Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

22 May 2020
As countries across Europe and North America begin to emerge from lockdowns that in some cases have been in place since early March, attention in the air cargo industry is shifting to the recovery phase.
Antonov An-26
27 Aug 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Air Libya have formed an exclusive partnership for the operation of a freighter aircraft in Libya.
Garuda Indonesia plane in February 2013. Photo from Flickr by Prayitno. License: CC BY 2.0
27 Aug 2013
International air cargo rates remained depressed in July as the bearish demand apparent for much of the year continued to dominate markets.
Fashionable clothing on a rack
27 Aug 2013
TNT Express is planning to sell its European fashion supply chain unit as part of a restructuring triggered by the collapse of a $6.9 billion takeover by UPS.
21 Aug 2013
Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport reached 341,000 metric tons in July, up 1.9 percent year-over-year.
Cargo Connector is now available in five U.S. airports, also serving the cities of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
21 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo has made its small freight collection service, Cargo Connector, available to freight forwarders in the catchment areas of...
Air Canada air cargo
20 Aug 2013
Air Canada reported cargo traffic of 130.5 million metric ton-kilometers in June, down 0.8 percent compared with the same month last year, according to Statistics Canada.
20 Aug 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
AirBridgeCargo Airlines carried more than 1,000 metric tons of aerospace equipment from January to June.
14 Aug 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has transported 16 metric tons of satellite equipment on one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters from Toulouse, France, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
14 Aug 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported July cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 154,124 million ton miles, up 5.7 percent from 145,833 million tons miles reported in July 2012.
14 Aug 2013
A UPS cargo plane crashed near Birmingham, Ala., this morning.
UTi Worldwide’s new London operations facility is located near Heathrow Airport.
14 Aug 2013
UTi Worldwide has opened its new London operations in Heathrow in the U.K.
Iberia Airbus A340-600.
13 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, will offer cargo services on a new Iberia route connecting Quito, Ecuador, with its Madrid, Spain, hub, starting Oct. 26.
12 Aug 2013
In July, Fraport Group’s five majority-owned airports handled 179,500 metric tons of cargo, a drop of 0.6 percent from July 2012.
Deutsche Post DHL office and banners.
07 Aug 2013
Deutsche Post DHL reported its profit in the second quarter of 2013 was €422 million (about US$562.2 million), improving from €196 million in the second quarter of 2012.
07 Aug 2013
Domestic flights today resumed taking off and landing at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, after the facility was damaged and temporarily shut down by a massive fire, CNN reports.
air freight loading platform
07 Aug 2013
U.S. air cargo imports are facing “sporadic” and “relatively minimal” delays because of heightened national security over terror threats, requiring the double screening of shipments on commercial flights coming from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the head of the Airfowarders Association.
07 Aug 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 468 million metric-ton-kilometers in July, down 8.6 percent from 512 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in July 2012.
06 Aug 2013
Shippers in Asia are shifting as much marginal cargo away from air freight as possible to further cut supply chain costs even though air freight rates ex Asia are now at historic lows, according to leading 3PL executives.
Interior of air cargo plane
06 Aug 2013
Drewry Maritime Research’s East-West Air Freight Price Index rates slipped by 2.7 points in June to 94.3 points, bringing the index down to its lowest level since it was launched it May 2012...
06 Aug 2013
Worldwide Express has been sold to a group of investors, including a significant investment from the management team.
02 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo today reported its cargo traffic totaled 2.76 million metric-ton-kilometers in the first six months of 2013, down 8.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2012.
01 Aug 2013
Atlas Air Worldwide’s net income plummeted 32.8 percent from $31.2 million in the second quarter of 2012 to $21.0 million in the second quarter of 2013.
31 Jul 2013
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said on July 31 that its net profit tumbled 31.9 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier, to 18.337 billion yen ($187.11 million) on a consolidated basis.
31 Jul 2013
Forward Air Solutions is preparing to occupy an 89,600-square-foot distribution facility at Port San Antonio’s industrial airport, Kelly Field, later this year.
31 Jul 2013
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 736,608 metric tons of cargo in the first half of 2013, rising 1.02 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
30 Jul 2013
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on July 30 that it slipped into the red in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, despite a jump in international cargo revenue.
30 Jul 2013
The International Air Transport Association reported air freight demand increased 1.2 percent year-over-year in June...
29 Jul 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways said its international cargo volume rose for the fourth straight month in June on a year-over-
25 Jul 2013
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reported preliminary traffic figures in June showed demand for air cargo continued to be weak.
25 Jul 2013
Blue Dart Express, India's leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a net income of $7 million in its fiscal 2013-14 first quarter, which ended June 30, flat compared to the profit in the same period of fiscal 2012-13.
25 Jul 2013
Saudi Airlines Cargo achieved freight volume growth of 4 percent in the first half of 2013 despite "sluggish" global air
25 Jul 2013
IAG Cargo has added Johannesburg as the third route for its new A380 superjumbo aircraft.
Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, and Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, signed the cooperation deal in Zurich, Switzerland.
24 Jul 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Swiss WorldCargo have entered into a partnership to enhance their cargo offerings.
24 Jul 2013
Grupo Aeroméxico reported its cargo revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was $510 million pesos (about US$40.3 million), dropping 10.2 percent from $44.9 million in the second quarter of 2012.
23 Jul 2013
UPS has placed an order for 1,821 fire-resistant shipping containers.