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

29 Oct 2014
Air France-KLM’s troubled cargo business sank deeper into the red in the third quarter due to weaker demand and a two-week strike by pilots in September.
29 Oct 2014
Air freight rates are on the rise heading into the peak season months of October and November, continuing a recent robust streak, Drewry Shipping Consultants says.
29 Oct 2014
HONG KONG — Robert Mylod, the former Priceline CFO who played a major role in automating the online consumer travel market, has joined online freight pricing and quoting network Freightos, which plans to mimic the automated system that was such a game changer in the travel business.
28 Oct 2014
Steady growth in air freight demand was recorded by Asia’s airlines during September as the industry continued to benefit from rising international trade.
IATA Volumes chart
22 Oct 2014
Air cargo volumes will grow 4.1 percent annually through 2018, according to recently released forecast from the International Air Transport Association.
22 Oct 2014
London – Amsterdam and London have closed the gap with Europe’s top freight airports as pilot strikes at Lufthansa and Air France shrunk cargo traffic at their Frankfurt and Paris hubs.
21 Oct 2014
UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.
20 Oct 2014
Air cargo terminals in the Asian hubs of Shanghai and Hong Kong have reported another strong month, with the annual throughput shaping up to be the best in years.
16 Oct 2014
The shift of freight from air to ocean is just a blip for container lines but has hit the air cargo industry hard, with few signs of relenting, a maritime consultant said Thursday.
16 Oct 2014
Strong growth out of Hong Kong and China in September saw Cathay Pacific and Dragonair continuing to post double-digit growth as cargo and mail throughput rose 14.5 percent compared to the same month last year.