Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

13 Aug 2020
Rising outbreaks of the coronavirus are keeping travel restrictions in place, preventing airlines from reactivating their grounded international capacity and severely restricting available freight space.
14 Jan 2016
Amsterdam Schiphol airport retained its ranking as Europe’s third-largest air freight hub in 2015 despite posting a larger decline in traffic than fourth-ranked London Heathrow.
12 Jan 2016
Japan’s international air cargo trade will fall 4.5 percent in fiscal 2015, which is the first annual decline in two years, according to a report by Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder.
12 Jan 2016
Lufthansa Cargo retained its top ranking among Europe’s cargo airlines in 2015 even as traffic shrank 2.4 percent from the previous year and two more freighters are being taken out of service.
12 Jan 2016
Shanghai’s largest air cargo terminal shrugged off China’s slowing economy to set a new record for freight volumes in 2015, helped by robust international exports.
11 Jan 2016
The decline in global air cargo demand “may be bottoming out”, following a month-on-month increase in November traffic, according to the International Air Transportation Association.
10 Jan 2016
A blockade of the border between India and Nepal since September has brought trade between the two countries to a standstill and created critical shortages of supplies essential to both social services and the economy.
08 Jan 2016
EU antitrust regulators today unconditionally approved FedEx’s 4.4 billion euros ($4.75 billion) acquisition of TNT Express.
08 Jan 2016
Sadly for the air cargo market — but fortunately for ocean freight that moves most of the shipments — there will be no port congestion in the main U.S. gateways. More critical is that there also will be little demand from anywhere else. The air cargo weakness has largely tracked anemic trade growth.
08 Jan 2016
The International Air Transport Association will urge member airlines to prepare for a possible surge in air freight volumes caused by possible disruptions when the new container weighing requirements are implemented globally from July.
07 Jan 2016
Polar Air Cargo will pay customers $100 million after settling an on-going antitrust class action lawsuit that has drawn in most of the world’s major carriers and so far generated more than $1.1 billion in settlements.
07 Jan 2016
Qatar Airways has taken delivery of two new freighters, expanding its all-cargo fleet to 16 aircraft and consolidating its position as the world’s third-largest international air freight carrier.
06 Jan 2016
Air France’s troubled cargo unit faces further disruption as unions have called for five days of strikes across the carrier in January.
06 Jan 2016
If an uncertain global economy wasn’t enough for shippers and transportation providers, 2016 will be filled with major changes, from the massive container shipping weight mandate to liner consolidation. Other threats and opportunities will likely emerge during the year, but the 10 trends outlined here will definitely be in play and impact global supply chains. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
05 Jan 2016
The growing disconnect between passenger and cargo demand continued in November as data from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed robust growth in the international air passenger business while air freight markets remained weak.
30 Dec 2015
China Airlines, Yang Ming Line and Chungwa Post, Taiwan’s national postal service will cooperate on sea and air freight services to better compete in the booming e-commerce market in Asia.
23 Dec 2015
Qatar Airways Cargo is launching a new freighter route to Dallas/Fort Worth from Liege in the new year that the carrier says will be the start of a major expansion of its network and fleet through 2016.
22 Dec 2015
ASL Aviation Group has signed two loans for $110 million, refueling speculation the Ireland-based group is preparing a bid for TNT Express’ freighter airlines ahead of FedEx’s takeover of its small Dutch rival.
21 Dec 2015
Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines pulled further ahead of its struggling Europe rivals, with traffic soaring 27 percent in November from a year ago despite the deepening economic crisis in its domestic market.
18 Dec 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has set up its second subsidiary in Myanmar, further strengthening its footprint in the increasingly promising Southeast Asia market.
17 Dec 2015
Cargolux has agreed to a new labor contract with its pilots, removing the threat of a strike at Europe’s largest all-cargo airline.
16 Dec 2015
A European Union court today overturned 790 million euros ($861 million) in fines against 11 airlines, including Air France-KLM and British Airways, for participating in a global cartel that fixed air freight rates.
15 Dec 2015
France’s competition regulator has fined 20 parcel delivery companies, including FedEx and DHL Express, a total of 672 million euros ($739 million) for colluding over fuel surcharges.
15 Dec 2015
Hong Kong’s airport and its leading airline saw their hopes for a strong air freight finish to the year dashed as November figures fell back into negative growth that has gripped the world’s busiest airport for most of the year.
11 Dec 2015
It turns out the three abandoned Boeing 747-200s at Kuala Lumpur airport for the past year were not abandoned at all, and were instead waiting to start service for a Malaysia-based airline with the eye-opening name of Splunk 'n Dash.
11 Dec 2015
The U.K. logistics industry slammed the government for deferring a decision on whether to expand London Heathrow airport, Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub, until next summer at the earliest.
10 Dec 2015
The air cargo market will remain weak through 2016 due to sluggish world trade growth, the International Air Transport Association said.
09 Dec 2015
The transportation industry has been omitted from a draft text of the agreement nations are haggling over at the Paris Climate Conference to keep the planet’s warming from greenhouse gases to below 2 degrees Celsius.
09 Dec 2015
Lufthansa and United Airlines plan to expand their current passenger partnership to cargo operations between Europe and the U.S.
09 Dec 2015
One way to get rid of unwanted aircraft is for an operator to park them on the tarmac at a big airfield and then disappear, something that is causing consternation at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.
09 Dec 2015
The logistics arm of Hong Kong air cargo terminal, Hactl, has opened a depot in the Pearl River Delta city of Nansha that will target China’s fast growing e-commerce business.
07 Dec 2015
The ban of belly cargo on Egypt Air passenger flights to North America is creating chaos in Egypt’s textiles and cottons sector, which has made up 45 percent of the country’s exports to the U.S. this year.
04 Dec 2015
From a near-meltdown at U.S. West Coast ports to a wave of mergers and acquisitions, with hints of more in the container line industry, 2015 has been full of plenty of surprises.
02 Dec 2015
The global air freight market is still flat-lining with traffic in October rising just 0.5 percent from a year ago, the International Air Transport Association said.
01 Dec 2015
As it gets closer to a $1.35 billion acquisition by DSV, logistics company UTi Worldwide opens new multimodal facilities in Southeast Asia to speed freight to Europe and the U.S.
29 Nov 2015
Cathay Pacific has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle litigation in Canada in a cargo anti-trust class action in which the carrier was a defendant.