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Rising Opposition to Cargo Palletization

Eromosele Abiodun examines maritime stakeholders’ resistance to the federal government’s directive that all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria must be on a pallet In late 2017, the federal government directed all containerized cargoes coming into Nigeria to be on a pallet as effective January this year. The Minister of Finance, KemiAdeosun

New service from Cargolux, Nippon Cargo takes off

Cargolux on Wednesday operated its first 747-8 freighter service from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), putting its new deal with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) into action. The weekly flight will depart from LUX every Tuesday evening and arrive in NRT on Wednesday at 16:25 Japan Standard Time, and return

New German pallet cuts weight by 80 percent

German steel manufacturing company Trilatec yesterday unveiled a new lightweight air cargo pallet made from recycled cardboard, called the “squAIR-timber system.” Trilatiec said its goal is to replace conventional pallets, which it says are 80 percent heavier than the squAIR product, which can carry more than twice the weight. One meter

U.K. airfreight groups again call for action on London Heathrow expansion

Heathrow-cargo-terminal Pressure is being turned up again this week on Parliament in the U.K. to move forward on the planned third-runway expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), as two airfreight groups called for action as soon as possible to relieve congestion caused by limited capacity. Robert Keen, director general of the British

Managing supply chain disruption

Multiple companies at the SCOPE Supply Chain & Procurement Summit in Chicago this week discussed disruptions in their supply chains, along with what they are doing to combat disruptions. Even something as simple as what could appear to be a small kink in a company’s supply chain can actually wreak havoc,

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