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Belly cargo capacity makes slow return to global air freight

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 21, 2022, 10:24 AM EDT

The air freight industry is seeing a welcome increase in the urgently needed long-haul belly cargo capacity available to the market as international travel starts picking up.
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CMA CGM airline to leverage ocean forwarder network in expansion drive

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 16, 2022, 11:36 AM EDT

CMA CGM Air Cargo will use its parent company’s extensive ocean forwarder network to drive new business as the airline readies for a rapid global expansion under its Air France-KLM partnership.
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Air cargo recovery slowed by China lockdowns, Ukraine invasion

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 8, 2022, 11:31 AM EDT

China’s rolling COVID-19 lockdowns and significant disruption linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have left the global air freight market to face a difficult second half of the year.
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Trans-Atlantic air cargo market edges closer to recovery

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jun 2, 2022, 10:01 AM EDT

Air cargo capacity is flooding back into the trans-Atlantic market via below deck belly space as travel increases and airlines ramp up their summer schedules.
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Freightos turns to public market to fuel next stage of growth

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jun 1, 2022, 2:58 PM EDT

Logistics software provider Freightos is being taken public on the Nasdaq, a move that will be closely scrutinized by the founders and investors of growth-stage technology providers in the logistics industry.
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Swiss joins Cathay, Lufthansa in new air cargo partnership

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 31, 2022, 3:32 PM EDT

A drop in air freight volumes on the Hong Kong-Europe trade lane is being caused by a lack of available capacity rather than constraints in demand, something an expanded carrier partnership hopes to address.
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Freightos air freight tool tackles forwarders’ payment headaches

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 27, 2022, 12:40 PM EDT

Freightos is targeting the payment space for air forwarders by tying an integrated payment tool between forwarders and cargo airlines to its WebCargo booking and rating software.
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MSC, Lufthansa bid for ITA opens door to global air freight network

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 27, 2022, 11:44 AM EDT

If the offer by MSC and Lufthansa for ITA is successful, it will provide the ocean carrier with access to significant air freight capacity.
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CMA CGM bolsters air cargo offering with Air France-KLM partnership

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 18, 2022, 12:06 PM EDT

In just 18 months, CMA CGM has gone from providing air cargo as part of its CEVA Logistics suite of services to becoming a major player in the global air freight market.
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Congestion on US East Coast keeps air cargo ‘red hot’: DSV

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 9, 2022, 12:34 PM EDT

Shippers converting ocean consignments into air freight to avoid port bottlenecks along the US East Coast are filling all available air cargo capacity on the trans-Atlantic trade lane.
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Russia exit proves complex, costly for some transport providers

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | May 5, 2022, 2:50 PM EDT

Winding down operations in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine has come with a hefty price tag, but transport providers are mostly playing down the impact.
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Carriers using digital tools to broaden shipper reach: Freightos

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Apr 20, 2022, 4:00 AM EDT

New research from Freightos finds ocean carriers improved their electronic tools over the past three years and want to move rate and booking activity through their own online channels.
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US importers take to the air to beat East Coast port congestion

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Apr 11, 2022, 11:40 AM EDT

Shippers of time-sensitive goods on the North Europe-North America trade are increasingly being forced into the air as rising congestion on the US East Coast extends vessel delays.
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Shanghai airport effectively closed as freight backlog builds amid COVID lockdown

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Mar 31, 2022, 11:31 AM EDT

Bonded trucking services in and out of Shanghai’s Pudong have been suspended and most flights have been canceled, bringing operations at China’s busiest cargo airport to a standstill.
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Ocean, air shipments face weeks of disruption on Shanghai COVID lockdown

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Mar 28, 2022, 3:20 PM EDT

Carriers said while Shanghai’s main container terminals at Yangshan and Waigaoqiao remain open, many depots and warehouses are shut, and trucking is severely curtailed.
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Air cargo vets get funding for freight consolidation startup

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Mar 21, 2022, 9:25 AM EDT

Aircon, a technology provider aiming to bring a software-based co-loader approach to the air freight industry, has been backed by early-stage investors to drive planned aggregation of air cargo.
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Air cargo rates take off on Russia sanctions, China lockdowns

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Mar 15, 2022, 10:48 AM EDT

The ever-widening effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s COVID-19 lockdowns are placing mounting pressure on an already stressed air cargo sector.
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Loss of AN-225 in Russian attack a blow to Ukraine's Antonov Airlines

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Mar 2, 2022, 3:21 PM EST

While Antonov's smaller AN-124s continue to operate, restoring the behemoth AN-225 will take five years and cost more than $3 billion, according to the Ukrainian government's news outlet.
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Chartered air cargo capacity floods into trans-Pacific trade

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Feb 22, 2022, 12:26 PM EST

Growing demand for e-commerce is behind forwarder moves to lock in controlled air freight capacity on Asia-US routes, with a particular focus on Vietnam.
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K+N, Cainiao ink long-term charters for last B747 freighters

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Feb 17, 2022, 12:33 PM EST

Sustained demand on the trans-Pacific and limited capacity is pushing forwarders such as Kuehne + Nagel to lock in long-term air cargo charter commitments.
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