International Air Freight

International Air Freight

News coverage of the international air cargo industry, including profits and loss, expansions, trade and more.

Commentary

NEW DELHI, India—A yellow truck festooned with black tassels and hex symbols to ward off bad luck passed our van on the right as we jounced over the potholes that slowed us to a crawl on the road between Jaipur and Jodhpur. The truck was similar to many of the trucks I saw on a three-week road trip in the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh this winter, except for one thing: It was carrying a 20-foot container, the only box I spotted in hundreds of miles of tortuous driving. The blue box bore the familiar APL logo.

News & Analysis

03 Mar 2015
The global air cargo market got off to a sluggish start in 2015, with traffic up 3.2 percent year-over-year in January as lower volumes on European and North and South American routes offset strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
01 Mar 2015
Air cargo leaving India has been hit with severe delays because of poor weather and the lingering impact of U.S. West Coast port congestion on world trade, according to a U.S. freight forwarder specializing in air and ocean freight in the Far East.
26 Feb 2015
Freight forwarder Expeditors International saw air freight volume soar in the fourth quarter, reaching a 19 percent year-over-year increase in December, as shippers tried to fly over West Coast port gridlock.
24 Feb 2015
Trans-Pacific air freight markets will continue to benefit from shipper demand as U.S. ports take several months to clear the backlog of containers that stacked up during the protracted waterfront labor dispute between terminals and the union.
13 Feb 2015
Shippers between Nairobi and the global flower hub of Amsterdam chartered at least 1,500 tons of additional air freight capacity in the two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day to ship in flowers from Africa.
12 Feb 2015
With less than a week to the Chinese New Year factory shutdowns and congestion delays frustrating trans-Pacific shippers, DHL is ensuring it has enough air cargo space on its U.S. routes to handle the rising demand.
11 Feb 2015
DHL Global Forwarding has opened its new Shanghai warehouse with an $18 million investment in 17,200 square feet of cold storage facilities for life sciences and healthcare customers.
04 Feb 2015
It was no surprise to find air cargo executives at the WCA Worldwide forwarders conference in Hong Kong lobbying for more shippers and forwarders to send their cargo via air, but the U.S. port congestion provided a helpful marketing tool.
28 Jan 2015
Jan de Rijk Logistics will provider "road feeder service" for IAG Cargo in Spain, handling the air freight company's Iberian traffic.
28 Jan 2015
Cathay Pacific’s new air cargo terminal in Hong Kong handled 1.45 million tons during 2014 in its first full year of operation.