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Grim new numbers from WorldACD

Grim new numbers from WorldACD

August 3, 2015 at 11:48 pm 0 comments

It’s a bit worse than we thought, apparently. According to the latest WorldACD report for the first half of 2015, air cargo revenue losses worldwide fell by an average of 9.3 percent, compared to the same period in 2014, due more to yield deterioration than to volume loss.  The hardest-hitRead More

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

August 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

On an unseasonably hot 90°F day in Seattle, pallets sat prepared inside the comfortable, chilly air of Alaska Air Cargo’s recently expanded cool-chain facility at SeaTac Airport. A 737-400 freighter had arrived earlier from Anchorage to unload its bounty: freshly caught Pacific salmon straight from Alaska’s waters. Crews had quicklyRead More

Freight to Plate: A taste for the exotic

Freight to Plate: A taste for the exotic

August 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

Alaska Air Cargo is one example of how much the world has come to rely on airfreight delivery of high-quality meat, fruit and vegetables vir­tually anywhere with a runway across the globe. Foods that used to be con­sidered “exotic” or limited to narrow growing seasons – such as blueberries, strawberriesRead More

Trans-Pacific: Struggling, but better than Asia-Europe

Trans-Pacific: Struggling, but better than Asia-Europe

August 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

Softer demand, coupled with an in­crease in capacity between China and North America, has affected yields, but still the trans-Pacific sector remains healthier than the Asia-Europe mar­ket, said Mark Sutch, general manager of cargo sales and marketing at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways. He added that the slowdown in trafficRead More

Freight to Plate: From couriers to crustaceans

Freight to Plate: From couriers to crustaceans

August 3, 2015 at 11:12 pm 0 comments

It’s difficult enough to maintain the freshness of perishables like salmon during a trans-ocean journey – just imagine how much harder it is when the air cargo destined for dinner that evening is still alive. That’s the task undertaken by Canada-based KF Aerospace, which has recently reinvented itself as aRead More

Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

Freight to Plate: Clearing the Air

August 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

There’s a colorless, odorless, hard-to-detect gas, and it’s coming to get you. Well, it won’t hurt you physically, but if you’re a shipper of highly perishable food, it might steal from your bottom line. The gas is ethylene, sometimes re­ferred to as the “ripening hormone.” It’s a naturally occurring byproductRead More

FedEx takeover of TNT enters Phase II

FedEx takeover of TNT enters Phase II

July 31, 2015 at 9:51 pm 0 comments

The European Commission has begun its Phase II review of FedEx’s offer to acquire TNT Express. Our sister publication, Cargo Facts, contributed this story.

Trans-Pacific: Struggling, but better than Asia-Europe

Trans-Pacific: Struggling, but better than Asia-Europe

August 3, 2015

Softer demand, coupled with an in­crease in capacity between China and North America, has affected yields, but still the trans-Pacific sector remains healthier than the Asia-Europe mar­ket, said Mark Sutch, general manager of cargo sales and marketing at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways. He added that the slowdown in trafficRead More

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Strong first half for Rickenbacker

July 29, 2015

U.S.-based all-cargo airport, Rickenbacker International, saw a 40.1 percent increase in cargo handled in the first half of 2015, compared to the first-half figures for 2014. So far this year, the airport has handled just over 46,000 tonnes of goods, compared to 33,000 tonnes in the same period in 2014.Read More

Grim new numbers from WorldACD

Grim new numbers from WorldACD

August 3, 2015

It’s a bit worse than we thought, apparently. According to the latest WorldACD report for the first half of 2015, air cargo revenue losses worldwide fell by an average of 9.3 percent, compared to the same period in 2014, due more to yield deterioration than to volume loss.  The hardest-hitRead More