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

Cathay Pacific Cargo aircraft
02 Sep 2014
Global air cargo traffic surged 5.8 percent in July from a year ago and likely will continue to increase in the coming months, driven by accelerating economic growth in key Asian markets, according to the International Air Transport Association.
02 Sep 2014
The second-quarter recovery that gave air and ocean cargo such a welcome boost looks set to continue its momentum well into the second half as the latest economic and freight indicators show some positive numbers.
31 Aug 2014
Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has kept the local meteorological office busy, with the red level warning being
air freighter
29 Aug 2014
The air cargo industry has been battling declining market share for years as cost-sensitive shippers move long-haul cargo from air to ocean transport, but that trend may be coming to an end, PIL Managing Director Teo Siong Seng says.
Vietnam Airlines aircraft. Photo: Vietnam Photography / Shutterstock.com.
27 Aug 2014
A quarter of Vietnam’s trade by value is shipped by air, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the country to be the world’s fastest-growing air cargo market over the next three years, expanding at 6.6 percent a year.
23 Aug 2014
Iceland has downgraded the alert level for a volcano from “red” to “orange” after backtracking on a statement made on Saturday that a small subglacial lavel eruption had begun under the site.
10 Aug 2014
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminals Co. Ltd (PACTL) reported 23 percent growth in air freight throughput in July year-over-year as strong demand from international markets continued.
25 Jul 2014
Inadequate airspace capacity for civil air traffic, rapid growth of the Chinese aviation industry, capacity constraints at airports, and rigid operating regulations add up to congestion and delays for carriers serving the mainland’s busy cargo gateways, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Air China Cargo
23 Jul 2014
The recent recovery in China’s air cargo exports could stall this month as flight cancellations and lengthy delays hit airports across China’s eastern seaboard where suspected military drills are wreaking havoc on commercial air space that is already in short supply.
Kuehne & Nagel air freight handling at Hong Kong
22 Jul 2014
The air freight market out of Asia is taking off, with solid figures reported by terminals, carriers, forwarders and the semiconductor industry, which plays a significant role in driving air cargo growth.