Cargo Handling

Ground Handling

How Ground Handlers are Contributing to Aviation’s Sustainability

Feb. 13, 2024
In the Asia-Pacific region, and around the world, ground service providers are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact while increasing operational efficiencies.
Ground Handling

Ground Support’s Progress with Sustainability Goals

Feb. 1, 2024
GSE manufacturers and ground handlers share their vision for a greener future.
Air Canada
Air Canada Cargo’s first equine transport was Noble, a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to King Charles III in March, ahead of his coronation ceremony.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Air Canada’s Strategy to Improve Animal Handling

Oct. 16, 2023
Air Canada in 2018 became the first airline to be awarded IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Live Animals Logistics certification and in 2022 became...
Air Canada
Schoona arrived at Air Canada Cargo’s Vancouver facility in a special crate three hours before her flight, and was kept in a warm environment until it was time for her to be loaded onto the aircraft. Her flight to Toronto was on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the cargo hold’s temperature was controlled to keep her comfortable during the four-hour journey onboard.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

How to Handle Animals with Care

Oct. 16, 2023
Training and compliance with IATA’s Live Animals Regulations are essential for ground handlers to ensure the welfare and safety of animals during air transport.
Daniel Kummer | Lufthansa Cargo
ICS2 is an EU-wide, integrated system for the pre-loading reporting of all import and transit air cargo and airmail shipments.
Ground Handling

What Cargo Handlers Need to Know about ICS2

Sept. 19, 2023
The customs pre-arrival security and safety program assesses whether cargo complies with the safety and security requirements of the European Union.

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Advanced tracking solutions combine telematics with intelligent dolly, container and ULD management to eliminate the unknowns and bring a real-time view of ground handling equipment’s location and status.
ULD & Containers

Dolly, Container and ULD Tracking Solutions to Optimize Ground Handling

April 13, 2023
New technology is delivering important benefits to ground handlers across key operational areas of on-time performance, asset management and cost containment.
CEIV Li-Batt entails detailed documentation of all procedures, and then external auditing of these processes and all facilities by IATA to ensure they are totally compliant.
Ramp Operations Training

Safety Standards for Shipping Lithium Batteries

Feb. 16, 2023
IATA’s CEIV Lithium Batteries certification program is designed to enable transport, meet safety obligations and comply with applicable regulations.
Dirk Goovaerts, head of Middle East and Africa and global cargo chair at Swissport International.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Swissport’s Concept for Cargo Handling

Sept. 20, 2022
Global cargo chair Dirk Goovaerts discusses his company’s plans to address challenges and meet cargo demand.
With constrained global cargo capacity due to pandemic related restrictions, shippers and freight forwarders have been increasingly opting to transport cargo through Dubai.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Opportunities for the Cargo Handling Sector

April 14, 2022
At hubs in the Middle East and beyond, cargo handlers have modified operations to keep up with demands triggered by the pandemic and are ready for further growth.
Bob Rogers, ULD CARE
ULD & Containers

In Defense of Demurrage and Other ULD Charges

April 7, 2022
ULD CARE's vice president says running a business with 5 to 10 percent of ULDs unaccounted for is not an effective way to run a business.
Consumer purchasing habits coupled with the pandemic’s role in slowing production has created a massive demand for goods and services.
Cargo Handling Equipment & Accessories

Support for Air Cargo

March 17, 2022
GSE solutions help the ground handling industry meet high demands and overcome capacity challenges.
The Commander Cargo Loader lineup includes an electric version of the C30i.
Pallet Loaders & Cargo Loaders

JBT’s Electric Approach to Cargo

March 17, 2022
With decades of experience producing electric and alternative powered ground support equipment, JBT has applied this know-how to cargo handling equipment.The C30i E electric powered...
Avp Special Report
Cargo Handling Equipment & Accessories

How Cargo Demand Impacts GSE Needs

Feb. 15, 2022
Airlines and ground service providers are using equipment to overcome cargo capacity challenges.
Scott Sangster, vice president of global logistics service providers at Descartes
ULD & Containers

AviationPros Podcast: Improving ULD and Pallet Availability with Technology

Dec. 31, 2021
Scott Sangster, vice president of global logistics service providers at Descartes, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith to discuss how automated demurrage and tracking...
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Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Post-Brexit Cargo Handling Requirements

Oct. 14, 2021
The effects of Britain’s exit from the EU, combined with factors spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, have illustrated the importance of collaboration between airports, airlines ...
Photo courtesy of Bangalore International Airport Ltd.
Ground Handling

BLR Upgrades Cargo and Ground Handling Facilities

Sept. 23, 2021
Kempegowda International Airport has updated its cargo capabilities and has become a regional hub in India.
Dr. Gert Pfeifer
ULD & Containers

AviationPros Podcast: Digital Twins and ULD Data

Aug. 20, 2021
In this episode of the AviationPros Podcast, Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith speaks with Dr. Gert Pfeifer to learn more about Jettainer's program to utilize virtual...
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Ground Handlers & Service Providers

How Air Cargo Can Help India Recover

Aug. 19, 2021
Airports and ground service providers are focusing on cargo, hoping to revive business and offset the passenger traffic downturn.
Bob Rogers
ULD & Containers

AviationPros Podcast: Virtual Reality Applied to ULD Training

Jan. 21, 2021
Bob Rogers, vice president at ULD Care, joins Ground Support Worldwide editor Josh Smith to discuss advancements in ULD training, particularly a VR-enabled program provided by...
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GSE Tracking

Optimizing Ground Handling with Advanced Container and Dolly Tracking Solutions

Aug. 13, 2020
How technology can improve manual processes to help ground handlers improve operations and maximize asset utilization.
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Ground Handling

How the Industry is Charting a Course for Cargo Handlers

April 23, 2020
IATA’s Cargo Handling Manual and Smart Facility Operational Capacity program aim to standardize cargo handling and reduce complex audits.
Photo courtesy of ULD CARE
ULD & Containers

Key Aspects of ULD Operations

Feb. 20, 2020
The ULD Code of Conduct sets a foundation for both airlines and service providers to aim for when it comes to managing unit load device operations.