Capacity & Demand

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November’s performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016, compared to the sameRead More

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

January 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

China Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand extant code-sharing to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan, starting the second half of February 2017. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) said the agreement will be a “strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger services.” The number ofRead More

Vienna to add 30 percent more cargo warehousing by end of 2017

Vienna to add 30 percent more cargo warehousing by end of 2017

January 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Vienna International Airport (VIE) announced that it is expanding its cargo facility by 30 percent this year, and expects to have an additional 15,000 square meters of warehouse space operational by the end of this year. The €16 million addition will feature solar-power panels that will be “one of theRead More

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

January 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Canadian crustaceans beware. The new year celebration is not yet over, thanks in part to Yangtze River Express Airlines, the latest cargo carrier to add services to Halifax Airport to take advantage of the booming lobster export season, the airport announced. The first Yangtze River Express 747-400F will depart HalifaxRead More

WorldACD: November 2016 sees strongest volume growth since 2009

WorldACD: November 2016 sees strongest volume growth since 2009

January 5, 2017 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

Finally, it looks like we’ve seen a peak season worth remembering. Right on the heels of Wednesday’s positive report on November 2016 air cargo growth from the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines, Dutch market research firm WorldACD released similarly strong monthly results, calling the most recent peak season the most robustRead More

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

January 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Preliminary traffic figures for November from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed quickening growth in international air cargo demand. Demand climbed 5.3 percent, year-over-year, for the month, which the organization attributed to “broad-based improvements in new export orders.” Monthly freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose from 5.8 billion inRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

January 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Last year broke sales records for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. But for Alibaba, this is just the start. In David Harris’ piece in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, he write about Alibaba’s vision of the “Electronic World Trade Platform”Read More

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

E-commerce giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other, so sayeth UPS, which is bracing for what it is calling “National Returns Day,” when online shoppers are expected to return some 1.3 million unwanted packages to retailers tomorrow, Jan. 5. The whole first week of the new yearRead More