Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

24 Mar 2020
Tightness in air cargo capacity is unlikely to ease as the global spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increases demand for medical supplies and perishables.
18 Jul 2011
Debate over a proposal to reduce a U.S. program that subsidizes rural air service is the latest battleground in Capitol Hill’s partisan warfare.
18 Jul 2011
Kuehne + Nagel said economic uncertainty made it impossible to forecast the rest of the year even as the worl
15 Jul 2011
Cathay Pacific Airways cargo traffic fell 5.5 percent in June, the third straight monthly drop at one of Asia’s largest freight airlines.
15 Jul 2011
Semiconductor manufacturers are raising their projections for industry shipments in 2011, forecasting sales will grow 5.4 percent over l
14 Jul 2011
Pilot Freight Services will open an office in Amsterdam as the U.S. freight forwarder looks to build on strong growth in the international arena with its first full office overseas.
14 Jul 2011
FedEx will increase capital spending 24 percent over the next year, adding $800 million as it replenishes its fleets with new aircraft, trucks and tractors.
14 Jul 2011
European Union competition regulators launched an investigation into public loans to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
13 Jul 2011
Freight carried by for-hire transportation carriers declined 1.8 percent in May from April to its lowest level since November, the Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Ind
12 Jul 2011
Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel was the largest international forwarder in 2010, handling of nearly a 10th of the world’s air and sea freight business by revenue, according to Transport Intelli
12 Jul 2011
Frankfurt airport’s cargo traffic fell 6.4 percent in June from a year ago due mainly to slightly lower Asian shipments.
11 Jul 2011
Prologis, the world’s largest industrial property developer, said Monday it has signed four new lease agreements with third-party logistics providers totaling about 723,000 square feet of distri
11 Jul 2011
Lufthansa Cargo saw tonnage grow 14.8 percent in the first six months of 2011 from a year ago, driven mainly by strong growth in the Americas that enabled the carrier to
11 Jul 2011
Lufthansa Cargo is phasing in lightweight plastic freight containers the airline says will cut its fuel consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
11 Jul 2011
U.K. competition regulators are expected to order airport operator BAA next week to sell London Stansted Airport, the country’s second largest cargo hub, within 18 months.
11 Jul 2011
Japan’s competition oversight agency rejected an appeal from Yusen Logistics of the freight forwarder’s fine for violating antitrust laws in a global air freight pricing conspiracy, accord
08 Jul 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a civil penalty of $689,800 against FedEx for allegedly violating
08 Jul 2011
All-cargo carrier Cargolux has grounded a Boeing 747-400 freighter after maintenance staff detected a bullet hole in its fuselage.
08 Jul 2011
Air France-KLM’s cargo traffic fell 2.8 percent in June from a year ago as demand weakened amid political turmoil in Africa and the Middle East and the aftermath of Japan’s natural disaste
07 Jul 2011
Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government-owned sovereign wealth fund, rode higher contributions from portfolio companies that include Neptune Orient Lines, PSA International and Singapore Airlines t
06 Jul 2011
DHL is starting a weekly less-than-containerload ocean service from New York Harbor to Durban, South Africa.
05 Jul 2011
DHL is dropping its attempt to build domestic express delivery services in China, according to a published report.
05 Jul 2011
Air freight rates out of Asia slipped back 0.6 percent in May compared to the month before as carriers coped with plentiful capacity, according to the Drewry Air Freight Price Index.
05 Jul 2011
U.S. airlines launched a legal challenge Tuesday to European Union plans to charge foreign carriers
04 Jul 2011
Singapore Airlines Cargo will pay a $48 million fine after agreeing to plead guilty to charges the carrier conspired to fix air freight prices for shipments going to and from the United States.
30 Jun 2011
Pharmaceutical giant Merck is giving UPS a bigger role in its international business, including key emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
30 Jun 2011
China’s Chongqing airport plans to double cargo volume in the coming years as the Western China city advances efforts to become a major center for technology manufacturing.
30 Jun 2011
Global air cargo traffic fell 4 percent in May from a year ago but was up 1.2 percent on April, the International Air Transport Association reported.
29 Jun 2011
Cargo traffic carried by Asia-Pacific airlines fell at the steepest rate in nearly two years in May, sliding 9.8 percent as carriers also reduced capacity for the first time since the end of the globa
28 Jun 2011
Peruvian airline StarPeru is expanding into the cargo business beyond its niche passenger operations with the purchase of a BAe- 146QT freighter for regional shipping customers.
23 Jun 2011
Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, reopened for international flights Thursday with the departure of a charter flight operated by Hi Fly, a Lisbon-based airline.
23 Jun 2011
FedEx Freight returned to profitability in its last quarter after completing the merger of its long-haul and regional less-than-truckload operations.
22 Jun 2011
FedEx increased revenue 12 percent in the quarter and 13 percent in the fiscal year that ended May 31, reporting total annual revenue of $39.3 billion.
22 Jun 2011
Germany’s DB Schenker will decide the fate of its underperforming North America domestic transport and logistics business, including restructuring or joint ventures, within two months.