Air Cargo

Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are putting the final touches to new advance data rules with air cargo airlines and forwarders hopeful that industry concerns will have been addressed by the time mandatory filing becomes law in the U.S. later this year.

Alitalia’s announcement that it will not renew its partnership and joint venture accords with Air France-KLM paves the way for Etihad Airways, the carrier’s dominant 49 percent shareholder, to expand its European freight footprint.

The acquisition of Hazen Final Mile gives TransForce and same-day logistics subsidiary Dynamex a longer reach in e-commerce shipping markets.

Asia’s top airlines in aggregate operated at close to break even in 2014, compared to net earnings of $2.2 billion the previous year as fierce competition eroded profitability, according to data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

Europe’s top air cargo hubs are feeling the impact of a slowing Chinese economy and a fragile recovery in the eurozone with traffic declining, stalling or growing at a snail’s pace in recent months.

Products being shipped as air cargo spend up to 90 percent of the transport time on the ground waiting to be processed, according to IATA director general and CEO TonyTyler.

Salmon season has begun in the Pacific Northwest and it was marked by the arrival of tens of thousands of pounds of the Copper River fish carried on two Alaska Airlines flights that arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The U.S. West Coast labor dispute that choked California’s ports for months may have been resolved but the effects continue to lift volumes at the world’s largest air cargo carrier, Cathay Pacific.

Plans to construct an international air cargo gateway in St. Louis took another step forward this week after the city’s airport commission approved the project in a unanimous vote.

Freighter operator Cargolux has launched a new twice-weekly air service between Chicago and Zhengzhou, China.