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.
14 Aug 2013
A UPS cargo plane crashed near Birmingham, Ala., this morning.
UTi Worldwide’s new London operations facility is located near Heathrow Airport.
14 Aug 2013
UTi Worldwide has opened its new London operations in Heathrow in the U.K.
Iberia Airbus A340-600.
13 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, will offer cargo services on a new Iberia route connecting Quito, Ecuador, with its Madrid, Spain, hub, starting Oct. 26.
12 Aug 2013
In July, Fraport Group’s five majority-owned airports handled 179,500 metric tons of cargo, a drop of 0.6 percent from July 2012.
Deutsche Post DHL office and banners.
07 Aug 2013
Deutsche Post DHL reported its profit in the second quarter of 2013 was €422 million (about US$562.2 million), improving from €196 million in the second quarter of 2012.
07 Aug 2013
Domestic flights today resumed taking off and landing at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, after the facility was damaged and temporarily shut down by a massive fire, CNN reports.
air freight loading platform
07 Aug 2013
U.S. air cargo imports are facing “sporadic” and “relatively minimal” delays because of heightened national security over terror threats, requiring the double screening of shipments on commercial flights coming from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the head of the Airfowarders Association.
07 Aug 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 468 million metric-ton-kilometers in July, down 8.6 percent from 512 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in July 2012.
06 Aug 2013
Shippers in Asia are shifting as much marginal cargo away from air freight as possible to further cut supply chain costs even though air freight rates ex Asia are now at historic lows, according to leading 3PL executives.
Interior of air cargo plane
06 Aug 2013
Drewry Maritime Research’s East-West Air Freight Price Index rates slipped by 2.7 points in June to 94.3 points, bringing the index down to its lowest level since it was launched it May 2012...
06 Aug 2013
Worldwide Express has been sold to a group of investors, including a significant investment from the management team.
02 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo today reported its cargo traffic totaled 2.76 million metric-ton-kilometers in the first six months of 2013, down 8.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2012.
01 Aug 2013
Atlas Air Worldwide’s net income plummeted 32.8 percent from $31.2 million in the second quarter of 2012 to $21.0 million in the second quarter of 2013.
31 Jul 2013
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said on July 31 that its net profit tumbled 31.9 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier, to 18.337 billion yen ($187.11 million) on a consolidated basis.
31 Jul 2013
Forward Air Solutions is preparing to occupy an 89,600-square-foot distribution facility at Port San Antonio’s industrial airport, Kelly Field, later this year.
31 Jul 2013
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol handled 736,608 metric tons of cargo in the first half of 2013, rising 1.02 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
30 Jul 2013
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on July 30 that it slipped into the red in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, despite a jump in international cargo revenue.
30 Jul 2013
The International Air Transport Association reported air freight demand increased 1.2 percent year-over-year in June...
29 Jul 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways said its international cargo volume rose for the fourth straight month in June on a year-over-
25 Jul 2013
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reported preliminary traffic figures in June showed demand for air cargo continued to be weak.
25 Jul 2013
Blue Dart Express, India's leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a net income of $7 million in its fiscal 2013-14 first quarter, which ended June 30, flat compared to the profit in the same period of fiscal 2012-13.
25 Jul 2013
Saudi Airlines Cargo achieved freight volume growth of 4 percent in the first half of 2013 despite "sluggish" global air
25 Jul 2013
IAG Cargo has added Johannesburg as the third route for its new A380 superjumbo aircraft.
Russi Batliwala, CEO of Chapman Freeborn, and Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, signed the cooperation deal in Zurich, Switzerland.
24 Jul 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Swiss WorldCargo have entered into a partnership to enhance their cargo offerings.
24 Jul 2013
Grupo Aeroméxico reported its cargo revenue in the second quarter of 2013 was $510 million pesos (about US$40.3 million), dropping 10.2 percent from $44.9 million in the second quarter of 2012.
23 Jul 2013
UPS has placed an order for 1,821 fire-resistant shipping containers.
23 Jul 2013
Airlines for America reported yield in June for domestic cargo was $71.10 per revenue ton mile, down 9.9 percent year-over-year. Yield for international cargo was $34.40 per revenue ton mile, sliding 8.1 percent.
22 Jul 2013
Rapidly expanding Saudi Arabian Airlines released a new online service to improve procedures for shippers and forwarders
Drewry Shanghai Export Air Freight Index. Source: Drewry
19 Jul 2013
The Shanghai Export Air Freight Index, as reported by Drewry, fell in June, dropping roughly 7 percent year-over-year. This followed months of double-digit declines.
19 Jul 2013
Forward Air reported its net income in the second quarter of 2013 was $13.8 million, falling 2.8 percent from $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2012.
New American Airlines livery
19 Jul 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported profit in the second quarter of 2013 was $220 million, rebounding from a net loss of $241 million in the second quarter of 2012, although cargo revenue dropped.
18 Jul 2013
Air Canada reported cargo traffic of 123.6 million metric-ton-kilometers in May, down 1.1 percent compared with the same month last year, according to Statistics Canada.
18 Jul 2013
IAG Cargo has broken ground on the site of its new Constant Climate center located at its London Heathrow hub.
17 Jul 2013
The ocean freight forwarding market posted double-digit growth in 2012 while the air cargo sector declined amid ongoing m
17 Jul 2013
Members of Congress, along with the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, on Wednesday urged the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on modernization of nation's air traffic system, as funding for the long-delayed, over-budget initiative tightens.