Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

03 Jul 2020
There were encouraging signs for air cargo in June, but uncertainty over demand patterns and available capacity is clouding the industry outlook through the summer.
Global air freight volume stabilized in September.
01 Nov 2013
The global air cargo market stabilized in September, inching up 0.5 percent year-over-year...
01 Nov 2013
01 Nov 2013
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said on Oct. 31 that its group net profit tumbled in the first half of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier, despite increased revenue from both passenger and cargo operations.
30 Oct 2013
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on Oct. 30 that its group net profit nosedived in the first half of fiscal 2013, which started in April, from a year earlier, despite a jump in international cargo revenue.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
29 Oct 2013
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 383,780 metric tons of cargo in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 2.6 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
28 Oct 2013
TNT Express posted a 25 percent year-over-year decline in third quarter profit on 6.6 percent lower revenue...
Asia map
22 Oct 2013
TNT is determined to claw back ground lost in Asia during the protracted negotiations of its sale to UPS.
22 Oct 2013
Transportation and warehousing businesses added 23,000 jobs in September, mostly in transit and passenger transportation, as total nonfarm employment increased by 148,000 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said on Oct. 22.
Image for "Captain Phillips"
18 Oct 2013
When “Captain Phillips,” Hollywood’s take on the April 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates on the Maersk Alabama, debuted on Oct. 11, it thrust the ocean shipping industry into the mainstream spotlight in a way no recent film has. But it’s certainly not the first film to do so, and it won’t be the last.
18 Oct 2013
Blue Dart Express, India's leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a drop in net income but rise in revenue in its second fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30.
Alitalia A330-200
15 Oct 2013
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, averted bankruptcy after shareholders agreed to a €500 million ($675 million) government-led bailout, but European Union regulators could yet veto the deal.
IAG Cargo's new Constant Climate Centre at London Heathrow Airport.
14 Oct 2013
IAG Cargo has opened a new pharmaceutical center at London Heathrow Airport, the latest step in the expansion of its Constant Climate service...
Lufthansa Cargo
14 Oct 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported that an on-going decline in traffic continued to slow in September, falling just 0.8 percent from a year ago, following a 1.3 percent decrease in August.
10 Oct 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported September cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 146,690 million ton miles...
Alitalia Airbus A321
09 Oct 2013
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, risks bankruptcy and its fleet could be grounded within days as its financial crisis nears a tipping point.
AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747 freighter.
08 Oct 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines transported 223,732 tons of cargo in the first eight months of 2013, a 4 percent increase year-over-year.
ICAO Council President Roberto Kobeh González (second from right), 38th Assembly President Michel Wachenheim of France (third from right) and ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin (top left) are congratulated by delegates and ICAO officials upon the conclusion of the 38th ICAO assembly.
07 Oct 2013
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization’s member states have agreed to develop a global market-based measure for international aviation on climate change...
03 Oct 2013
Etihad Rail, the United Arab Emirates’ national railway network developer and operator, has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Air Cargo...
Air freight
03 Oct 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 467 million metric-ton kilometers in September, down 7.2 percent from 503 million metric-ton kilometers of cargo in September 2012.
Air freight
01 Oct 2013
The global air cargo market continued its “modest” recovery in August, with traffic increasing 3.6 percent year-over-year, the International Air Transport Association said.
01 Oct 2013
DHL is investing in new facilities in the Philippines on the back of improving economic growth and the expansion of air freight capacity at Clark International Airport.
30 Sep 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the sixth straight month in August on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.5 percent to 47,598 tons.
A Boeing 747-400 Freighter in final assembly.
30 Sep 2013
Atlas Air has entered into a contract with Astral Aviation to provide a Boeing 747-400 Freighter service between Europe and Africa.
DHL Express envelope.
27 Sep 2013
DHL Express will increase its general average price throughout the Asia-Pacific region by about 5 percent, starting Jan. 1, 2014.
25 Sep 2013
Gati has won its arbitration proceedings against Air India and will receive 268.2 million rupees towards claims, damages, interest and costs from the Indian airline.
Map of Japan
24 Sep 2013
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise 3.0 percent in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 5.176 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
Air cargo.
24 Sep 2013
A weakening cargo market and economic slowdown in Asia will cut global airlines profit in 2013 by 8 percent to $11.7 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association.
A container terminal at the Port of Genoa in Italy.
19 Sep 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
Hyderabad, India
18 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo has plans to increase flights between London Heathrow Airport and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, in order to cater to the city’s booming pharmaceutical industry.
Air France 747 freighter. Photo courtesy Air France-KLM.
18 Sep 2013
Finnair Airbus A330
17 Sep 2013
Finnair Cargo is dropping its weekly freighter service to and from Mumbai after nearly two years.
Luxembourg currently owns a 35 percent stake in Cargolux.
17 Sep 2013
The government of Luxembourg is negotiating with Chinese investors over the sale of its stake in Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline.
Flag of the United Kingdom.
12 Sep 2013
The U.K. today unveiled plans to sell a majority of Royal Mail in a stock market flotation expected to value the 497-year-old state postal service at around £3 billion (about US$4.75 billion).
French airline Air France and Dutch airline KLM merged in 2004. Source: Capital Photos.
12 Sep 2013
Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
Lufthansa’s main European competitors, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo, also posted freight declines.
12 Sep 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported traffic declined 1.3 percent year-over-year in August, as it prepares to take delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in October, followed by a second aircraft in November.