ISSUE 4 2019

Feature: Texas Big happenings, big logistics p.15

Feature: Project Cargo Rocks... and rolls p.18

In this Issue

Features News

Air cargo p9 Gulf Ports p10 Texas p15

Latin America - Caribbean p24

Historic journey for six very special pianos p5

ABC Airlines increases frequency to LCK; reinforces position in USA

A year aſter entering the Columbus market, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its scheduled freighter operations


Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) to twice-weekly frequency, thus doubling its air freight solutions for its customers in Ohio. The carrier introduced Columbus into its global network

in April 2018 and so far has seen stable demand to/from Rickenbacker International Airport, accommodating trade flows and offering main deck capacity on board its fleet of B747 freighters. “We

operations to/from Columbus greatly benefit our customers as we operate to this cargo-friendly airport, providing dedicated, high

CN announces record $2.9b capital investment program

CN recently announced a string of investments as part of the Canadian railroad’s 2019 record $2.9-billion capital investment program focused on enabling growth from all commodity segments, including consumer goods, grain, agricultural, forest, and energy products from all of our customers, safely and efficiently. Investments are being made

across a host of states north to south. CN plans to invest approximately $120 million in Wisconsin in 2019 to strengthen the company’s rail network across the state. It also plans to invest $190 million in Illinois, $50 million in Michigan, $100 million in Tennessee, and $95 million in Louisiana. Over two years, CN will have made a $5.7 billion capital investment.

feel that our weekly

quality services and leveraging the export/import volumes of the region. In 2018 our volumes tipped over 5,000 tonnes to/from LCK and we feel confident that our performance and customer feedback means our second weekly flight will also be well

supported,” said Sergey Lazarev, General Director for ABC Airlines. The airline is planning to

introduce its second scheduled weekly rotation in April 2019, complementing its existing Thursday flights in Columbus and offering its customers wider

CMA CGM successfully

completes PTO to acquire Ceva Logistics

As of April 16, the CMA CGM Group now owns 97.89% shares of CEVA Logistics. According to officials, margining CEVA’s operations into the CMA CGM Group will strengthen its position as a worldwide leader in maritime transport and logistics. “We can now offer our

customers a complete range of solutions that meet all their needs and set us apart from the competition.” said Rodolphe Saade, chairman and CEO of the

CMA CGM Group. Present in 160 countries, the

Group will be 110,000 people strong with more than $30 billion in revenue. The CMA CGM Group will now be able to meet the logistics needs of its customers around the world with a comprehensive range of solutions across the supply chain, including LCL, airfreight, purchase order management, contract logistics or customs clearance. A CEVA operational center

connectivity options. “AirBridgeCargo’s expansion is

further proof that Rickenbacker is the industry’s new global gateway,” said Joseph Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker. “By moving imports and exports through Rickenbacker, businesses can eliminate hours and costs from their supply chain, creating better efficiencies and higher profits.”

will be set up in Marseilles to bring together the management teams and support functions. This consolidation is expected to enable the deployment of a coordinated set of structural initiatives, such as: improving productivity by

investing in

information systems and digital technology; refocusing local teams on customer service; achieving a more balanced customer


streamlining the corporate organization, in particular by reducing the number of regions and harmonizing processes; implementing more targeted, more customer-focused communication.

Canyon Bicycles

realizes record sales thanks to omni-chan- nel solution p6


Port of Savannah achieves record March p7

+ our regular From the Editor p.4

Logistics Roundupp.2 Airfreight Roundup p.7 Shipping Roundupp.8 Road & Rail Roundup p.8

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