Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

02 Dec 2022
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.
08 Jul 2015
Summer is known as the mean season in Florida, but that description could just as easily apply to the container shipping and air cargo industries as they face up to a gloomy third quarter.
06 Jul 2015
The world’s insatiable appetite for civilian drones was evident in China’s trade figures that showed 160,000 units of civilian drones worth $120 million were exported from January through May this year.
03 Jul 2015
Air cargo carriers have low expectations for the summer months but are expecting a traditional fourth-quarter peak season to lift volumes and help counter excess capacity and falling yields.
01 Jul 2015
Global air cargo traffic grew 2.1 percent in May from a year ago, the lowest monthly increase in 2015, as volume contracted in North and South America and Europe, according to the International Air Transport Association.
01 Jul 2015
Freight forwarders and logistics providers today hailed a government-appointed commission’s call for a third runway to be built at London Heathrow airport, Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub.
30 Jun 2015
The UK’s air freight shippers are nervously awaiting the publication of a long-delayed report that will recommend either London Heathrow or nearby Gatwick as the best site for a new runway in the crowded southeast of the country.
29 Jun 2015
FedEx has formally asked European Union competition regulators to approve its 4.4 billion euro bid ($4.9 billion) for TNT Express two years after they rejected a planned 5.2 billion euro takeover by its U.S. rival United Parcel Service.
25 Jun 2015
China’s three largest cargo airlines will join forces to form the largest air freight carrier in Asia, according to a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China, mainland state media reported.
25 Jun 2015
The transportation focus of China’s One Belt One Road strategy has so far been on improving maritime and rail links with Europe, Asia and Africa, but Beijing this week brought aviation into the picture, and in a big way.
23 Jun 2015
The first five months the year were good to Asian air cargo carriers that recorded a 6.3 percent increase in demand for international air freight compared to the same period last year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
22 Jun 2015
Asia-U.S. air cargo freight rates have continued to slide as port operations on the West Coast have sharpened up since the crushing congestion at the beginning of the year, according to data from Drewry.
19 Jun 2015
Global economic uncertainty and a slowing China continues to hang over cargo markets, with air and ocean transportation providers struggling to match capacity to demand while having little visibility going into the second half of 2015.
19 Jun 2015
Any suggestion that freighter aircraft would play a lesser role in the supply chains of the future was firmly put to bed with 29 the number of all-cargo planes ordered from Boeing by the time the Paris Air Show ended this week.
17 Jun 2015
FedEx reported its first quarterly loss since 2009, thanks to a $2.2 billion pension-related pre-tax charge that bit deep into earnings. Unfavorable exchange rates, a drop in international priority volume and low fuel surcharge revenue also stung the global transport operator.
17 Jun 2015
Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr signed a memorandum of understanding today to buy and lease twenty Boeing 747-8 freighters with a combined list price of $7.4 billion for its AirBridgeCargo Airline unit.
16 Jun 2015
AirBridgeCargo’s traffic soared 16 percent in the first five months of the year as Russia’s largest all-cargo carrier continued to outperform its struggling European rivals.
16 Jun 2015
EVA Air has committed to purchase five Boeing 777 freighters at a list price of $1.5 billion at the Paris Air Show as the Taiwan carrier finally moves to upgrade its all-cargo fleet that was once the pride of the airline.
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015
Cargo carriers in the U.S. have raised concerns that action by Washington to curb open skies agreements with Middle Eastern carriers over allegations they are subsidised by their governments could become a threat to vital worldwide air freight networks.
10 Jun 2015
Cargo theft more than doubled in the United Kingdom in the first quarter and rose 17 percent in the Netherlands, Europe's biggest container hub, according to data released by the Transported Asset Protection Association. The problem, however, is global.
10 Jun 2015
Lufthansa Cargo’s traffic dipped 1.4 percent in May as it failed to fill additional capacity, but the German carrier continued to outperform its main European rivals.
09 Jun 2015
LONDON – Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways Cargo will launch joint freight services from Europe to Japan on August 3, eight months after they joined forces on the westbound route.
09 Jun 2015
The ugly specter of a protectionist trade dispute was raised at the International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Miami where the long-running subsidy allegations levelled against Gulf carriers by U.S. airlines again hit the headlines.
09 Jun 2015
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Ltd. (Pactl) continues to post record breaking throughput figures with May volumes rising 10.7 percent compared to the same month last year.
08 Jun 2015
Keeping things in perspective is important, but when applied to the global airline industry, it illustrates a painful reality — running an airline is not a very profitable business.
04 Jun 2015
London-Global air freight traffic increased 3.3 percent in April from a year ago, but lagged the 5.3 percent rise in the first quarter as world trade growth slowed, the International Air Transport Association reported.
04 Jun 2015
Shippers will continue to reap the rewards of cheaper air freight rates as carriers struggle to balance demand with a surplus of cargo space, said Association of Asia Pacific Airlines director general Andrew Herdman.
03 Jun 2015
Ethiopian Airlines has begun a four-fold expansion of its air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa as Africa’s largest carrier improves the freight-handling ability of its hub to support a growing global reach.
02 Jun 2015
The carriage of lithium batteries by air is continuing to tax the minds and patience of airlines, several of which have simply banned bulk shipments outright on all passenger planes and freighters until they are safer to carry.
29 May 2015
Etihad Airways’ cargo revenue topped $1 billion for the first time in 2014 as freight traffic grew four times faster than the global market to reach an all-time high.
27 May 2015
U.S. shippers’ expectations for freight growth has dropped to its lowest levels in nearly five years, according to a recent survey.
27 May 2015
The positive air cargo indicators continued to line up through April with Asia’s airlines reporting a steady a rise in volumes, aided by the lingering effects of U.S.port congestion.
air cargo loaded on freighter aircraft
26 May 2015
The air cargo industry is riding a tailwind right now. And while growth hasn’t been spectacular by any means, industry insiders say it’s been sustained and healthy — a vast improvement from where it was just a year ago.
22 May 2015
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe are putting the final touches to new advance data rules with air cargo airlines and forwarders hopeful that industry concerns will have been addressed by the time mandatory filing becomes law in the U.S. later this year.
20 May 2015
Alitalia’s announcement that it will not renew its partnership and joint venture accords with Air France-KLM paves the way for Etihad Airways, the carrier’s dominant 49 percent shareholder, to expand its European freight footprint.