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Recovery. (Editor's Note).(air cargo industry)
November 1, 2002... For an air cargo industry supposedly in some sort of recovery, the mood at the recent International Air Cargo Forum was as subdued as it gets in a field usually churning with enthusiasm. It's not that optimism wasn't there, but like the...
Security's risk management. (News Updates).
November 1, 2002... Reaching out to air cargo carriers anxious about the impact of impending security restrictions, Transportation Security Administration Director James Loy promised to apply "common sense to cargo security" by focusing on real threats and...
Seeing red. (News Updates).
November 1, 2002... Beleaguered American passenger airlines showed some meek improvement in their cargo business in the third quarter, but the belly gains were hardly noticeable in the flood of red ink that is washing over the carriers. The country's five...
Ocean waves. (News Updates).
November 1, 2002... A holiday gift is coming to trans-Pacific air carriers by ocean this year. That's because air cargo industry experts expect air operators to see increased business diverted from ocean lanes through the end of the year as a three-week lockout...
Dimming out. (News Updates).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The world's airlines are shifting the dimensions of their proposed change in volumetric cargo rates, or at least putting off the price-raising impact for a year. Facing protests and regulatory battles around the world, the International...
Atlas bowed. (News Updates).(Atlas Air Inc.)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Atlas Air has flown all its grounded freighters out of desert storage and straight into a major accounting controversy. The world's largest operator of 747 freighters last month became the first air carrier to plunge into the United...
Secure Customs. (News Updates).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Four major air cargo companies signed onto the U.S. Customs Service's Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, giving the initiative strong inroads in international air trade even as some cargo industry figures criticized the program. ...
Domestic woes. (News Update).(United Parcel Service)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... United Parcel Service wants to focus outside attention on its growing international business, but that's mostly because the package giant's U.S. domestic results have lately been less than stellar. A $65 million operating profit on the...
On cargo security. (Commentary).
November 1, 2002... First, let's get my ground rules at the Transportation Security Administration out on the table -- they're the foundation of our approach to every one of our many tasks. Involving our stakeholders in everything that impacts them is my modus...
Shortlisting carriers: Danzas is issuing "invitations" to airlines, but not everyone will get into the party. (Europe).
November 1, 2002... Are all of Europe's major forwarders still singing from the same song sheet? They have been for a long time, but of late there appears to have been one or two discordant notes sounded around the neighborhood. Over at the House of Danzas...
Deutsche Post World Net. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The European Commission approved Deutsche Post World Net's purchase of a controlling stake in DHL International.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Cargo traffic at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines grew 6 percent in August while capacity fell 1 percent. KLM also said it would launch freighter service between Amsterdam and Budapest.
GAC Logistics. (Briefly).
November 1, 2002... Forwarder GAC Logistics opened offices in Sweden and Denmark.
Gulf Air. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Gulf Air awarded its UK cargo general sales agent business to Pace Management, which has been handling the company's sales in Germany for three years. (Briefly)
Exel. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Forwarder Exel will acquire Power Logistics and Power Europe, both divisions of Power Packing. (Briefly)
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Cargo traffic at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 9 percent in August over the same month a year ago even though aircraft movements fell 4.2 percent, largely on intra-Europe routes. (Briefly)
Joyau Group. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... German forwarder Schenker bought Joyau Group, a logistics operator with 2,500 employees and 53 stations focused on time-definite consolidations. (Briefly)
DFDS Transport. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... DFDS Transport will manage distribution in Europe for Rhodia, a chemical company. (Briefly)
Geodis Group. (Briefly).(International Business Machines Corp.)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... France's Geodis Group signed a "reverse logistics" contract to recover and refurbish IBM-leased hardware in Europe. (Briefly)
Irish Sea Fisheries Board. (Briefly).(Global Perishable Logistics Group)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Irish Sea Fisheries Board joined the new Global Perishable Logistics Group, a network of cargo operators focused on perishables. (Briefly)
Descartes Systems. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Canada based logistics technology provider Descartes Systems acquired the final 30 percent of Sweden's Tradevision to gain 100 percent ownership with plans to fully integrate Tradevision's air cargo messaging into its own global operations....
Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Cargo traffic at France's Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport was down 3.4 percent in August, the best showing there in more than a year, and international traffic grew 1.6 percent. (Briefly)
Martinair Holland. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Martinair Holland started weekly freighter service to Doha, Qatar. (Briefly)
TNT Logistics. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... TNT Logistics, a forwarder focused on the European automotive industry, leased 283,500 square feet from ProLogis at Clesud DC Park in Marseille, their fifth leasing deal in Europe. ProLogis also acquired land for the construction of a...
