Freight Trends

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

May 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holdings today announced plans to establish international delivery services, starting with deliveries from China to the United States, with plans to add more countries in the future. The joint-venture deal clears a path for cross-border e-commerce sellers in China looking to accessRead More

Sky Gates Cargo to add 747-400F to fleet

Sky Gates Cargo to add 747-400F to fleet

May 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

With its Russia, Europe and Far East routes exceeding expectations, startup carrier Sky Gates Cargo announced that it will add a second 747-400F to its fleet. The impending aircraft, expected to be delivered sometime next month, was part of Cathay Pacific’s cargo fleet and is currently being operated by SilkRead More

CH Robinson’s Eijsink explains impact of Brexit and digital freight forwarding [VIDEO]

CH Robinson’s Eijsink explains impact of Brexit and digital freight forwarding [VIDEO]

May 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Air Cargo World sat down with Jeroen Eijsink, president of C.H. Robinson Europe, to talk about the impact of digitization on the freight forwarding business and the impact of anti-trade sentiment and globalization on the European economy.  

SIA Cargo to be re-integrated into Singapore Airlines

SIA Cargo to be re-integrated into Singapore Airlines

May 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

After operating for more than 16 year as a standalone company, SIA Cargo will be re-integrated into its former parent, Singapore Airlines, by the first half of 2018, as the struggling carrier moves to improve efficiency across the wider SIA Group. The announcement came in the wake of SIA Group’sRead More

The center holds for UPS’ two Kansas e-commerce warehouses

The center holds for UPS’ two Kansas e-commerce warehouses

May 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Being in the center of it all really makes a difference in the North American express e-commerce business. That’s the main reason UPS chose to add nearly 400,000 square feet of package processing space at two facilities in Kansas, located in the geographic center of the United States. Already, aRead More

ACL Airshop looks to e-commerce for international growth [VIDEO]

ACL Airshop looks to e-commerce for international growth [VIDEO]

May 24, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

E-commerce is lighting a fire under the air cargo industry, and ACL Airshop is trying to capture that momentum to push the ULD business to the forefront of the industry. As higher package volumes drive up demand for air freight, ACL Airshop’s chairman Steve Townes and managing director- international MarcRead More

Swiss WorldCargo’s Perez gives inside scoop on what shippers want

Swiss WorldCargo’s Perez gives inside scoop on what shippers want

May 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

A few months ago, Andres Perez worked at Estée Lauder, a vertically integrated company where demand for goods could be accommodated by adding a few more shifts and simply producing more. But now that he’s the new head of business development and customer experience at Swiss WorldCargo, Perez is workingRead More

April Drewry price index indicates ongoing recovery

April Drewry price index indicates ongoing recovery

May 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

Consider the airfreight recovery to be still alive and kicking. That’s the verdict according to th latest installment of the Drewry East-West Airfreight Price Index, showing airfreight rates continuing to recover through April. With an 8 percent year-over-year increase in monthly rates, Drewry’s numbers suggest that that demand for airfreightRead More