Air Cargo

Air cargo handles much of the high-value goods that don’t move by ocean vessel in international trade. Its focus on express cargo allows freight companies to depend on reliable delivery and speed to market, although at a premium prices. Many of those shipments are arranged by air freight forwarders who consolidate various goods to make up a shipment lot.

News & Analysis

Air France A380
08 Jul 2014
Air France-KLM trimmed its 2014 profit forecast by up to 12 percent, citing “persistently weak” cargo demand.
18 Jun 2014
The move to dimensional weight pricing should have a positive impact on FedEx, executives with the shipping giant emphasized on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.
13 Jun 2014
The air cargo market posted solid year-on-year growth in the first quarter driven by a cyclical upturn in the global econ
13 Jun 2014
Tough screening regulations applying to air cargo being flown into the European Union will be enforced from July 1, but with just two weeks to go the industry has little idea which carriers, airports and forwarders have met the security requirements.
12 Jun 2014
Industry experts say there’s one unintended side effect of maritime uncertainty: the chance for air freight volumes to soar.
11 Jun 2014
The cargo division of Malaysia Airlines has appointed an acting chief executive to replace Mohd Yunus Idris, who left the company this week.
11 Jun 2014
Lufthansa today warned that an expected rebound in its cargo business hasn’t materialized and there’s no pickup in sight as it lowered its profit targets for the next two years.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
10 Jun 2014
American Airlines is adding Hong Kong and Shanghai to its daily Asian routes this week as the carrier capitalizes on 12 consecutive months of air freight growth and improving yields.
06 Jun 2014
The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (HAFFA) has joined a coalition of global counterparts in calling for the U.S. federal government to seek input from small and midsize forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program
05 Jun 2014
Air China Cargo and China Postal Airlines have strengthened their strategic partnership with the launch of a new service between Guangzhou and Nanjing as the carriers move to capture a growing share of the fast expanding mainland express market.
Saudia Cargo
05 Jun 2014
Two Arab Gulf air cargo carriers are expanding freighter services, underscoring the strength of the region’s carriers in a weak global air freight market.



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