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.
News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.
News & Analysis
25 Oct 2016
The decision ends decades of indecision that has been condemned by UK business leaders, shippers, and freight forwarders.
15 Oct 2016
The world’s largest trading center for plants and flowers is experimenting with refrigerated ocean containers.
14 Oct 2016
Crowley Maritime’s customs brokerage subsidiary will participate in a pilot program at Miami International Airport for ocean-to-air transshipment of perishables.
12 Oct 2016
Shorter fulfillment cycles are pushing UPS to expand its fastest package and freight services to new countries.
05 Oct 2016
Global air cargo demand continued to show signs of strength in August.
04 Oct 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting has announced its expectations for Japan's air cargo trade in fiscal year 2016.
29 Sep 2016
Regulations governing the shipment of lithium ion batteries tested by Samsung phone recall.
28 Sep 2016
Subsidies from Beijing gives air cargo hubs in China a cost structure that is hard for regional competitors such as Hong Kong to match.
26 Sep 2016
Amazon has had to pay a fine for breaching lithium ion shipment rules.
21 Sep 2016
TNT's European road network, and its ability to handle profitable palletized freight, will be important to FedEx as it integrates global express operations.
20 Sep 2016
FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.
19 Sep 2016
Beneficial cargo owners are steadily increasing volumes on landbridge services as they become more sophisticate.
06 Sep 2016
Global air cargo traffic grew at the fastest pace in almost 18 months in July, but yields remain under pressure.
26 Aug 2016
Korean Air Lines is swooping in to support Hanjin Shipping.
23 Aug 2016
Cargo records at Pactl continue to fall, with the best seven-month total ever posted.
17 Aug 2016
Cathay Pacific sees net profit falling 82 percent in fragile operating environment.
04 Aug 2016
Global air cargo traffic rose in June at the fastest rate in 14 months.
03 Aug 2016
International cargo revenue at ANA Holdings, parent to All Nippon Airways, fell in the fiscal first quarter of 2016.
02 Aug 2016
Dicom looks to integrate cross-border trucking, parcel business with last-mile service as e-commerce grows.
02 Aug 2016
Lufthansa Cargo sank deeper into the red in the second quarter.
01 Aug 2016
Profits at two of Japan’s leading logistics companies fell in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
29 Jul 2016
A strong yen, lower fuel prices and growing competition took a toll on revenue at Japan Airlines in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.
29 Jul 2016
As overcapacity and weak demand continue to plague the global transportation industry across modes, competition for cargo has only intensified.
27 Jul 2016
Air France-KLM’s cargo loss narrowed slightly in the second quarter, but the airline's cargo unit was still stuck in the red.
26 Jul 2016
Automating the freight booking process may be a little closer with the launching of an online marketplace for China-U.S. shipments.
25 Jul 2016
TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.
20 Jul 2016
Kuehne + Nagel managed to grow in a largely stagnant global freight environment.
13 Jul 2016
Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.
13 Jul 2016
Volga-Dnepr has sealed a deal with Boeing for the acquisition of 747-8 freighters for the Russian group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines unit.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
08 Jul 2016
"The business environment is extremely difficult and there are few signs of any immediate relief.”
28 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Japan’s All Nippon Airways will extend their joint venture next month.
27 Jun 2016
U.K. freight forwarders are worried that the decision to leave the European Union could threaten a much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport.
15 Jun 2016
Cargolux China aims to establish a global network.
13 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, said it will lay off hundreds of its 4,600-strong worldwide workforce.