Severely limited air cargo capacity has forced airlines to scrap many block space deals held with forwarders at a time when spot rates on the major east-west trades are at high levels.
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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.
04 Jul 2017
General cargo demand is on the rise in air freight markets as robust recovery continues.
29 Jun 2017
The global freight forwarding market is set for faster growth through 2020.
28 Jun 2017
FedEx European subsidiary TNT Express is the second major transportation operator affected by a global cyberattack.
26 Jun 2017
Amazon and Wal-Mart are squaring off in a retail "cold war" that will unfold online and in stores, reshaping logistics, speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference warn.
21 Jun 2017
FedEx, undecided about whether to follow UPS in imposing holiday season surcharges, is talking with volume customers on pricing. Best advice: Avoid last-minute shipping.
19 Jun 2017
UPS's peak season surcharges are the latest pushback by transport operators against "free shipping."
13 Jun 2017
Cargolux said the joint venture contract signed in Beijing “is a major landmark.”
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
08 Jun 2017
The lack of equipment needed to screen cargo at the country’s busiest port of Chittagong is likely to compound already extensive congestion there.
06 Jun 2017
AirBridgeCargo Airlines continued to outpace its European rivals with traffic soaring 17 percent in the first quarter as it increased its freighter fleet and expanded its global network.
02 Jun 2017
All regions, expect Latin America, reported higher traffic.
01 Jun 2017
Two freight forwarding industry surveys show that forwarders predict a strong east-west peak season and believe digitalization is inevitable.
26 May 2017
China's growing courier business will have greater access to US markets after a joint venture was agreed between global giant UPS and China market leader SF Express.
25 May 2017
The strong growth in air cargo volumes out of Asia has continued through April, driven by international demand.
22 May 2017
Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.
18 May 2017
The decision will facilitate infrastructure investment.
10 May 2017
Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a memorandum of understanding for an operational partnership in the latest tie-up between carriers in the challenging air transport market.
08 May 2017
Cargo with Asia-Pacific origins in March helped lift global air cargo markets to their highest levels since 2010.
05 May 2017
Traffic on the Europe-Asia Pacific routes surged 34 percent in the quarter driven partly by “sea freight restraints.”
04 May 2017
Capacity was trimmed by 1.1 percent during the quarter.
03 May 2017
The strong March performance resulted in first-quarter traffic growing nearly 11 percent year-over-year.
27 Apr 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers grew 6.3 percent.
27 Apr 2017
Cargolux posted a sharply reduced profit and lower revenue in 2016.
27 Apr 2017
Japan’s international air cargo trade will rise for the second successive year.
26 Apr 2017
March was a good month for the Asian air cargo industry, with the recovering markets accelerating further on rising regional import-export activity.
21 Apr 2017
Japan’s logistics companies are increasingly turning to India as the Chinese economy is losing steam and the Japanese economy expands only moderately.
20 Apr 2017
The partnership was struck after more than a year of negotiations.
18 Apr 2017
European airlines accounted for half of the increase in global air cargo traffic to a five-year high in 2016.
11 Apr 2017
Forward Air has expanded its US Midwest-focused drayage footprint to the Southeast.
23 Mar 2017
Freight volumes have surged 23 percent in the first two months of 2017.
23 Mar 2017
BCOs are looking to air freight as an alternative to shipping cargo from North Europe to Asia as ocean space remains tight.
17 Mar 2017
The first quarter for Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is looking good, at least from a cargo perspective, following strong air freight growth in January and February.
17 Mar 2017
“Working together in a cartel ... does not fly with the Commission.”