Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

16 Oct 2020
Limited air cargo capacity is colliding with strengthening demand, as technology product launches compete for space with general cargo and medical equipment.
03 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a day-long strike Thursday, the second walk out this week, in a year-long dispute over retirement benefits.
03 Dec 2014
The recovery in the global air cargo gathered pace in October with traffic growing 5.4 percent from a year ago to hit a new monthly high, the International Air Transport Association said.
YRC Freight truck driver Alphonso Lewis
02 Dec 2014
The U.S. trucking industry is committing to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next two years to fight a shortage of truck drivers as the military begins to reduce the number of active service members.
01 Dec 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 21-hour walkout Tuesday as part of a year-long wave of strikes that forced the German carrier to cancel almost half of its scheduled short and medium-haul passenger flights today.
01 Dec 2014
DB Schenker, the logistics unit of Germany’s state-owned railroad company Deutsche Bahn, is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from 13 airlines that operated a global air cargo cartel.
01 Dec 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on Monday that it has acquired a controlling stake in Nittsu NEC Logistics Ltd., its joint venture with electronics maker NEC Corp.
01 Dec 2014
The U.S. West Coast port congestion drove shippers to air freight at the worst possible time with rates for air cargo at the seasonal highpoint of what is turning out to be the most robust peak season in years.
01 Dec 2014
The single biggest cost of shipping lines and air cargo carriers continues to tumble, giving the freight transport industry a welcome end-of-year bonus to add to the best peak season in years, with some savings transferred to customers through reduced fuel surcharges.
27 Nov 2014
The international air freight demand of Asia-Pacific airlines, measured in freight ton kilometres (FTK), grew by a firm 6.4 percent in October, on the back of buoyant demand for electronic goods from manufacturing hubs in North Asia.
Hong Kong trucks
26 Nov 2014
A combination of manufacturing migrating from China to its Southeast Asian neighbours and improving road infrastructure is set to grow cross-border trade, despite the import and export of containers taking up to three weeks in some countries.
25 Nov 2014
A tentative U.S.-Mexico aviation pact would expand air cargo services linking the North American trading partners, but the biggest benefits may go to global shippers.
25 Nov 2014
The rapid expansion of China’s largest courier SF Express both internationally and across domestic cities over the past two years has been stunning, yet the growth of e-commerce in its home market is always one step ahead.
21 Nov 2014
All Nippon Airways Co. and United Airlines, both members of the Star Alliance global airline network, plan to launch a strategic air cargo joint venture on trans-Pacific routes, the first of its kind between the U.S. and Asia.
20 Nov 2014
Fresh from a dismal third quarter, freight forwarding and logistics provider Damco is expanding its multimodal presence in China’s electronics manufacturing hub of Zhengzhou.
19 Nov 2014
Asia’s competitive airline environment is placing intense profitability pressure on carriers in the region, but the focus on costs will not see air cargo shippers facing the wide scale route cutbacks, reduced frequencies and rolled shipments that have afflicted their ocean freight counterparts.
19 Nov 2014
Air cargo is going through a period of adjustment that will keep profitability largely out of reach for the world’s carriers until more of a balance is achieved between cargo capacity and demand.
17 Nov 2014
Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, posted its best ever October, with its fleet of 22 Boeing 747 freighters breaking records for tonnage, revenue and block hours.
17 Nov 2014
European Union regulators approved Etihad Airways' acquisition of a 49 percent stake in loss-making Italian-flag carrier Alitalia.
17 Nov 2014
The strong rebound of trans-Pacific trade will ensure the air cargo industry enjoys a happy festive season this year, but few are prepared to forecast the robust growth will continue much past Chinese New Year.
14 Nov 2014
The chaotic waterfront scenes jamming up U.S. gateway ports on the West Coast are proving a boon for the air charter business and with no end in sight to the congestion, forwarders are securing space on chartered freighters for urgent cargo.
13 Nov 2014
Road and city drivers at a FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, N.J., voted against joining the Teamsters union — the second victory for FedEx Freight in four elections.
13 Nov 2014
Shippers of trans-Pacific ocean freight trying to avoid crippling West Coast port congestion are turning to air cargo in such numbers that forwarders report prices going “through the roof.”
12 Nov 2014
Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL booked higher third-quarter earnings as strong gains in international express and domestic parcel shipments offset shrunken margins at its global freight forwarding unit.
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11 Nov 2014
Combined growth among the 50 largest transportation and logistics companies worldwide slowed to a halt in 2013 amid global economic uncertainty. The combined revenue of the 50 companies slipped 0.1 percent after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012 and 8.4 percent in 2011.
10 Nov 2014
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading air express and logistics services provider, reported relatively flat fiscal second-quarter net profit as a 24 percent rise in operating costs offset a 23.5 percent increase in operating revenue.
06 Nov 2014
Transport Canada is proposing to allow shippers to screen their cargo before it reaches an airport, rather than solely relying on carriers to do so, in order to bridge security gaps and prevent terrorist attacks.
05 Nov 2014
DHL has launched a new intra-Asia freighter flight connecting the economies of Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong as the global express services provider responds to increasing business within Southeast Asia.
04 Nov 2014
Expedited airport-to-airport carrier Forward Air acquired Multi-Modal Trucking and Multi-Modal Services of Indianapolis, expanding its intermodal drayage and transloading services.
04 Nov 2014
Nippon Express Co. more than doubled its group net profit in the first half of fiscal 2014, which ended Sept. 31, from the same period in 2013, as strong international freight forwarding offset U.S. antitrust lawsuit costs, and weak Japanese imports and construction-related cargo.
03 Nov 2014
Growth in global air cargo accelerated in September, increasing 5.2 percent from a year ago. However, the market faces uncertainty because of faltering business confidence, according to the International Air Transport Association.
03 Nov 2014
Cathay Pacific will launch a new freighter service to Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh later this month, strengthening its Asia-Pacific network on the back of industry data that shows airlines in the region growing by almost 6 percent in September compared to the same month last year.
02 Nov 2014
A plan to move air freight facilities from John F. Kennedy International Airport to upstate New York likely won’t come without a fight.
31 Oct 2014
IAG Cargo’s revenue declined nearly 8 percent in the third quarter as a reduction in British Airways freighter operations offset an improved performance at its Spanish partner Iberia.
31 Oct 2014
Japan Airlines reported group net profit of 80.3 billion yen ($723 million), a drop of 2 percent year-over-year in the first half of fiscal 2014, despite a sharp rise in international cargo revenue.