Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

16 Oct 2020
Limited air cargo capacity is colliding with strengthening demand, as technology product launches compete for space with general cargo and medical equipment.
While general freight demand has taken a hit, premium services offered by International Airlines Group are growing on a tonnage basis.
29 Jul 2016
As overcapacity and weak demand continue to plague the global transportation industry across modes, competition for cargo has only intensified.
Air France-KLM's freight fleet has fallen from 26 in 2005 to six this year and the cargo division seeks to break even in 2017.
27 Jul 2016
Air France-KLM’s cargo loss narrowed slightly in the second quarter, but the airline's cargo unit was still stuck in the red.
26 Jul 2016
Automating the freight booking process may be a little closer with the launching of an online marketplace for China-U.S. shipments.
25 Jul 2016
TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.
Kuehne + Nagel, the German headquarters of which is pictured, in the second quarter handled more than 1 million TEUs in a single quarter for the first time.
20 Jul 2016
Kuehne + Nagel managed to grow in a largely stagnant global freight environment.
13 Jul 2016
Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.
13 Jul 2016
Volga-Dnepr has sealed a deal with Boeing for the acquisition of 747-8 freighters for the Russian group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines unit.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
Capacity growth outpaced demand for the world's cargo airlines as 2016 looks as though it will be a "disappointing" year for the industry.
08 Jul 2016
"The business environment is extremely difficult and there are few signs of any immediate relief.”
28 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Japan’s All Nippon Airways will extend their joint venture next month.
27 Jun 2016
U.K. freight forwarders are worried that the decision to leave the European Union could threaten a much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport.
15 Jun 2016
Cargolux China aims to establish a global network.
13 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, said it will lay off hundreds of its 4,600-strong worldwide workforce.
07 Jun 2016
A leading Chinese construction and trading company has acquired a controlling stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
Air cargo traffic rises, but demand still soft
03 Jun 2016
Global air cargo traffic grew in April, but yields remain under pressure.
25 May 2016
Ireland-based ASL Aviation has sealed the acquisition of TNT Express’s two cargo airlines.
24 May 2016
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has launched a weekly freighter service.
23 May 2016
Rising passenger numbers lift Asia-Pacific airlines, but the sorry state of air cargo is proving to be a drag on revenue and profits.
19 May 2016
The litigation lasted a decade and involved tens of thousands of lawyer hours, but the class-action suit against the world’s top airlines has finally drawn to a close.
18 May 2016
FedEx Wednesday declared its offer for TNT Express unconditional.
17 May 2016
A strike vote by union pilots at Atlas, ATSG and Kalitta Air is meant to pressure the airlines and DHL, but doesn't mean a strike is imminent.
12 May 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific have signed a partnership to operate a joint network.
11 May 2016
Far-reaching regulation will affect many smaller U.S. transport operators, shippers as well as large companies.
11 May 2016
AirBridgeCargo traffic surged to a record high in the first quarter.
10 May 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit surge by double-digits in 2015.
09 May 2016
Shipments of smaller aircraft declined in the first quarter worldwide, as business demand dropped.
09 May 2016
U.S. air cargo price-fixing lawsuit yields another settlement from a major carrier, leaving just one airline standing in the decade-long class action.
05 May 2016
Although Amazon is not in the transportation business, FedEx, UPS and DHL can’t ignore Amazon’s competitive challenge, Satish Jindel, president of SJ Consulting Group, said.
05 May 2016
The downside to an industry sector having a great quarter is that it places immense pressure on it to repeat the feat the following year or the comparisons will be dismal. This is where the air cargo industry finds itself after the first quarter of 2016.
28 Apr 2016
ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Corp. both increased their group net profits despite cargo weakness.
28 Apr 2016
CMA CGM has introduced a new container to corner the live lobster market.
25 Apr 2016
Japan’s air cargo trade with foreign countries will shrink for the second straight year in fiscal year 2016, which started on April 1, Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. predicted, citing sluggish exports and imports.
25 Apr 2016
TNT Express narrowed its net loss in the first quarter to 14 million euros ($15.8 million) from 19 million euros a year ago as it prepares to be taken over by its larger U.S. rival FedEx.
25 Apr 2016
Shanghai’s largest air cargo terminal has continued its solid volume growth of 2015 into the first quarter, handling record year-over-year throughput from January to March.
22 Apr 2016
Diversification, an acquisition and a change in its dimensional weight factor in its expedited less-than-truckload business helped drive first-quarter revenue and profit higher at Forward Air.