To avoid the dreaded stockouts while meeting customer expectations for fast delivery and product variety, shippers are steadily consuming more air freight capacity.
Shippers typically turn to cargo airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific for expensive or time-sensitive products such as fast-fashion apparel, pharmaceutical shipments, or fruits and vegetables.
News & Analysis
22 Jan 2018
The recovering air cargo market is generating unprecedented growth at selected airports in Asia and Europe.
15 Jan 2018
The space-choked China-US air freight routes may see rate levels reach incredible highs as demand overpowers supply ahead of Chinese New Year.
22 Dec 2017
There will be little respite for shippers struggling to reserve air cargo space on the major trades until mid-February, with strong demand expected to continue until the Lunar New Year.
11 Dec 2017
Freight rates for air cargo are rising steadily and space is at a premium with no slowing of demand.
06 Dec 2017
Peak season demand is using up all available capacity and pushing up rates to unheard of levels.
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
14 Nov 2017
The sales figures surrounding China's Single's Day are predictably large, but the online shopping promotion continues robust 2017 e-commerce demand that is driving up air cargo volume.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
14 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its forecast for Japan’s air cargo trade growth.
08 Sep 2017
July’s performance was the third straight month of double-digit gains.
30 Aug 2017
An early peak season is expected in the air cargo sector.
02 Aug 2017
All regions posted growth.
02 Aug 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers rose 4.3 percent year-over-year.
31 Jul 2017
The carrier said its multiple nightly truck operations boost capacity and route options for shippers.
28 Jul 2017
The Franco-Dutch carrier transported 286,000 tonnes (315,261 tons).
28 Jul 2017
First-half traffic grew 1.2 percent to 330,000 tonnes.
26 Jul 2017
Air cargo growth for Asian carriers in June continued its robust growth on the back of solid international trade.
16 Jul 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its fiscal year outlook for growth in Japan’s air cargo trade.
12 Jul 2017
Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub handled 142,349 tonnes.
05 Jul 2017
All regions except Latin America posted double-digit growth.
13 Jun 2017
Cargolux said the joint venture contract signed in Beijing “is a major landmark.”
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
06 Jun 2017
AirBridgeCargo Airlines continued to outpace its European rivals with traffic soaring 17 percent in the first quarter as it increased its freighter fleet and expanded its global network.
02 Jun 2017
All regions, expect Latin America, reported higher traffic.
10 May 2017
Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a memorandum of understanding for an operational partnership in the latest tie-up between carriers in the challenging air transport market.
05 May 2017
Traffic on the Europe-Asia Pacific routes surged 34 percent in the quarter driven partly by “sea freight restraints.”
04 May 2017
Capacity was trimmed by 1.1 percent during the quarter.
03 May 2017
The strong March performance resulted in first-quarter traffic growing nearly 11 percent year-over-year.
27 Apr 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers grew 6.3 percent.
27 Apr 2017
Cargolux posted a sharply reduced profit and lower revenue in 2016.
27 Apr 2017
Japan’s international air cargo trade will rise for the second successive year.
26 Apr 2017
March was a good month for the Asian air cargo industry, with the recovering markets accelerating further on rising regional import-export activity.
20 Apr 2017
The partnership was struck after more than a year of negotiations.
18 Apr 2017
European airlines accounted for half of the increase in global air cargo traffic to a five-year high in 2016.
23 Mar 2017
Freight volumes have surged 23 percent in the first two months of 2017.
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