Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo today posted another profitable quarter despite lower traffic and revenue, overcoming a weakening global air freight market that has trapped many of its leading rivals in the red.

Singapore Airlines had a bad start to its financial year, ending the first quarter with earnings down 70 percent as yields weakened in the face of intense competition from regional and Middle East airlines.

ANA Holdings Inc.’s international cargo revenue surged nearly 20 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014.

More shippers contracting with C.H. Robinson Worldwide shifted loads from railroad to highway in the second quarter after seeing intermodal rail service deteriorate.

DSV flags
DSV today became the latest top 10 freight forwarder to post market-beating growth in ocean container traffic as the consolidation of the fragmented global logistics industry gathers pace.

Blue Dart Express, India’s leading air express and logistics services provider, reported its net profit fell 16 percent in the first fiscal quarter.

Japan Airlines Corp.’s group net profit tumbled 19.4 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

The Drewry East-West Air Freight Price Index rose to 101.6 in June.
Air freight spot rates on Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Price Index made up some of the ground lost in May last month, continuing year-over-year pricing gain trends.

AirBridge Cargo Boeing 747-400ERF freighter
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Russia’s largest scheduled cargo carrier, plans to add more routes and boost frequencies of existing services over the next six months after traffic soared 16 percent to an all-time high in the first half of the year.

Plane in blue sky
Positive developments in China’s export space are raising expectations that the recent strong performance of air and ocean cargo volumes will extend into a solid peak season.