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Janet Ang Crane Worldwide Logistics strengthens its focus on Industrial clients with the appointment of Janet Ang as Global Vice President Industrial. Ang will drive the strategic direction of the Industrial sector, supporting the development of additional integrated supply chain solutions for Crane Worldwide’s growing portfolio of B2B international clients. Based in Singapore, Ang’s career spans over twenty-five years in the 3PL market. Previously residing in Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles, Ang has developed a great understanding of clients’ global logistics challenges. With a broad range of experience from international operations to global account management and solution design, her in-depth…

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Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has advanced its sustainability journey by becoming the first Middle Eastern carrier to participate in The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) BlueSky program. Following the March 2022 launch announcement of the air cargo industry’s first multi-sector sustainability verification program and successful pilot program, Etihad Cargo is one of the first participants to join the program’s live operations. Other participants include organizations from airlines, airports, ground handlers, and general sales and service agents sectors. The first phase of the program comprises an evidence-based desktop verification process in which participants can…

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Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga.  “The demand for outsized air cargo capability is on the rise. Capacity is scarce, and in light of current geopolitical developments, many customers are looking for new, fast and efficient solutions. This is exactly what we offer with our BelugaST fleet,” said Michael Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space.…

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Amazon has signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium to begin powering Amazon’s transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023. Infinium is expected to initially supply enough electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel alternative created with carbon waste and renewable power, to begin powering Amazon trucks in lieu of diesel fuel for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year. The agreement is another step forward in Amazon’s commitment to transition its transportation network away from fossil fuels and deliver packages to customers in more sustainable ways. Amazon plans to initially use the electrofuels in trucks…

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REGENT, the company pioneering the electric seaglider for sustainable high-speed maritime travel, has announced that its seaglider technology demonstrator completed its first successful series of flights in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The REGENT seaglider is the first-ever vehicle to successfully utilize three modes of maritime operation—floating, foiling and flying—marking a major step forward in maritime transportation. “This is the next great moment in the history of human transportation,” said Billy Thalheimer, CEO and co-founder of REGENT. ”There has not been a new mode of transportation since the helicopter. Seagliders will bring welcome relief for travelers seeking an alternative to traditional air travel servicing coastal communities…

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AFS Logistics announced Kevin Day as President of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL). Day has over 25 years of logistics industry experience, including more than 11 years in executive leadership roles. As president of LTL for AFS, Day serves in both a client- and carrier-facing capacity, leading and managing the LTL business unit, team, and revenue streams for LTL service offerings. Kevin Day, AFS Logistics “LTL has always been a point of focus for AFS, and Kevin brings a wealth of experience from a diverse set of LTL environments,” says Tom Nightingale, CEO of AFS. “His senior-level expertise in both asset- and non-asset-based…

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American Airlines is giving customers a suite new ride. With new deliveries of its Airbus A321XLR and Boeing 787-9 aircraft, beginning in 2024, the airline will unveil new Flagship Suite® with premium seating and a reimagined aircraft interior for its long-haul fleet. Flagship Suite seats will offer customers a private premium experience with a privacy door, a chaise lounge seating option, and more personal storage space. Customers will enjoy tailored luxury in their private retreat in the sky in American’s premium cabin. “We are enhancing the customer experience across their entire journey with American,” American’s Vice President of Customer Experience…

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Kevin Mathison JetBlue announced the appointment of Kevin Mathisonas the airline’s vice president, enterprise planning. In this role, Kevin will support the airline’s efforts to deliver an efficient and reliable operation for its customers and crewmembers. Mathison will report to Dave Clark, JetBlue’s head of revenue and planning. “Kevin has a deep knowledge of the aviation industry and the strategies needed to successfully run an efficient airline,” said Clark. “I look forward to partnering closely with him to ensure our operation and our crewmembers are set up for even greater success going forward.” Mathison’s career prior to JetBlue includes two…

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Air New Zealand touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport, marking the first of its non-stop flights connecting the city of sails and the city that never sleeps. Minister of Tourism for New Zealand Hon Stuart Nash, Chair Dame Therese Walsh, and Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran were onboard the inaugural flight, along with key tourism and travel partners. Foran says introducing a non-stop service between Auckland and New York connects his two favorite places. “As one of the world’s greatest cities, Air New Zealand is proud to add the Big Apple to its list of 29 international destinations. By adding greater access to the East Coast of the…

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Greg Schwendinger, President, American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo announced the appointment of Greg Schwendinger to the role of President. The announcement follows the departure of Jessica Tyler in May, who moved to another leadership role within the airline. Schwendinger comes from a strong airline and business background. With more than 15 years of experience at American, he has held various roles leading teams across the airline. Most recently, Schwendinger led the Finance team at AccentCare, a healthcare services provider, during a period of transformation and growth. “Greg brings a unique perspective which will shape our cargo business and its…

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