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

05 Feb 2016
Hong Kong’s largest air cargo terminal has teamed up with a Pearl River Delta ocean shipping and logistics heavyweight to increase its regional reach and drive up air freight business through the airport.
29 Jan 2016
Manchester Airports Group posted a 4.3 percent year-over-year increase in 2015 cargo traffic at its four U.K. airports, driven by new freighter services and growing express deliveries.
19 Jan 2016
Frankfurt airport, Europe’s largest air cargo hub, saw traffic decrease 2.6 percent year-over-year in 2015, mirroring declines at third- and fourth-ranked Amsterdam Schiphol and London Heathrow.
14 Jan 2016
Amsterdam Schiphol airport retained its ranking as Europe’s third-largest air freight hub in 2015 despite posting a larger decline in traffic than fourth-ranked London Heathrow.
15 Dec 2015
Hong Kong’s airport and its leading airline saw their hopes for a strong air freight finish to the year dashed as November figures fell back into negative growth that has gripped the world’s busiest airport for most of the year.
11 Dec 2015
The U.K. logistics industry slammed the government for deferring a decision on whether to expand London Heathrow airport, Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub, until next summer at the earliest.
09 Dec 2015
One way to get rid of unwanted aircraft is for an operator to park them on the tarmac at a big airfield and then disappear, something that is causing consternation at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
09 Dec 2015
The logistics arm of Hong Kong air cargo terminal, Hactl, has opened a depot in the Pearl River Delta city of Nansha that will target China’s fast growing e-commerce business.
01 Dec 2015
As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.
19 Nov 2015
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo throughput edged closer to last year’s tonnage in the third quarter, narrowing the deficit in the year-to-date to 1.44 percent and raising the possibility of matching record volumes in 2014.