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Time to call the exterminator

Time to call the exterminator

July 2, 2015 at 12:16 am 0 comments

I noticed the small hole in the wall while descending the steps to my basement in the spring of last year. I really didn’t think much of it until the intruder’s tiny head peaked out for a quick glimpse. The exterminator I called confirmed my worst fear, that the unwantedRead More

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

July 1, 2015 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

As we enter the second half of the year, performance figures for May from the industry’s leading research firms are painting a rather dismal airfreight picture for the rest of 2015. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), WorldACD and Drewry have all reported disturbingly low air cargo rates and yields,Read More

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

July 1, 2015 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

The long-sought-after third runway at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and other cargo expansion plans championed by freight companies across the United Kingdom, received a shot in the arm today with the recommendation by the U.K.’s Airports Commission that the project should move forward immediately. The price tag for the runwayRead More

DHL expands global reach with Cincinnati upgrade

DHL expands global reach with Cincinnati upgrade

July 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

It’s no surprise that DHL’s largest U.S. hub is in Cincinnati. Its central location allows the express carrier to best reach the U.S. East and West coasts from a flight timing perspective. That explains why two other major express integrators – UPS, which has its U.S. hub in Louisville, onlyRead More

Canada to speed up cargo screening

Canada to speed up cargo screening

July 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

As Canada celebrates its birthday today, the nation’s transportation regulatory agency, Transport Canada, has announced that it has streamlined its air cargo screening requirements to enhance efficiency of the overall supply chain. Yesterday, Lisa Raitt, Canada’s Minister of Transport, said “approved shippers” will now be able to screen airfreight atRead More

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

June 30, 2015 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

Airfreight seems to have the edge on seafreight demand, per the June Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI). Strong airfreight demand drove the LCI to 55.6 points in June 2015, a 0.1 point rise over the same month last year. Meanwhile, the seafreight index for June 2015 fell by 0.9 pointsRead More

e-AWB adoption a slow climb

e-AWB adoption a slow climb

June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm 0 comments

With IATA’s goal of 45 percent use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) by the end of this year, the cargo industry has some room to improve. IATA reported some good news in May, with a 27.9 percent e-AWB penetration rate, an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous month,Read More

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

July 1, 2015

As we enter the second half of the year, performance figures for May from the industry’s leading research firms are painting a rather dismal airfreight picture for the rest of 2015. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), WorldACD and Drewry have all reported disturbingly low air cargo rates and yields,Read More

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

Commission backs Heathrow runway plan

July 1, 2015

The long-sought-after third runway at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and other cargo expansion plans championed by freight companies across the United Kingdom, received a shot in the arm today with the recommendation by the U.K.’s Airports Commission that the project should move forward immediately. The price tag for the runwayRead More

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

Rates, yields mired in mid-year doldrums

July 1, 2015

As we enter the second half of the year, performance figures for May from the industry’s leading research firms are painting a rather dismal airfreight picture for the rest of 2015. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), WorldACD and Drewry have all reported disturbingly low air cargo rates and yields,Read More