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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

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 16, 2005 – The Boeing Company  today delivered Air China Cargo’s first Boeing 747-400 Freighter, the first of two new 747-400Fs for the Beijing-based carrier.
The new airplane will be used on Air China Cargo’s routes between China and North America and Europe. Air China Cargo’s new Boeing 747-400 freighter is powered by Pratt & Whitney 4056 engines.
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Contact: Linda Lee, (206) 766-2905

Air China Cargo continues double-digit rise

August 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Air China Cargo, the Beijing-based joint venture between Air China and Cathay Pacific Airways, began this year the way it finished 2014: as one of the fastest-growing combination carriers in the world. In the first half of 2015, the carrier’s revenue freight tonne kilometers (RFTKs) increased by 23.54 percent year-on-yearRead More

Soft Chinese market slows down Schiphol

Soft Chinese market slows down Schiphol

August 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

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

China Southern sends more freighters to Europe

China Southern sends more freighters to Europe

August 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

China Southern Airlines added twice-weekly 777-200F service from its hub in Guangzhou to London Stansted this past June, and will now increase the frequency to three times per week beginning Aug. 1, according to Air Cargo Asia-Pacific.  The service also includes a stop in Frankfurt. Freighter frequencies from Guangzhou toRead More

Central Asia beckons, but red tape still tangles

Central Asia beckons, but red tape still tangles

August 31, 2015

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

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

Forwarder’s Forum: Tough lessons from the regulatory trenches

Forwarder’s Forum: Tough lessons from the regulatory trenches

August 31, 2015

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