Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

25 Jan 2022
San Francisco-based Passport said it will use $39 million in new funding to expand its outbound parcel platform for US e-commerce sellers looking to manage logistics and trade compliance on international orders.
15 May 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways reported that Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined carried 123,805 metric tons of cargo and mail in April, falling 0.6 percent compared with April 2012.
14 May 2013
Fraport, which operates Frankfurt Airport in Germany, handled 174,047 metric tons of cargo, including transit, in April, sliding 0.1 percent from April 2012.
14 May 2013
The leading air carriers in the Middle East such as Qatar Airways, Emirates and Saudi Airlines have been investing heavily in their fleets and networks and winning market share, both in the passenger and freight markets. Etihad Airways is following much the same path, and managing to remain in the black.
14 May 2013
Deutsche Post DHL’s profit edged 2.9 percent higher in the first quarter as strong growth in its international express and a boom in German parcel deliveries offset the impact of a weak European economy.
13 May 2013
Etihad Cargo has unveiled its new loyalty program for freight forwarders called CargoConnect, a free mileage earning program that rewards companies for every booking made with the United Arab Emirates cargo operator.
13 May 2013
Incheon Airport handled 576,343 tons of cargo in the first quarter of 2013, down 3.2 percent from 595,367 tons in the first quarter of 2012.
10 May 2013
Etihad Cargo, part of Etihad Airways, has updated its summer schedule to reflect investments in capacity, flight frequency increases and new freighter routings and destinations.
10 May 2013
Global air freight traffic continues to exhibit “signs of weakness” with an overall year-over-year decline of 1.0 percent in March, according to the Airports Council International.
10 May 2013
International Airlines Group, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, saw cargo revenue decline 7.2 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, largely due to a collapse in traffic at its troubled Spanish unit.
10 May 2013
EmiratesSkyCargo’s revenue rose 8 percent to $2.8 billion in fiscal 2012/13 from a year ago as the fast-growing Middle East carrier expanded its network and added four Boeing 777 freighters to its fleet.
09 May 2013
IAS Logistics has plans to replicate its Texas Trucking Operation in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
09 May 2013
Air Transport Services Group reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $8.5 million, increasing 32.2 percent from $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.
perishables, air cargo loading
09 May 2013
Operators in the perishables sector of the global air cargo market are seeing gains while volume in other sectors has declined.
09 May 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corporation, reported April cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing a slump to 146,990 million ton miles, down 3.2 percent from 151,878 million ton miles reported in April 2012.
08 May 2013
Dubai World Central handled 53,974 metric tons of freight in the first quarter of 2013, a 7.8 percent increase from 50,062 metric tons in the first quarter of 2012...
08 May 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on May 8 that its net profit sank 11.6 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, to 23.831 billion yen ($240.72 million) on a consolidated basis.
08 May 2013
United Airlines reported cargo figures in April were 187,949 million revenue ton miles, falling 9 percent from 206,486 million ton miles in April 2012.
Hactl Air Cargo Volume. Source: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.
08 May 2013
Both exports and imports handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. showed year-over-year increases in April 2013.
08 May 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, cargo throughput at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport was about 493,000 metric tons, improving by 0.9 percent compared with the first quarter of 2012.
08 May 2013
Hochtief is selling its airport division to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board for $1.95 billion, as Germany’s biggest construction company focuses on its core building business.
06 May 2013
Etihad Airways is expanding its fleet with a Boeing 747-8 Freighter.
06 May 2013
Total cargo tonnage for San Francisco International Airport fell 13.5 percent year-over-year in March to 28,724 metric tons, despite growth in U.S. mail cargo.
tails of KLM, Air France aircraft
03 May 2013
Air France-KLM significantly narrowed its cargo loss in the first quarter as it reduced freighter operations, but it fail
02 May 2013
IAG Cargo will be expanding its per-plane capacity when it adds at least 18 Airbus A350-1000s to its fleet beginning in 2018.
Lufthansa planes.
02 May 2013
Lufthansa Cargo boosted operating profit by 35 percent in the traditionally weak first quarter and said it expects full year earnings to better its 2012 result as it continues to cull capacity in line with weak global demand.
01 May 2013
Air freight markets weakened in March, and the improvement in air cargo growth rates that began towards the end of 2012 has stalled, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association.
30 Apr 2013
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on Tuesday that its group net profit surged 53.1 percent in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, from a year earlier to 43.140 billion yen ($440.20 million) despite a slump in cargo operations.
30 Apr 2013
Japan Airlines Corp. said on Tuesday that its group net profit tumbled 8.0 percent in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, from a year earlier to 171.672 billion yen ($1.75 billion), despite revenue growth.
30 Apr 2013
A National Airlines B747-400 cargo plane crashed on takeoff yesterday at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
29 Apr 2013
One of the Middle East’s most senior airline executives has dismissed claims that the three major Mideast airlines are growing more than other carriers operating in the region because of unfair advantages.
29 Apr 2013
Cargo through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rose slightly in the first quarter of 2013 to 366,269 metric tons, up 2.3 percent year-over-year.
TNT truck
29 Apr 2013
TNT Express’s first quarter revenue shrank 4.5 percent to 1.67 billion euros ($2.2 billion) as the Dutch parcel delivery company scaled back international operations to focus on its core European market in the wake of a collapsed takeover bid by its larger U.S. rival United Parcel Service.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport's reports strong cargo volume in the first quarter.
29 Apr 2013
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport reported its total cargo and mail volume for the first three months of 2013 was 37.3 million pounds, increasing 3.5 percent from the same period in 2012.
28 Apr 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. said that its international cargo volume rose for the first time in two months in March on a year-on-year basis, increasing 3.7 percent to 51,455 tons.
26 Apr 2013
U.S. Congress has passed a bill that will halt air traffic controllers from being furloughed as part of budget cuts related to sequestration.