Capacity & Demand

April Drewry price index indicates ongoing recovery

April Drewry price index indicates ongoing recovery

May 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

Source: Drewry Sea & Air Shipper Insight 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’sRead More

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

May 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

Munich — “If I walk around here trying to sell Hong Kong, I’m wasting my time,” Hactl CEO Mark Whitehead told Air Cargo World at this year’s Logistics Trade Show in Munich. “The airlines live in a complex, competitive business, and they will put through Hong Kong whatever tonnage makesRead More

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Cargo volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region gave some carriers optimism in 2016, but the increase in tonnage did not translate into higher revenues or yields, according to the preliminary assessment of the year by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo traffic, expressed in freight tonneRead More

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

May 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

If air carriers and forwarders weren’t yet concerned about competition from Eurasian rail cargo connections, they may be after today, when DHL Global Forwarding opened a new “China Rail Competence Center” Germany to better coordinate door-to-door services to customers via rail and truck. Rail freight traffic between Germany and ChinaRead More

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New express facilities to handle record growth at Budapest Airport

May 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Compared to the major cargo hubs, 30,000 tonnes of cargo in a quarter may seem modest, but for the rapidly expanding Budapest Airport (BUD) the first-quarter figure for 2017 represents a new record in cargo volume, which rose 32.3 percent, year-over-year. March 2017 figures, alone, reached 11,536 tonnes of cargo,Read More

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

May 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

ORLANDO — Airbus and Boeing have notably different ideas about what sorts of aircraft will be plying the airways twenty years from now, and this “great freighter debate” hinges on what the broader economy will look like in 2035. The important questions are, what role will bellyhold capacity play inRead More

CNS: Joyce’s customer service focus finally pays dividends at Delta

CNS: Joyce’s customer service focus finally pays dividends at Delta

May 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm 1 comment

ORLANDO — A year may not seem like much, but for Delta Cargo’s president, Gareth Joyce, the preceding 12 months have been an epic journey that led to a promising turnaround for the cargo department that had been stuck in the doldrums for years. From the moment Joyce began, itRead More

What shippers really want: Airfreight’s true customers speak out

What shippers really want: Airfreight’s true customers speak out

May 1, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Airport codes BCN and BQN are strikingly similar at first glance. But to a Spanish pharmaceutical manufacturer in Barcelona, located thousands of miles from a misdirected shipment of temperature-sensitive components languishing in a warehouse in Puerto Rico, that one letter represents millions of dollars per day. This scenario, and othersRead More