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Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

August 31, 2015 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

Through the assistance of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, we looked at the IATA data list through a different lens, measuring performance in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grouping some airlines by the parent companies to which they belong. So, for this modified version of the Freight 50, weRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

August 31, 2015 at 10:51 pm 0 comments

The data are in. The cargo divisions have spoken. As expected, there was little drama over which carriers would top this year’s Freight 50 list of top global air cargo carriers. For the second straight year, Dubai-based Emirates reigned as the champions of scheduled interna­tional airfreight tonnage, with 2.29 mil­lionRead More

Freight 50: Strategies for cargo carrier success

Freight 50: Strategies for cargo carrier success

August 31, 2015 at 10:40 pm 0 comments

At the top of the heap UPS grew operating profits and expanded margins across all three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, In­ternational Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. “The International seg­ment set a new high in second quarter operating profit, rising more than 17 percent,” the company said. “In the In­ternationalRead More

Freight 50: Fastest growing & contracting carriers

August 31, 2015 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

Based on data from IATA and the U.S. Department of Transportation, here are the cargo carriers that experienced top 10 largest percentage changes – positive or negative – for combined domestic and international airfreight tonnage carried in 2014, compared to 2013. Most growth: Polar Air Cargo: +66.6% Hong Kong Airlines:Read More

White paper shines light on Tianjin’s logistical aftermath

White paper shines light on Tianjin’s logistical aftermath

August 31, 2015 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

It’s going to take a long time before the damage caused by the Aug. 12 explosion at the Port of Tianjin, China, can be fully understood, much less cleaned up, according to a white paper produced by Resilinc, a Silicon Valley-based supply-chain intelligence company. The Resilinc report says not toRead More

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Flying fish come to Siberian Arctic

August 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

Something fishy was going on this summer at AirBridgeCargo. The scheduled-service freight arm of the Volga-Dnepr Company recently moved 1.24 million hatchery-raised muksun, a type of whitefish, to their native habitat in the fresh coastal waters of northern Siberia, near the Arctic Ocean. The fish were transported in four 2.5-tonneRead More

Central Asia beckons, but red tape still tangles

Central Asia beckons, but red tape still tangles

August 31, 2015 at 7:32 pm 0 comments

As capacity growth goes, Turkmeni­stan is a hot mid-year contender to be crowned “shooting star of the year.” Admittedly, the Central Asian country did not require a huge influx of lift, given its relatively low stature as an international air cargo market so far. The start of regular flights byRead More

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

August 31, 2015

Through the assistance of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, we looked at the IATA data list through a different lens, measuring performance in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grouping some airlines by the parent companies to which they belong. So, for this modified version of the Freight 50, weRead More

Soft Chinese market slows down Schiphol

Soft Chinese market slows down Schiphol

August 28, 2015

With the Chinese market floundering of late, the overall cargo tonnage that passed through Amsterdam Schiphol dipped in the first half of 2015, compared to the same time in 2014, although there were some bright spots from elsewhere around the world. The airport handled 784,567 tonnes of cargo in theRead More

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

August 31, 2015

Through the assistance of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, we looked at the IATA data list through a different lens, measuring performance in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grouping some airlines by the parent companies to which they belong. So, for this modified version of the Freight 50, weRead More