Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Cargo aircraft
Global air cargo traffic surged 5.8 percent in July from a year ago and likely will continue to increase in the coming months, driven by accelerating economic growth in key Asian markets, according to the International Air Transport Association.

The second-quarter recovery that gave air and ocean cargo such a welcome boost looks set to continue its momentum well into the second half as the latest economic and freight indicators show some positive numbers.

Deutsche Post DHL will use India to pilot the development of its e-commerce business model for the Asia-Pacific region via subsidiary Blue Dart Express.

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has kept the local meteorological office busy, with the red level warning being


Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 30, 2014
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with grain handlers in the Pacific Northwest, ending a two-year battle between the two parties.

air freighter
The air cargo industry has been battling declining market share for years as cost-sensitive shippers move long-haul cargo from air to ocean transport, but that trend may be coming to an end, PIL Managing Director Teo Siong Seng says.

Rising revenue at Air China in the first half was not enough to lift cargo yield into positive territory, and the mainland carrier struggled against stiff competition and a weakening RMB-U.S. dollar exchange rate.

A U.S. appellate court panel ruled that as many as 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were employees, not independent contractors, when they worked for the package delivery company in the last decade.

Vietnam Airlines aircraft. Photo: Vietnam Photography / Shutterstock.com.
A quarter of Vietnam’s trade by value is shipped by air, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the country to be the world’s fastest-growing air cargo market over the next three years, expanding at 6.6 percent a year.

The price for air freight per kilogram on the spot market rose 0.8 percent to $3.32 in July
Air freight pricing is stable for the moment, but with the holiday season on the horizon Drewry is predicting prices will shoot up in coming months.