Articles by: Charles Kauffman

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

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Southwest Cargo commences ops at CVG

June 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

  Earlier this week, Southwest Cargo opened its newest cargo facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). Like Southwest’s entire U.S. domestic network, the carrier’s cargo division will manage the bellyspace capacity on flights moving through CVG. Initially, eight daily nonstop flights will serve CVG, with five to Chicago’s Midway (MDW),Read More

Pactl reports stellar growth in May

Pactl reports stellar growth in May

June 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.0 percent year over year, increase in its May cargo handle to 154,000 tonnes, its best monthly result this year. As Pactl expands its Shanghai operations, the handler is also looking toRead More

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

May 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Embedded within Alibaba’s most recent quarterly results was a clear sign that couriers in China have increasingly aligned their IT platforms with that of Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao. As of March 2017, 81 percent of all items sold through Alibaba-owned sites moved through Cainiao’s delivery network. This figure was upRead More

Amphibious AG600 readies for takeoff

Amphibious AG600 readies for takeoff

May 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Following a series of successful ground evaluations, the AG600 manufactured by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) is expected to take off from land for the first time later this month. It’s first departure from sea is planned a few months later, during the second halfRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentationsRead More

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Silk Way West Airlines goes for CHAMP load planning software

May 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines has opted to use Weight & Balance load-planning software, developed by Luxembourg-based cargo IT solutions provider, CHAMP Cargosystems. Load planners at Silk Way West will soon use the program to optimize the speed and accuracy of building balanced loads for its fleet of 747Fs. TheRead More

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More