Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

11 Aug 2020
Severely limited air cargo capacity has forced airlines to scrap many block space deals held with forwarders at a time when spot rates on the major east-west trades are at high levels.
24 Nov 2015
Six Volga-Dnepr crew members were among the 22 people killed in a terrorist raid on a hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako on Nov. 20, the Russian heavy-lift airline has announced.
19 Nov 2015
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo throughput edged closer to last year’s tonnage in the third quarter, narrowing the deficit in the year-to-date to 1.44 percent and raising the possibility of matching record volumes in 2014.
13 Nov 2015
Indonesia’s Minister of Transport threw down the gauntlet to domestic air carriers, warning that if they were not able to add international routes he would offer them to foreign airlines that were knocking at the door.
12 Nov 2015
The good news is that Asia’s airlines are heading for a record year, driven by first half performance momentum that carried through into the third quarter, according to Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
07 Nov 2015
A 2 percent gain by the world's Top 50 largest transportation service providers in 2014 marked a turnaround after the group’s combined revenue slipped 0.1 percent in 2013.
07 Nov 2015
The United States’ largest transportation operator is now the world’s largest transportation and logistics company.
06 Nov 2015
UPS assumed the top spot on the JOC-SJ Consulting Group list of Top 50 Global Transportation Providers in terms of 2014 revenue, pushing Deutsche Post DHL to the No. 2 position. Of the Top 50, 13 companies are located in North America, 19 in Europe, 16 in the Asia-Pacific region, and one each in India and Australia.
06 Nov 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit decline in the fiscal first half on the back of sluggish revenue growth and extraordinary charges.
04 Nov 2015
Global air freight traffic increased by 1 percent in September from a year earlier as strong growth in the Middle East offset a flat Asia-Pacific market and reduced volume in North America, according to the International Air Transport Association.
30 Oct 2015
International Airlines Group posted a slight increase in cargo revenue in the third quarter despite a bigger decline in volume as the Anglo-Spanish carrier scaled back freighter operations.
30 Oct 2015
Japan Airlines Corp.’s net profit surged 28.7 percent year-over-year in the April-September period to 103.4 billion yen ($854 million), as lower fuel prices and cost-reduction efforts more than made up for a decline in cargo operations revenue.
29 Oct 2015
Air France-KLM’s cargo losses narrowed in the third quarter but revenue and traffic shrank as the carrier slashed its full-freighter capacity in a bid to return to the black.
29 Oct 2015
Lufthansa Cargo is heading for its first annual loss in six years after Europe’s largest freight airline sank into the red for the second consecutive quarter.
28 Oct 2015
Qatar Airways unveiled plans to build a new cargo terminal at its global hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha to keep pace with its “phenomenal” traffic growth.
28 Oct 2015
All Nippon Airways Co.’s efforts to capture cargo normally moving through West Coast ports that was delayed because of congestion weren’t enough to offset weak demand from Europe and North America to Japan.
26 Oct 2015
TNT Express, the Dutch parcel delivery company being acquired by its larger U.S. rival FedEx, almost halved its third-quarter operating loss but remained under pressure from economic volatility in Australia, Brazil and China.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
23 Oct 2015
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading express air and logistics service provider, posted a 74.5 percent jump in net earnings in the second fiscal quarter, as operating revenue grew robustly, helped by lower fuel costs and new business strategies.
23 Oct 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines continues to outperform its European rivals with traffic soaring 28 percent in September despite the steep slump in its domestic economy.
22 Oct 2015
Asia’s air cargo markets weakened in the third quarter, hampered by slowing global trade and tough comparisons with last year, with the industry still holding thumbs for a pre-Christmas bump to push up full-year traffic figures.
21 Oct 2015
European Union antitrust regulators will not challenge FedEx’s 4.4 billion euros ($5 billion) acquisition of TNT Express, the companies said.
13 Oct 2015
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, predicts that Japan’s international air cargo trade will contract for the first time in two years.
12 Oct 2015
The world's second-largest transport operator is adding more than 41,000 postal codes to its international guaranteed package service, expanding its delivery footprint in Asia and other regions.
05 Oct 2015
TNT Express said its third-quarter operating profit will be “materially lower” than last year due to economic volatility in China, Brazil and Australia.
03 Oct 2015
Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis was impacting the movement of cargo across the busy region, according to the International Air Cargo Association secretary general Doug Brittin.
02 Oct 2015
Global air cargo remains stagnant with three-quarters of the year gone, but the Middle East and South Asia market has shrugged off the negative trend and posted solid increases in volumes.
30 Sep 2015
Global air cargo traffic stabilized in August following two months of decline as strong growth in the Middle East offset lower volumes in North and South America, according to the International Air Transport Association.
25 Sep 2015
A new all-cargo airline will enter greater China’s fast-growing express market next year after a mainland carrier, a Nasdaq-listed aircraft leasing company and an online retailer set up a joint venture to create United Star Express Airlines.
23 Sep 2015
The U.S. arm of the global package express carrier is buying 45 electric cargo vans as part of a broader initiative to run more "clean" vehicles. Overall, corporate sustainability targets are powering interest in electrics.
23 Sep 2015
TNT Express has launched a road service connecting Georgia to Moscow in a bid to cut up to 48 hours of transit time for shippers using the company’s European road transit service to reach the Russian capital.
23 Sep 2015
The sustained growth in passenger numbers carried by Asia’s airlines is in stark contrast to air cargo traffic that remained weak through the month of August, according to the latest data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.
21 Sep 2015
The express parcels industry is coming under pressure “as never before” as e-retailing, technological disruption and macro-economic upheaval drive fundamental changes in the market, according to a leading logistics consultancy.
18 Sep 2015
Finland’s ports and rail freight trains are at a standstill as workers participate in the biggest nationwide strike since 1993 to protest the government’s latest austerity measures.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
16 Sep 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines is pulling further ahead of its troubled European rivals as it continues to post double digit increases in traffic month after month.
16 Sep 2015
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has signed a partnership agreement with China Southern Cargo spanning the carriers’ global networks.