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Winter storm in U.S. causes widespread freight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis hub

A cold front moving east across the American Midwest region caused extensive flight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is FedEx Express’ global hub, and the “substantial flight and sort disruptions” experienced will have widespread implications on express logistics. FedEx said that “potential delays are possible for package

Japan Airlines in talks third-party freighters to bring back freight capacity

Japan Airlines (JAL) is in talks with unnamed third-party operators to bring back freight capacity that had been lost when it suspended freighter operations in 2010, said Hiroo Iwakoshi, the carrier’s executive officer for cargo and mail. Imagine your Ad placed here The Japanese government has signed off on JAL’s use of cargo charters, but

FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx new Shanghai Pudong Hub, courtesy of FedEx. January 8, 2018 Shanghai (ACW) - FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most

SGR cargo train to Nairobi delayed on volume shortfall

Kenya Railways Commercial Cargo Train Nairobi - (BA) The second Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight train will not arrive in Nairobi today as scheduled, the Kenya Railways Corporation (KR) has said. Kenya Railways managing director Atanas Maina said the locomotive will instead arrive on Thursday because it’s not filled to capacity. “The second cargo

Slow Start for Truckers Under New Rule on Logging Hours

Assembled Trucks  A new rule requiring truckers to electronically log their hours behind the wheel is getting off to a bumpy start for some drivers, with complaints arising over technical glitches and limited customer support for the devices. The mandate, which took effect Monday, is intended to reduce accidents stemming from driver fatigue by

Shanghai hits 4 million tonnes of cargo for 2017

Shanghai Pudong International Airport cargo Shanghai, as of today, has joined a prestigious and exclusive ‘4-million tonne club’ to which only two other cities in the world can claim access. The airport authority reported this morning that its annual airfreight traffic surpassed 4 million tonnes, for the first time. Before this