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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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Forwarders add Asia air, rail services as Omicron spreads

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jan 28, 2022, 12:26 PM EST

The creativity of service providers is being tested as COVID-19 infections continue to spread around Asia and disrupt regional supply lines.
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Cross-border platform channels pandemic-led growth into venture investment

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 25, 2022, 12:01 AM EST

San Francisco-based Passport said it will use $39 million in new funding to expand its outbound parcel platform for US e-commerce sellers looking to manage logistics and trade compliance on international orders.
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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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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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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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Shanghai air cargo in holding pattern as backlog builds

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Aug 24, 2021, 10:21 AM EDT

There is little clarity in Shanghai airport’s evolving COVID-19 lockdown situation, with forwarders in China asked not to deliver export cargo to the terminals and airlines suspending inbound shipments.
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Cross-border services startup scoops up parcel consolidator

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor; and Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst | Aug 10, 2021, 1:19 PM EDT

The acquisition of parcel consolidator Access Worldwide by startup cross-border shipping platform Passport is likely targeted at cost-conscious shippers needing to fulfill small package orders.
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Asia-US peak air cargo surcharges rise on soaring B2B demand

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst | May 18, 2021, 11:01 AM EDT

Air cargo peak surcharges are increasing on the Asia-US trade as business-to-business (B2B) parcel shippers opt for quicker delivery times to replenish inventories.
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Forwarder AIT makes second European acquisition in two months

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Contributor | Dec 21, 2020, 4:17 PM EST

AIT Worldwide Logistics expands its e-commerce capabilities and geographical footprint through the acquisition of Fiege Freight Forwarding.
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UPS, Amazon expand domestic air services to deliver e-commerce goods faster

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Contributor | Sep 11, 2020, 4:12 PM EDT

UPS and Amazon are expanding capabilities at smaller airports in Kansas City and Tampa, respectively, to speed up last-mile deliveries.
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Purolator expands US-Canada next-day service

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 31, 2020, 5:46 PM EDT

As e-commerce booms on both sides of the US-Canadian border, Purolator International expands northbound next-day air service between the countries.
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International air cargo volumes show monthly gains

Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Contributor | Aug 5, 2020, 2:56 PM EDT

The three largest express providers reported improving signs in the sector in their most recent earnings reports, as COVID-hit volumes recovered gradually as the second quarter progressed.
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Forward Air expands Ohio LTL hub amid volume rebound

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 27, 2020, 2:43 PM EDT

As freight volumes rise, expedited LTL operator Forward Air is expanding capacity by 30 percent at the heart of its airport-to-airport network in Columbus, Ohio.
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Forward Air expands into over-the-road LTL

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 13, 2020, 4:25 PM EDT

By launching a door-to-door, less-than-truckload business in Savannah, Forward Air is adding more freight and building density in its airport-to-airport network.
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Uneven air cargo demand congesting major US hubs

Chris Barnett, Special Correspondent | Jun 11, 2020, 11:16 AM EDT

Freighters and converted passenger craft are taking longer to unload than belly freight and some ground handlers are understaffed after furloughs and layoffs in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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3PL Transplace jumps into parcel market

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 2, 2020, 5:56 PM EDT

The acquisition of ScanData gives Transplace broader supply chain reach as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates e-commerce demand.
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Higher margins elude Asia air freight forwarders

Special Correspondent Keith Wallis | May 1, 2020, 10:33 AM EDT

Traditionally low air freight margins are being further depressed by fierce competition among forwarders to secure limited capacity, with travel bans grounding most of the passenger fleet on east-west trades.
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Global recession will weigh on air cargo recovery: IATA

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Apr 29, 2020, 10:21 AM EDT

Even when air cargo demand for urgent medical supplies drops off, there is no certainty that recession-hit consumers will resume spending, and if they do, capacity will still be tight as passenger fleets remain grounded.
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