Transactions: Menzies acquires majority shares in Groundforce Portugal
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by Hugo Rios
2d ago
Menzies Aviation completed its acquisition of 50.1% of the shares in Groundforce Portugal, a subsidiary of TAP Air Portugal, on June 4. Groundforce Portugal will be rebranded as Menzies Aviation though TAP retains 49.9% of the shares.  With the acquisition, Menzies controls 65% of the market in Portugal, according to a June 4 release from ..read more
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Digital Pulse: BlueBox launches cargo tracking platform 
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by Yael Katzwer
2d ago
Bonn, Germany-based logistics solutions provider BlueBox Systems last month launched BlueBoxCargo, a tracking solution that combines the best features of the company’s BlueBoxAir and BlueBoxOcean solutions.   The platform provides real-time tracking capabilities on a unified platform for air and ocean freight, a benefit for forwarders who operate in both modes, according to a recent release ..read more
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Dnata to boost cargo handling capacity by 50% in Zurich 
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by Yael Katzwer
3d ago
Dnata aims to boost its cargo handling capacity by 50% in Zurich with a new warehouse to be completed by 2027.  The Dubai-based air and travel services provider has signed a lease agreement with Flughafen Zurich AG, the authority operating Zurich Airport (ZRH), and it will be the sole occupant of the 9,500-square-meter warehouse, according to ..read more
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Overhaul launches AI solution for cold chain tracking
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by Courtney Blackann
3d ago
Texas-based risk management solutions company Overhaul recently launched a temperature-sensitive cargo platform that uses AI and QR scanners to help mitigate risks like spoilage.  The platform, Cold Chain Quality Solution, as built internally by Overhaul and allows customers to track and monitor shipments in real time at any point duringa shipment’s journey, Karin Stevens, executive ..read more
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United Cargo’s Jennifer Haigh joins Air Cargo Next pharma webinar 
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by Yael Katzwer
4d ago
The Air Cargo Next editorial team is pleased to announce that Jennifer Haigh, head of specialty products for the Americas at United Cargo, will join the webinar “Air Cargo and Pharma: Using Technology to Save Lives,” which will livestream on Tuesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. ET. Jennifer Haigh, head of specialty products for the Americas, United Cargo Learn more and register for the free webinar here. Haigh will discuss the latest technologies used for shipping pharmaceuticals, such as temperature-control devices, trackers, Internet of Things, robotics and unit load devices. The panel for the webin ..read more
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People: New leadership within air cargo
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by Hugo Rios
4d ago
May saw several promotions and hirings at key companies in the air cargo industry.  Diesel named managing director at Virgin Atlantic Cargo  Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Nick Diesel managing director, effective Aug. 4. He will succeed Phil Wardlaw, who has held the role since 2021 and has been with Virgin Atlantic for more than 20 ..read more
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Consultant’s Insight: FedEx announces layoffs in Europe
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by Cathy Roberson
4d ago
FedEx announced plans today to reduce its European workforce by 1,700 to 2,000 positions. The reductions are expected to occur in the company’s back office and commercial teams.   “FedEx is transforming to best match changing market dynamics and meet the needs of our customers,” Richard W. Smith, FedEx Express president and chief executive of ..read more
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Internet of Things: Connectivity benefits airfreight tracking, warehousing 
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by Yael Katzwer
5d ago
The air cargo industry’s increasing adoption of digitalization in the wake of the pandemic is proving how vital the technology is for stakeholders across the supply chain.  AI is the buzzword of the day, but Internet of Things (IoT) technology is gaining traction as a solution for cargo tracking and warehouse management.  IoT describes a ..read more
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Jet fuel crunch sees airlines servicing Japan demand more supply
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by Bloomberg News
5d ago
A jet fuel shortage has led airlines flying in and out of Japan to demand an increase in supply from the country’s biggest oil refiner. Eneos Holdings Inc. has been fielding calls from carriers and is working with the government to ease the problem, a spokesperson said via phone. Factors such as labor shortages at ..read more
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US Customs cracks down on Seko, Temu, Shein
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by Courtney Blackann
6d ago
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is cracking down on shippers that import goods into the country under the regulation protecting imports under the value of $800 from duty and tax obligations — and has suspended several customs brokers until they comply with the new regulations.  Goods must now be declared before arrival in the U.S ..read more
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