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The Week in brief

By Hpanchal on January 27, 2012
  • Delta Cargo has forged an agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, which enables shippers to track and trace their freight on deltacargo.com. This GPS-enabled service is especially beneficial to customers moving high-value cargo, Delta Chief Cargo Officer Neel Shah explains. “Offering GPS customers our complete network, and combining active and passive tracking data into a single location, will be a considerable advantage for their critical shipments,” he said in a statement.
  • Air Partner has established a dedicated freight department at its Milan office. The aircraft charter broker, which is currently in expansion mode, now has specialist freight teams in nine of its 21 worldwide locations.
  • World Airways and Azerbaijani carrier Silk Way Airways have teamed up to provide outsized cargo service to the U.S. military. Under the agreement, World Airways’ parent company Global Aviation Holdings provides lift for U.S. military personnel and freight utilizing Silk Way’s IL-76 aircraft.
  • FedEx has expanded its SenseAware real-time tracking service to all industries. Previously only available to FedEx customers in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, SenseAware can provide data about the shipment’s current location, its temperature and barometric pressure readings, and whether it’s been opened or exposed to light.
  • MIQ Logistics has opened a 110,000-square-foot logistics center in the Netherlands. Located in the city of Venray, the center provides direct service coverage to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Eastern Europe. Venray also has direct access to leading airports in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium via its barge and rail systems.
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