Congestion at U.S-Mexico border worsens

As the United States continues its national debate on immigration policies, congestion at the U.S.-Mexico border continues to worsen, causing increasing delays for cargo shipments.   This week, cargo wait times – which already jumped from 50 minutes to up to 7 hours at certain ports last week – have now reached between 9 and 10 hours at certain ports.  […]

Rhenus seeks Americas traffic with Freight Logistics purchase near MIA

Logistics services provider Rhenus Group said it acquired Miami-based international freight forwarder Freight Logistics yesterday, in a bid to secure more access to air cargo traffic from the Americas regions. Freight Logistics, which operates a consolidation hub near Miami International Airport (MIA), also has offices in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Founded in 2001, California-based Freight […]

Houston Airport System and Cabo Frio Airport ink air cargo ‘pipeline’ deal

Last week, Houston Airport System – which manages George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – and Brazil’s Cabo Frio Airport (CFB) signed an agreement to create an air cargo “pipeline” between the airports, serving two of the largest oil, gas and energy clusters in the Americas.  CFB is the first public airport now under private management […]

Whiting-Turner, Kokosing JV joins Amazon’s CVG hub-building team

Yesterday, Amazon Air selected the Whiting-Turner and Kokosing Construction Co. joint venture to build its new US$1.5 billion Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG), according to The Cincinnati Business Courier.  The JV will join other companies already working on the project, including AECOM, which is designing the site, and Woolpert, which is providing planning, civil engineering […]

WFS, Swiss WorldCargo launch first GDP-compliant facility at JFK

Ground-handling giant Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, opened the first Good Distribution Practice-certified pharmaceutical facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).  The GDP certification, awarded for JFK’s Building 66, assure that the facility conforms with quality standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) for handling pharmaceutical […]

Aeroterm to expand FedEx facilities in Miami [VIDEO]

Yesterday, Aeroterm, a main division of North American real estate operator Realterm, announced an expansion of its agreement with Miami-Dade County. Under the agreement, an air cargo facility leased by FedEx Express at Miami International Airport (MIA) will be expanded, and the facility ground lease will be extended through 2050.   Under the new agreement, FedEx will extend its ground lease with Aeroterm – originally set for […]
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