Maersk to distribute Covid vaccine in ‘standard supply chain’

Maersk has signed a partnership with pharma manufacturer Covaxx to distribute a Covid-19 vaccines globally, using normal temperature-controlled  equipment. US-based Covaxx is carrying out Phase 1 clinical trials of its UB-612 vaccine in Taiwan and has an agreement with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to conduct Phase 2 trials in the US, following regulatory approval. The company has commitments for over 100 million doses of UB-612 around the globe and ... [+]

DHL is dreaming of an e-Christmas

DHL Express is expecting unprecedented online shopping and shipping volumes this Christmas. With growing numbers of merchants selling globally and online coupled with the uncertainty created by the Covid pandemic, consumers are shifting their shopping activities to the online world like never before. This will ... [+]

IAG flies back to Tokyo

IAG Cargo has restarted year-round, three times per week direct flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo paused due to coronavirus. Tokyo is particularly significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods, on the carrier’s Constant Climate service. Area commercial manager for Japan and Korea, Alec Rayner, ... [+]

Emirates sets up mega vaccine hub

Emirates SkyCargo says it will set up the world’s largest GDP- compliant air cargo hub in Dubai for global distribution of the Covid vaccine. It will be the world’s first dedicated airside cargo hub for the vaccine and will be created by reopening the Emirates SkyCentral ... [+]

Experts share cool chain knowledge

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support safe, sustainable transport of perishables and pharmaceuticals by sharing knowledge and best practice. They also plan to develop common work programs, including temporary task forces and ... [+]

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Multimodal Brexit seminar

The next Multimodal Connect webinar will take place on 5 November on the subject of Brexit - the Tactics : Quick Wins, Tricks of the Trade and Mitigation.With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are ... [+]

Lufthansa reveals winter freighter plans

Lufthansa Cargo is promising an average of 35 freighter connections a week between Europe and Asia in its winter schedule for cargo aircraft. Destinations will include Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Tashkent. There ... [+]

DSV boosts transatlantic air space

DSV’s Air Charter Network is adding extra transatlantic air capacity for the peak season. Twice-weekly part-charters operate from Belgium to New York with trucking connections to the rest of the US. A weekly round trip flight between Luxemburg and Huntsville, Alabama, has also been added ... [+]

Turkish freighter for Heathrow

Turkish Cargo has added 95 destinations to its direct cargo network including London Heathrow, Bucharest, Bangkok, Singapore, Beirut and Lahore. The carrier says it now operates the widest freighter network in the world. [+]

Good growth for German air gateway

Leipzig Halle Airport recorded 18.6% growth in air freight in September, its strongest for eight years. Overall, the German airport handled about 120,758 tonnes of cargo. Air freight handled during the first nine months of the year rose to roughly 986,389 tonnes, an increase of ... [+]