The Freight 50: Turbulence ahead for the top cargo carriers?

When economic indicators are grim and airfreight businesses are looking for a turnaround, it’s easier to spot the positive signs of hope in the industry. But when the outlook has been rosy – like it has been for much of the last 18 months for air cargo – carriers may have a tougher time preparing […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 8, 2018

The Freight 50: A strong finish to 2016

A strong finish In some ways, 2016 came in like a lamb for the airfreight industry and went out like a lion – one whose roar can still be heard today as the surge in demand carried well into 2017. IATA’s WATS report noted that the particularly strong peak season in 2016 “coincided with a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 25, 2017

The Freight 50: Top carriers vie for answers to overcapacity

One reason lists are so popular is that they bring order to a chaotic world. This is especially true of this year’s Freight 50 list, which seems at first to reflect little change among the world’s largest air cargo carriers. For the top 10 companies this year, no one carrier has moved more than two […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 31, 2016

The 2016 Freight 50: A few caveats…

The Freight 50 listing for 2016 is the most comprehensive snapshot of the air cargo carrier business in existence, but it is still just an “estimate,” for several reasons. Chiefly, there is not a single database that is 100 percent accurate on a global scale, so we have to rely on multiple sources (IATA, USDOT, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016