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Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes ofRead More

IATA confirms robust growth in May cargo volumes

IATA confirms robust growth in May cargo volumes

July 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Echoing similar conclusions made by World ACD, Drewry and the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that evidence of strong air cargo growth in May was no illusion – but may not necessarily be a sign of things to come. According to IATA’s latest figures,Read More

Asia-to-North America airfreight rates post strong annual gains in May

Asia-to-North America airfreight rates post strong annual gains in May

June 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Despite data by Asian carriers of a solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index dropped by 3.1 percent, month-over-month, in May on Asia-to-North America routes. That’s not necessarily bad news. TheRead More

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

June 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific AirlinesRead More

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

Heathrow Airport, American Airlines 777 on stand during cargo loading, May 2013.

Airfreight yield and demand growth accelerate in May

June 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as in March 2017, but an improvement over April (which was by no means weak). From the revenue data available, itRead More

UK transport industry calls for reconsideration of Brexit

UK transport industry calls for reconsideration of Brexit

June 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

U.K. voters woke this morning to what many are calling a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit agenda. On the campaign trail, May called this a “Brexit election,” and promised tough negotiations with Europe. Ultimately, that plan backfired and her party lost itsRead More

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

June 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

You know things are improving, in general, when the word “robust” is used to describe growth that is slowing down. The latest airfreight data results from IATA showed that April’s growth clocked in at 8.5 percent, year-over-year, in the wake of the previous month’s double-digit 13.4 percent growth rate. IATA’sRead More