Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

13 Jul 2020
Roughly 90 percent of carriers in the highly fragmented US drayage sector generate less than $4 million in annual revenue, and these smaller providers could be at risk of bankruptcy due to skyrocketing insurance premiums.
09 Jun 2020
Supply chain disruption from measures to limit the damage of the coronavirus can delay the collection or return of containers, but D&D charges vary widely across carriers and ports.
09 Jun 2020
Mexico’s exports in April dropped 41 percent year over year, the biggest one-month drop since the country’s 1986 fiscal crisis.
08 Jun 2020
Economists with American Trucking Associations believe the US economy will contract this year at the highest rate since 1946, and that although numbers will look much better in the second half of 2020, it will be another 12 months until markets return to pre-COVID pandemic levels.
08 Jun 2020
“The impact of COVID-19 at major US retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast,” according to the National Retail Federation's latest Global Port Tracker report.
08 Jun 2020
The extensive blank sailings on major east-west trades are having an uneven impact on the major gateway ports of Europe and North America.
08 Jun 2020
Proponents of reducing the Waterfront Commission role have argued the commission oversteps its authority to combat crime on the docks and slows down hiring.
08 Jun 2020
An unexpected surge in imports in late May, which caused cargo rolling at Asian ports and a spike in spot rates, is spawning tension between forwarders and carriers in the eastbound trans-Pacific.
05 Jun 2020
COVID-19 lockdowns are weighing on global container shipping demand, and CMA CGM has joined other major carriers in expressing gloomy expectations for the second quarter.
05 Jun 2020
The US trucking sector added back a small portion of the jobs lost during March and April as businesses reopened, a sign that shipper demand for trucking services may be on the road to recovering from the COVID-19 recession.
05 Jun 2020
Europe’s rail freight industry is hoping to hold on to improvements made in reliability on a passenger-free network even as the easing of lockdowns bring back traveler movements that are afforded priority over cargo.
05 Jun 2020
Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE), says he’s more optimistic of a rebound in trans-Pacific container volumes as Chinese factory production builds and some importing sectors such as retailers bringing in summer items begin restocking inventories.
05 Jun 2020
Indian shippers argue they shouldn’t be subjected to port storage charges when factors beyond their control have prevented the timely pickup of containers or return of equipment.
04 Jun 2020
MPV/HL carrier AAL’s Asia–Europe service, which has filled a vacuum created by the demise of Zeamarine, is seeing relatively strong demand despite a pandemic-hampered market.
04 Jun 2020
Werner is the latest broker to use software from Trucker Tools to tap into the app provider’s reach into the North American small carrier and independent driver population.
04 Jun 2020
More venture capital is being funneled toward logistics automation tools, this time a large early stage round in an Ireland-based software provider that build procurement bots for shippers.
04 Jun 2020
Lower fuel prices are helping small trucking businesses survive the worst economy since the 1930s, according to Donald Broughton, which means shippers may find more truck capacity and less pricing pressure than expected this fall.
04 Jun 2020
All 10 of the busiest US cargo ports registered declines in container volumes in early 2020, with only modest improvement forecasted for the second half of the year due to a muted peak season.
04 Jun 2020
Air freight carriers are reporting high load factors on trades between Europe and the US, as falling demand continues to outstrip the available capacity.
03 Jun 2020
Shipments were down year over year in May at less-than-truckload carriers ODFL and Saia, but not by as much as in April, a sign the US industrial economy is beginning to improve.
03 Jun 2020
Russia's spring thaw allows Combi Lift and SAL to begin delivery of project cargo for a massive Siberian gas project.
03 Jun 2020
Continued aggressive capacity reductions in major container trades are a clear indication of low demand expectations from carriers for the next few months, and possibly into the trans-Pacific peak season.
03 Jun 2020
While air freight demand for medical supplies is expected to fall starting in mid-June, it remains unclear how much of that volume will be replaced by rising consumer demand and whether there will be enough capacity to carry the cargo.
03 Jun 2020
US exporters of scrap metals, paper, and plastics saw increased demand in 2019, but volumes have come crashing down in early 2020 due to supply and demand destruction caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
03 Jun 2020
The third episode of JOC Uncharted features a one-on-one conversation with Ocean Network Express CEO Jeremy Nixon, providing his perspective on the current global shipping landscape; air cargo analysis; and a trucking company failure analysis from Donald Broughton.
02 Jun 2020
The acquisition of ScanData gives Transplace broader supply chain reach as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates e-commerce demand.
02 Jun 2020
A group of 10 maritime bodies argues for accelerating the pace of port data standardization and adoption of modern, single-window systems, among a list of other initiatives.
02 Jun 2020
BendPak’s 100,000-square-foot distribution center near the Port of Mobile will allow the company to offer one- and two-day shipping to customers in the eastern half of the US.
02 Jun 2020
ZIM’s new eCommerce Xpress service offers 12-day transit times from South China to Los Angeles with expedited cargo handling and inland transportation connections at West Basin Container Terminal.
02 Jun 2020
The urgent need for medical equipment is beginning to slow as countries begin to emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, with rates falling as airlines make more use of passenger planes for all-cargo flights.
02 Jun 2020
Forward cargo bookings stabilize, but weak demand continues to hold back the reinstatement of withdrawn carrier capacity.
02 Jun 2020
Blockchain-based electronic bills of lading can simplify shipping hurdles created when the effects of COVID-19 hamper travel and restrict normal processes.
02 Jun 2020
Alibaba has tied up with logistics software provider Freightos to provide logistics services on its business-to-business platform while also allowing buyers to extend payment terms to sellers.
01 Jun 2020
London-based digital 3PL Beacon lands a $15 million venture capital investment by focusing on supply chain finance, as the digital forwarder model continues to attract growth funding.
01 Jun 2020
The acquisition of FMIC from Chainalytics helps transform DAT Solutions into a broader freight intelligence business aimed at enabling shippers, brokers, and truckers to understand freight costs and pricing.
01 Jun 2020
Yeninas joined the JOC in 1987 to establish and lead its art department, ushering in the modern, four-color art and data-driven graphics at the now nearly 200-year-old media company.