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The latest Air Cargo News & Analysis

Air cargo market weakens as capacity floods into service on major trades

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Mar 20, 2023, 1:20 PM EDT

In addition to long-haul passenger aircraft with significant belly freight capacity coming back into service to capture growing travel business, several airlines are adding freighters to the major trade lanes.
Air CargoAir cargo carriersAir cargo forwarding

Freightos’ 2022 financials reveal losses amid improving operating margins

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 14, 2023, 5:20 PM EDT

Freight rate booking marketplace Freightos said its unprofitable business is seeing improving margins and that scale will help it past the breakeven point.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingContainer linesForwardingAir CargoAir cargo carriersAir cargo forwarding

China recovery, pent-up demand signals air cargo growth this year: trade groups

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Mar 9, 2023, 9:46 AM EST

The post-pandemic recovery of China’s economy following the lifting of restrictions late last year is sparking increasingly optimistic expectations for the air cargo market in 2023 despite a challenging start to the year.
Air CargoTrans-PacificAsia-EuropeAir cargo carriersAir cargo forwarding

Acquisition spree continues despite downshift in container shipping bull run

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Feb 16, 2023, 10:26 AM EST

The container shipping industry’s profit margins are easing, but the appetite for acquisitions — from air cargo units to last-mile delivery logistics — isn’t letting up, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi.
Container shippingContainer linesMarine terminalsAir cargo carriersSupply ChainLast mile

Overhaul acquisition consolidates freight risk management market

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 7, 2023, 9:00 AM EST

Freight visibility provider Overhaul has acquired a competitor that doubles its size and gives it deeper cargo monitoring capability in Brazil, Mexico, and Central Europe.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingTruckingAir Cargo

C.H. Robinson reaffirms commitment to global forwarding business

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 2, 2023, 3:25 PM EST

The largest US logistics provider claims “compelling results” from cross-selling surface transportation and air and ocean services, despite weak market conditions.
Supply ChainMaritimeTruckingAir Cargo

DSV books record result for 2022, but warns that bull run for profits is over

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Feb 2, 2023, 9:35 AM EST

Denmark’s DSV collected record profits for 2022, but the forwarder says a return to a more “normal” market has begun.
ForwardingTrans-PacificTrans-AtlanticAsia-EuropeAir cargo forwarding

Early Lunar New Year stalls Asian air cargo recovery

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Feb 1, 2023, 10:29 AM EST

The traditional air cargo market slowdown has been exaggerated by an early start to the Lunar New Year and an unfavorable comparison with last year’s robust peak season.
Air CargoAir cargo carriersAir cargo forwarding

UPS to sharpen focus on ‘smart’ technology in ‘bumpy’ 2023

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jan 31, 2023, 4:31 PM EST

Technology that connects and automates packages, trucks, and sorting facilities will come to the fore at UPS this year as the largest US logistics provider positions itself for an economic rebound.
SurfaceTruckingAir CargoSupply Chain

Freightos goes public on NASDAQ in first measure of logistics tech value

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jan 25, 2023, 5:00 PM EST

Freightos’ public listing on the NASDAQ will be the first test of how public investors value one of the more prominent logistics technology companies to emerge over the past decade.
Logistics technologyContainer shippingForwardingAir CargoAir cargo carriersAir cargo forwardingSupply Chain

Forwarding tech providers push into US trucking market

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 21, 2022, 1:53 PM EST

The need for forwarders to tether quoting and tracking in international freight modes to US surface modes has been highlighted by new offerings from ECU Worldwide and Freightos.
TruckingForwardingTruckloadLTLIntermodal providersAir cargo forwardingLogistics technology

Global air freight capacity oversupplied entering 2023

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 20, 2022, 11:59 AM EST

Whereas a shortage of capacity in major trades was the chief issue for air cargo providers over the past two years, the greatest challenge in 2023 will be a lack of demand.
Air cargo carriersAirportsAir cargo forwarding

November air cargo slump extends peak season blues

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Dec 15, 2022, 2:01 PM EST

The weakness in Asia’s air freight export markets continued through the traditionally strong month of November, with little prospect of an end-of-year boost in demand.
Air CargoAir cargo carriers

No seasonal uplift as air cargo market deteriorates further

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 2, 2022, 11:24 AM EST

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.
Air cargo forwarding

Landside logistics next step in decarbonization drive: Maersk

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe | Nov 23, 2022, 12:41 PM EST

The expanding platform provided by shippers seeking green transport has allowed Maersk to ramp up its ocean sustainability efforts, with greening landside logistics the next target.
Container linesTrans-PacificAir cargo carriers

New K+N freighter flies into slowing air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 23, 2022, 10:53 AM EST

Forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is receiving new freighter capacity as global demand wanes and rate levels tumble through a non-existent peak season.
Air cargo forwarding

Annual air cargo contracts vanish as market weakens

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 18, 2022, 12:41 PM EST

Growing uncertainty over demand levels and falling rates is making longer-term traditional air freight block space agreements unattractive.
Air cargo carriers

Lithium batteries in US postal system raising red flags

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 11, 2022, 11:20 AM EST

Soaring online orders for electronics and mobility devices are flooding the US postal services with undeclared lithium-ion batteries, posing a growing threat to the transport supply chain.
Air cargo forwarding

Air cargo CEOs predict first-quarter recovery in volume

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 9, 2022, 11:50 AM EST

The global air cargo industry is flying into bracing headwinds, but airline CEOs remain largely positive that demand will return early next year.
Air cargo forwardingAirports

Air cargo market braces for turbulent 2023

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Nov 4, 2022, 10:15 AM EDT

There is no sign of an air cargo peak season this year and few signals that 2023 will see any improvement as global economic conditions worsen.
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