Pouwels will lead Schiphol cargo team in new department

Following February’s decision to move Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) cargo department under the umbrella of the airport’s new Aviation Department, AMS has announced that the current director of business development for cargo, Bart Pouwels, will lead the cargo team in the new department, effective April 2. The new division at AMS includes five teams: Cargo; […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 19, 2018

WCS 2018: Three scenarios for air cargo market growth

DALLAS – Industry-wide air cargo traffic growth is once again an invigorating subject. Despite the increase in protectionist rhetoric threatening robust global trade, evidence suggests that “nearterm geopolitical trends will not inhibit air cargo growth,” said Brian Clancy, managing director of Logistics Capital & Strategy (LogCapStrat), during Tuesday’s Plenary Session presentation at IATA’s World Cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 15, 2018

IATA January figures point to ‘solid, rather than spectacular’ growth

Airfreight’s dramatic upswing in 2017 makes the year a tough act to follow, and industry data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates 2018 is unlikely to outshine the volume growth of the past year. IATA reported a robust – but not remarkable – industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth rate of 8 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2018

How is 2018 shaping up? Results unclear, say industry groups

With airfreight performance results in for January, indicating 9.4 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among Asia-Pacific carriers, and 16.8 percent y-o-y yield growth worldwide, industry groups WorldACD and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) are optimistic for the year ahead. However, the sunny forecast comes with a “wait and see” attitude […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 28, 2018

Changi Airport continues to increase its cargo throughput

Not missing a beat from last year, Changi Airport is off to strong start in 2018 for cargo handling. The Singapore-based hub’s January 2018 numbers indicated a 10.7 percent rise in throughput, year-over-year, processing 175,590 tonnes during the month. This monthly increase follows record-breaking yearly totals for 2017, when the major hub broke the 2 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2018

Turkish Cargo moves in on Africa-Europe perishables market

Turkish Cargo’s reputation as a major player amongst other major carriers that move perishables from East Africa to Europe continued to bud this month. Based out of the astutely located Istanbul hub, the carrier reported today that it carried 906 tonnes of roses from Nairobi to the Netherlands between Jan. 16 and Feb. 12, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 23, 2018

Cargo demand boosts Atlas to record-high Q4 earnings

As one of the major carriers flying cargo for e-tail giant Amazon, it was no surprise that Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) had a terrific fourth quarter in 2017. But even those familiar with the meteoric rise of the carrier had to be impressed with yesterday’s Q4 performance report, showing net income rising by more than […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2018

JD.com arranges multi-billion-dollar financing for JD Logistics spinoff

And so the competition with Amazon truly begins!  Following U.S.-based Amazon’s launch of an own-operated air freight network (operated by subsidiary carriers of ATSG and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.), Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com, Inc., announced it was selling a 19.6 percent stake in the logistics subsidiary it spun-out as a standalone company last April, in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 14, 2018

Cargo growth continues for Fraport airports in January

The first month of 2018 shows promising growth in cargo throughput for many of Fraport’s airports – this in the wake of Fraport and IT service provider Dakosy’s announcement of an endeavor to implement a fully digital cargo portal at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). FRA, Fraport’s biggest subsidiary, announced a modest increase of 1.3 percent in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 13, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: What’s more valuable? Passengers or cargo?

At the start of the new year, one can be forgiven for being overly optimistic about the future. But there are limits. One case in point comes from an article written in 1953 by Milton A. Caine, the former managing editor of Air Transportation magazine – the precursor to Air Cargo World. Titled “Cargo Will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 9, 2018

DSV wraps up record 2017, confirms M&A plans

Last year’s capacity crunch in airfreight pushed fourth-quarter operating profits for Denmark-based transport and logistics company DSV up by 28.7 percent, year-over-year, to US$196 million, rounding out the full-year’s group operating profits, before special items, to $801 million, up 42.5 percent, y-o-y. While business certainly picked up last year – growth in airfreight increasing 10.6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 8, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Maastricht freighters as Schiphol congestion continues

Emirates SkyCargo launched its second scheduled freighter service to the Netherlands, this time to Maastricht, where the Dubai-based carrier will operate two 777F flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting at the end of March, Emirates SkyCargo plans to increase its freighter frequency into Maastricht to seven weekly flights, totaling 1,400 tonnes of additional […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2018

United Cargo, ANA westbound launch completes trans-Pacific joint venture

United Airlines Cargo and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have added westbound trans-Pacific routes to a cargo joint venture that the two carriers launched in 2016. The expanded terms now cover a multidirectional trans-Pacific cargo network. Under the now-completed JV, customers with shipments originating in the United States or Canada, bound for Japan, enjoy the same […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 7, 2018

Westward Ho: How a new Chinese cargo carrier can revive an ancient Silk Road outpost

For centuries, the fabled Silk Road that wended its way between China and Europe brought together fragmented caravans of traveling merchants, facilitating the exchange of goods from geographically disparate regions of the world – much like a modern express carrier does today. Brilliantly colored Parthian tapestries and other luxury goods were transported across the relentless […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018
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