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.
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.
20 Jun 2011
European Union competition regulators launched an investigation into the German government’s financing of Leipzig-Halle airport, DHL Express’s European cargo hub, to ensure it complies wit
19 Jun 2011
The U.S. Postal Service stopped taking mail bound for Canada as a strike by Canada Post workers moved into its second week with no signs that it would end anytime soon.
17 Jun 2011
International air cargo increased 12.0 percent to 44,182 at All Nippon Airways, the 20th consecutive month of growth for Japan’s second largest freight carrier.
17 Jun 2011
The UK ordered UPS, the U.S. parcel delivery company, to stop screening shipments at some of its facilities in Britain because of security concerns.
16 Jun 2011
Air Canada and the Canadian Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement Thursday, just hours after the federal government introduced back-to-work legislation.
16 Jun 2011
The world fleet of freighters will double from 1,760 to 3,500 aircraft in the next 20 years, Boeing says in an upbeat forecast that raises estimates from a year ago on faster growth in the global econ
15 Jun 2011
UPS took another step toward reducing its environmental footprint by installing a rooftop solar array on its Lakewood, N.J., facility, completing a project that will provide a significant portion of t
15 Jun 2011
A private investment group is spending $150 million to take over ownership of freight broker Express-1 Expedited Solutions and installing lead investor Bradley S. Jacobs as the chairman and CEO.
15 Jun 2011
The Canadian government will legislate striking Air Canada staff back to work if management and the Canadian Auto Workers union do not reach contract agreement within 48 hours from Tuesday evening.
15 Jun 2011
Frankfurt Airport’s cargo traffic fell 7.9 percent in May from a year ago, but the second monthly decline in three months is the result of a statistical blip.
15 Jun 2011
Canada’s national postal service is shut down today because of a company lockout, as Canada Post abruptly sent home its 50,000 workers in what appears to be an attempt to force back-to-work legi
15 Jun 2011
The UK’s Royal Mail reported operating profit slumped 78 percent to $63.6 million in the 2010-2011 financial year from $293 million in the previous 12 months as mounting losses in letters and pa
14 Jun 2011
Air Canada’s 3,800 sales and service agents officially struck at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, marking the national airline’s first major strike in 13 years.
14 Jun 2011
Qatar Airways, the Gulf Arab airline aiming to become one of the world’s top air freighters, said it could bring forward the date of an initial public offering to as early as this year.
14 Jun 2011
UPS Freight is cutting transit times between Western Canada and U.S. markets by at least one day, speeding cross-border shipments from Vancouver.
13 Jun 2011
Canada’s 10-day series of rotating postal strikes mushroomed Monday to 10 cities in seven provinces as a potentially more damaging strike at Air Canada loomed for midnight.
10 Jun 2011
Lufthansa Cargo traffic growth slowed to a “normal” 4.4 percent in May compared with a year earlier from double-digit increases earlier in the year as the impact of reactivating its laid-u
10 Jun 2011
International air freight rates out of Asia edged up to the highest point in six months in April, according to the Drewry Air Freight Price Index, which showed average pricing growing 5.7 percent from
10 Jun 2011
Air France-KLM cargo traffic slipped 1.4 percent in May from a year earlier as higher volume in the Americas couldn’t offset lower shipments on Asia-Pacific routes.
09 Jun 2011
TNT Express launched a dedicated 767 freighter service between India and Europe, claiming the added capacity will consolidate the Dutch company’s market leadership in Asia-Europe express deliver