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News and analysis of air cargo pricing, services, supply, belly capacity, freighters, airports, and local trucking

The latest Air Cargo News & Analysis

Demand for heavy-lift air transport outstrips supply

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Oct 31, 2022, 5:42 PM EDT

Sanctions against Russia have sharply reduced available heavy-lift air tonnage even as energy sector demand escalates.
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Air cargo carriers battle worsening supply-demand imbalance

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 19, 2022, 11:07 AM EDT

The world’s long-haul airlines are celebrating a steady return of passenger traffic, but as planes fill with travelers, weakening freight demand means carriers are struggling to fill the surplus cargo capacity below their feet.
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Flight-cutting plan at Amsterdam Schiphol puts freighter slots at risk

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 18, 2022, 10:36 AM EDT

A proposal to significantly reduce annual flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is rattling air cargo operators at the airport.
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Maersk expands air cargo offerings with new Chicago facility

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor | Oct 12, 2022, 4:47 PM EDT

Maersk's new air freight facility in Chicago is building on its fast-growing air cargo offering following the November 2021 acquisition of Senator International and purchase of new freighters for its Maersk Air Cargo division.
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Peak season hopes fade for ‘jumpy’ air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Oct 7, 2022, 11:09 AM EDT

Demand for air cargo declined through September, and analysts say there is nothing in their data to indicate a pickup in volume out of Asia through the balance of the year.
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Air freight rates tumble as demand weakens, capacity rises

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Sep 30, 2022, 10:29 AM EDT

Spot rates on some air cargo routes out of Asia have fallen below long-term contract levels, mirroring the development in ocean shipping.
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MSC takes first step into air cargo market

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Sep 26, 2022, 11:48 AM EDT

Cementing access to controlled air freight capacity is behind MSC’s move to join peers CMA CGM and Maersk in launching an air cargo division.
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Seasonality returns to air freight markets after two years of turbulence

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Aug 26, 2022, 11:05 AM EDT

Average air cargo rates on east-west trade lanes have declined significantly since April as demand slows in line with the traditional slack summer season.
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Trans-Atlantic belly cargo capacity to dry up after summer: forwarders

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jul 13, 2022, 11:32 AM EDT

Peak season has begun for air travel between Europe and North America, but forwarders making use of belly cargo capacity on passenger planes do not expect the below-deck boon to last.
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Demand indicators show air cargo heading into turbulence

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Jul 8, 2022, 12:43 PM EDT

An ongoing shortage of capacity on the main trade lanes out of Asia and growing signs of declining demand are clouding the air cargo outlook for the remainder of the year.
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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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