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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

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

Volume flat in July

Volume flat in July

August 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago, when we published July air freight data from some of the world’s big carriers and airports, we said we expected that when worldwide data was available, July air freight demand would be roughly flat with July 2014. Our sister publication  Cargo Facts reports on WorldACD numbers for July.

Forwarder’s Forum: Tough lessons from the regulatory trenches

Forwarder’s Forum: Tough lessons from the regulatory trenches

August 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

Forwarders are some of the toughest business people you will ever meet. They compete in a global marketplace of more than 100,000 competitors, in which the delivery of just one shipment can mean the dif­ference between success and failure. Customers demand re­lentlessly reliable service, often at a low price, renderingRead More

E-commerce drone coming to a doorstep near you?

E-commerce drone coming to a doorstep near you?

August 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

Commercial package delivery by drone is still many years — and regulatory amendments — away from being a practical reality, but that hasn’t stopped today’s engineers from dreaming up new and ingenious ways to fly these versatile machines. As a preview to the launch of Air Cargo World’s September issueRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

August 31, 2015

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

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

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

August 31, 2015

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