UPS files lawsuit against European Commission for TNT Express decision

While the FedEx merger with TNT Express appears to be going smoothly, the waters are still churning in regard to the previous attempt by an integrator to purchase the European trucking operation. US-based company UPS filed a lawsuit with the European Union’s General Court, seeking compensation for the European Commission’s 2013 decision to prevent UPS from […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 26, 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

Delivery of Qatar’s first A350-1000 boosts belly capacity on global cargo network

At a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France, Qatar Airlines showcased the delivery of the first A350-1000 widebody aircraft. As the official launch customer of the A350-1000, Qatar ordered a total of 42 planes that the carrier will eventually integrate into its growing fleet over the next few years. Although the Qatar […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

Southwest Cargo set to begin international shipments in May

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Southwest Airlines is getting serious about cargo, with today’s announcement that, following the rollout of its new Southwest Cargo Suite (SCS) point-of-sale system in March, Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin international cargo shipments to destinations in Mexico in May. The carrier will kick off its shipments to Mexico, with destinations including Mexico City, Cancun, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 19, 2018

Late 2017 surge helps lift traffic figures for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a long-awaited turnaround in the carrier’s freight traffic, which increased 3.3 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2017 – a modest increase by industry standards, but a significant shift for the company after years of declining traffic volume. While the carrier’s 3.3 percent, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 16, 2018

JD Logistics enters pilot project with Chinese railfreight company

Just a day after announcing a US$2.5 billion deal to fund its offshoot JD Logistics subsidiary, the logistics arm said it is teaming up with a China Railway Corporation to delivery freight by rail. According to JD, the project will include same-day, door-to-door “white glove” delivery service for high-end goods, utilizing domestic trains, initially between Beijing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 15, 2018

Delta’s DASH same-day service goes international with ‘Equation Critical’

In a continued effort to meet increasing demand for more speed and transparency in the airfreight field, Delta Cargo unveiled “Equation Critical” yesterday – an expansion of its existing same-day delivery service, DASH – to now include international destinations. Equation Critical’s release follows an eventful 2017 for Delta Cargo, in terms of its advancement in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 15, 2018

Flower power delivers sweet Valentine’s Day for carriers

Chalk up two more carriers looking forward to a happy Valentine’s Day this week, as Luxembourg-based Cargolux added an extra 1,200 tonnes of capacity to its 20 weekly flights out of Nairobi, Quito and Bogota. Meanwhile, LATAM Cargo reported shipping more than 9,500 tons of flowers in the four weeks leading up to tomorrow’s holiday. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 13, 2018

Turkish Cargo starts weekly perishables service between Istanbul, Liège

One of Europe’s most cargo-friendly airports is now seeing traffic coming from one of the continent’s fastest-growing cargo operations. Starting today, Turkish Cargo will begin weekly service, using an A330-200 freighter, between Istanbul and Liège, thanks in large part to Europe’s growing appetite for perishables. According to Liège Airport (LGG), the carrier, a subsidiary of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2018

Nippon, SIA Cargo implement codeshare deal

Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their current block-space agreement with cargo codeshare agreements on routes between Tokyo and Singapore. The new codeshare routes will commence from April 1, assuming the deal receives approval from regulators. NCA operates six scheduled cargo flights […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 13, 2018

Carriers expect big cargo week for Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year holidays

The one-two punch of Valentine’s Day on Wednesday and the run-up to the Chinese Lunar New Year in Friday are expected to create huge demand for air cargo this week, according to carrier estimates. This shipping of perishable flowers, plants, chocolates and gifts all around the globe could reach record levels for some carriers. UPS […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2018

Delta Cargo’s ‘Pharma 4’ program adds 8 new destinations

Atlanta-based Delta Cargo has added eight new destinations to its “Pharma 4” program for the shipment of products at room temperature, bringing Delta Cargo’s pharma network to a total of 49 locations worldwide. New locations in Delta Cargo’s Pharma 4 program include Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, São Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul. The carrier […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 9, 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
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