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Air cargo market weakens as capacity floods into service on major trades

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Mar 20, 2023, 1:20 PM EDT

In addition to long-haul passenger aircraft with significant belly freight capacity coming back into service to capture growing travel business, several airlines are adding freighters to the major trade lanes.
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Freightos’ 2022 financials reveal losses amid improving operating margins

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 14, 2023, 5:20 PM EDT

Freight rate booking marketplace Freightos said its unprofitable business is seeing improving margins and that scale will help it past the breakeven point.
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China recovery, pent-up demand signals air cargo growth this year: trade groups

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Mar 9, 2023, 9:46 AM EST

The post-pandemic recovery of China’s economy following the lifting of restrictions late last year is sparking increasingly optimistic expectations for the air cargo market in 2023 despite a challenging start to the year.
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Acquisition spree continues despite downshift in container shipping bull run

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Feb 16, 2023, 10:26 AM EST

The container shipping industry’s profit margins are easing, but the appetite for acquisitions — from air cargo units to last-mile delivery logistics — isn’t letting up, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi.
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Early Lunar New Year stalls Asian air cargo recovery

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Feb 1, 2023, 10:29 AM EST

The traditional air cargo market slowdown has been exaggerated by an early start to the Lunar New Year and an unfavorable comparison with last year’s robust peak season.
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Freightos goes public on NASDAQ in first measure of logistics tech value

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 5:00 PM EST

Freightos’ public listing on the NASDAQ will be the first test of how public investors value one of the more prominent logistics technology companies to emerge over the past decade.
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Global air freight capacity oversupplied entering 2023

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 20, 2022, 11:59 AM EST

Whereas a shortage of capacity in major trades was the chief issue for air cargo providers over the past two years, the greatest challenge in 2023 will be a lack of demand.
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November air cargo slump extends peak season blues

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Dec 15, 2022, 2:01 PM EST

The weakness in Asia’s air freight export markets continued through the traditionally strong month of November, with little prospect of an end-of-year boost in demand.
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Landside logistics next step in decarbonization drive: Maersk

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Nov 23, 2022, 12:41 PM EST

The expanding platform provided by shippers seeking green transport has allowed Maersk to ramp up its ocean sustainability efforts, with greening landside logistics the next target.
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Annual air cargo contracts vanish as market weakens

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 18, 2022, 12:41 PM EST

Growing uncertainty over demand levels and falling rates is making longer-term traditional air freight block space agreements unattractive.
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MSC takes first step into air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Sep 26, 2022, 11:48 AM EDT

Cementing access to controlled air freight capacity is behind MSC’s move to join peers CMA CGM and Maersk in launching an air cargo division.
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Air cargo recovery slowed by China lockdowns, Ukraine invasion

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 8, 2022, 11:31 AM EDT

China’s rolling COVID-19 lockdowns and significant disruption linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have left the global air freight market to face a difficult second half of the year.
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Trans-Atlantic air cargo market edges closer to recovery

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 2, 2022, 10:01 AM EDT

Air cargo capacity is flooding back into the trans-Atlantic market via below deck belly space as travel increases and airlines ramp up their summer schedules.
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MSC, Lufthansa bid for ITA opens door to global air freight network

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 27, 2022, 11:44 AM EDT

If the offer by MSC and Lufthansa for ITA is successful, it will provide the ocean carrier with access to significant air freight capacity.
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CMA CGM bolsters air cargo offering with Air France-KLM partnership

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 18, 2022, 12:06 PM EDT

In just 18 months, CMA CGM has gone from providing air cargo as part of its CEVA Logistics suite of services to becoming a major player in the global air freight market.
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US importers take to the air to beat East Coast port congestion

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Apr 11, 2022, 11:40 AM EDT

Shippers of time-sensitive goods on the North Europe-North America trade are increasingly being forced into the air as rising congestion on the US East Coast extends vessel delays.
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Shanghai airport effectively closed as freight backlog builds amid COVID lockdown

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Mar 31, 2022, 11:31 AM EDT

Bonded trucking services in and out of Shanghai’s Pudong have been suspended and most flights have been canceled, bringing operations at China’s busiest cargo airport to a standstill.
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Air cargo rates take off on Russia sanctions, China lockdowns

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Mar 15, 2022, 10:48 AM EDT

The ever-widening effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s COVID-19 lockdowns are placing mounting pressure on an already stressed air cargo sector.
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Chartered air cargo capacity floods into trans-Pacific trade

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Feb 22, 2022, 12:26 PM EST

Growing demand for e-commerce is behind forwarder moves to lock in controlled air freight capacity on Asia-US routes, with a particular focus on Vietnam.
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Cathay halts long-haul cargo flights after Hong Kong quarantine extension

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Dec 30, 2021, 2:28 PM EST

An update to new COVID-19 quarantine rules in Hong Kong has prompted Cathay Pacific to halted long-haul freight flights, potentially exacerbating a supply crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year peak.
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