Karen Thuermer

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November.“December’s gain was the fifth straight totaling 4.4%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In December, tonnage reached the highest level since March, but it was still 2.7% below the pre-pandemic high. This is likely due to the fact ... [+]

Nippon Express (Belgium) acquires GDP certification

Nippon Express (Belgium) N.V./S.A. has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification effective December 21, 2021 for air and ground forwarding operations, inclusive of inventory control, at a facility in the cargo area of Brussels Airport, evidencing its compliance with GDP standards for the proper distribution of pharmaceuticals.Belgium has become a ... [+]

Now Drones Can Inspect Aircraft

Korean Air, with its extensive experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, has developed a technology that can inspect aircraft using drone swarms.Korean Air’s aircraft inspection technology is the first in the world to deploy multiple drones simultaneously, shortening maintenance time and dramatically increasing operational stability.Drone aircraft inspection has transformed ... [+]

Port of Corpus Christi Finishes 2021 with Record Tonnage

The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2021 with record tonnage, mainly attributable to an 81.2% increase from 2020 in shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG), while crude oil exports averaged a record 1.76 million barrels per day in 2021, a slight increase over its 2020 record performance. The Port of ... [+]

SEKO ecommerce launch connects primary global supply chains to ecommerce

SEKO Logistics is leveraging the advantages of their early entry into the global ecommerce market with the launch of a new SEKO Ecommerce business unit to grow their international cross border shipping, global fulfillment, heavyweight last mile, and returns and recommerce solutions into a multibillion dollar-plus business by 2025.The global ... [+]

CP&O, Ceres Marine Unite Stevedoring Services at The Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia® announced that two stevedoring services at the port will consolidate their efforts in a move that will further drive efficiency and growth at the port. The consolidation of CP&O LLC and Ceres Marine Terminals, Inc. will unite the two stevedoring services under the CP&O brand.“The combined ... [+]

Delta Cargo adjusts domestic capacity temporarily

Delta Cargo is temporarily adjusting capacity to ensure service performance expectations. Capacity paring is effective Jan. 17 – Feb. 15 during certain times of the day on narrowbody flights in key domestic hub operations. International flights and domestic widebody flights will not be impacted. [+]

Growing alliance for the environment

Another major global player joins DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo on their way towards greener supply chains: Global hardware technology provider Lenovo decided to let fly 20 tons of chargeable weight per week from Shanghai (PVG) to Frankfurt (FRA). The carbon-neutral freighter flight is the only regular full charter connection ... [+]

Maersk accelerates Net Zero emission targets

Maersk accelerates Net Zero emission targets to 2040 and sets milestone 2030 targets Maersk recently announced new aspiring emissions targets expected to align the company with the Net Zero criteria of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) pathway to limit global warming to 1.5°C. They include a societal commitment to act ... [+]

WFS grows partnership with Polar Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced on January 13 that Polar Air Cargo, a global leader in time-definite, airport-to-airport scheduled air cargo service, has expanded its cargo handling partnership with WFS in North America through a new long-term contract at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).As of December 2021, WFS is providing ... [+]

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