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

22 Apr 2014
Express delivery in China resulted in 2.6 billion deliveries in the first quarter, up 51.9 percent year-on-year, Xinhua reported.
12 Feb 2014
Air and ocean trades to and from China will remain slow until next month due to the Lunar New Year shutdown, according to a survey by JOC of leading transport operators and analysts based in Asia.
11 Feb 2014
Asia-Pacific airlines will continue to dominate air cargo markets and freighter orders over the next two decades, according to the latest report from Airbus.
10 Feb 2014
FedEx Trade Networks has appointed James R. “Jack” Muhs as its new president and CEO.
07 Feb 2014
The global air cargo market faces a challenging year after growing just 1.4 percent in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association.
06 Feb 2014
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a net income of Rs. 23 crore (approximately $3.7 million) in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14, tumbling 49 percent year-over-year.
04 Feb 2014
Japan’s largest international freight forwarder Nippon Express said its profit jumped 13.8 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013...
03 Feb 2014
Saudi Airlines Cargo continued to increase its volume despite a tough year for the air freight sector in 2013.
03 Feb 2014
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said on Jan. 31 that its group net profit tumbled in the first three quarters of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, 2013, from a year earlier, despite increased revenues from both passenger and cargo operations.
03 Feb 2014
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on Jan. 31 that its group net profit nosedived in the first three quarters of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, 2013, from a year earlier, despite a sharp rise in international cargo revenue.
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31 Jan 2014
Embarrassed by late deliveries that lowered profits this holiday season, UPS lays out its strategy for improved forecasting, collaboration with shippers and package delivery at the next holiday peak.

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NEW DELHI, India—A yellow truck festooned with black tassels and hex symbols to ward off bad luck passed our van on the right as we jounced over the potholes that slowed us to a crawl on the road between Jaipur and Jodhpur. The truck was similar to many of the trucks I saw on a three-week road trip in the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh this winter, except for one thing: It was carrying a 20-foot container, the only box I spotted in hundreds of miles of tortuous driving. The blue box bore the familiar APL logo.