MSC to set up airfreight arm

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has become the latest global container shipping company to develop an air freight arm. MSC, which by some counts in the world’s largest container shipping operator is developing an MSC Air Cargo solution to complement its seafreight services. It follows similar moves by Maersk and CMA CGM. The service will be available from early 2023, following the delivery of the first of four MSC-branded Boeing 777-200F aircraft that will ... [+]

WFS sets the dogs on rogue battery shippers

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Diagnose are pioneering detection of undeclared lithium batteries using dogs. It follows a six-month trial in France.     Currently, there are few means to physically check for undeclared lithium batteries, which pose one of the biggest threats to flight safety due to ... [+]

UPS appoints Europe supply chain chief

UPS has appointed Susanne Klingler-Werner as the new president for UPS Supply Chain Solutions Europe. Since joining UPS from Menlo Worldwide Forwarding in 2005, she has held roles in Global Freight Forwarding (GFF) operations, air freight product management and pricing and revenue management. Klingler-Werner is ... [+]

Emirates goes live on WebCargo

Emirates SkyCargo capacity is available for ebookings on the WebCargo platform on 27 September. It is part of a phased introduction, with the UK Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Turkey going live on that date. Capacity will be available to customers across all ... [+]

IAG adopts Envirotainer’s Releye

IAG Cargo has approved Envirotainer’s the Releye RLP & RAP containers for pharmaceutical goods. The units allow customers to track their shipments and view the status of their cargo autonomously for 170 hours without recharging. [+]

Blue Sky thinking for Etihad

Etihad Cargo has become the first Middle Eastern carrier to participate in The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) BlueSky multi-sector sustainability verification programme. The scheme, which also includes airports, ground handlers and general sales and service agents, comprises an evidence-based desktop verification process in which participants ... [+]

Caribbean Airlines rates on WebCargo

Caribbean Airlines Cargo can now offer real-time air cargo pricing and booking on WebCargo’s freight booking platform. The rollout enables WebCargo’s 3,500-plus forwarders to access and book spot rates to key Caribbean and North American destinations. Up to now, the carrier’s rates have been available via ... [+]

New president for AA Cargo

American Airlines Cargo has appointed Greg Schwendinger as president. It follows the departure of Jessica Tyler in May who moved to another leadership role within the airline. Schwendinger has held various roles across the airline and most recently led the finance team at health care ... [+]

Hactl gains IATA training cert

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has become the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to achieve IATA’s new Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center Certification. Hactl has been an IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) since 2003, offering training both for its own staff ... [+]

Air Canada renews CEIV Live Animals

Air Canada Cargo says it has become the first airline to be re-certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for transport of live animals. IATA awarded Air Canada Cargo with the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) ... [+]