Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

23 Sep 2020
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to the furthest reaches of the world is going to require an immense effort from the air cargo supply chain, says IATA’s outgoing head of cargo Glyn Hughes, but it will be under his successor’s watch.
19 Jun 2015
Global economic uncertainty and a slowing China continues to hang over cargo markets, with air and ocean transportation providers struggling to match capacity to demand while having little visibility going into the second half of 2015.
19 Jun 2015
Any suggestion that freighter aircraft would play a lesser role in the supply chains of the future was firmly put to bed with 29 the number of all-cargo planes ordered from Boeing by the time the Paris Air Show ended this week.
17 Jun 2015
FedEx reported its first quarterly loss since 2009, thanks to a $2.2 billion pension-related pre-tax charge that bit deep into earnings. Unfavorable exchange rates, a drop in international priority volume and low fuel surcharge revenue also stung the global transport operator.
17 Jun 2015
Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr signed a memorandum of understanding today to buy and lease twenty Boeing 747-8 freighters with a combined list price of $7.4 billion for its AirBridgeCargo Airline unit.
16 Jun 2015
AirBridgeCargo’s traffic soared 16 percent in the first five months of the year as Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier continued to outperform its struggling European rivals.
16 Jun 2015
EVA Air has committed to purchase five Boeing 777 freighters at a list price of $1.5 billion at the Paris Air Show as the Taiwan carrier finally moves to upgrade its all-cargo fleet that was once the pride of the airline.
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015
Cargo carriers in the U.S. have raised concerns that action by Washington to curb open skies agreements with Middle Eastern carriers over allegations they are subsidised by their governments could become a threat to vital worldwide air freight networks.
10 Jun 2015
Cargo theft more than doubled in the United Kingdom in the first quarter and rose 17 percent in the Netherlands, Europe's biggest container hub, according to data released by the Transported Asset Protection Association. The problem, however, is global.
10 Jun 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s traffic dipped 1.4 percent in May as it failed to fill additional capacity, but the German carrier continued to outperform its main European rivals.
09 Jun 2015
LONDON – Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways Cargo will launch joint freight services from Europe to Japan on August 3, eight months after they joined forces on the westbound route.
09 Jun 2015
The ugly specter of a protectionist trade dispute was raised at the International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Miami where the long-running subsidy allegations levelled against Gulf carriers by U.S. airlines again hit the headlines.
09 Jun 2015
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Ltd. (Pactl) continues to post record breaking throughput figures with May volumes rising 10.7 percent compared to the same month last year.
08 Jun 2015
Keeping things in perspective is important, but when applied to the global airline industry, it illustrates a painful reality — running an airline is not a very profitable business.
04 Jun 2015
London-Global air freight traffic increased 3.3 percent in April from a year ago, but lagged the 5.3 percent rise in the first quarter as world trade growth slowed, the International Air Transport Association reported.
04 Jun 2015
Shippers will continue to reap the rewards of cheaper air freight rates as carriers struggle to balance demand with a surplus of cargo space, said Association of Asia Pacific Airlines director general Andrew Herdman.
03 Jun 2015
Ethiopian Airlines has begun a four-fold expansion of its air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa as Africa’s largest carrier improves the freight-handling ability of its hub to support a growing global reach.
02 Jun 2015
The carriage of lithium batteries by air is continuing to tax the minds and patience of airlines, several of which have simply banned bulk shipments outright on all passenger planes and freighters until they are safer to carry.
29 May 2015
Etihad Airways’ cargo revenue topped $1 billion for the first time in 2014 as freight traffic grew four times faster than the global market to reach an all-time high.
27 May 2015
U.S. shippers’ expectations for freight growth has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly five years, according to a recent survey.
27 May 2015
The positive air cargo indicators continued to line up through April with Asia’s airlines reporting a steady a rise in volumes, aided by the lingering effects of U.S.port congestion.
air cargo loaded on freighter aircraft
26 May 2015
The air cargo industry is riding a tailwind right now. And while growth hasn’t been spectacular by any means, industry insiders say it’s been sustained and healthy — a vast improvement from where it was just a year ago.
22 May 2015
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are putting the final touches to new advance data rules with air cargo airlines and forwarders hopeful that industry concerns will have been addressed by the time mandatory filing becomes law in the U.S. later this year.
20 May 2015
Alitalia’s announcement that it will not renew its partnership and joint venture accords with Air France-KLM paves the way for Etihad Airways, the carrier’s dominant 49 percent shareholder, to expand its European freight footprint.
20 May 2015
The acquisition of Hazen Final Mile gives TransForce and same-day logistics subsidiary Dynamex a longer reach in e-commerce shipping markets.
20 May 2015
Asia’s top airlines in aggregate operated at close to break even in 2014, compared to net earnings of $2.2 billion the previous year as fierce competition eroded profitability, according to data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
19 May 2015
Europe’s top air cargo hubs are feeling the impact of a slowing Chinese economy and a fragile recovery in the eurozone with traffic declining, stalling or growing at a snail’s pace in recent months.
18 May 2015
Products being shipped as air cargo spend up to 90 percent of the transport time on the ground waiting to be processed, according to IATA director general and CEO TonyTyler.
16 May 2015
Salmon season has begun in the Pacific Northwest and it was marked by the arrival of tens of thousands of pounds of the Copper River fish carried on two Alaska Airlines flights that arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
15 May 2015
The U.S. West Coast labor dispute that choked California’s ports for months may have been resolved but the effects continue to lift volumes at the world’s largest air cargo carrier, Cathay Pacific.
08 May 2015
Plans to construct an international air cargo gateway in St. Louis took another step forward this week after the city’s airport commission approved the project in a unanimous vote.
05 May 2015
Freighter operator Cargolux has launched a new twice-weekly air service between Chicago and Zhengzhou, China.
05 May 2015
Global air freight traffic rose 1.6 percent in March from year ago, down from a 12.2 percent surge in February that was skewed by the timing of the Chinese New Year and congestion at U.S. West Coast ports, the International Air Transportation Association reported.
Lufthansa cargo center in Frankfurt
05 May 2015
Lufthansa Cargo more than doubled its first quarter operating profit, setting up a sixth consecutive year in the black in the face of a weak global air freight market that has pulverised the finances of its European rivals.
30 Apr 2015
ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines posted mixed earnings results in the fiscal year ended March 31, even as the two biggest Japanese air carriers saw their international cargo revenues soar.