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

Time is running out for shippers as Chinese New Year looms

With less than two weeks left until the Chinese New Year shuts down logistics operations across the world’s largest cargo market, online freight platform Freightos is warning shippers to move quickly or risk costly delays. “International freight movements out of China will be disrupted for a good 3-4 days each side of February 16,” Freightos […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

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

American Airlines Cargo records strong 2017 growth

With the past year’s results rolling in, American Airlines posted particularly strong results for its cargo sector, with overall cargo traffic growth reported 15 percent higher year-over-year compared to 2016 – substantially higher than the 9.7 percent growth reported by IATA for 2017. The carrier attributed the healthy y-o-y improvement to several customer-service efforts it […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 23, 2018

HKIA cargo passes 5 million tonnes in 2017 as hub nears 20th birthday

As the latest update in 2017’s air cargo growth story, for the first time, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a total handle of more than 5 million tonnes of airfreight for the year, just as the hub prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening this year. For 2017, HKIA handled 4.94 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps officially opens Japanese airfreight facility

The air transportation division of the U.S. Marine Corps held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new airfreight facility in Iwakuni, Japan, on Jan. 8., marking the site’s full launch after a partial opening in October 2017. The roughly 50,000-square-foot airfreight facility will support the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Iwakuni. “Before the new addition, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 11, 2018

Asia-Pacific carriers surpass overall industry growth levels in November

Results from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for November – citing a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase in freight tonne kilometers for the month – confirm other reports from airlines and industry associations that the strong growth story of 2017 saw a revival at year’s end with a robust peak season. Growth rates for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 3, 2018

November volumes break record set during past month, says WorldACD

The new year is finally here, but as 2017’s stats continue to roll in, it seems the surge in airfreight demand during the holiday season was the gift that kept on giving for the air cargo sector. Most recently, WorldACD reported that, during November 2017, worldwide airfreight volumes rose 1.3 percent, month-to-month, to break the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2018

Crane Worldwide opens new Dallas facility

Houston-based customs brokerage and logistics company Crane Worldwide Logistics opened a new Dallas facility near the airport “in preparation for continued growth in the Dallas region in 2018 and beyond,” the company said. The facility includes 355,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, with 5,500 rack positions for pallets, and will offer contract logistics […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 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

Freightos pegs peak season airfreight rates at double normal levels

As heavy seasonal shipping demand combined with flight cancellations and bad weather along certain routes, online pricing platform Freightos estimated that airfreight rates for some routes have more than doubled during the most recent peak season. Early this month, Freightos already saw tight seasonal capacity pushing rates up to as high as US$13 per kilogram […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 27, 2017

Christmas crustaceans enjoy seasonal surge at Halifax Stanfield

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Halifax Stanfield International Airport’s (YHZ) cargo business, as traditional seasonal demand for seafood translates to millions of dollars’ worth of lobster and other seafood from Nova Scotia moving through the airport. This year appears to be no exception. “By the end of the month, we estimate […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 21, 2017

Moscow Cargo begins commercial operations at new cargo complex

Moscow Cargo, the air cargo operator at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), launched commercial operations at the facility’s new 43,200-square-meter cargo complex, the largest such operation in Russia. The new terminal handles about 250 tonnes of cargo per day and has an annual capacity of 380,000 tonnes per year. All cargo operations for domestic flights […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 21, 2017

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
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