Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

09 Jul 2020
Imports from Asia and China rebounded in June as a number of US retailers reopened, but consumer demand could pull back later this summer if stores are forced to close again due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
05 Nov 2019
Sponsored: What keeps shippers up at night? Kuehne + Nagel's EVP Otto Schacht discusses customer concerns around fuel pricing and availability with the approaching IMO 2020 low-sulfur regulation, freight rate market fluctuations, the future of contracting, and the e-commerce impact on predictability expectations.
05 Nov 2019
The container growth rate at Indian ports during the first seven months of the fiscal year shrunk to 3 percent, down from 8.4 percent in the same period a year ago.
05 Nov 2019
CMA CGM has put a price to its low-sulfur surcharge per container moving on the North Europe-Asia trade.
05 Nov 2019
Sponsored: Guangzhou Ports (Europe) CEO Johannes Nanninga on the cargo flow transformations happening in South China and the rise of the Port of Nansha as the west side of the Pearl River Delta strengthens as a manufacturing and warehousing hub.
04 Nov 2019
The Port of Philadelphia is planning for an increase in rail cargo and refrigerated goods as it as it prepares to handle larger vessels when the dredging of the Delaware River is complete.
04 Nov 2019
For the world’s largest container carrier, embarking on a radical departure from its traditional business model while simultaneously leading a historic quest to decarbonize shipping represents a level of risk-taking and ambition without equal in today’s industry.
04 Nov 2019
A group of agricultural exports blames ocean carriers and terminal operators for creating crippling terminal congestion and then profiting off the problem.
04 Nov 2019
While India’s supply chain reforms move forward, stakeholders say they need more clarity on the changes in order to allow for a smooth implementation.
04 Nov 2019
The trans-Pacific spot market has begun to rebound as aggressive capacity management and early shipping ahead of looming US tariffs have pushed rates higher.
01 Nov 2019
Talk of a port-wide interoperable chassis pool no longer dominates discussions about how to increase efficiency in supplying chassis at the Port of New York and New Jersey, where a series of smaller measures have helped provide fluidity for truckers.
01 Nov 2019
The pace of hiring at US for-hire trucking companies continues to slow as low unemployment and alternative work challenge recruiters.
01 Nov 2019
Carriers do not plan on carrying any of the costs of complying with the IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel regulations, and will levy a surcharge on spot rates and shorter contracts.
Cosco Heavy Transport, Dongbang to partner on large projects
01 Nov 2019
Cooperation between super-heavy carriers is a sign of a strengthening project market.
01 Nov 2019
Carriers are finally seeing an increase in Asia-North Europe rates and hoping the upward movement in prices carries through to the end of the year.
01 Nov 2019
DSV Panalpina is now in the top three air and ocean logistics service providers, but the expanded geographical footprint also exposes the forwarder to weakness in global trade.
01 Nov 2019
Bill Keyes, global logistics director of operations, Fluor on trade tensions and IMO2020 pricing risks, questions for the EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) side of the freight transportation business.
01 Nov 2019
Port of New Orleans Commercial Director Janine Mansour on the 2019 reality of the long-awaited resin boom, expansion plans, inland logistics, volume-related equipment challenges.
31 Oct 2019
Stakeholders in the container shipping industry are debating how demurrage clocks should begin, when they should be suspended, and when it’s fair and unfair to assess penalties to beneficial cargo owners (BCOs).
31 Oct 2019
Multiregional LTL carrier Saia generated more revenue, volume, and profit through expansion into the Northeast and in ‘legacy’ markets.
31 Oct 2019
Top intermodal providers had few positives in describing the current state of the market with little to no seasonal uptick in container volumes on rail.
31 Oct 2019
The Hong Kong Seaport Alliance (HKSPA) — consisting of Hongkong International Terminals, Modern Terminals, COSCO-HIT Terminals and Asia Container Terminals — said last month it standardized operation policies for the 12 dedicated barge berths.
31 Oct 2019
The Indian government has been forced to offer incentives to encourage trade activity on the low-volume shipping corridor linking Afghanistan via Chabahar port in Iran.
31 Oct 2019
Despite reporting a profitable second quarter, the Japanese container carrier has reduced its full-year earnings forecast by nearly one-third, citing concerns over a worsening global economic environment and an expected increase in bunker costs.
31 Oct 2019
Sponsored: Is email slowing us down? Erik Long, account executive with Front, discusses innovative solutions for handling email volume and strategies for helping logistics companies prioritize emails and capture more revenue.
31 Oct 2019
Even before Wednesday’s announcement canceling the Nov. 15 Apec meeting in Chile, footwear importers were warned their industry would continue to encounter a drumbeat of uncertainty and possibly higher duty rates.
31 Oct 2019
Chinese customs officials are giving a closer look to some goods being shipped from China into Hong Kong amid ongoing anti-government protests, causing delays in freight arrival.
31 Oct 2019
Hapag-Lloyd will introduce an interim fuel surcharge to cover the volatile transition period as the carrier switch over to low-sulfur fuel in December.
30 Oct 2019
Income gains from international routes operated by Cosco Shipping Lines and OOCL in the third quarter came despite the average China Containerized Freight Index falling 1.7 percent between July and September.
30 Oct 2019
Large truckload carriers continue to shed trucks, according to the JOC Truckload Capacity Index. Logistics providers, however, report ample available truck capacity.
30 Oct 2019
The Port of Philadelphia hopes its new auto processing center will help the port compete for business with other major auto-moving ports, like New York-New Jersey, Baltimore, Brunswick, and Jacksonville.
30 Oct 2019
Freight brokers believe spot market rates will remain lower than historical norms through the first half of 2020 despite a recent seasonal bump in rates.
30 Oct 2019
The “port optimizer” information portal continues to expand, but a lack of trust among BCOs who fear they’ll lose their competitive advantage has prevented accumulation of a critical mass of shipment data in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
30 Oct 2019
Shipping and its supply chain is facing a series of trade and environmental trends that will require a new approach from all parties, says UNCTAD.
30 Oct 2019
India’s transshipment business is showing signs of growth, thanks to the country’s recent cabotage liberalization.
Flexport approaches rival forwarders for customs help
30 Oct 2019
In an unusual move, Flexport is gauging interest from competing forwarders about their interest in aiding the company with its “high volume” of customs entries.