Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

28 Sep 2020
The scale of peak season demand for air cargo on the trades out of Asia is becoming clearer, and has forwarders scrambling to lock in capacity.
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.
People walk among debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at Anibong in Tacloban, the Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images.
11 Nov 2013
More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused widespread devastation in the central Philippines on Friday and Saturday.
08 Nov 2013
International Airlines Group’s cargo revenue in the third quarter of 2013 slumped more than 14 percent year-over-year, almost double the decline in freight traffic.
06 Nov 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the seventh straight month in September on a year-on-year basis, increasing 5.8 percent to 49,999 tons.
Cargo containers at the Port of Piraeus
06 Nov 2013
Major merger and acquisition activity in the global transportation and logistics industry was nothing spectacular in the third quarter, but a potential wave of privatization of ports, airports and roadways could energize the market in the coming year.
05 Nov 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that its group net profit plunged 34.2 percent in the first half of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier to ¥7.443 billion ($75.9 million) despite revenue growth.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
05 Nov 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has increased its flights from Milan and Paris to Moscow.
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...