Air Cargo

While general freight demand has taken a hit, premium services offered by International Airlines Group are growing on a tonnage basis.

As overcapacity and weak demand continue to plague the global transportation industry across modes, competition for cargo has only intensified.


Air France-KLM's freight fleet has fallen from 26 in 2005 to six this year and the cargo division seeks to break even in 2017.
Air France-KLM’s cargo loss narrowed slightly in the second quarter, but the airline's cargo unit was still stuck in the red.

Automating the freight booking process may be a little closer with the launching of an online marketplace for China-U.S. shipments.

TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.

Kuehne + Nagel, the German headquarters of which is pictured, in the second quarter handled more than 1 million TEUs in a single quarter for the first time.
Kuehne + Nagel managed to grow in a largely stagnant global freight environment.

Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.

Volga-Dnepr has sealed a deal with Boeing for the acquisition of 747-8 freighters for the Russian group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines unit.

Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.

Capacity growth outpaced demand for the world's cargo airlines as 2016 looks as though it will be a "disappointing" year for the industry.
"The business environment is extremely difficult and there are few signs of any immediate relief.”

Lufthansa Cargo and Japan’s All Nippon Airways will extend their joint venture next month.