The Week in brief
- Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN PharmaChain, a new product that offers door-to-door temperature control, wireless temperature monitoring and a 24-hour alert system. KN PharmaChain is offered at four service levels according to temperature and handling demands.
- Korean Air Lines has picked Swissport International to handle the cargo it transports to Schiphol Airport in its three weekly B747 freighter flights starting May 1. Korean also routes three weekly passenger flights that carry cargo in and out of Amsterdam. This year, Swissport has also picked up South American Airways, Imperial Cargo Airlines and nine other airlines as new customers.
- FedEx Trade Networks has opened new offices in St. Louis, Milwaukee and Phoenix as part of its ongoing expansion plan. Andy Henry, vice president of U.S. operations for FedEx Trade Networks, remarked that increasing its U.S. office network enables the company to “offer customers a wider variety of solutions and routing options to fit their international freight forwarding and customs brokerage supply chains.”
- Nordisk Aviation Services has signed a three-year contract with Emirates Airline to provide nearly 6,000 ULDs.
- Russia’s Ulyanovsk Higher Civil Aviation School and Oxford Aviation Academy have entered into a long-term training partnership to co-develop and implement flight training programs in Russian for modern aircraft.
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