Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

02 Dec 2022
Dismal November air cargo data has all but assured a weak end to 2022 with no sign of a seasonal uplift in demand or rate levels from an oversupplied market.
07 Jul 2014
It’s business as usual for air cargo shippers despite the heightened security at foreign airports with flights connecting to the U.S., the executive director of the Airforwarders Association says.
07 Jul 2014
Forwarders remain unimpressed with new European Union air cargo screening regulations that have been in effect for a week, although no major disruptions have been reported.
02 Jul 2014
A major Tokyo-based research firm has painted a grim picture of Japanese container trade in the current fiscal year that started on April 1, citing weaker exports and imports than previously thought.
Air cargo
02 Jul 2014
Global air cargo traffic grew 4.7 percent in May from the previous year, with all regions posting increased volumes as world trade and business confidence recovered from a weak first quarter, the International Air Transport Association said.
01 Jul 2014
Global sea and air freight rates could decline by as much as 2.5 percent by the end of 2014, experts at Drewry Maritime Research say.
30 Jun 2014
While many air freight carriers have seen their cargo shift to ocean during the long recovery from the Great Recession, DHL Express has experienced the opposite.
30 Jun 2014
Rumors that the new iPhone 6 will be launched in September have not only consumers eagerly anticipating Apple’s latest model smartphone. Millions of the China-made phones will be shipped across the world in freighters and in the belly holds of airlines, providing a welcome spike in revenue and yields for the air cargo industry.
Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Price Index dropped over four points in May.
27 Jun 2014
After two months of small pricing gains, Drewry’s East-West Air Freight Price Index dropped over four points in May.
Person moving pallet of goods
27 Jun 2014
Expedited transportation companies increasingly are focusing on detailed, custom levels of service to the pharmaceutical business. But speed isn’t necessarily the most important thing they deliver for drug shippers.
27 Jun 2014
The loss-making Air China Cargo joint venture between Cathay Pacific and Air China will be given a cash injection by its shareholders of $320 million.
Alitalia aircraft
25 Jun 2014
Etihad Airways today established a foothold in Europe’s second-largest air freight market with an agreement in principle to acquire a 49 percent stake in Italian flag carrier Alitalia.
23 Jun 2014
Thai Airways is in “critical” condition, according to a report from Thailand’s State Enterprise Policy Office, as the military junta prepares to replace five board members in a management reshuffle of the troubled carrier.
20 Jun 2014
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Ltd. (PACTL) continues to capture market share.
20 Jun 2014
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will no longer require the air cargo industry to report its pre-screened volume monthly, saving shippers and forwarders hundreds of hours of time.
19 Jun 2014
Overcapacity problems in both maritime and air freight markets will continue to hurt the industry in the coming months, according to a new Stifel survey.
18 Jun 2014
Freighter operator Cargolux is considering the startup of a joint venture air cargo airline with its Henan government sta
13 Jun 2014
The air cargo market posted solid year-on-year growth in the first quarter driven by a cyclical upturn in the global econ
13 Jun 2014
Tough screening regulations applying to air cargo being flown into the European Union will be enforced from July 1, but with just two weeks to go the industry has little idea which carriers, airports and forwarders have met the security requirements.
12 Jun 2014
Industry experts say there’s one unintended side effect of maritime uncertainty: the chance for air freight volumes to soar.
11 Jun 2014
The cargo division of Malaysia Airlines has appointed an acting chief executive to replace Mohd Yunus Idris, who left the company this week.
11 Jun 2014
Lufthansa today warned that an expected rebound in its cargo business hasn’t materialized and there’s no pickup in sight as it lowered its profit targets for the next two years.
American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
10 Jun 2014
American Airlines is adding Hong Kong and Shanghai to its daily Asian routes this week as the carrier capitalizes on 12 consecutive months of air freight growth and improving yields.
06 Jun 2014
The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (HAFFA) has joined a coalition of global counterparts in calling for the U.S. federal government to seek input from small and midsize forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program
05 Jun 2014
Air China Cargo and China Postal Airlines have strengthened their strategic partnership with the launch of a new service between Guangzhou and Nanjing as the carriers move to capture a growing share of the fast expanding mainland express market.
Saudia Cargo
05 Jun 2014
Two Arab Gulf air cargo carriers are expanding freighter services, underscoring the strength of the region’s carriers in a weak global air freight market.
04 Jun 2014
Airlines in Asia are watching freight volumes creep up and daring to think about a peak season, but the steady addition of new passenger routes out of the region and increasing flight frequencies to existing destinations are undermining the improving demand for cargo.
Drewry East-West Air Freight Price Index rose 5.5 percent year-over-year in April.
30 May 2014
The East-West Air Freight Price Index, as reported by Drewry, rose for the second straight month in April, reaching the highest level it’s seen since the end of last year.
military coup in Thailand, May 2014
29 May 2014
Logistics providers operating in Thailand and the companies they service are no strangers to supply chain risk, and the latest installment of martial law imposed nationwide on May 22 saw them again reaching for contingency plans.
28 May 2014
Growth in the express segment powered Transport Corporation of India to higher profit in fiscal year 2013-14, which ended March 31.
27 May 2014
The global air cargo market saw demand grow 3.2 percent in April from a year earlier, but traffic was down from previous months due to a further slowdown in emerging markets, led by China, according to the International Air Transport Association.
27 May 2014
Robert Song, Cargolux’s senior vice president and head of Asia Pacific, has been ousted just weeks after brokering a deal that saw Henan Civil Aviation & Investment Co (HNCA) acquiring 35 percent of the Luxembourg freighter operator.
22 May 2014
The revenue from China’s fast-growing e-commerce business is masking a decline in the price per parcel that is expected to spur consolidation.
20 May 2014
U.S. shippers haven’t been this optimistic about volume growth in the coming 12 months since The Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture and an Icelandic volcano disrupted flights to and from Europe.
National Industrial Transportation League President and CEO Bruce Carlton
19 May 2014
For the first time since the 2008-09 Great Recession, shippers have a “small smile on their faces” when it comes to the economy, National Industrial Transportation League President and CEO Bruce Carlton said. Their increasing optimism in the economy, however, doesn’t quell their concerns over a myriad of other issues, from tightening capacity to infrastructure investment. Carlton recently spoke with JOC senior editors William B. Cassidy and Mark Szakonyi about the expectations NITL members have for the coming months.
12 May 2014
It occupies only 300 square feet in the world’s biggest international airport, but American Airlines Cargo’s first European temperature-controlled facility, which opened in London Heathrow last week, underscores the rise of health care as a key driver of global transport demand.