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European airport cargo rebounding

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jan 26, 2017, 2:50 PM EST

Europe’s cargo airports are outperforming its ocean container ports.
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UPS adds capacity as e-commerce demand builds

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 27, 2016, 6:00 PM EDT

As e-commerce volumes rise, UPS is adding more capacity.
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UK approves Heathrow airport expansion

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Oct 25, 2016, 9:58 AM EDT

The decision ends decades of indecision that has been condemned by UK business leaders, shippers, and freight forwarders.
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UPS extends global premium express package service

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 12, 2016, 12:44 PM EDT

Shorter fulfillment cycles are pushing UPS to expand its fastest package and freight services to new countries.
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Hong Kong air cargo hurt by Beijing’s hub subsidies

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Sep 28, 2016, 5:56 AM EDT

Subsidies from Beijing gives air cargo hubs in China a cost structure that is hard for regional competitors such as Hong Kong to match.
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Shanghai’s Pactl posts record seven-month air cargo growth

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Aug 23, 2016, 3:15 AM EDT

Cargo records at Pactl continue to fall, with the best seven-month total ever posted.
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Canada's Dicom expands cross-border LTL, parcel services

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 2, 2016, 3:35 PM EDT

Dicom looks to integrate cross-border trucking, parcel business with last-mile service as e-commerce grows.
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As truckload market tanks, e-commerce powers TransForce

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 25, 2016, 5:09 PM EDT

TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.
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Tech start-ups could partner with older logistics firms rather than disrupt

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 13, 2016, 4:23 PM EDT

Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.
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Brexit threatens $25 billion expansion of Heathrow Airport

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jun 27, 2016, 8:56 AM EDT

U.K. freight forwarders are worried that the decision to leave the European Union could threaten a much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport.
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Chinese firm buys Frankfurt-Hahn airport, eyes freight market

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jun 7, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT

A leading Chinese construction and trading company has acquired a controlling stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
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TNT sells airlines as FedEx acquisition wraps up

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | May 25, 2016, 7:32 AM EDT

Ireland-based ASL Aviation has sealed the acquisition of TNT Express’s two cargo airlines.
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In strike vote, Teamster cargo pilots seek 'leverage' with DHL, airlines

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 17, 2016, 6:40 PM EDT

A strike vote by union pilots at Atlas, ATSG and Kalitta Air is meant to pressure the airlines and DHL, but doesn't mean a strike is imminent.
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Record air cargo volume flows through Shanghai terminal

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Apr 25, 2016, 1:22 AM EDT

Shanghai’s largest air cargo terminal has continued its solid volume growth of 2015 into the first quarter, handling record year-over-year throughput from January to March.
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Expedited trucker Forward Air gains ground, builds profit

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Apr 22, 2016, 3:26 PM EDT

Diversification, an acquisition and a change in its dimensional weight factor in its expedited less-than-truckload business helped drive first-quarter revenue and profit higher at Forward Air.
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Is Amazon trying to buy an airport?

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Apr 19, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT

There is mounting speculation that Amazon is interested in acquiring a stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to establish a major European distribution hub.
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Brussels airport still in lockdown — but cargo flights set to resume

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Mar 23, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT

Brussels airport is in lockdown for a second day following the deadly bomb attacks on Tuesday and will remain closed to all passenger flights tomorrow.
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Brussels at standstill after terror attacks

Dustin Braden, Shipper Relationship Manager, Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent and Reynolds Hutchins, Associate Editor | Mar 22, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT

The movement of people and goods in and around Brussels ground to a halt Tuesday after a series of terror attacks rocked the Belgian capital. Brussels Airport has been shut down, all flights in and out cancelled, and public transportation throughout the city has been put on lockdown, sparking wide reports of gridlock.
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UPS expands US next-day, early delivery package service

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Mar 21, 2016, 2:48 PM EDT

As e-commerce demands push delivery limits, UPS is expanding its US and global early delivery guarantees for package shippers and customers.
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Congestion-free West Coast hits Hong Kong air cargo growth

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Mar 14, 2016, 7:11 AM EDT

The year-over-year distortions of the U.S. West Coast port dispute early in 2015 that pushed shippers to the skies were keenly felt in February cargo volumes at Hong Kong International Airport that recorded a drop of 15 percent compared to the same month last year.
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FedEx Ground to open DC near Seattle, Tacoma — and Amazon

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 24, 2016, 10:38 AM EST

The ground package arm of FedEx will lease a CenterPoint-owned distribution and sorting facility in Auburn, Washington, six miles from Amazon's Kent fulfillment center and close to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
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E-commerce replaces energy as growth engine at Canada's TransForce

