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New bill calls for air cargo pilots to follow same rest guidelines as passenger pilots

Posted 04/19 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
A new piece of bipartisan legislation rolled out this week by Representatives Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Tim Bishop (D-NY), entitled H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012, ensures that “pilot rest requirements apply to all air cargo operations.”
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Shipment growth outpaces expenditures for second straight month in Cass Freight Index report

Posted 04/10 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
March shipments at 1.094 were up 2.1 percent compared to February and down 1.3 percent compared to March 2011. Expenditures at 2.317 were up 1.0 percent compared to February and up 4.3 percent compared to March 2011.

Logistics Q&A with Pilot Freight CEO Richard Phillips

Posted 03/30 · 11:04 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Pilot CEO Richard Phillips about what he is seeing in the various markets Pilot serves.
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BDP International rolls out BDP AirStar service

Posted 03/22 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
According to company officials, BDP AirStar expedites shipments from Chicago, New York, and Houston to Amsterdam to immediate transit to all major European destinations. This service is part of a multi-carrier partnership BDP has with KLM, Air France, and Delta.

DHL introduces two new flights out of Hong Kong

Posted 03/19 · 12:19 PM · LM Editorial
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said last week it has rolled out two new direct flights from its hub in Hong Kong, with one flight to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the other to Chengdu, China, which the company said are the latest enhancements to its Asia-based air network.
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Lack of a coordinated national policy on aviation is “shocking”

Posted 03/19 · 09:23 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association is urging U.S. policy makers to improve aviation competitiveness by easing the tax and regulatory burdens on the airline industry.
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DHL makes further investments at CVG hub with a focus on international shipments

Posted 03/15 · 10:11 AM · LM Editorial
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said yesterday it has invested $47 million to expand its Americas hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) in an effort to meet the growing needs of its international shipping customers.
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FTR Shippers’ Condition Index is flat from December to January

Posted 03/14 · 10:38 AM · LM Editorial
The SCI dropped 0.2 points in January, the most recent month for which data is available, to -4.8, said FTR. The firm describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market influences that affect shippers
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CEVA CEO looks to the future following record revenue in 2011

Posted 03/07 · 01:00 PM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s first half performance and other industry-related items.

Air Cargo: Is 2012 the Turnaround Year?

Posted 03/06 · 06:35 PM · SCMR Editorial
While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.

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