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.
11 Dec 2015
It turns out the three abandoned Boeing 747-200s at Kuala Lumpur airport for the past year were not abandoned at all, and were instead waiting to start service for a Malaysia-based airline with the eye-opening name of Splunk 'n Dash.
11 Dec 2015
The U.K. logistics industry slammed the government for deferring a decision on whether to expand London Heathrow airport, Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub, until next summer at the earliest.
10 Dec 2015
The air cargo market will remain weak through 2016 due to sluggish world trade growth, the International Air Transport Association said.
09 Dec 2015
The transportation industry has been omitted from a draft text of the agreement nations are haggling over at the Paris Climate Conference to keep the planet’s warming from greenhouse gases to below 2 degrees Celsius.
09 Dec 2015
Lufthansa and United Airlines plan to expand their current passenger partnership to cargo operations between Europe and the U.S.
09 Dec 2015
One way to get rid of unwanted aircraft is for an operator to park them on the tarmac at a big airfield and then disappear, something that is causing consternation at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
09 Dec 2015
The logistics arm of Hong Kong air cargo terminal, Hactl, has opened a depot in the Pearl River Delta city of Nansha that will target China’s fast growing e-commerce business.
07 Dec 2015
The ban of belly cargo on Egypt Air passenger flights to North America is creating chaos in Egypt’s textiles and cottons sector, which has made up 45 percent of the country’s exports to the U.S. this year.
04 Dec 2015
From a near-meltdown at U.S. West Coast ports to a wave of mergers and acquisitions, with hints of more in the container line industry, 2015 has been full of plenty of surprises.
02 Dec 2015
The global air freight market is still flat-lining with traffic in October rising just 0.5 percent from a year ago, the International Air Transport Association said.
01 Dec 2015
As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.
29 Nov 2015
Cathay Pacific has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle litigation in Canada in a cargo anti-trust class action in which the carrier was a defendant.
25 Nov 2015
Demand for air cargo shipments in Asia fell slightly in October on the back of continued weakness in export-import activities in the major regional economies of China, India and Japan, according to the latest data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
24 Nov 2015
Six Volga-Dnepr crew members were among the 22 people killed in a terrorist raid on a hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako on Nov. 20, the Russian heavy-lift airline has announced.
19 Nov 2015
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo throughput edged closer to last year’s tonnage in the third quarter, narrowing the deficit in the year-to-date to 1.44 percent and raising the possibility of matching record volumes in 2014.
13 Nov 2015
Indonesia’s Minister of Transport threw down the gauntlet to domestic air carriers, warning that if they were not able to add international routes he would offer them to foreign airlines that were knocking at the door.
12 Nov 2015
The good news is that Asia’s airlines are heading for a record year, driven by first half performance momentum that carried through into the third quarter, according to Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
07 Nov 2015
A 2 percent gain by the world's Top 50 largest transportation service providers in 2014 marked a turnaround after the group’s combined revenue slipped 0.1 percent in 2013.
07 Nov 2015
The United States’ largest transportation operator is now the world’s largest transportation and logistics company.
06 Nov 2015
UPS assumed the top spot on the JOC-SJ Consulting Group list of Top 50 Global Transportation Providers in terms of 2014 revenue, pushing Deutsche Post DHL to the No. 2 position. Of the Top 50, 13 companies are located in North America, 19 in Europe, 16 in the Asia-Pacific region, and one each in India and Australia.
06 Nov 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit decline in the fiscal first half on the back of sluggish revenue growth and extraordinary charges.
04 Nov 2015
Global air freight traffic increased by 1 percent in September from a year earlier as strong growth in the Middle East offset a flat Asia-Pacific market and reduced volume in North America, according to the International Air Transport Association.
30 Oct 2015
International Airlines Group posted a slight increase in cargo revenue in the third quarter despite a bigger decline in volume as the Anglo-Spanish carrier scaled back freighter operations.
30 Oct 2015
Japan Airlines Corp.’s net profit surged 28.7 percent year-over-year in the April-September period to 103.4 billion yen ($854 million), as lower fuel prices and cost-reduction efforts more than made up for a decline in cargo operations revenue.
29 Oct 2015
Air France-KLM’s cargo losses narrowed in the third quarter but revenue and traffic shrank as the carrier slashed its full-freighter capacity in a bid to return to the black.
29 Oct 2015
Lufthansa Cargo is heading for its first annual loss in six years after Europe’s largest freight airline sank into the red for the second consecutive quarter.
28 Oct 2015
Qatar Airways unveiled plans to build a new cargo terminal at its global hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha to keep pace with its “phenomenal” traffic growth.
28 Oct 2015
All Nippon Airways Co.’s efforts to capture cargo normally moving through West Coast ports that was delayed because of congestion weren’t enough to offset weak demand from Europe and North America to Japan.
26 Oct 2015
TNT Express, the Dutch parcel delivery company being acquired by its larger U.S. rival FedEx, almost halved its third-quarter operating loss but remained under pressure from economic volatility in Australia, Brazil and China.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
23 Oct 2015
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading express air and logistics service provider, posted a 74.5 percent jump in net earnings in the second fiscal quarter, as operating revenue grew robustly, helped by lower fuel costs and new business strategies.
23 Oct 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines continues to outperform its European rivals with traffic soaring 28 percent in September despite the steep slump in its domestic economy.
22 Oct 2015
Asia’s air cargo markets weakened in the third quarter, hampered by slowing global trade and tough comparisons with last year, with the industry still holding thumbs for a pre-Christmas bump to push up full-year traffic figures.
21 Oct 2015
European Union antitrust regulators will not challenge FedEx’s 4.4 billion euros ($5 billion) acquisition of TNT Express, the companies said.
13 Oct 2015
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, predicts that Japan’s international air cargo trade will contract for the first time in two years.