Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2022
Spot rates on some air cargo routes out of Asia have fallen below long-term contract levels, mirroring the development in ocean shipping.
Cargolux freighter
25 Apr 2014
Cargolux said its shareholders approved a $175 million increase in its share capital to strengthen the Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier’s finances and help fund the expansion of its freighter fleet and route network.
22 Apr 2014
Express delivery in China resulted in 2.6 billion deliveries in the first quarter, up 51.9 percent year-on-year, Xinhua reported.
22 Apr 2014
Japan’s containerized cargo trade will remain almost unchanged in fiscal 2014, which started on April 1, from the previous fiscal year, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
22 Apr 2014
Air cargo’s positive start to the year has buoyed spirits in an industry anxious to find profitability amid weak yields and an excess of capacity.
15 Apr 2014
Sharply higher shipments to China and India helped Etihad Airways boost its freight traffic in the first quarter by 26 percent to an all-time high.
Alitalia plane
11 Apr 2014
Etihad Airways is on the verge of buying a 49 percent stake in Italy’s financially troubled national airline Alitalia in a move that would increase the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s access to Europe’s second largest air freight market.
10 Apr 2014
Lufthansa Cargo carried 2.6 percent less freight in March compared with a year ago, but it said the global market shows some signs of recovery as it posted higher revenue and an improved load factor.
04 Apr 2014
As more shippers shift freight from express to deferred services or even to ocean vessels to better manage inventory and cut logistics costs, it’s natural to come to the conclusion that the air cargo industry is in a tailspin. Industry leaders, including FedEx founder and CEO Frederick W. Smith, describe a price-service flashpoint that favors slower means of transport and warn of growing protectionism. The rise of near-shoring and near-sourcing shortens supply chains, reducing the need for long-distance air transport.
03 Apr 2014
HONG KONG –– Supply chain security is being threatened by the fast growing e-commerce market, which is generating huge vo
03 Apr 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, named on April 1 by Singapore’s competition watchdog as one of 11 forwarders involved in 2002 to 2007 price-fixing of Japan to Singapore shipments, said the economic effects of its activities were “minimal.”
02 Apr 2014
Global air freight traffic grew 2.9 percent in February from a year ago, extending and strengthening the recovery that began in the second half of 2013, the International Air Transport Association reported.
01 Apr 2014
Descartes Systems Group has acquired Computer Management USA to expand its software as a service offering for logistics clients, particularly those in the U.S. air freight industry.
01 Apr 2014
Forget about steady growth in the air cargo markets. That was the blunt advice given by Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, at an air cargo conference in Hong Kong today. In the best-case scenario, growth is going to be flat.
01 Apr 2014
Transportation writer Greg Knowler joined the JOC today as senior editor for Asia.
Lufthansa Cargo plane
31 Mar 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s services face severe disruption beginning tomorrow as pilots across the German airline stage a three-day strike.
19 Mar 2014
The global air cargo business has been losing market share to ocean freight over the past 13 years as shippers seek less costly transport solutions in ocean freight.
DHL Boeing 757
14 Mar 2014
The world’s largest transportation and logistics company is getting larger as demand for e-commerce, time definite international express delivery and supply chain services drives up revenue and profit at Deutsche Post DHL.
Lufthansa Cargo
13 Mar 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s earnings slumped 27 percent in 2013, but it was one of the few airlines that turned a profit in a subdued global air freight market.
Air freight
13 Mar 2014
With more shippers choosing to defer shipment to delayed air services, ground and even ocean transport, the air cargo industry needs to respond boldly...
From left: Susan Pellechio, Staples; Mark D. Schweitzer, Archer Daniels Midland; and John Bowe, American Maritime Group.
07 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — The transportation and logistics industry is dealing with “significant” issues surrounding human capital and succession planning...
Air cargo being loaded on an Emirates plane.
06 Mar 2014
Global air cargo surged 4.5 percent in January from a year earlier, driven by solid growth across all regions, but rising protectionism could clip growth, the International Air Transport Association said.
Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx, speaking at the JOC's TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif.
03 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ocean shipping lines will grab even more freight from airplane cargo bellies, as international shippers shift freight toward lower cost transportation options, according to Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of $45 billion transport operator FedEx.
03 Mar 2014
The latest figures from Asia’s airlines confirm that air cargo demand got off to a solid start in 2014.
03 Mar 2014
Kuehne+Nagel’s operating earnings soared 20 percent in 2013 driven by market-beating growth in air freight volumes, almost doubled contract logistics profit and increased market share on the transpacific and transatlantic container trades.
03 Mar 2014
International Airlines Group posted a double-digit decline in fourth quarter and full-year cargo revenue as soft demand and lower yields widened the gap with the Anglo-Spanish carrier’s reviving passenger operations.
28 Feb 2014
On a recent day in mid-December, two 747 freighters flew into MidAmerica St. Louis Airport loaded with 250,000 pounds of Chilean blueberries. Just days later, another 160,000 pounds of the fruit landed at the airport.
26 Feb 2014
More than half of Expeditors International of Washington’s revenue came from the Asia-Pacific region in 2013, which may be a good sign for the third-party logistics provider...
26 Feb 2014
Encouraged by signs of a stronger U.S. economy and recent acquisitions, XPO Logistics is raising its revenue run rate target for 2014 to $2.75 billion, almost triple the $1 billion run rate the company achieved in 2013.
25 Feb 2014
Air freight operators have almost completed their shift of capacity back into China following the Lunar New Year celebrations.
24 Feb 2014
Asia’s leading air freight hubs have gotten off to an encouraging start to the year, posting healthy growth rates across the board in January.
24 Feb 2014
The Port of Nagoya in central Japan retained its status as the biggest export hub among the nation’s airports and seaports in 2013 in terms of value, according to recent figures from Tokyo Customs and Nagoya Customs.
21 Feb 2014
The pilots of the UPS cargo plane that crashed on Aug. 14, 2013, had complained about the company’s tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight before making landing errors...
18 Feb 2014
Cathay Pacific Airways saw further declines in air cargo throughput in January despite the shift in timing of Chinese New Year, which started Jan 31 this year, compared with Feb. 10 in 2013 and was expected to prompt a major rush of expedited deliveries in mid-January.
Iberia Airlines plane
13 Feb 2014
Iberia Airlines has reached a deal in principle with its pilots’ union, SEPLA, to “introduce permanent structural change and improve the airline’s viability,” effectively ending...
13 Feb 2014
U.S. shippers on average expect that for the first time in roughly two years freight growth in 2014 will steadily outpace the expansion of the general economy,