Deutsche Post. (Briefly).(Giupuzcoana Euro Express)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Deutsche Post gained majority ownership in Spanish parcel carrier Giupuzcoana Euro Express, increasing its stake to 51 percent. (Briefly)
Ukraine International Airlines. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Ukraine International Airlines launched twice-weekly flights between Kiev and Madrid, its third new European route in the last 12 months. (Briefly)
Volga-Dnepr Group. (Briefly).(HSBC Group)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group signed an investment agreement with the London-based banking and financial services firm HSBC Group. (Briefly)
Getting grounded: For DHL Worldwide Express, the road to riches in the American express market runs over the ground. (North America).
November 1, 2002... With its citizenship in the United States under another challenge, DHL Worldwide Express is proving itself all-American in at least one very central business area: the move to ground services. The American unit of the express carrier is...
US Freightways. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... National LTL trucker US Freightways got out of the air freight business by selling its USF Worldwide subsidiary to a group headed by the unit's former partner in Asia and former executives in the business once called Seko Worldwide....
Lutthansa German Airlines. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Lufthansa German Airlines will start daily, nonstop A340 service between Portland, Ore., and Frankfurt next spring.
FedEx Express. (Briefly).(signs leasing agreement with Piedmont Triad International Airport)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... FedEx Express signed a 25-year lease to establish a mid-Atlantic "mini-hub" at North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport.
UTi Worldwide. (Briefly).(buys Standard Corp.)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Forwarder UTi Worldwide paid $48.5 million in cash and stock for South Carolina-based Standard Corp., a contract logistics operator that controls some 10 million square feet of distribution space, mostly in the southeastern United States, and...
Manhattan Associates. (Briefly).(buys Logistics.com)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Software provider Manhattan Associates bought Logistics.com, an IBM-backed pioneer in the transport-Internet arena.
American Airlines. (Briefly).(adds service stops from Japan, Canada and Europe)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... American Airlines added origins from Japan, Canada and Europe for its ExpeditefsSM service for shippers of bulk pieces and containerized freight.
Miami International Airport. (Briefly).(freight traffic increases)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Freight traffic at Miami International Airport grew 12.3 percent in August, including an 18.7 percent boost in international traffic, the second straight monthly international gain after a year of declines.
Freightquote.com. (Briefly).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Online shipping service Freightquote.com signed an agreement with eBay to help the Internet-based auction giant's customers with heavy freight shipments.
Flying dragon: Hong Kong's younger airline isn't afraid of competition, and Dragonair has an expansion plan to prove it. (Pacific).
November 1, 2002... While most air cargo operators around the world are looking for any market that will boost their bottom line, Dragonair's Alan Lai has the luxury of looking at two. With China in his "backyard," as the cargo director of the Hong Kong-based...
DHL Worldwide Express. (Briefly).(gets Technology Asset Protection Association certification)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... DHL Worldwide Express received security certification for seven of its Asia-Pacific facilities from the Technology Asset Protection Association, the security-focused tech industry consortium.
Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Briefly).(company growth slows)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.'s rapid growth slowed down in September but traffic still grew 18.7 percent over last year, including a 28.8 percent gain in exports. HACTL also added 14 destinations in the Pearl River Delta area to its...
Polar Air Cargo. (Briefly).(adds stops in Mumbai and Chennai, India)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Polar Air Cargo added stops in Mumbai and Chennai in India on freighter flights out of Dubai.
Brown down? UPS is sticking to its Latin American strategy even as the region's air trade sputters. (Latin America).
November 1, 2002... United Parcel Service is defying global economic trends in reporting big gains in much of its international business, but Latin America is a different story for the integrated parcel giant. UPS apparently is finding that shippers from Central...
LAPA. (Briefly).(Lineas Aereas Privadas Argentinas to fly to Brazil, Chile and Bolivia)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... New investors revived the Argentina regional airline LAPA and hope to begin flights to Brazil, Chile and Bolivia.
Varig Brazilian Airways. (Briefly).(financial losses)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Varig Brazilian Airways lost $329 million in the first half of 2002, hit by fuel and leasing cost increases and a 17.9 percent currency depreciation. Varig is restructuring its debt to prepare for a $300 million share issue.
