Events & News2020-03-16T15:32:52+02:00

Hellmann to roll out CargoWise digital platform

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has signed up to the CargoWise transport management system (TMS) for all air and sea freight operations. The platform can execute transactions covering freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping, tracking, land transport, e-commerce, and cross-border compliance Hellmann said using the platform would standardise systems and databases “enabling [...]

May 29th, 2020|

DHL launches new online freight forwarding platform

DHL Global Forwarding (GF) has launched a pilot of myDHLi, a fully-integrated online platform for its freight forwarding customers, as part of Deutsche Post DHL’s  Strategy 2025 — Delivering excellence in a digital world. The forwarder said it believed the coronavirus outbreak would push companies to develop digital solutions. The new [...]

May 20th, 2020|

Helping to move what moves you

A Game-Changing Solution Together with IBM, Arrow is reimagining and enhancing commercial air travel with an IoT-enabled asset management solution that: Provides a better overall customer experience Increases efficiencies for airports Lowers costs for airlines, airports, and travelers Allows for more streamlined travel More information

May 14th, 2020|

Qstep: Digitalization investment in times of crisis

Like any other business segment, supply chain logistics has been hit very hard by the Covid-19 pandemics. If top management thought that laying off the front and the back office combined with “cheap” but cumbersome legacy systems would carry the business through the hard times, this management is wrong. The [...]

May 13th, 2020|

E-commerce logistics still creates new business niches

As shopping online becomes a necessity, e-commerce logistics is yet again gaining in importance and is rightly regarded as one of the industries well-positioned to survive and even thrive in the post COVID-19 world becoming a centre of innovation and investments. Surprisingly, e-commerce logistics still create opportunities and niches for [...]

April 21st, 2020|

Repost from LinkedIn: Airest’s First Flight in China

AirLink Aviation Services Provided Ground Handling Services for Airest’s First Flight in China AirLink Aviation Services is a famous local Ground Services Agency in China. We are honored to cooperate with Airest, Estonian this time. In close contact with the airport, the customs and the Airest Airlines, AirLink Aviation Services [...]

April 20th, 2020|

Acceleration of digital transformation in logistics

The world as we knew it has changed in a matter of weeks. The air cargo community was impacted already from the beginning of the year when China was closed off. In March, it was time for Europe's lockdown. Having lived in the coronavirus inflicted quarantine for a month, it [...]

April 16th, 2020|

Dreams do come true!

The past week has shown us that you really need to be careful what you wish for: Last January, there was nobody who would believe that the world's biggest SAAB air cargo operator will start flying the big birds. Yesterday, Airest brought strategically relevant cargo to Estonia with its Airbus [...]

April 14th, 2020|

Lufthansa Cargo set to tackle the coronavirus crisis

Lufthansa Cargo will continue to roll out the use of passenger aircraft to carry freight over the coming weeks as it looks to meet customer demand. Speaking exclusively to Air Cargo News, Lufthansa Cargo chief executive Peter Gerber said that the current capacity crunch being felt by the air cargo industry [...]

April 9th, 2020|

Qatar Cargo priorities medical shipments

Qatar Airways Cargo is prioritising essential medical supplies and aid shipments in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The airline said that in the past month, it has transported over 50m kg of medical and aid supplies, which equates to roughly 500 fully loaded Boeing 777 freighters. Qatar Airways Group chief [...]

April 9th, 2020|

Ospentos: Finnair Airbus A350 delivers medical supply to Tallinn

In 1924 Finnair made its maiden commercial flight over the Finnish bay carrying mail to Tallinn. On April 7, 2020 it flew its largest aircraft A350 from Shanghai to Tallinn via Helsinki with medical supplies. The medical supplies ordered by the government of Estonia, were flown from Pudong International Airport [...]

April 8th, 2020|

FedEx borrows $1.5bn to offset coronavirus impact

Fedex has strengthened its cash reserves with a $1.5bn credit line loan while executives have agreed to pay reductions. In a stock exchange announcement, the US express company said that the move would allow it to gain financial flexibility to combat the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak. FedEx said [...]

April 7th, 2020|

Trip & Co launch new seat bag for cargo transport

Netherlands safety products company Trip & Co has today launched a new seat bag system that enables cargo to be transported on passenger seats “safely, efficiently and without damaging the seats”. The new seat bag and cargo net products have been launched as airlines operate an increasing number of cargo-only [...]

April 7th, 2020|

Forwarder turns to road for China-Europe shipments

Freight forwarder InstaFreight claims that road freight services between China and Europe are now offering similar transit times to air cargo operations. InstaFreight said it had added an overland road option to complement its air and sea freight services in light of the high cost and delays out of China. [...]

April 7th, 2020|

IATA welcomes Brussels guidance on air cargo during coronavirus

IATA has welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) Guidelines on Facilitating Air Cargo Operations During the Covid-19 Outbreak. IATA said that the EC has understood the industry’s challenges and provided comprehensive and practical guidance to ensure that permissions to operate are quickly granted and that air crew are able to operate [...]

April 1st, 2020|

Digital Logistics Ecosystem (DLe) – status week 13

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 18MAR workshop where we gave an overview of the goals and short-term plans of the Digital Logistics Ecosystem. As a result of the workshop: we have initiated a daily morning 30-minute virtual information space where you get an overview of the progress [...]

March 27th, 2020|

Supply chain special: Airfreight sector responds to Covid-19

The spread of Covid-19 across the world has had a devastating effect on the aviation industry, forcing airlines to ground swathes of aircraft as passenger demand has collapsed across the globe. However, the air cargo industry has – so far at least – been a silver lining. Demand has continued [...]

March 25th, 2020|

Hololei: There is a need to create green corridors in Europe

Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, says in the interview to Estonian Public Braodcasting that green corridors for freight transport need to be established within the European Union so that important goods reach the people. According to Hololei, the current situation in Europe is the [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Logistics management to use digital waybills

On March 19, the ACCE100 webinar took place intending to develop a strategy and solution for the digitalization of the logistics ecosystem. ACCE100 is a network initiated by logistics companies. Parties taking part in the webinar were the Ministry of Economics and Communication, Police and Border Guard Board, Accelerate Estonia, [...]

March 19th, 2020|

How to reconcile e-commerce with air cargo

(Due to current coronavirus pandemic, prices and capacity situation has changed, so has the overall market condition. COVID-19 is a global force majeure. However, once the pandemic is subdued, there will be a renewed need to reconcile ecommerce with air cargo and come up with new business and operational modes). As [...]

March 19th, 2020|

COVID-19 impact on logistics — Sixfold publishes real-time information on border crossing times

Our day-to-day work at Sixfold is providing our customers — globally acting manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers — with real-time & predictive visibility over their shipments. We help them understand where their shipments are, when they are arriving at their own facilities or the customers' doorsteps and, crucially, whether [...]

March 17th, 2020|