Lufthansa Cargo Boosts Handling Performance with New Production Planning System

DELMIA Quintiq

Lufthansa Cargo has finalized the implementation of its production planning and control (PPC) transformation project. The performance of the hub is crucial for the global Lufthansa Cargo supply chain as approximately 80 per cent of all transit cargo flows through Frankfurt. “An

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How Cargo Theft Stole Christmas

Logistics Viewpoints

Cargo theft continues to be a problem, especially around the holidays. And I don’t just mean the winter holidays; cargo theft typically spikes during any holiday season where businesses may be closed for an extra day or two. But what exactly is cargo theft?

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Eastern Airlines enters air cargo market with ‘freighter-light’ model

The Supply Chain Journal

The plan builds on the concept many passenger airlines adopted of temporarily repurposing aircraft for cargo-only operations when travel dried up during the pandemic and there was huge demand for airlift to move goods. “If Full interior cargo wall and ceiling linings.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Shanghai airport facility in COVID lockdown, cargo backlog expected

The Supply Chain Journal

Multiple logistics companies are reporting that authorities have suspended operations in a major warehouse at Shanghai Pudong International Airport because of a COVID outbreak, putting a halt to most freighter activity at China’s largest cargo airport.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Azerbaijan cargo airline debuts at Rickenbacker airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Azerbaijan-based Silkway West Airlines is the latest carrier to begin flying to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, a cargo-focused airport that recently marked the arrival of its 500th passenger aircraft with only cargo onboard.

Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. Supply Chain Visibility air cargo visibility

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Unique Logistics books dozens of Asia cargo jets for peak season

The Supply Chain Journal

Large logistics providers have responded to the dearth of air cargo capacity during the coronavirus pandemic by leasing entire planeloads with crews to make sure they can meet customers’ transport requirements. Unique Logistics International was integrated last year into a single U.S.

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Long-haul narrowbody, supersonic jets could threaten air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

The sleek vehicles from Boom Supersonic have a long way to go before becoming a reality, but if they ever become viable, they could siphon off cargo capacity on a handful of key trade lanes. . A 737 MAX-9 has almost 20,000 pounds of cargo capacity.

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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WARNING: Handling Dangerous Cargo

All Things Supply Chain

Logistics Supply Chain Fails logistics supply chain failOn August 4th, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – equivalent to approximately 6 million pounds – that were being stored in a facility at Beirut’s port caught fire and exploded.…

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Worldwide Flight Services acquires Texas-based cargo handler

The Supply Chain Journal

France-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced Friday it has acquired Pinnacle Logistics, a provider of cargo-handling services for the aviation market across the U.S. Pinnacle Logistics has 13 locations across the U.S.,

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Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics professionals say the growing scarcity of long-haul aircraft could push freight rates near $20 per kilogram on certain trade lanes within a few weeks, making air transport five or six times more expensive than normal for the fall rush.

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Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’. What’s Project Cargo? Managing the Project Cargo. Logistics

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. Air mail (consisting of mail and small packages) was the primary cargo carried during the earliest years of aviation.

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Pandemic forces air cargo group to postpone September conference

The Supply Chain Journal

Global airlines — and by default the air cargo industry that piggybacks on passenger flights — could face a bumpier recovery from the COVID pandemic than originally thought. Event co-organizer Messe München also pulled the plug on the Transport Logistics Americas Forum.

United Express operator Air Wisconsin dips toe in air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Air Wisconsin, which flies under the United Express brand as a regional partner of United Airlines, is exploring opportunities as an all-cargo carrier with a single freighter it expects to deploy in early December, President and CEO Robert Binns said.

DHL to swarm Europe with 4,000 cargo drones

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL said Monday it will use more than 4,000 heavy-cargo drones provided by Dronamics for its logistics and parcel network in Europe. DHL, one of the Big Three integrated logistics companies, will handle the first- and last-mile connections.

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Amazon Air bumps cargo handler from Newark airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Alliance Ground International, a Miami-based cargo handling services provider, said Tuesday it has opened a new import handling facility five minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport after getting displaced from its existing airport warehouse by Amazon Air.

