Air Cargo

There are increasing signs that an Icelandic volcano could erupt, potentially disrupting shippers transporting goods via the freighters and in the bellies of passenger planes — much like an eruption on the island did in 2010.

Shippers transporting goods via freighters and in the bellies of passenger planes flying in the northern European are closely watching an Iceland volcano, as many recall how a 2010 eruption on the island seriously disrupted shipments for days.

U.S. authorities added money laundering to the list of drug-trafficking charges facing global shipping giant FedEx.

Both UPS and FedEx have received long-awaited approval from the Chinese government to widen operations in the country.

Cathay Pacific’s strong start to the year continued into July when robust growth in its air freight tonnage ou


Hong Kong-flag carrier Cathay Pacific reported today that its group profit skyrocketed more than 14-fold in the first half of 2014 from a year earlier...

Airplane taking off
Air freight rates are steadily climbing as demand creeps upward, leaving airline heads optimistic about the second half of 2014.

Alitalia plane

Etihad Airways plans to revive and expand Alitalia’s dormant cargo business after acquiring a 49 percent stake in the per


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.

Air cargo inside a freighter
The growth in global air cargo traffic slowed in June as a strong performance by Asia-Pacific and Middle East carriers was offset by declines in Europe and North and South America, according to the International Air Transport Association.