Electric aircraft takes flight

The first-ever fully electric commuter plane, Eviation Aircraft’s Allice has successfully completed its maiden flight at Moses Lake, Washington, USA. Alice lifted off yesterday on 27 September from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for a total of eight minutes and reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet. DHL has ordered 12 cargo versions of the aircraft. DHL Express chief executive John Pearson, said: “Completing its maiden flight confirms our belief that the era ... [+]

India is the new jewel in the crown for DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain is to invest €500 million in India over the next five years to increase its warehousing capacity and workforce and in sustainability initiatives. It plans to own and operate wholly-owned large multi-client sites in India, adding 12 million sq ft of warehousing ... [+]

J&T offers low cost China-Europe parcels

Asian based logistics operator J&T Express has launched a low-cost small parcel delivery service from the Chinese Mainland to Europe and North America. J&T One Packet offers tracking throughout and 7-15 working day delivery times by air. [+]

Logistics facing perfect storm in summer of discontent – updated

Head of consumer research at ParcelHero, David Jinks is warning that the logistics industry is facing a “perfect storm” with dock, rail and postal workers and even Amazon operatives staging industrial action over the summer. He said: “It’s estimated that the port strike alone will disrupt ... [+]

DHL starts work on new Munich hub

DHL Express Germany has broken ground on its new Munich Airport facility. The building will boast a gross floor area of over 11,000sq m, almost seven times larger than the warehouse DHL Express currently rents at Munich Airport's cargo centre. The €104 million investment is in ... [+]

UPS revenue up 5.7%

UPS has announced second-quarter 2022 consolidated revenues of $24.8 billion, a 5.7% increase over the second quarter of 2021. Consolidated operating profit was $3.5 billion, up 8.5% compared to the second quarter of 2021, and up 9.3% on an adjusted basis. [+]

UPS opens second India gateway

UPS has launched a five times a week Boeing 747-8 freighter flight to Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, India. It is the carrier’s second dedicated airport gateway facility in India after opening Delhi in 2020. The Bengaluru facility will provide in-house customs clearance and serve ... [+]

UPS Healthcare extends its options

UPS Healthcare has expanded its Premier temperature-controlled product line. UPS Premier Silver and Gold are now available in major markets around the world, while Premier Platinum, which will be available in the autumn,  adds the ability to monitor temperature, light and humidity while tracking shipments in ... [+]

DHL green tech is music to the ears for Music of the Spheres

DHL has teamed up with Coldplay as the official logistics partner Music Of The Spheres world tour – with a remit to minimise its carbon and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50%. DHL’s GoGreen Plus Service offers including use of advanced biofuels for ocean and ... [+]

Courier handles UK’s first electronic ATA Carnet

Critical logistics operator Dynamic International has processed the UK’s first electronic ATA Carnet at Heathrow using a new app developed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The film and television logistics specialist worked with sister company Dynamic Dox, the UK’s largest independent ATA Carnet provider, ... [+]