Emirates SkyCargo operates vaccine charter to BH Airport, Brazil


Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. This is the largest shipment of vaccines that the air cargo carrier has transported on a single flight and it is also the first time that BH Airport has received such a large shipment of vaccines. Given the extreme

sensitivity of the vaccines to temperature fluctuations, the entire shipment, equivalent to about 1.8 million doses, had to be transported in specialized containers to maintain a constant temperature of 5 degrees C. A total of 36 Envirotainer containers - 35 RAP e2 and 1 RKNe1

containers - were loaded on the freighter at Milan, one of the designated airports in Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma corridor program, which aims to provide supplementary protection for pharma product integrity during air

MARAD awards

Port of New Orleans $2.5M grant

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has been awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) grant to support the current container-on-barge shuttle service operated by SEACOR AMH between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Memphis, and to launch a new container- on-barge shuttle service on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) in New Orleans. The grant will be used to

purchase marine terminal handling equipment for efficient loading and un- loading of container-on-barge operations in New Orleans. The existing service, which operates on a regular, reliable schedule, repositions empty containers from Memphis to Baton Rouge to meet export customer demand. The loaded containers are then shipped by barge along the Mississippi River to Port NOLA to be loaded onto vessels for export to overseas markets. “The Port of New Orleans

is appreciative to receive this grant from MARAD to enhance our growing container-on- barge services that more of

our customers are taking advantage of,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. “We are also excited about developing a new container- on-barge service for tenants and customers located on the IHNC giving them an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative logistics solution to move cargo on our marine highways.” The funding is provided by MARAD’s Marine Highway Program, which supports the expanded use of navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new transportation options and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals. “These marine highway

grants will help expand freight movement on the water and modernize our inland ports and waterways,” said Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Maritime Administrator. The grant is one of six Marine

transport. On arrival at BH Airport,

the vaccines were removed from the containers and transported to the temperature controlled storage areas of the airport. “Negotiations for the arrival

Highway projects to receive a portion of the total $4.8 million awarded by MARAD. The award was announced by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao during a visit

to Port NOLA

with Rear Adm. Buzby last week. “Strengthening the

country’s waterways and domestic seaports stimulates economic

growth, reduces

congestion and increases the efficiency of our national freight transportation system,” said Secretary Chao. In addition to providing an alternative logistics solution for cargo owners, the container-on-barge service also provides a benefit

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of this shipment included the visit of technical professionals who checked the storage conditions of our chambers considered to be the latest generation,” said Peter Robbe, Belo Horizonte Airport Cargo manager. “To take advantage of the potential of the cargo logistics area of the Airport, BH Airport has invested in a new configuration of the Cargo

Terminal and has

installed two new refrigerated chambers to triple cool chain storage capacity to 3,350 m³,” he commented. On an average, Emirates

SkyCargo transports about 80,000 pharma shipments every year, varying in size from small clinical trial shipments to pharma charters on freighter aircraft, across its network of over 160 destinations.

the community. Container- on-barge traffic reduces the amount of diesel emissions and congestion on surface streets and interstates that can occur on both ends of the supply chain in the surface transportation system. According to figures

from a U.S. Department of Transportation

study, there

is a savings to the State of Louisiana of $118 per round- trip 40-foot container between New Orleans and Baton Rouge if moved by barge rather than over the road. SEACOR AMH has moved


than 7,700 containers from Baton Rouge to New Orleans year-to-date and anticipates moving up to 14,000 in 2018.

Kuebix surpasses 10,000 companies using TMS

Kuebix, creator of a transportation management system (TMS) that delivers true

freight intelligence, is

excited to announce reaching a huge milestone with the adoption of the Kuebix TMS by over 10,000 companies. This includes Kuebix Business Pro, Kuebix Enterprise and Kuebix

Free Shipper, the industry’s first free

multimodal TMS that offers unlimited rating, booking and tracking of TL, LTL and parcel freight, which was launched on October 23, 2017. The unprecedented growth of Kuebix TMS solutions can be attributed to its scalable cloud-based system; ease of use, integration and upgrade capabilities; and the depth and breadth of features that

Nonstop seasonal charter services connecting Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), China, started on August 3, 2018. The service is provided by China Eastern Airlines and is the region’s first nonstop air link with China. Aircraſt utilized on the route is a Boeing 777-300ER. The service particularly targets tourists, but also accommodates cargo.

A MOU has been signed between Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Sjømatterminalen AS to operate the Seafood Center at Oslo Airport. The Seafood Center will handle up to 250.000 tons of Seafood annually in a facility designed to meet industry requirements for cool chain logistics and innovation.

Emirates SkyCargo has launched Emirates Pets - a new and improved air transportation product developed by a team of experts to offer a convenient and comfortable air transportation experience for domestic pets. The product builds on Emirates SkyCargo’s existing capabilities to transport pet animals on its flights and offers new features such as door to door transportation as well as booking return flights for pets.

lead to greater efficiencies and lower transportation spend. “Kuebix TMS is quickly

becoming an industry standard as it continues to grow at an incredible rate. In less than 3 months, Kuebix has more than doubled its user-base, adding over 5,000

unique companies,” said Dan Clark, Kuebix Founder and President. “We expect this rapid growth to continue as shippers at every size company discover how easy it is to begin managing their freight and streamlining their logistics operations with

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Southwest Airlines Cargo entered its next era by officially beginning its international shipping program on July 16. With this milestone, the carrier now offers the ability to ship between the United States and Mexico City. Later this summer, the carrier intends to add the ability to ship between the US and Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas/ Los Cabos before adding the ability to ship between the US and other international destinations within its network.

Continuing the success of the new, the Delta Cargo website has been enhanced with a number of new features that improve the shipping process for customers. New features include the full product portfolio now bookable online, enhanced shipment tracking tools, improved flight search and more.

Driven by nearly 350 million pounds of freight, up from 318 million the same time last year, American Airlines Cargo achieved record- setting growth in the second quarter, while also posting a record month in June. Several key trends contributed to the record month and quarter. E-Commerce related movements continue to support significant growth across the network, particularly out of Asia, Europe and Brazil, while pharmaceuticals, fruit and flowers were the largest growing commodities throughout the timeframe.

Alaska Air Cargo now has 70 additional cargo-carrying planes in its new Airbus fleet with 200 million more pounds of capacity. It now offers 1,220+ daily cargo flights to 100+ destinations across the United States, including several daily departures from Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Washington, D.C. and multiple airports in the San Francisco and Los Angeles regions.

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in first half 2018, a year-on-year increase of 7.1% compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded last year, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Aſter a robust growth of nearly 9% in first quarter, cargo volumes at DWC reached 245,359 tonnes in the second quarter, up 5.4% compared to 232,691 tonnes during the same period last year.

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