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Drone Disruptors: Elroy Air and the cargo drone

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re focused on middle-mile deliveries, where we can go warehouse to warehouse or airport to warehouse carrying a really substantial amount of cargo,” David Merrill, CEO and co-founder of Elroy Air , told Modern Shipper. It’s like a less-than-truckload amount of cargo.”. Welcome back!

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DHL Express orders electric cargo planes from Eviation

The Supply Chain Journal

Global parcel delivery giant DHL Express placed its first order for electric cargo jets, becoming an early airline adopter of alternative propulsion systems that address broader sustainability concerns while supporting e-commerce deliveries.

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CMA CGM Air Cargo adds first Middle East destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

Ocean shipping line CMA CGM’s new air cargo division said Wednesday it is extending its fledgling network beyond the U.S. Airfreight capacity is extremely tight so any extra capacity, no matter how small, is helpful to cargo owners.

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TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

The Supply Chain Journal

Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

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Air Canada expanding refrigeration capability at Toronto cargo hub

The Supply Chain Journal

Air Canada on Friday announced a $16 million investment to expand and improve cold storage capability for pharmaceuticals, fresh food and other perishable products at its Toronto Pearson International Airport cargo hub. Air Canada sets record for cargo revenue in second quarter.

Lufthansa Cargo begins modernizing Frankfurt warehouse

The Supply Chain Journal

Lufthansa Cargo (DXE: LHA ) is moving forward with the modernization and expansion of its logistics center at its Frankfurt Airport hub in Germany. Lufthansa Cargo said the new building will help improve handling speed for shipments and service levels for customers.

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EV Cargo delivers Christmas to UK retailers

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo, the UK’s largest privately-owned logistics business, is playing a significant role in delivering Christmas to the UK. The post EV Cargo delivers Christmas to UK retailers appeared first on Adjuno. News Adjuno Allport Cargo Services cargo Christmas CM Downton Emergevest EVCargo Jigsaw NFT Palletforce supply chain UKCreated […].

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For air cargo security, the past is prologue

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo security has come far since the Sept. Today, a shipper must be known to the carrier in order to load cargo aboard a passenger flight leaving the U.S. In addition, the cargo must still be screened in one form or another. All cargo, all screening, all the time.

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Alibaba cargo flights supply duty-free shopping zone in China

The Supply Chain Journal

The logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has contracted with Suparna Airlines to operate daily dedicated cargo flights between Singapore and Hainan province in China to support Hainan’s emergence as a duty-free shopping hub and growing e-commerce orders.

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Lufthansa replicates sharkskin to boost fuel efficiency of cargo jets

The Supply Chain Journal

Lufthansa Cargo next year will cover its fleet of Boeing 777 freighters with a high-tech coating that mimics the structure of a shark’s skin to reduce aerodynamic drag and fuel consumption, the company said Monday. RECOMMENDED READING: Lufthansa Cargo’s carbon-neutral flights take off.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. And of course having unusual cargo, an unusual carrier and an unusual destination, calls for an unusual cargo vessel.

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3 Ways to Track Air Cargo - And One More That’ll Blow Your Mind

Roambee

The in-air segment of your air cargo’s journey is only one part and constitutes a considerably smaller part of the journey’s time on an average, the remaining comprises of the first mile, time spent in storage, time spent at airports, and the last mile.

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Stealing your own freight: O’Hare cargo delays force drastic measures

The Supply Chain Journal

Facilities are short-staffed and don’t have adequate space to swiftly process mountains of cargo offloaded from the giant freighters that have predominated since COVID devastated lower-capacity passenger flights. Cargo volume by weight at O’Hare grew 14.8%

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Mazda shuts down plants as cargo flights from Shanghai dry up

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo operations continue to deteriorate at Shanghai Pudong International Airport after the detection of another COVID case, as a key terminal operator functions with a skeleton crew and freighter airlines cancel more flights, logistics industry professionals say. . ( Updated Aug.

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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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