Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

24 Feb 2021
Container carriers that deployed extra loaders and those that provided express services in the resurgent Asia–US trade saw the largest volume gains in 2020.
10 Nov 2020
Cyber attacks on companies in the global logistics industry are an ever-present threat, but container lines and software providers say hosting systems in the cloud helps combat the threat and aid in recovery.
09 Nov 2020
Ray-Mont Logistics on Wednesday will open a transload terminal at the Port of Seattle, providing customers with integrated logistics services at the facility.
09 Nov 2020
Retailers say the record peak season of 2020 will be followed by lower year-over-year import growth in the next few months, with the strength of the US economic recovery next year dependent on progress controlling coronavirus disease 2019.
09 Nov 2020
Small package optimization and analytics firm ShipMatrix is launching a third-party, non-asset package management service to tap US Postal Service capacity for e-commerce shippers.
09 Nov 2020
A short-sea sailing on Oct. 20 marked the first cabotage shipment on the Montreal-Toronto route since the early 1980s, while DP World plans to expand its short-sea network in the greater Vancouver area.
09 Nov 2020
The sustained strength in demand on trades out of Asia is keeping rates elevated and placing container availability under intense pressure.
09 Nov 2020
Cloud computing is ubiquitous in the world of commerce, and that’s spread in recent years to container lines, which are using a migration to platforms like Microsoft Azure to develop products quickly and then scale them back without committing resources to a server infrastructure.
06 Nov 2020
Container throughput at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust grew for the first time in six months on a year-over-year basis in October, and volumes hit an all-time high at Mundra Port.
06 Nov 2020
The number of new operating authorities issued to US trucking companies is surging alongside imports, but that doesn’t necessarily mean truckload capacity is increasing.
06 Nov 2020
Evergreen Line’s ad-hoc service, which connects Asia with the US East Coast via the Suez Canal, is helping e-commerce shippers in the greater Baltimore area meet demand, said William P. Doyle, executive director at Maryland Port Administration.
06 Nov 2020
The Asia-Europe trade is currently in the middle of what should be a traditional period of slow demand, but an extended peak season is keeping ships full and rates elevated.
06 Nov 2020
With the entire Southern California supply chain overwhelmed by imports, harbor truckers are asking ocean carriers to suspend detention and demurrage charges until the congestion problems are fixed.
05 Nov 2020
The contract market is improving for F-type 12,500-dwt multipurpose ships, while spot rates remain volatile, according to Toepfer Transport.
05 Nov 2020
An ‘insatiable demand’ for truck capacity and a US loan are helping LTL operator YRC Worldwide expand capacity and intermodal services in the Central-South.
05 Nov 2020
There is no certainty the current strong demand that is keeping rates up on the Asia–Europe trade will continue past Chinese New Year, something that is starting to be reflected in longer-term rates.
05 Nov 2020
Carriers are concentrating efforts on increasing their share of direct business with shippers, but DB Schenker says forwarders offering a wide range of services will always be in the picture.
05 Nov 2020
Rebid freight now or wait for what may be a calmer first quarter? That’s the question US truck shippers face, Echo Global Logistics chairman and CEO Doug Waggoner says.
04 Nov 2020
Trans-Pacific carriers, including those offering premium services, have been unable to fulfill all of their bookings in recent weeks due to the container shortage in Asia.
04 Nov 2020
Matson says e-commerce demand for expedited Asian service will remain high even when the impact of the pandemic COVID-19 recedes.
04 Nov 2020
US agricultural exporters fear that even if they pay higher shipping rates, carriers will still turn down their bookings because liners can generate much higher revenue by using the containers for US imports from Asia.
04 Nov 2020
The latest episode of JOC Uncharted features a discussion with John Janson, logistics director of SanMar, who will describe how the pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains.
04 Nov 2020
Forwarders are having to rebuild their air cargo logistics infrastructure to compensate for significant cuts in capacity as much of the passenger aircraft fleet will remain grounded through 2021.
04 Nov 2020
Colombo commands the bulk of India’s transshipped volume, especially for trade in and out of the country’s east coast corridor.
03 Nov 2020
Capacity remains king in the US truckload market, as larger carriers face challenges hiring company drivers and owner-operators seek independent opportunities.
03 Nov 2020
CMA CGM’s move to expand its intermodal surcharge to Southern California reflects what some forwarders and drayage operators say is a worsening situation at the port complex as elevated Asia import volumes don’t let up.
03 Nov 2020
Carriers working the Bangladeshi trade have been forced to manage a shortage of containers by importing empty boxes from the nearest hub ports and pushing importers for faster delivery of empties.
03 Nov 2020
Shippers are leaning more heavily than usual on their service providers as an uncertain market makes securing space on vessels out of Asia and on-time shipping even more challenging.
03 Nov 2020
Twill started as Maersk’s play in the neutral digital forwarding space, but it has shifted its focus to funnel small shipper volumes into Maersk’s logistics and vessel operations network.
02 Nov 2020
The price caps are among five commitments made by Hong Kong terminal operators to ensure the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance can continue to operate.
02 Nov 2020
The widely-used supply chain modeling software provider LLamasoft was acquired Monday by a procurement solutions maker in one of the biggest deals of late for a pure supply chain technology provider.
02 Nov 2020
Equipment shortages coincide with a recovery in regional economies and the shift of production to other regional countries due to the China-US trade spat.
02 Nov 2020
Maersk’s integrator strategy is not affecting the carrier’s forwarder customers in a universal way, since the various elements of the transformation impact different sized intermediaries in varying ways.
02 Nov 2020
The busiest US Gulf Coast ports saw only a small decline in throughput during the first seven months of the year despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer demand in the US and abroad.
30 Oct 2020
Amazon’s capital expenditures help to increase fulfillment and transportation network capacity in advance of an “unprecedented holiday season.”
30 Oct 2020
The first of the third quarter results from the carriers have come in and they show an industry that is riding a wave of strong and sustained demand from the US and Europe.