Kuehne & Nagel. (Briefly).(acquires Agentes Nacionales)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Kuehne & Nagel acquired Costa Rica forwarder Agentes Nacionales to market its services to Central America and Mexico.
Lan Chile. (Briefly).(freight traffic stats)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Freight traffic at Lan Chile grew 13.9 percent in September but was still down 6.2 percent for the first nine months of 2002.
Chasing freighters: too many freighters are chasing too little freight, and the impact may be felt for years to come. (Feature Focus: Freighters).(Industry Overview)
November 1, 2002... There are currently 1,636 jet freighter aircraft operating worldwide. Does that number sound familiar? It should, since the freighter fleet size has remained essentially unchanged for the past two years. This stands in stark contrast to the...
Air Cargo World. (60th Anniversary).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Air Cargo World was launched in 1942 by editors already lamenting the loss of a golden age of "great popular excitement about aviation. Yet they weren't lacking for enthusiasm themselves, predicting "a great expansion of what has gone before"...
Two hours to Tempelhof: The intimate story of the 60th Troop Carrier Group ... the first in a series of yarns on the lads who made the Berlin airlift work. (60th Anniversary).
November 1, 2002... WIESBADEN, GERMANY--I'd been chatting with Major General William H. Tunner, Commanding General of the Airlift Task Force, in his office here; and although I'd met him several years before in the States, it wasn't until now that the...
Freighters by Design. (60th Anniversary).(747 freighter jumbo jet)
November 1, 2002... As chief engineer of the 747 design team for Boeing in the 1960s, Joe Sutter is sometime called the father of the jumbo that changed the way the world flies -- and the way cargo is transported. Even in a passenger configuration, the plane was...
Europe's alternate landings: environmental pressure at Europe's major airports has smaller alternative sites opening their arms -- and their landing strips. (European Airports).(all-cargo airports)
November 1, 2002... Times are getting tough for freighters at Europe's leading airports. In Paris in late July, new French transport minister Gilles de Robien, announced tighter night restrictions that will see Air France and French postal operator La Paste...
Asia's China: for Asia's air cargo operators, most planning for the future starts in China. (Pacific Rim).(related article: Cargo Straits)(China-Taiwan trade relations)
November 1, 2002... It didn't take the shutdown of the U.S. West Coast ports to create an airlift shortage from Asia to North America. Carriers were scrambling for capacity well before the long-simmering labor dispute led to the lockout in September and then to...
Big for their niches: oversized changes are underway in the outsized cargo market to meet new shipper needs. (Industry Focus: Oversized Cargo).(Industry Overview)
November 1, 2002... Big just keeps getting bigger. The mighty Antonov 225 is about to lumber into the skies to earn its keep as a commercial proposition in the outsize cargo charter market. The question is whether it will survive and establish its own niche...
November 1, 2002... Nov. 13-14 London: U.K. Mail Summit, the third annual conference, at the Olympia Conference Centre, will provide a top-level forum addressing key developments, challenges and opportunities ahead for the deregulation of the UK mail...
Martinair Holland. (People: Airlines).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Dutch carrier named Robert Instinsky director of cargo sales, Central and Eastern Europe. Based in Frankfurt, he replaced Heiner Sass. Instinsky's background includes management jobs at Danzas and Korean Air, as well as his most recent...
Air Jamaica. (People: Airlines).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The airline appointed Phillip Campbell as director, security. Campbell replaced John Sinclair, who retired after 42 years of service with the airline. Before joining Air Jamaica, Campbell served as managing director of Brinks Alarms. Before...
ACP Worldwide. (People: Airlines).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The general sales agent appointed Steve Bull general manager of its charter division. Bull has nearly 20 years of air cargo experience, most recently as general manager of TNT International Aviation Services. Bull will use his experience in...
Deutsche Post Global Mail. (People: Integrators).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The German mail services provider named Guido Engler president of its U.S. operations. Engler had been chief financial officer of Servisco, the Polish subsidiary of Deutsche Post EuroExpress. Previously, he was CFO for several companies in...
United Parcel Service. (People: Integrators).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Stuart Mathis was appointed president of the UPS subsidiary Mail Boxes Etc. Mathis joined MBE as executive vice president of operations in 2001 after serving 14 years with Domino's Pizza, eventually advancing to the position of executive vice...
GeoLogistics. (People: Third-Parties).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... As part of a continuing shakeup at the California-based forwarder, Thomas Escott replaced Malcolm Heath as chief executive officer of the troubled Americas division. Escott, 50, had been CEO of Shiplogix, an applications service provider that...
