbacker Airport enjoys record-breaking June activity

Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) reported at its July 28 Board meeting that Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) broke previously held records for international cargo in June, reflecting the airport's unique ability to shift gears in response to pandemic needs. In June, Rickenbacker eclipsed all-time records for both international freighter arrivals and ... [+]

Boeing Secures Order for Two 737-800’s

Responding to strong near and long-term express cargo demand, Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG) signed an agreement with Boeing for two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Based on the popular Boeing Next-Generation 737, the 737-800BCF offers operators newer technology, lower fuel consumption and better reliability than other standard-body freighters. Primarily ... [+]

DHL Express Increases Fleet Capacity

DHL Express and Boeing announced that it will add four 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) as part of the logistics company’s efforts to continue modernizing and growing its fleet with cost-efficient and reliable freighters. This step is part of DHL’s effort to modernize its long-haul intercontinental fleet in order ... [+]

DHL Global Forwarding successfully renews IATA CEIV Pharma certification

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has been recertified to the CEIV Pharma Standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) globally. The central association for aviation attests to the highest service and quality standards through uniform processes and a compliant network. ... [+]

New Airline Contracts for WFS Ground Handling in Spain

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won three new airline ground handling contracts in Spain. In Madrid, WFS is now providing ramp and cargo handling services for Airest’s Saab340 cargo flights, which arrive from Germany’s Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport five days a week. WFS handles both import and export shipments on these services, which ... [+]

Port of Rotterdam fully operational in first half of 2020

The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 218.9 million tonnes in the first six months of 2020, 9.1% less than in the first half of 2019, which was a throughput record at the time. Despite the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, production and logistics, the port ... [+]

SEKO Partners with Better Packaging

SEKO Logistics and sustainable packaging company, The Better Packaging Co., are partnering to help significantly replace single-use plastics in Global eCommerce fulfillment supply chains. Sustainability is now regarded as one of the prime components within future supply chain resilience programs. Buyers and sellers are trying to be more ... [+]

United Cargo and logistics partners keep medical shipments moving

United Cargo has partnered with DSV Air and Sea, a leading global logistics company, to transport important pharmaceutical materials to places all over the world. One of the items most critical during the current crisis is blood plasma. Plasma is a fragile product that requires very careful handling. Frozen blood ... [+]

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