Delta Cargo marks 75 years in the air

Delta Cargo is marking its 75th anniversary this month, tracing its humble beginnings from a shipment of fresh mushrooms on board a DC-3 to Atlanta in August 1946. In that first week of operation, the airline carried a 64-year-old, $1,500 soup tureen; 1,100 lbs of auto parts; 450 lbs of candy; and a box of silver coins. But in a sense, the history goes back further; Delta planes had served the Allies ... [+]

Delta Watch Tower ensures that vaccine shipments get through

Delta Cargo has set up a Vaccine Watch Tower to ensure that critical goods are shipped with the highest priority on its aircraft and to monitor the entire journey from end to end. If there is a disruption, the Tower works across numerous divisions on a recovery plan to ensure ... [+]

Delta joins green airfreight drive

Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a collaborative initiative aiming to reduce businesses’ environmental footprint, in line with the carrier’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. SAFA is a collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders and airlines to track and reduce ... [+]

Delta to restart Heathrow flights

US airline Delta is to reintroduce three days a week passenger and cargo flights from Detroit to Heathrow on 21 May, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders. There will also be a three days a week passenger and cargo service between Atlanta and Frankfurt and a ... [+]

First-class pods for pooches

Delta Cargo has introduced a new CarePod carrier for its four-legged passengers that it says will offer a best-in-class travel experience for pets. It follows five years of research, development and testing, as well as a successful two-month trial, CarePod will be exclusively offered at eight US locations before a phased ... [+]

New ops chief for Delta cargo

Delta Cargo has appointed Rob Walpole as vice president – cargo operations and logistics. He joins the US carrier from Cargo from DP World, where he served as chief operating officer – global logistics and supply chain. He was previously chief executive officer at freight forwarder Schenker.   [+]

A safe pair of hands for pharma

Delta Cargo is introducing the new CSafe RAP container to its cold-chain pharma program. It says the new equipment is ideal for cargo requiring strict temperature regulations to protect its contents from operational and weather challenges around the world. It uses innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies, along with ... [+]

Delta tags to keep tabs on ULDs

Following the introduction earlier in the year of real-time tracking for unit load devices (ULDs), Delta Cargo is now extended the service to cargo businesses based off airport. The carrier says it will eliminate all paperwork at the dock door when units are loaned out with a digital Uniform Control ... [+]

Delta to offer ‘business class’ for pets

Delta Cargo has entered into an exclusive long-term partnership with pet technology start-up CarePod to deliver what it describes as a new standard of first-class safety and care for pet air travel. CarePod will help Delta better carry and monitor pets throughout the network, with real-time updates for customers. The ... [+]

Delta twice-daily to Detroit

Delta is to offer a twice daily service next summer between Heathrow and Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport and a daily service to and from Portland International Airport, up from three or four times weekly. [+]

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