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.
23 Jan 2012
Lufthansa Cargo is putting its freighter capacity behind the recovering automobile manufacturing industry.
23 Jan 2012
Frankfurt-Hahn airport’s cargo traffic surged 25 percent in 2011 from a year ago, as export shipments at the German airport skyrocketed to an all-time high.
20 Jan 2012
New freighter services that included the launch of all-cargo connections to China helped Singapore Changi Airport to its busiest month for cargo in three years in December and a strong finish to 2011.
20 Jan 2012
The recovery in U.S. shipping demand is showing up at Los Angeles International Airport, North America’s largest gateway for trans-Pacific air cargo.
18 Jan 2012
South Korean air cargo traffic in 2011 fell 1.9 percent year-over-year, but government officials expect various international events, including the London Olympic Games, to boost shipments of high-tec
17 Jan 2012
Struggling Japan Airlines Corp. announced changes in its top leadership on Tuesday, including the promotion of senior managing executive officer Yoshiharu Ueki to the post of president.
17 Jan 2012
The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling its aircraft leasing business to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Japan’s second largest bank, for about $7.3 billion.
16 Jan 2012
Etihad Crystal Cargo’s freight traffic soared 18 percent in 2011 from a year ago as the fast-growing Abu Dhabi-based carrier boosted its capacity and added new freighter routes.
16 Jan 2012
Japan’s All Nippon Airways in November saw international cargo traffic slip 0.3 percent year-over-year, while rival Japan Airlines in the same period saw traffic rise 4.8 percent, the first incr
16 Jan 2012
Cargo transported by Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair in December plunged 11.9 percent year-over-year but
16 Jan 2012
Only a small percentage of the world’s refrigerated shipments are put on airplanes, but just as in other modes, air carriers and airport operators are fighting for a bigger market share.
16 Jan 2012
U.S. beef and pork producers had a banner year in 2011, setting annual sales value records for both commodities through October, with two full months to go.
13 Jan 2012
More Asian air cargo carriers will remove capacity this week year as export traffic remains week, said industry executives.
13 Jan 2012
Air France-KLM’s cargo business faces further cutbacks after Europe’s largest airline unveiled a radical three-year restructuring to secure long-term profitability.
13 Jan 2012
AirBridge Cargo Airlines is defying the broad cutback in Asia-focused air freight capacity with new s
13 Jan 2012
Frankfurt’s air freight volume is falling faster than business at other European airports as the
12 Jan 2012
Weiss Rohlig said the recent acquisition of Japan’s JHB Express will benefit the joint venture’s U.S. customers and tap growing intra-Asia trade.
12 Jan 2012
London Heathrow airport boosted cargo traffic 14.2 percent in December from a year ago, a record for the month and the first increase since February 2011.
11 Jan 2012
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in November from October, the Transportation Department said.
11 Jan 2012
IAG, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, saw cargo traffic in December expand 11.5 percent year-over-year, helping to drive 2011 traffic 6.4 percent higher than in 2010.
11 Jan 2012
Lufthansa Cargo boosted traffic by a modest 1.6 percent in December from a year ago, but this was sufficient to end 2011 up 5 percent year-over-year and hit record tonnage.
09 Jan 2012
Last year’s trio of new bilateral U.S. trade pacts — with South Korea, Colombia and Panama — will boost U.S.
09 Jan 2012
It took airline cargo executives several months into 2011 before they started pulling back capacity to meet the reality of reduced shipping demand.
09 Jan 2012
U.S. exporters of semiconductors and consumer electronics strongly supported the passage of the three new trade agreements, and expect the deals to provide a significant boost to U.S.
07 Jan 2012
YRC, looking to restructure its operations as the trucking operator seeks to rebuild its finances, is preparing for talks with the Teamsters union on a redesign of its freight terminal network and how
06 Jan 2012
For those in the air cargo industry, 2011 was a year spent taking inventory of progress on enhancing national security in the wake of the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
05 Jan 2012
The Cass Freight Index for U.S.
05 Jan 2012
The owners of failed freight airline Cargoitalia are attacking rival carrier Cargolux, claiming unfair competition forced the Milan-based operator into liquidation.
04 Jan 2012
China’s airlines won’t pay any charges under the European Union’s new carbon trading scheme, while other Asian airlines, including Cathay Pacific, say they may impose surcharges or i
04 Jan 2012
Jade Cargo International, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and Shenzhen Airlines, is grounding its fleet of six 747-400s because of weak demand.
03 Jan 2012
Hong Kong International Airport’s cargo traffic fell 6.6 percent year-over
03 Jan 2012
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. last week agreed to pay $15.8 million to scores of air freight shippers to settle a U.S.
31 Dec 2011
Lufthansa is calling on European Union regulators to postpone implementation of the EU’s carbon trading scheme, saying opposition around the world threatens to undermine trade as Europe struggle
30 Dec 2011
International air cargo traffic declined 3.8 percent in November from a year ago, the eighth straight monthly decline amid a faltering global economy and weakening demand in the Asia-Pacific region, t
27 Dec 2011
Falling trade with Asia sent cargo traffic for European airlines down 4.4 percent in November, the sharpest year-over-year decline in 2011, according to the Association of European Airlines.