Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Demand for air freight through much of 2017 and into the first quarter of 2018 was boosted by stronger economies and trade, with e-commerce growth and a broader inventory restocking cycle keeping space tight and freight rates sky high. Air cargo is now heading into the slower summer months but capacity is expected to tighten into the fourth quarter. Double-digit growth in late 2017 means the year-over-year comparisons may not be as severe, but shippers have been advised to book their space early.

News & Analysis

20 Feb 2020
Lufthansa Cargo will offer instant air freight quotes via an application programming interface with digital forwarder Fleet, a company in which the German airline invested in 2018.
01 Nov 2017
Rising air cargo volume is coinciding with growing passenger travel, and slots for freighters flights are being squeezed at hub airports in Europe.
01 Nov 2017
The cyclical air cargo peak may be moderating slightly, but carriers continued to enjoy strong volume and yields during September.
29 Oct 2017
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
26 Oct 2017
Air cargo executives are wallowing in a sea of positivity as volume grows at double digits and they expect the strong demand to continue for another year.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
26 Oct 2017
DSV has been making the most out of a resurgent air freight market and continuing synergies earned through the acquisition of UTi.
14 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its forecast for Japan’s air cargo trade growth.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
04 Oct 2017
Peak season still on the way.
26 Sep 2017
Solid growth in air cargo has been maintained since late last year, with carriers heading for their best annual performance in seven years.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
08 Sep 2017
July’s performance was the third straight month of double-digit gains.
31 Aug 2017
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30 Aug 2017
An early peak season is expected in the air cargo sector.
27 Aug 2017
Truck, rail, water, and air transport are shut down.
11 Aug 2017
Heathrow continues to outpace growth at Frankfurt airport.
04 Aug 2017
The biggest Japanese international freight forwarder’s net profit came to 11.1 billion yen ($101 million).
04 Aug 2017
Revenue climbed 3.3 percent to $1.72 billion.
03 Aug 2017
Want to avoid FedEx holiday season surcharges? Cut back on packaging and use last-mile services for heavier freight, a transportation consultant advises
02 Aug 2017
All regions posted growth.
02 Aug 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers rose 4.3 percent year-over-year.
31 Jul 2017
Schiphol’s second-quarter results are the latest in a string of strong performances by European airports and cargo airlines.
31 Jul 2017
The carrier said its multiple nightly truck operations boost capacity and route options for shippers.
28 Jul 2017
The Franco-Dutch carrier transported 286,000 tonnes (315,261 tons).
28 Jul 2017
First-half traffic grew 1.2 percent to 330,000 tonnes.
26 Jul 2017
Air cargo growth for Asian carriers in June continued its robust growth on the back of solid international trade.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
16 Jul 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its fiscal year outlook for growth in Japan’s air cargo trade.
12 Jul 2017
Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub handled 142,349 tonnes.
07 Jul 2017
Nippon Express’ move comes amid a growing interest in the African market among Japanese companies.
05 Jul 2017
All regions except Latin America posted double-digit growth.