UPS has unveiled UPS Order Watch, a cloud-based technology platform that streamlines collaboration between international suppliers and customers. According to a press release, UPS Order Watch, which enhances the company's UPS Supplier Management product, helps professionals to better manage inbound supply chains. This technology will be available to new UPS customers by early 2013.
Tailwind International Air Charters recently performed a specialized charter flight that involved two men, five chocolate labs and various pieces of furniture. The flight, which was performed by Cessna Citation Excel aircraft, traversed from Monterey, Calif., to Addison, Texas.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has announced that dispatchers of its subsidiaries, Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, have ratified an initial labor agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 210. The five-year collective bargaining agreement, which involves job security, salaries and benefits packages, comes three years after Atlas Air began negotiations with the union.
American Airlines' parent company AMR Corp. handled 141,532 tonnes of cargo in October, a 7.6-percent, year-over-year, decline. Freight volumes are also down from a 10-month perspective, with AMR Corp. handling 1.9-percent less cargo than in January-to-October 2011. Competitor United Airlines saw even more dramatic declines in October, with cargo traffic stalling 10.3 percent, year-over-year.
Dachser has opened a new facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, complimenting the global 3PL's branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.