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 […]

Liberia breaks ground on new cargo terminal in efforts to become regional hub

Liberian joint venture company Global Logistics Services Inc. and National Aviation Services (GLS-NAS) broke ground on the construction of a US$11 million cargo terminal at Roberts International Airport (ROB). The new facility is intended to position ROB as a hub for cargo in West Africa’s Mano River sub region by strengthening and growing its cargo […]

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. To address the new uncertainty, logistics companies, such as U.S.-based C.H. Robinson, are advising consideration of alternate modes of […]

Expanded infrastructure, networks and tech guide top 3 airport trends into 2019

Following our announcement of this year’s top 25 cargo airports, we at Cargo Airport News have identified the top three airport trends developing in the industry since the start of 2019. These trends include:  #3: The rise of dual and cluster airport systems  #2: Acquisition of cool-chain technology and certifications increases among airport stakeholders  #1: Small and medium-sized airports gain […]

Top 3 trends in the evolution of air cargo communities

Over the past seven years, cargo communities like those at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Brussels Airport (BRU), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Singapore Changi (SIN) and Miami Airport (MIA), have worked to instill real and positive change into airport operations.  While the cargo industry is often derided for a lag in technological upgrades or slow operations, airport cargo communities have introduced advancements to […]
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