Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

23 Sep 2020
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to the furthest reaches of the world is going to require an immense effort from the air cargo supply chain, says IATA’s outgoing head of cargo Glyn Hughes, but it will be under his successor’s watch.
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.
16 Sep 2015
Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair reported flat growth in air cargo during August as the Hong Kong-based airlines limp into the slack period before what is hoped will be a last-quarter peak season.
15 Sep 2015
The acquisition of regional package carrier Eastern Connections expands Dicom's footprint in the Northeast and complements the Montreal-based company's efforts to build a multimodal North American transportation network.
15 Sep 2015
The Australian Federation of International Forwarders has expressed concern that a change of insurance agent by the International Air Transport Association in the country is forcing its members to come up with huge bank guarantees, sometimes running into millions of dollars.
11 Sep 2015
Airlines and rechargeable battery makers are preparing to launch a joint campaign aimed at lobbying governments to clamp down on the counterfeit battery business that is posing a growing threat to aviation safety.
10 Sep 2015
The likelihood of UPS pilots striking is low, but while shippers will likely dodge service disruptions, they could be hit by higher costs if the parcel giant gives into union demands, analysts told JOC.com.
07 Sep 2015
Lufthansa’s long-haul and freighter flights out of Germany will be grounded by an all-day pilot strike in Tuesday, Sept. 8, as the cockpit crew union calls its 13th walkout in 18 months.
04 Sep 2015
Prepare for a rough ride in the last quarter, was the warning from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as it released data for global air freight markets in July that as expected revealed a fall in air cargo demand amid turmoil in the world economy.
04 Sep 2015
AirBridgeCargo, which has so far outperformed its European rivals this year, has begun operations connecting Moscow to Singapore's Changi Airport.
01 Sep 2015
No one expected good news to come out of July’s air freight business and each new set of data serves to further confirm the dismal state of the world’s air cargo industry.
29 Aug 2015
China Southern Airlines reported a stunning first half with cargo volume rising 10 percent overall and belly hold freight growing 27.6 percent compared to the first half of last year.
28 Aug 2015
Strong passenger demand among airlines is working against air cargo as it drives up capacity that cargo divisions are unable to fill in a weak air freight environment and creates strong downward pressure on rates.
28 Aug 2015
Weak Asian demand pulled down cargo traffic at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the first six months of the year, another sign of how China’s slowing economy is curbing shipments of high-value products such as electronics and auto parts.
28 Aug 2015
The International Air Transport Association director general and CEO Tony Tyler will retire in June next year after serving five years in the position.
28 Aug 2015
Air cargo demand among Asian carriers weakened in July as demand for exports fell along with global trade, according to the latest data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
28 Aug 2015
Air China Cargo turned around its financial fortunes in the first half of the year with a 23.5 percent increase in freight carried on the airline’s network taking the mainland’s flag carrier to a $17 million net profit.
25 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, is investing heavily in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, to position itself favorably ahead of the inauguration of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of the year.
24 Aug 2015
Shura Bary, principal at The Bary Group, a public relations firm that represented some of the largest airfreight companies in the industry, died Aug. 6 in his San Francisco home from complications of Type 1 diabetes. He was 85.
12 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has reached a key milestone in its Asia strategy with the launch of a time-saving truck service between Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province in southern China, and Bangkok, Thailand’s capital.
11 Aug 2015
London Heathrow’s cargo traffic decreased by 5.4 percent in July from a year ago but the airport urged the government to approve an expansion of the airport to keep pace with growing trade with emerging markets.
11 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said that it has bought the remaining 5 percent of Nippon Express (China) still held by a Chinese partner to speed up the decision-making process. Those decisions center on adjusting to China's rapidly changing logistics business environment, wherein manufacturers are shifting their operations further inland, necessitating greater inland penetration by international logistics firms.
09 Aug 2015
Perishables and pharmaceuticals — among the most lucrative segments of the air cargo because of the time-sensitive nature of their delivery — are at the forefront of air carrier plans to bolster revenue.
07 Aug 2015
Frankfurt airport, Europe’s largest air freight hub, posted another monthly decline in traffic in June, tracking slowing growth at its largest customer, Lufthansa Cargo.
06 Aug 2015
Expeditors International made more gains in air freight and ocean container volume in the second quarter, despite the fading impact of the West Coast port crisis, which gave trans-Pacific air cargo more lift. That helped the forwarder boost both net revenue and profit.
05 Aug 2015
IAG Cargo has indefinitely extended the capacity partnership agreement with Qatar Airways that marked the Anglo-Spanish carrier’s exit from freighter operations a year ago.
05 Aug 2015
The slowing growth rate in global air cargo demand continued into June with volume inching up just 1.2 percent from a year ago, according to the International Air Transport Association.
05 Aug 2015
Lufthansa Cargo and its affiliate Swiss WorldCargo are introducing a new simplified pricing system for the winter season in response to “the volatility of external cost factors.”
04 Aug 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit soar in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 on the back of robust international revenue growth driven by the weak yen and increased air cargo traffic.