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 14, 2016, 11:52 AM EST

E-commerce opportunities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are helping TransForce compensate for loss of energy, less-than-truckload volumes.
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Ground-air trucker Forward Air adjusts dim-weight pricing

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 11, 2016, 12:07 PM EST

A Feb. 1 change in dimensional weight pricing will benefit Forward Air Corp., the CEO of the ground-air expedited transportation company told Wall Street analysts this week.
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Hactl joins Chu Kong Shipping to boost PRD footprint

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Feb 5, 2016, 1:47 AM EST

Hong Kong’s largest air cargo terminal has teamed up with a Pearl River Delta ocean shipping and logistics heavyweight to increase its regional reach and drive up air freight business through the airport.
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UK airport operator boosts cargo at four airports

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jan 29, 2016, 8:24 AM EST

Manchester Airports Group posted a 4.3 percent year-over-year increase in 2015 cargo traffic at its four U.K. airports, driven by new freighter services and growing express deliveries.
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Air freight sinks at Frankfurt, soars at Leipzig, Munich

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jan 19, 2016, 8:57 AM EST

Frankfurt airport, Europe’s largest air cargo hub, saw traffic decrease 2.6 percent year-over-year in 2015, mirroring declines at third- and fourth-ranked Amsterdam Schiphol and London Heathrow.
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Schiphol still third-busiest Europe air hub despite volume drop

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Jan 14, 2016, 8:43 AM EST

Amsterdam Schiphol airport retained its ranking as Europe’s third-largest air freight hub in 2015 despite posting a larger decline in traffic than fourth-ranked London Heathrow.
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Airlines prepare for cargo surge when box weight rule is enforced

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jan 8, 2016, 1:39 AM EST

The International Air Transport Association will urge member airlines to prepare for a possible surge in air freight volumes caused by possible disruptions when the new container weighing requirements are implemented globally from July.
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ASL Aviation raises $110 million, refueling TNT Express airline bid speculation

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Dec 22, 2015, 8:05 AM EST

ASL Aviation Group has signed two loans for $110 million, refueling speculation the Ireland-based group is preparing a bid for TNT Express’ freighter airlines ahead of FedEx’s takeover of its small Dutch rival.
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UK logistics industry slams delayed decision over Heathrow expansion

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Dec 11, 2015, 9:45 AM EST

The U.K. logistics industry slammed the government for deferring a decision on whether to expand London Heathrow airport, Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub, until next summer at the earliest.
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Pick up your planes or lose them, Malaysia airport tells mystery owner

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 9, 2015, 7:57 AM EST

One way to get rid of unwanted aircraft is for an operator to park them on the tarmac at a big airfield and then disappear, something that is causing consternation at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
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Hactl’s Nansha depot opens new China e-commerce channel

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 9, 2015, 12:03 AM EST

The logistics arm of Hong Kong air cargo terminal, Hactl, has opened a depot in the Pearl River Delta city of Nansha that will target China’s fast growing e-commerce business.
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UTi Worldwide opens multimodal hubs in Malaysia, Vietnam

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 1, 2015, 12:35 PM EST

As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.
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JAL profit surges despite weak air cargo revenue

Hisane Masaki | Oct 30, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT

Japan Airlines Corp.’s net profit surged 28.7 percent year-over-year in the April-September period to 103.4 billion yen ($854 million), as lower fuel prices and cost-reduction efforts more than made up for a decline in cargo operations revenue.
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As talks continue, UPS pilots authorize strike

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 23, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT

Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
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Japanese air cargo volumes expected to drop

Hisane Masaki, Special Correspondent | Oct 13, 2015, 9:56 AM EDT

Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, predicts that Japan’s international air cargo trade will contract for the first time in two years.
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UPS expands premium Worldwide Express package service

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 12, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

The world's second-largest transport operator is adding more than 41,000 postal codes to its international guaranteed package service, expanding its delivery footprint in Asia and other regions.
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TNT says profit down on volatile China, Brazil markets – but bullish on FedEx takeover

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent | Oct 5, 2015, 9:05 AM EDT

TNT Express said its third-quarter operating profit will be “materially lower” than last year due to economic volatility in China, Brazil and Australia.
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DHL Express USA expands US electric truck fleet

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 23, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT

The U.S. arm of the global package express carrier is buying 45 electric cargo vans as part of a broader initiative to run more "clean" vehicles. Overall, corporate sustainability targets are powering interest in electrics.
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European shippers to gain as TNT recalibrates road service to Moscow

JOC Staff | Sep 23, 2015, 12:09 PM EDT

TNT Express has launched a road service connecting Georgia to Moscow in a bid to cut up to 48 hours of transit time for shippers using the company’s European road transit service to reach the Russian capital.
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