Capacity & Demand

Let us now praise cargo ground handlers [VIDEO]

Let us now praise cargo ground handlers [VIDEO]

July 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

In an industry that celebrates soaring aircraft, ground handers don’t always get the love they deserve. Not so here at Air Cargo World (see previous post), where we want to celebrate these unsung heroes of the airfreight business. Paris-based WFS, for instance, moves cargo at 198 airports around the world,Read More

Profits fall at Panalpina as shippers balk at higher rates

Profits fall at Panalpina as shippers balk at higher rates

July 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Panalpina did its best to present its lackluster second-quarter results as upbeat, but the Swiss logistics company is running up against shipper’s reluctance to pay higher rates, which pushing down yields. The company reported first-half gross profit down 9 percent, at US$707 million. Citing higher freight rates and ongoing marginRead More

Qatar Cargo’s 4,000-cow airlift flaunts Saudi blockade

Qatar Cargo’s 4,000-cow airlift flaunts Saudi blockade

July 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

In light of last month’s decision by Saudi Arabia and its allies to impose a blockade on exports to Qatar, the Qataris appear to be ready to hold out until the cows come home — literally. Qatar is moving fast and sparing no expense in their efforts to cut SaudiRead More

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With Turkish Cargo posting a 30 percent, year-over-year, jump in 2016, to 3.6 billion freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the scale of Istanbul’s new six-runway airport is suddenly looking more pragmatic. On the logistics side, the country’s new airport is nearing completion, setting the stage for a new global cargo hubRead More

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes ofRead More

LATAM Cargo charts second month of growth, following dismal start to 2017

LATAM Cargo charts second month of growth, following dismal start to 2017

July 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

LATAM Airlines Cargo still can’t seem to catch a break, even when the news is good. Cargo volumes at the Chilean carrier moved up in the month of June, registering a 2.7 percent year-over-year increase after years of mostly poor results. But last month’s showing wasn’t enough to offset year-to-dateRead More

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

July 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of UtahRead More

IATA confirms robust growth in May cargo volumes

IATA confirms robust growth in May cargo volumes

July 5, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Echoing similar conclusions made by World ACD, Drewry and the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed that evidence of strong air cargo growth in May was no illusion – but may not necessarily be a sign of things to come. According to IATA’s latest figures,Read More