Air Cargo

The Journal of Commerce’s air cargo news covers the movement of air cargo, including air cargo shipping, air cargo carriers, air freight forwarders, air freight, air shipments, cargo airports and cargo news. It also tracks air cargo trends, air freight news, shifting of cargo between air and ocean, airports and airfreight delays and congestion.

The latest Air Cargo News & Analysis

Weak Air Freight Volumes Squash Panalpina Earnings

JOC Staff |
Panalpina Group’s air freight volumes are expected to be weak in the third quarter of 2012, negatively impacting the company’s preliminary earnings...
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Chapman Freeborn Expands to Hong Kong

JOC Staff |
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering opened a new office in Hong Kong yesterday, expanding its on-board courier services after acquiring Euro Express Ltd...
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Qantas Freight Launches Mobile App and Site

JOC Staff |
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Damco to Acquire PacNet

JOC Staff |
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New Aircraft Increases Capacity, Market Possibility

Ian Putzger |
Boeing 787 deliveries boost belly space on long routes, downgrading airline use of freighters.
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American Airlines’ Cargo Volume Dips

JOC Staff |
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Freight-Related Transport, Warehousing Sectors Add 4,300 Jobs

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor |
The U.S. freight-related transportation industry and the warehouse sector added about 4,300 jobs in September from August, helping to push down national unemployment under 8 percent for the first time since 2009.
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Air France-KLM Cargo Decline Continues on Further Freighter Cuts

JOC Staff |
Air France-KLM&rsquo;s cargo traffic declined 6.6 percent in September from a year ago as further cuts in its freighter operations shrunk the airline&rsquo;s market share.<br /> <br />
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IAG Cargo Revenue Jumps 4.3 Percent Year-Over-Year

JOC Staff |
International Airlines Group, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, reported year-over-year growth <a href="http://www.joc.com/cargo-airlines/cargo-declines-lufthansa-air-france-klm" target="_bla
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UPS to Deploy 40 Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles

JOC Staff |
UPS will deploy 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles, developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Parker Hannifin Corp.
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Boeing Lowers Cargo Growth Forecast By 12 Percent

JOC Staff |
Boeing on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for global air cargo growth by nearly 12 percent, a reaction to the slowing international economy and <a href="http://www.joc.com/maritime/air-cargos-sea-chan
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FedEx Opens New Hub in Singapore

JOC Staff |
FedEx today opened its new South Pacific Regional Hub in Singapore, officiated by Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew. <br /> <br />
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Emirates Sees Growth in US Air Cargo

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Three new services launched to the U.S. by Emirates SkyCargo this year are attracting large flows of cargo, according to the airline.<br /> <br />
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Qantas to Take Over Air Freight Carrier

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Qantas has agreed a deal with Australia Post to buy its 50 percent stake in Australian air Express in exchange for selling its 50 percent stake in StarTrack.<br /> <br />
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Lufthansa Cargo Adds Israel Freighter

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new freighter service between Israel and its German hub.<br /> <br />
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Asian Air Carriers Still Seeing Slow Demand

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
There was no sign of a bounce back in cargo demand for Asian carriers in August, according to the latest figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.<br /> <br />
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Volume Down, Revenue Up for Domestic Air Freight in 2011

JOC Staff |
The U.S. air freight and express industry saw volume fall 1.3 percent year-over-year in 2011 to 12.117 billion ton miles (for domestic freight and mail, combined)...
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DHL to Hike Express Rates Worldwide

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
DHL Express said it will raise rates worldwide by an average of 5 percent from January 1 to offset inflation and increased operating costs.<br /> <br />
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TNT Express Boss Steps Down Ahead of UPS Takeover

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
The chief executive of TNT Express, Marie-Christine Lombard, is stepping down by the end of the month to pursue a new career, but the Dutch delivery group said its takeover by US rival UPS won&rsquo;t
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Crocodile Escapes Container on Qantas Flight

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Australian airline Qantas has admitted that a crocodile was found roaming the cargo hold of one its planes last week.<br /> <br />
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Japan Airlines Relists on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Hisane Masaki, Special Correspondent |
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) relisted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) on Wednesday, demonstrating its full recovery from bankruptcy only 32 months ago both nominally and virtually.<br /> <br />
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FedEx Express Rate Hike Could Hit Slower Service Users Hardest

Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor |
FedEx Express users of slower services will bear more of the brunt of the parcel carrier's price hike than shippers that use faster options, as the company works to slow shippers from shifting to chea
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Lufthansa to Build Logistics Center at Frankfurt Airport

Peter T. Leach, Senior Editor |
Lufthansa plans to build a modern logistics center at Germany&rsquo;s Frankfurt Airport despite <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joc.com/cargo-airlines/lufthansa-could-ditch-freighter-fleet-over-fr
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Dubai Airport to Increase Freight Capacity

JOC Team |
A major upgrade of Dubai International Airport will increase freight capacity to more than 3.1 million tons per year by 2018.<br /> <br />
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FedEx, UPS to Lift China’s Domestic Market

Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor |
Parcel shippers in China won&rsquo;t just get more domestic options through FedEx&rsquo;s and UPS&rsquo;s limited access in the market, but they&rsquo;ll also likely see Chinese carriers step up their
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FedEx Lowers Profit Forecast

Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor |
FedEx cut its fiscal year earnings forecast after <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joc.com/maritime/air-cargos-sea-change"><u>more shippers chose slower service</u></a> amid a slowing global econom
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HKIA Saw Cargo Growth in August

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Hong Kong International Airport saw cargo volumes increase in August on the back of strong trade to and from Japan and South East Asia and a 3 percent increase in exports.<br /> <br />
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Cathay Pacific Expects Cargo Rebound in September

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Cathay Pacific Airways saw cargo volumes lose further ground in August but predicted a rebound in the latter part of this month.<br /> <br />
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Frankfurt Airport Cargo Off 4.1 Percent in August

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
Frankfurt airport&rsquo;s freight traffic dipped 4.1 percent in August from a year ago as an uncertain global economy and the deepening euro crisis continue to impact Europe&rsquo;s second-largest air
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Saudi Airlines Cargo Adds African Destinations

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Saudi Airlines Cargo has extended its reach in West Africa to nine new destinations.<br /> <br />
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Air China Cargo Launches China-Europe Flight

Mike King, Special Correspondent |
Air China Cargo has launched a new flight linking China to Europe.<br /> <br />
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FedEx, UPS to Provide Limited Domestic Service in China

Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor |
FedEx and UPS have received approval to operate limited domestic service in China, giving the rivals access to a burgeoning multibillion-dollar market amid slagging global business. <br /> <br />
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Air Cargo Germany Adds 2 Freighters

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
Air Cargo Germany is adding two 747-400 extended range freighters to its fleet and boosting frequencies on services to the U.S., Mexico and China as rival carriers shrink their operations in response
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Cargo Declines at Lufthansa, Air France-KLM

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
Lufthansa Cargo carried 8 percent less freight in August than a year ago as it reduced capacity in a bid to stay profitable in a slowing global air cargo market.<br /> <br />
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ANA, JAL International Cargo Volumes Up in July

Hisane Masaki, Special Correspondent |
Japan&rsquo;s All Nippon Airways Co. said that its international cargo volume grew for the sixth consecutive month in July on a year-over-year basis, rising 2.7 percent to 43,523 tons.
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Cargolux Returns to Ecuador With A New Flight Pattern

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Cargolux has resumed flights to Ecuador after a nearly 39-month hiatus.
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Transport Employment Up 1.9 Percent in August

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
Transportation and warehousing employment increased 1.9 percent year-over-year in August, the same rate as in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.<br /> <br />
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UPS Delays TNT Acquisition

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
United Parcel Service has delayed closing on its planned acquisition of Dutch rival TNT Express because European Union regulators have extended their probe of the $6.8 billion deal.<br /> <br />
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Freighter Fleet to Double in 20 Years, Boeing Predicts

Bruce Barnard, Special Correspondent |
The world freighter fleet will nearly double during the next 20 years to keep pace with 5.2 percent annual growth of air cargo traffic, according to Boeing.<br /> <br />
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FedEx Lowers Quarterly Earnings Forecast

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
Fedex lowered its earnings outlook for the quarter ending Aug.
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