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.
News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.
News & Analysis
15 Jan 2018
The space-choked China-US air freight routes may see rate levels reach incredible highs as demand overpowers supply ahead of Chinese New Year.
11 Jan 2018
From air freight to ocean to trucking, e-commerce is exerting palpable influence on the various transport markets.
08 Jan 2018
Airlines and forwarders are expecting online shopping to continue growing e-commerce volume into 2018.
02 Jan 2018
In a series of conversations, JOC executive editor Mark Szakonyi surveyed three shippers on how 2017 fared for their supply chains and what 2018 holds.
02 Jan 2018
Economic health is driving growth in cargo volumes.
28 Dec 2017
The song will likely remain the same regarding the air cargo sector in 2018: increasing demand, which suggests that building a 'time safety cushion' into your supply chain is prudent.
22 Dec 2017
There will be little respite for shippers struggling to reserve air cargo space on the major trades until mid-February, with strong demand expected to continue until the Lunar New Year.
14 Dec 2017
Strong and sustained air cargo volume pouring through Europe is having positive and negative effects on the airport gateways.
13 Dec 2017
Global air logistics leaders say their focus for 2018 continues to be on technology and processes.
11 Dec 2017
Freight rates for air cargo are rising steadily and space is at a premium with no slowing of demand.
07 Dec 2017
Shippers of air cargo are in for a rough decade if a grim outlook on airport capacity by the International Air Transport Association proves correct.
06 Dec 2017
Peak season demand is using up all available capacity and pushing up rates to unheard of levels.
01 Dec 2017
Morocco is aggressively attracting foreign companies through its special economic zone system.
01 Dec 2017
The strong performance of air cargo this year has continued into the fourth quarter and the positive sentiment is expected to reach well into 2018.
24 Nov 2017
Holiday orders up 20 percent, strong demand reported from airlines and logistics providers — the good times continue to roll for the air cargo business.
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
18 Nov 2017
Shippers are scrambling for space on aircraft and paying more for their cargo as robust volume in Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trades quickly mop up available capacity.
16 Nov 2017
Securing air cargo space for customers in a tightening market has led to Flexport chartering freighters during the peak season with plans to set up a weekly freighter schedule in 2018.
14 Nov 2017
The sales figures surrounding China's Single's Day are predictably large, but the online shopping promotion continues robust 2017 e-commerce demand that is driving up air cargo volume.
10 Nov 2017
Netherlands airport hub Schiphol is considering a government proposal aimed at solving its landing rights crisis impacting all-cargo flights.
08 Nov 2017
Atlas Air is the latest carrier to announce expectations of a solid peak season, but the rising demand for airlines will limit the space available to shippers and push up freight rates.
04 Nov 2017
The shipment of outsized or heavyweight air freight has demanded agility, speed, and quick thinking from forwarders, charter brokers, and carriers.
01 Nov 2017
Rising air cargo volume is coinciding with growing passenger travel, and slots for freighters flights are being squeezed at hub airports in Europe.
01 Nov 2017
The cyclical air cargo peak may be moderating slightly, but carriers continued to enjoy strong volume and yields during September.
29 Oct 2017
Continued slow growth in the global economy suppressed revenue at the world’s top 50 transportation service providers.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
26 Oct 2017
Air cargo executives are wallowing in a sea of positivity as volume grows at double digits and they expect the strong demand to continue for another year.
26 Oct 2017
European airlines are bystanders in the long simmering “open skies” dispute between US and Gulf airlines that looks like it is about to shoot up to the top of President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
26 Oct 2017
DSV has been making the most out of a resurgent air freight market and continuing synergies earned through the acquisition of UTi.
14 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its forecast for Japan’s air cargo trade growth.
13 Oct 2017
It will not happen overnight, but experts believe supply chains and transportation will become increasingly automated and more efficient as technology enables real-time exchange and analysis of vast amounts of data thanks to Amazon.com.
05 Oct 2017
As the US and relief organizations struggle to move goods across battered Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's legacy will include long-term damage to supply chains.
04 Oct 2017
Peak season still on the way.
26 Sep 2017
Solid growth in air cargo has been maintained since late last year, with carriers heading for their best annual performance in seven years.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.