Articles by: Randy Woods

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

Royal Media launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

Royal Media, the New York-based trade media company and publisher of Air Cargo World magazine, has launched Mobility Buzz, a new media venture to cover the emerging mobility space. Mobility Buzz, Royal Media said, is the first publication to focus on mobility startups and new technologies in the transportation sector.Read More

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

MyCargo 747-400 freighter crashes in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37

January 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

A 747-400 freighter aircraft, flown by Turkish carrier MyCargo Airlines on behalf of Turkish Airlines, crashed early this morning just short of the runway at Manas International Airport (FRU) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members aboard and 33 people on the ground. Flight TK-6491 was in the middleRead More

Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

January 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

The calendar has finally turned over to 2017, and so begins Air Cargo World’s celebration of our long history – 75 years, in fact. Beginning in October 1942, when U.S. forces were battling in Guadalcanal and the Soviets began to turn the tide against Hitler in Stalingrad, founder John F.Read More

Counting down the final numbers in the ‘Year of Amazon’

Counting down the final numbers in the ‘Year of Amazon’

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

In the last 12 months, we’ve written a lot about the Amazon juggernaut – and rightly so. From the Seattle-based e-tail pioneer’s filing for NVOCC status in January, to initial entry into the air fleet business in March, to the big reveal of its first Prime Air freighter in August,Read More

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FedEx’s Smith defends trade, blasts Trump’s protectionist rhetoric

December 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

While FedEx founder and chairman, Fred Smith, generally supported the direction President-elect Donald Trump is taking with his pledges to improve the nation’s infrastructure and reduce the national debt, he was deeply critical of Trump’s repeated statements against global trade during his campaign and called for the new President toRead More

Hong Kong’s U-Freight: Industry only ‘scratched surface’ of e-commerce

Hong Kong’s U-Freight: Industry only ‘scratched surface’ of e-commerce

December 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

After attending the recent Amazon Global Selling Expo in Hangzhou, China, Hong Kong-based logistics firm U-Freight Group said that the growth potential for global e-commerce is “far from exhausted,” even in well-established regions, such as the United States, Europe and Japan. U-Freight CEO Simon Wong added, however, that the airRead More

AAWW union warns of pilot shortage as judge imposes ABX injunction

AAWW union warns of pilot shortage as judge imposes ABX injunction

December 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Soon after a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction last week to extend a ban on work stoppages by pilots at carrier ABX Air, the union representing the pilots flying for other carriers owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) said they have too few pilots to meetRead More

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

December 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

The more connected you are with the world, the greater your ability to engage in trade – by a factor of 6 to 1. Those are the findings of a recent study released by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which made a quantitative link between a country’s air cargoRead More