In an effort to further strengthen the global supply chain, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has entered into a partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO). The two groups will focus on aligning foreign governments, the private sector and international aviation organizations together to focus on security.
India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, is to order 180 Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be A320neo’s and 30 will be A320s.
A Russia-Germany joint venture called Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL) is now operating the “Ostwind” container block trains that run from Berlin via Moscow to Baku in Azerbaijan and finally, Vladivostok.
Evergreen International Airlines' (EIA) flight crew has voted overwhelmingly to support a strike if no agreement is reached with company management. Both sides have been negotiating since 2005. The 218 EIA crewmembers are represented by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA).
Turkish Airlines (THY) reportedly is awaiting final government approval of a deal with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that will see the airline take over some of PIA routes to Europe and the U.S.
UPS is now providing customers in Europe, Asia and the Americas with a carbon-neutral shipping option for a small fee when they use the company’s Worldship software.
FedEx Express has expanded its three-tier premium services within India from 58 to 331 destinations.
According to the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), a proposed 50 percent increase in Ireland's existing carbon reduction target "would place unrealistic restrictions" on the sourcing of raw materials for the agri-food and drink export sector.
This week, parts of the U.S. were inundated with severe winter weather, forcing airlines and other companies to cancel or delay services. A winter storm first dropped 4 to 8 inches of snow in metro Atlanta, accounting for a slew of delays at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and then moved to the Northeast.
If state legislation is approved, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources could develop a pilot project targeting the creation of aviation biofuel from wood waste.