They discovered it on a Friday. While screening cargo on a U.S.-bound freighter departing from Yemen, investigators found a bomb encased in a toner cartridge. Although U.K officials intercepted the device before it could detonate, the would-be act of violence caused a global uproar. read more
Air Cargo World Magazine - Features
When a UK-based dessert manufacturer decided to branch out a bit and start selling delicacies in the Australian market, Adam McKenna at Direct Food Express, a freight forwarder based at Manchester Airport, was there. His logistically challenging task: Keep 19 temperature-sensitive pallets cold during a roughly 10,000-mile journey, arranging all the governmentally required health certificates and Customs clearances in the process. Oh yeah — and the clock’s ticking.
Last summer, 16 students from the University of Huddersfield in the UK received diplomas in air transport and logistics management. During their time at the university, a few of the students had nabbed scarce internships with companies in the air-cargo arena — Air Charter Services, British Airways World Cargo, Hellman Worldwide Logistics — which prepared them for a job in the industry, but most of the graduating class won’t find jobs in airfreight. read more
Recent movements at Canadian airports to boost their cargo capabilities suggest that the country is a hotbed of air cargo growth.