Panalpina. (People: Third-Parties).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The global forwarder named Roland Wider, 43, its new chief financial officer, replacing Christoph Butikofer. Wider, who will also serve on the company executive board, previously was CFO for Europe for the Hilti Group. Before that he worked...
Danzas. (People: Third-Parties).(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Switzerland-based subsidiary of Deutsche Post World Net named Arthur Arway security director for the Americas, based at the company's North American headquarters in Newark, N.J. A 30-year corporate security and law enforcement veteran,...
Associated Global Systems. (People: Third-Parties).(Ward Peterson)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Ward Peterson was named district manager of the forwarder's new 8,000 square-foot, full-service facility in Cleveland. Peterson comes to the company from Team Worldwide.
Pilot Air Freight. (People: Third-Parties).(promotions)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Pennsylvania forwarder promoted Charlie Hertlein and David Norkett to regional managers. Hertlein will lead the stations in Nashville, and Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C. His 23 years of forwarding experience includes previous positions with...
Transgroup Worldwide Logistics. (People: Third-Parties).(new regional offices)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The forwarder opened four new regional offices, including one in Pittsburgh, led by Lauraine McHugh, previously with Team Worldwide; Raleigh, N.C., led by Mark Langam, previously with Exel; Philadelphia, led by jack Greene, previously with...
ABX Logistics. (People: Third-Parties).(Albert Zeitler)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Europe-based forwarder promoted Albert Zeitler to chief executive of its entire overseas organization, adding oversight of ABX's 12 Asia-Pacific countries to the eight countries he already oversees in the Americas. Zeitler replaced Eddie...
Saddle Creek. (People: Third-Parties).(Bob Miller )(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Florida-based third-party logistics provider hired Bob Miller as director of sales and marketing. Based in Dallas/Forth Worth, Miller's 15 years of operations and sales experience includes management positions with Schneider National,...
Vector SCM. (People: Third-Parties).(Paul Herzog )(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The logistics joint venture of General Motors and CNF hired Paul Herzog as director of freight audit and payment. Herzog comes Vector SCM from another CNF company, Con-Way Truckload Services, where he was controller from 1999 to 2001.
Q4 Logistics. (People: Third-Parties).(Patti Satterfield)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Patti Satterfield joined the Santa Ana, Calif.-based supply chain solutions provider as manager of business development. Satterfield previously worked at a number of warehousing industry technology vendors and consulting firms.
Gulf Agency Company. (People: Third-Parties).(corporate restructuring)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The forwarder announced the results of its corporate restructuring. GAG will be divided into four geographical regions and three business divisions. The geographical regions include Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, led by...
Nadiscorp Logistics Group. (People: Third-Parties).(Darryl Bosmas)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Ontario-based logistics provider appointed Darryl Bosmas as its new controller. Previously, he worked for a national charity as well as Arthur Andersen. Steve Sorge was hired as NLGI's director of client services. He also worked at Arthur...
Forward Air. (People: Trucking).(Matthew Jewell replaces Richard Roberts)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Tennessee-based air freight linehaul provider appointed Matthew Jewell senior vice president and general counsel, replacing Richard Roberts, who left to pursue other interests. Jewell was a partner with the Atlanta law firm of Austin &...
Walbon Companies. (People: Trucking).(Mike Undermann)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... The Minnesota-based LTL temperature-controlled trucker named Mike Undermann executive vice president, sales and marketing. A 23-year logistics veteran, Udermann will direct Walbon Logistics, a recently-established 3PL unit.
Roaming Charge. (The Bottom Line).(mobile phone sales and market share)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Roaming Charge Worldwide mobile phone sales by company in second quarter, 2002. (sales in thousands of units) 2Q01 2Q02 2Q02 PERCENT COMPANY SALES SALES MARKET SHARE CHANGE Nokia ...
Sharing Europe. (The Bottom Line).(market analysis of scheduled air cargo traffic)(Brief Article)
November 1, 2002... Sharing Europe Share of Europe's scheduled air cargo traffic split among European air carriers. Lufthansa 5.6% Air France 2.3% British Airways 2.8% KLM Cargo 5.0% Cargolux 13.4% Alitalia ...
Instability: free enterprise shouldn't be the loser in any airline industry bailout. (Forwarders Forum).(government finance for airlines )
November 1, 2002... The airline industry in the United States is suffering. The most recent casualty is US Airways, which has filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. And there is certainly the likelihood that other carriers on the cusp will announce major restructuring...