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.
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,
12 Feb 2014
The e-commerce division of India’s leading express distribution and supply chain solutions group grew at a rapid rate in the latter half of 2013...
12 Feb 2014
Air and ocean trades to and from China will remain slow until next month due to the Lunar New Year shutdown, according to a survey by JOC of leading transport operators and analysts based in Asia.
11 Feb 2014
Asia-Pacific airlines will continue to dominate air cargo markets and freighter orders over the next two decades, according to the latest report from Airbus.
07 Feb 2014
The global air cargo market faces a challenging year after growing just 1.4 percent in 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association.
06 Feb 2014
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a net income of Rs. 23 crore (approximately $3.7 million) in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14, tumbling 49 percent year-over-year.
04 Feb 2014
Japan’s largest international freight forwarder Nippon Express said its profit jumped 13.8 percent year-over-year in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2013...
03 Feb 2014
Saudi Airlines Cargo continued to increase its volume despite a tough year for the air freight sector in 2013.
03 Feb 2014
Japan Airlines Corp. (JAL) said on Jan. 31 that its group net profit tumbled in the first three quarters of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, 2013, from a year earlier, despite increased revenues from both passenger and cargo operations.
03 Feb 2014
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on Jan. 31 that its group net profit nosedived in the first three quarters of fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, 2013, from a year earlier, despite a sharp rise in international cargo revenue.
Serious-looking boy with Christmas lights
31 Jan 2014
Embarrassed by late deliveries that lowered profits this holiday season, UPS lays out its strategy for improved forecasting, collaboration with shippers and package delivery at the next holiday peak.
30 Jan 2014
TNT Express today announced it will retain its domestic delivery operation in Brazil following the termination of talks with potential bidders for the business.
29 Jan 2014
Asia’s leading airlines saw international air cargo demand contract last year despite a partial recovery in the final quarter.
24 Jan 2014
Forward Air has agreed to acquire Central States Trucking and Central States Logistics from Central States Inc. for $95.6 million.
23 Jan 2014
Russian consumers will find it more difficult to buy foreign goods online if international parcel carriers suspend delive
21 Jan 2014
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has completed its acquisition of Panasonic Logistics...
Cargo at Changi Airport
20 Jan 2014
Singapore is set to benefit this year from its status as one of Asia’s leading transport hubs, as demand from key markets in the West boosts trade.
Cathay Pacific Cargo B747-8F
20 Jan 2014
All the signs are growing that air freight volumes in Asia will rebound this year, but Cathay Pacific posted a surprising 5 percent decline in cargo in December despite boosting capacity.
17 Jan 2014
UPS today proved there’s no such thing as free online shipping. The parcel giant lowered its earnings expectation for the full year to $4.57 a share from a previous prediction of $4.65 to $4.85 a share, citing the unexpected surge in last-minute online shopping orders in a compressed holiday peak season.
17 Jan 2014
Positive train control, improved mass rail transit safety and eliminating driver distration were among the ten top transportation safety improvements the National Transportation Safety Board wants to see advance in 2014.
17 Jan 2014
Amsterdam Schiphol airport posted 3.2 percent growth in freight traffic in 2013, driven by increased shipments of electro
Air cargo being unloaded from a Cathay Pacific aircraft at Hong Kong airport.
15 Jan 2014
Expectations are growing that 2014 will finally see air freight volumes and yields pick up after more than two years of bottom feeding, giving airlines in Asia a much needed boost to profits.
Cargolux
15 Jan 2014
The Luxembourg government has completed the sale of a 35 percent stake in all cargo carrier Cargolux to China’s Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment for $120 million.
14 Jan 2014
Direct-to-consumer delivery of merchandise via e-commerce fulfillment has been a boon for the courier industry, but when the consumer is located in another country, the rules of the game change and fulfillment becomes much more complex.
A Boeing 777 Freighter in Frankfurt, Germany.
10 Jan 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said the global air freight market could pick up in 2014, reversing two years of flat demand, following positive developments towards the end of 2013.
Air cargo
09 Jan 2014
The coming year will witness a changing of the guard at the top of the global carrier hierarchy. With legal obstacles to the marriage of American Airlines and US Airways removed, the path is clear to creation of the world’s largest airline. In terms of cargo, the new behemoth will offer more capacity and a larger network, but it’s unlikely to change the landscape dramatically. In fact, the two airlines likely will be preoccupied with their integration in the months ahead.
Port of Tokyo
06 Jan 2014
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2014, which starts on April 1, amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
American Airlines Cargo
20 Dec 2013
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that international freight volumes will jump 17 percent over the next five years.
19 Dec 2013
The Luxembourg government has agreed to sell a 35 percent stake in Cargolux to Chinese investors for $120 million.
16 Dec 2013
The board of Cargolux has backed a cooperation deal with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Co., clearing the way for the Luxembourg government to sell a 35 percent stake in Europe’s largest all-cargo airline to the Chinese investors.