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DSV books record result for 2022, but warns that bull run for profits is over

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Feb 2, 2023, 9:35 AM EST

Denmark’s DSV collected record profits for 2022, but the forwarder says a return to a more “normal” market has begun.
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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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Forwarding tech providers push into US trucking market

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 21, 2022, 1:53 PM EST

The need for forwarders to tether quoting and tracking in international freight modes to US surface modes has been highlighted by new offerings from ECU Worldwide and Freightos.
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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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No seasonal uplift as air cargo market deteriorates further

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 2, 2022, 11:24 AM EST

Dismal November air cargo data has all but assured a weak end to 2022 with no sign of a seasonal uplift in demand or rate levels from an oversupplied market.
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New K+N freighter flies into slowing air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 23, 2022, 10:53 AM EST

Forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is receiving new freighter capacity as global demand wanes and rate levels tumble through a non-existent peak season.
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Lithium batteries in US postal system raising red flags

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

Soaring online orders for electronics and mobility devices are flooding the US postal services with undeclared lithium-ion batteries, posing a growing threat to the transport supply chain.
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Air cargo CEOs predict first-quarter recovery in volume

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 9, 2022, 11:50 AM EST

The global air cargo industry is flying into bracing headwinds, but airline CEOs remain largely positive that demand will return early next year.
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Air cargo market braces for turbulent 2023

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 4, 2022, 10:15 AM EDT

There is no sign of an air cargo peak season this year and few signals that 2023 will see any improvement as global economic conditions worsen.
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Air cargo carriers battle worsening supply-demand imbalance

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 19, 2022, 11:07 AM EDT

The world’s long-haul airlines are celebrating a steady return of passenger traffic, but as planes fill with travelers, weakening freight demand means carriers are struggling to fill the surplus cargo capacity below their feet.
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Flight-cutting plan at Amsterdam Schiphol puts freighter slots at risk

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 18, 2022, 10:36 AM EDT

A proposal to significantly reduce annual flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is rattling air cargo operators at the airport.
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Peak season hopes fade for ‘jumpy’ air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 7, 2022, 11:09 AM EDT

Demand for air cargo declined through September, and analysts say there is nothing in their data to indicate a pickup in volume out of Asia through the balance of the year.
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Air freight rates tumble as demand weakens, capacity rises

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Sep 30, 2022, 10:29 AM EDT

Spot rates on some air cargo routes out of Asia have fallen below long-term contract levels, mirroring the development in ocean shipping.
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Seasonality returns to air freight markets after two years of turbulence

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Aug 26, 2022, 11:05 AM EDT

Average air cargo rates on east-west trade lanes have declined significantly since April as demand slows in line with the traditional slack summer season.
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Trans-Atlantic belly cargo capacity to dry up after summer: forwarders

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jul 13, 2022, 11:32 AM EDT

Peak season has begun for air travel between Europe and North America, but forwarders making use of belly cargo capacity on passenger planes do not expect the below-deck boon to last.
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Demand indicators show air cargo heading into turbulence

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jul 8, 2022, 12:43 PM EDT

An ongoing shortage of capacity on the main trade lanes out of Asia and growing signs of declining demand are clouding the air cargo outlook for the remainder of the year.
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Belly cargo capacity makes slow return to global air freight

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 21, 2022, 10:24 AM EDT

The air freight industry is seeing a welcome increase in the urgently needed long-haul belly cargo capacity available to the market as international travel starts picking up.
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CMA CGM airline to leverage ocean forwarder network in expansion drive

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 16, 2022, 11:36 AM EDT

CMA CGM Air Cargo will use its parent company’s extensive ocean forwarder network to drive new business as the airline readies for a rapid global expansion under its Air France-KLM partnership.
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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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