Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

01 Dec 2021
The bottlenecks that have frustrated ocean shippers all year have spread to air cargo, pushing up rates to stratospheric levels and delaying shipments.
01 Oct 2013
DHL is investing in new facilities in the Philippines on the back of improving economic growth and the expansion of air freight capacity at Clark International Airport.
30 Sep 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the sixth straight month in August on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.5 percent to 47,598 tons.
A Boeing 747-400 Freighter in final assembly.
30 Sep 2013
Atlas Air has entered into a contract with Astral Aviation to provide a Boeing 747-400 Freighter service between Europe and Africa.
DHL Express envelope.
27 Sep 2013
DHL Express will increase its general average price throughout the Asia-Pacific region by about 5 percent, starting Jan. 1, 2014.
25 Sep 2013
Gati has won its arbitration proceedings against Air India and will receive 268.2 million rupees towards claims, damages, interest and costs from the Indian airline.
Map of Japan
24 Sep 2013
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise 3.0 percent in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 5.176 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
Air cargo.
24 Sep 2013
A weakening cargo market and economic slowdown in Asia will cut global airlines profit in 2013 by 8 percent to $11.7 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association.
A container terminal at the Port of Genoa in Italy.
19 Sep 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
Hyderabad, India
18 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo has plans to increase flights between London Heathrow Airport and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, in order to cater to the city’s booming pharmaceutical industry.
Air France 747 freighter. Photo courtesy Air France-KLM.
18 Sep 2013
Finnair Airbus A330
17 Sep 2013
Finnair Cargo is dropping its weekly freighter service to and from Mumbai after nearly two years.
Luxembourg currently owns a 35 percent stake in Cargolux.
17 Sep 2013
The government of Luxembourg is negotiating with Chinese investors over the sale of its stake in Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline.
Flag of the United Kingdom.
12 Sep 2013
The U.K. today unveiled plans to sell a majority of Royal Mail in a stock market flotation expected to value the 497-year-old state postal service at around £3 billion (about US$4.75 billion).
French airline Air France and Dutch airline KLM merged in 2004. Source: Capital Photos.
12 Sep 2013
Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
Lufthansa’s main European competitors, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo, also posted freight declines.
12 Sep 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported traffic declined 1.3 percent year-over-year in August, as it prepares to take delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in October, followed by a second aircraft in November.
10 Sep 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported August cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 150,516 million ton miles...
09 Sep 2013
New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed the Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act, which would have reclassified port truckers and parcel delivery truckers as employees...
Empty cargo hold on an airplane.
06 Sep 2013
A faster-paced economy wasn't evident in the August employment numbers for freight transportation industries.
05 Sep 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the fifth straight month in July on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.7 percent to 47,758 tons.
Reflection of the tailfin of a British Airways plane.
04 Sep 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 459 million metric-ton-kilometers in August, down 7.3 percent from 495 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in August 2012.
IAG Cargo’s new route will be serviced by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
03 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo will launch a new air cargo route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, in March 2014, and will offer an additional export route for the area’s expanding technology hub.
03 Sep 2013
The global air cargo market continued its modest recovery in July, with traffic increasing 1.2 percent from a year ago as growth in Europe and the Middle East offset weakness in the Asia-Pacific region, the International Air Transport Association said.
28 Aug 2013
Teamsters at Air Express International agreed to extend their contract with the company, keeping their current benefits in place until March 2014.
28 Aug 2013
Dubai International reported a surprising decline in air freight volumes last month.
Antonov An-26
27 Aug 2013
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Air Libya have formed an exclusive partnership for the operation of a freighter aircraft in Libya.
Garuda Indonesia plane in February 2013. Photo from Flickr by Prayitno. License: CC BY 2.0
27 Aug 2013
International air cargo rates remained depressed in July as the bearish demand apparent for much of the year continued to dominate markets.
Fashionable clothing on a rack
27 Aug 2013
TNT Express is planning to sell its European fashion supply chain unit as part of a restructuring triggered by the collapse of a $6.9 billion takeover by UPS.
21 Aug 2013
Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport reached 341,000 metric tons in July, up 1.9 percent year-over-year.
Cargo Connector is now available in five U.S. airports, also serving the cities of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
21 Aug 2013
IAG Cargo has made its small freight collection service, Cargo Connector, available to freight forwarders in the catchment areas of...
Air Canada air cargo
20 Aug 2013
Air Canada reported cargo traffic of 130.5 million metric ton-kilometers in June, down 0.8 percent compared with the same month last year, according to Statistics Canada.
20 Aug 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
AirBridgeCargo Airlines carried more than 1,000 metric tons of aerospace equipment from January to June.
14 Aug 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has transported 16 metric tons of satellite equipment on one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters from Toulouse, France, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
14 Aug 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported July cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 154,124 million ton miles, up 5.7 percent from 145,833 million tons miles reported in July 2012.
14 Aug 2013
A UPS cargo plane crashed near Birmingham, Ala., this morning.
UTi Worldwide’s new London operations facility is located near Heathrow Airport.
14 Aug 2013
UTi Worldwide has opened its new London operations in Heathrow in the U.K.