November air cargo demand remains unusually strong

It’s no secret that demand for air cargo services skyrocketed at the start of the current peak season, and has continued for several months. But even as the calendar turned to September and October, and the year-over-year comparisons started bumping up against the strong peak season figures from 2016, the surge in demand in November […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 20, 2017

Panalpina continues acquisitions spree in Belgian perishables sector

Focusing again on its stated goal of becoming the “world leader” in the perishables market by 2020, Swiss forwarder Panalpina has continued its recent string of acquisitions in the sector, announcing its intent to purchase Belgium-based Adelantex and AD Handling. Financial terms of the agreement were not released by any of the companies. The two […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 19, 2017

Update: Delta Cargo lifts ATL embargo earlier than expected

Delta Cargo has lifted the embargo for all domestic cargo departing from, arriving in and transferring through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) as of 12 pm ET. All cargo operations were temporarily embargoed at ATL after a power outage that began on Sunday, Dec. 17, forced the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights at the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 19, 2017

ATL power outage forces flight cancellations

Power is back on at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), after an outage that began on Sunday – at the peak of the busiest air cargo season of the year – forced the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights yesterday and today, according to FlightAware.com. Georgia Power, an electric subsidiary of Southern Company, said the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 18, 2017

Sheremetyevo international cargo volume rises 80 percent

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) experienced a significant uptick in cargo throughput during the first 11 months of 2017, as the overall cargo handle at the airport rose by 30 percent, year-over-year, to more than 260,000 tonnes, and cargo volumes on international flights increased by a full 80 percent during the same time. The most […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 18, 2017

Brussels cargo milestone harks back to its DHL Express hub days

Brussels Airport is on track to hit cargo volumes on par with the days when DHL Express had its European Hub based out of Brussels. On Dec. 7, Brussels Airport passed the milestone of 500,000 tonnes of flown cargo. With an overall growth of more than 25 percent in flown volumes over the last four […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 15, 2017

Shanghai hits 4 million tonnes of cargo for 2017

Shanghai, as of today, has joined a prestigious and exclusive ‘4-million tonne club’ to which only two other cities in the world can claim access. The airport authority reported this morning that its annual airfreight traffic surpassed 4 million tonnes, for the first time. Before this year, only Hong Kong and Memphis could boast similar […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 15, 2017

Early Christmas shopping boosts U.K. November cargo figures

Christmas came early for United Kingdom airports under Manchester Airports Group (MAG), as East Midlands and London Stansted airports saw record cargo volumes in November with heavy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. At London Stansted Airport (STN), November cargo volumes rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to 25,802 tonnes, while East Midlands Airport (EMA) reported a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 13, 2017

Growth resumes for Fraport’s airports in November

Fraport Group’s airports saw a rebound in year-over-year cargo volume growth for November, after October’s tepid y-o-y gain of only 0.7 percent at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). The airport saw a 5 percent y-o-y increase in cargo throughput of 197,615 tonnes in November. Much of the gain was attributed to the large y-o-y gain in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 12, 2017

JFK Airport secures deal for new 346,000-square-foot cargo facility

New York’s JFK International Airport is getting a cargo upgrade, as the New York Port Authority last month approved a lease deal with Aeroterm for a new 346,000-squre-foot cargo handling facility at JFK and upgrades to two taxiways, for an investment of US$132 million. The lease approves the development of the new cargo facility at […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

WFS secures CEIV certification for ground-handling in Brussels

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) received the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) CEIV-Pharma certification at its Brussels cargo station, marking the first of its European cargo stations to gain the certification. WFS estimates that its pharmaceutical handling in Brussels increased by 170 percent during 2016, and is on track to be even higher in 2017, with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 4, 2017

Local Government tackles New York City’s ‘sagging’ air cargo industry

New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) handled more cargo than any other airport globally until 1990. A quarter of a century later, JFK’s ranking has fallen to 22nd globally, according to Air Cargo World’s, “Top 50 Cargo Airports” ranking. Yesterday, the city’s Committee on Economic Development held hearings to address that slow decline. […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 1, 2017

UPS to operate seasonal freighter flights into SBD International Airport

The San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) announced that UPS will begin operating seasonal flights into the airport during the busiest shopping season of the year. UPS started service at the airport in 2016, operating four weekly flights through SBD during the holiday season. This year, UPS Airlines will operate up to eighteen weekly flights during […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 30, 2017

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 2017
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