Schiphol rides out slot shortage to handle 1.75 million tonnes in 2017

Freighter slot space has been infamously tight at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Cargo in recent months, but the handling facility still reported an increase of 5.4 percent in 2017 airfreight volumes. The airport said that strong demand in the Far East for European goods boosted total cargo figures to 1.75 million tonnes. While annual imports from Asia […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2018

Antonov Airlines’ An-124 transports communications satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines transported the outsized Satellite from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), to Cayenne, French Guiana, on board one of its An-124-100 aircraft. Al Yah 3 is a GEOStar-3 satellite, manufactured by Virginia-based Orbital ATK. The satellite required transport in a container that measured 11.4 meters long, 4.6 meters wide, and 4.1 meters high, and […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 23, 2018

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport within striking range of ‘million-tonne-club’

Ground hasn’t even been broken for Amazon’s US$1.5 billion hub, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) cargo volumes are already surging, with a 27 percent increase over 2016, pushing the Midwest airport’s cargo volumes up to 907,184 tonnes. The year ended strong, with CVG’s December cargo traffic up 34 percent, year-over-year, to 99,228 tonnes. Candace […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

Winter Storm ‘Inga’ causing widespread disruption across U.S. logistics sector

FedEx has been reporting disruption at its Memphis Airport (MEM) hub for days. Now, a second storm, “Winter Storm Inga,” is moving through the region, and a growing list of forwarders and carriers are advising their customers across the U.S. Midwest and South that their shipments could be impacted. “Winter weather continues to impact supply […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

UPS counters mechanics’ letter to McConnell, promising 14,000 additional Teamster jobs

Sen. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, promised that last month’s sweeping tax breaks for corporations would translate into wage increases and more jobs for American workers. The union representing aircraft mechanics who work for UPS Airlines are now holding the Senator from Kentucky accountable via a letter written to McConnell, asking him […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018

Precision redelivered 3 757 conversions in December

December was a busy month for freighter deliveries, as Precision Aircraft Solutions redelivered three 757 passenger-to-freighter conversions – not just in time for peak-season demand, which swelled in November, but in plenty of time to help move current peak-season traffic that is expected to remain strong until the Chinese New year, which occurs in mid-February. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

Turkish Airlines orders 3 more 777 freighters from Boeing

Turkish Airlines ordered three additional 777 freighters from Boeing, only weeks after the carrier took delivery of its first two 777Fs last month – suggesting that chief cargo officer Turhan Ozen is serious about expanding the carrier’s cargo business and ranking among the top five cargo players globally by 2023. “These freighter orders will surely […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to lease first 2 AEI 737-800 P2F freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo, the cargo division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, will lease the first two 737-800 freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI), from aviation leasing and financing company GECAS. The first delivery is set for June 2018, followed by a second in January 2019. The initial two passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversions were originally slated to […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2018

FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most advanced sortation technology and temperature-controlled storage, ranging from -22°C to 25°C. When FedEx first unveiled the plans […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018

Japan Airlines is investigating third-party freighters

Japan Airlines (JAL) is in talks with unnamed third-party operators to bring back freight capacity that had been lost when it suspended freighter operations in 2010, said Hiroo Iwakoshi, the carrier’s executive officer for cargo and mail. The Japanese government has signed off on JAL’s use of cargo charters, but JAL says that it won’t […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018

Slower cargo growth at Dubai’s DXB as cargo ops move south to DWC

Freight volumes handled at Dubai International Airport (DXB) during November increased by 0.4 percent, year-over-year, with tonnage totaling 235,651, compared to 234,743 tonnes for the same month in 2016. November’s total brings the year-to-date cargo volume for the airport up to more than 2.43 million tonnes, a 2.7 percent rise over the 2.36 million tonnes […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 4, 2018

Amazon’s holiday season victory lap continues, Prime ships 5 billion packages

The Tweeter in Chief’s opprobrium notwithstanding, Amazon.com continues its victory lap after completing – with no major disruptions or delays – a record-breaking holiday shopping season that saw the Seattle-based retailer ship more than 5 billion items via its Prime membership service in 2017. That’s a massive uptick from the 1 billion items that Amazon.com […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 3, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017

Liège Airport announces additional €30 million investment in cargo capacity

Liège Airport (LGG) announced an additional investment of €30 million into four new parking areas for large aircraft. In the wake of last month’s decision to add 20,000 square meters of space for cargo, the Belgian airport is now investing more than €50 million in cargo, as it rushes to offer a capacity alternative to […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 27, 2017
Page 5 of 44« First...34567 102030...Last »