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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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Hong Kong imposes mandatory quarantine on air cargo pilots

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Dec 29, 2021, 3:40 PM EST

Toughening Hong Kong’s quarantine requirement for air cargo pilots would severely disrupt airfreight operations during peak air cargo season and ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday.
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Singapore Airlines links to CargoWise for e-bookings

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 10, 2021, 4:34 PM EST

An electronic connection between CargoWise and Singapore Airlines is another sign that digital management of bookings and shipment modifications is gaining momentum in the air cargo market.
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Congested US airports push trans-Pacific air cargo rate to record high

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 1, 2021, 12:53 PM EST

The bottlenecks that have frustrated ocean shippers all year have spread to air cargo, pushing up rates to stratospheric levels and delaying shipments.
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JOC Rankings: COVID-19 drove revenue gains for air freight, final-mile providers in 2020

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Oct 22, 2021, 4:27 PM EDT

International air freight and last-mile delivery saw the fastest revenue growth in the transportation sector last year, while industrial transportation suffered.
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Air cargo capacity fills up ahead of Asia-Europe peak season

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 6, 2021, 2:48 PM EDT

Global air cargo volumes in August and September were up just 1 percent compared to the same months in 2019, but the shortage of capacity has shippers fighting to secure capacity ahead of holiday season.
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