Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2020
The air cargo industry is gradually moving to electronic bookings between forwarders and airlines, but the evolution could still take time if previous digitization initiatives in the industry are any indication.
24 Jan 2014
Forward Air has agreed to acquire Central States Trucking and Central States Logistics from Central States Inc. for $95.6 million.
23 Jan 2014
Russian consumers will find it more difficult to buy foreign goods online if international parcel carriers suspend delive
21 Jan 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has completed its acquisition of Panasonic Logistics...
Cargo at Changi Airport
20 Jan 2014
Singapore is set to benefit this year from its status as one of Asia’s leading transport hubs, as demand from key markets in the West boosts trade.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-8F
20 Jan 2014
All the signs are growing that air freight volumes in Asia will rebound this year, but Cathay Pacific posted a surprising 5 percent decline in cargo in December despite boosting capacity.
17 Jan 2014
UPS today proved there’s no such thing as free online shipping. The parcel giant lowered its earnings expectation for the full year to $4.57 a share from a previous prediction of $4.65 to $4.85 a share, citing the unexpected surge in last-minute online shopping orders in a compressed holiday peak season.
17 Jan 2014
Positive train control, improved mass rail transit safety and eliminating driver distration were among the ten top transportation safety improvements the National Transportation Safety Board wants to see advance in 2014.
17 Jan 2014
Amsterdam Schiphol airport posted 3.2 percent growth in freight traffic in 2013, driven by increased shipments of electro
Air cargo being unloaded from a Cathay Pacific aircraft at Hong Kong airport.
15 Jan 2014
Expectations are growing that 2014 will finally see air freight volumes and yields pick up after more than two years of bottom feeding, giving airlines in Asia a much needed boost to profits.
Cargolux
15 Jan 2014
The Luxembourg government has completed the sale of a 35 percent stake in all cargo carrier Cargolux to China’s Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment for $120 million.
14 Jan 2014
Direct-to-consumer delivery of merchandise via e-commerce fulfillment has been a boon for the courier industry, but when the consumer is located in another country, the rules of the game change and fulfillment becomes much more complex.
A Boeing 777 Freighter in Frankfurt, Germany.
10 Jan 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said the global air freight market could pick up in 2014, reversing two years of flat demand, following positive developments towards the end of 2013.
Air cargo
09 Jan 2014
The coming year will witness a changing of the guard at the top of the global carrier hierarchy. With legal obstacles to the marriage of American Airlines and US Airways removed, the path is clear to creation of the world’s largest airline. In terms of cargo, the new behemoth will offer more capacity and a larger network, but it’s unlikely to change the landscape dramatically. In fact, the two airlines likely will be preoccupied with their integration in the months ahead.
Port of Tokyo
06 Jan 2014
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2014, which starts on April 1, amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
American Airlines Cargo
20 Dec 2013
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that international freight volumes will jump 17 percent over the next five years.
19 Dec 2013
The Luxembourg government has agreed to sell a 35 percent stake in Cargolux to Chinese investors for $120 million.
16 Dec 2013
The board of Cargolux has backed a cooperation deal with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Co., clearing the way for the Luxembourg government to sell a 35 percent stake in Europe’s largest all-cargo airline to the Chinese investors.
12 Dec 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the eighth straight month in October on a year-on-year basis, surging 12.3 percent to 53,576 tons.
12 Dec 2013
Shippers using air cargo and expedited services will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the World Trade Organization’s Bali Package of reforms agreed to last week, express providers believe.
11 Dec 2013
XPO Logistics is strengthening its expedited business and its technology infrastructure by acquiring two supply-chain subsidiaries from Landstar System, NLM and A3i.
03 Dec 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has acquired a 49 percent stake in NEC Logistics Ltd., the logistics arm of NEC Corp., the two companies announced on Dec. 2.
26 Nov 2013
Flagship Logistics Group is looking for a few good people to staff its new customer contact center in Indianapolis: veter
25 Nov 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
FedEx and DHL vans.
22 Nov 2013
UPS, DHL Express and FedEx have published new rates for 2014.
Stack trains.
19 Nov 2013
It’s far from a surge of optimism, but shippers’ expectations on how much freight they move via land, sea and air in the coming months is the second highest in the past six quarters.
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter is 63.7 meters long with a wingspan of 64.8 meters.
19 Nov 2013
Lufthansa Cargo’s first Boeing 777 freighter will take off from Frankfurt, Germany, tonight, bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, on its first scheduled flight.
Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013.
18 Nov 2013
The Middle East’s leading airlines made clear their common determination to boost passenger and freight market shares this weekend at the 2013 Dubai Airshow as they dominated the headlines with a series of huge orders for new airplanes.
18 Nov 2013
The profitability of Asian carriers with major freighter fleets continues to be negatively impacted by the overhang of excess capacity, but the long-term outlook for air freight is “encouraging,” according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
DHL facility
15 Nov 2013
The 50 largest transportation and logistics companies worldwide grew more slowly in 2012 as the global economy sputtered, increasing revenue only 2.6 percent compared with a more robust 8.4 percent combined growth rate in 2011.
15 Nov 2013
The combined revenue of the world’s largest logistics and transportation companies rose to $670.4 billion from $653.4 billion in 2011, according to SJ Consulting Group. Logistics companies — topped by Germany’s $55 billion DHL, the world’s largest transportation and logistics provider — held the largest share of that combined revenue, $234.7 billion, or 35 percent of the total, followed by ocean carriers, led by $40.5 billion A.P. Moller-Maersk, which owns the world’s largest container line — Maersk Line — and accounted for nearly 30 percent of Top 50 revenue.
Emirates Airbus A330-200, of the type used on the Dubai-Sialkot route.
14 Nov 2013
Emirates Group boosted revenue by 13 percent in the first six months of its fiscal year, through Sept. 30, to $11.5 billion.
The press event for the Safe Skies Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol. Source: Coalition of Airline Pilots Association
14 Nov 2013
U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have introduced the Safe Skies Act to ensure that America’s cargo plane pilots...
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
13 Nov 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines transported 92,000 tons of cargo in the third quarter of 2013, a 3 percent increase year-over-year...
13 Nov 2013
Descartes Systems Group and InfoSky have formed an alliance to streamline logistics messaging for the Chinese air cargo industry.
American Airlines
13 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement with US Airways and American Airlines to resolve its lawsuit challenging their planned merger.