Capacity & Demand

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam asRead More

Freightos study: Will forwarders and IT ever get along?

Freightos study: Will forwarders and IT ever get along?

February 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

The freight business is moving online, but not everyone is eager to get on board. The most recent annual “State of Online Logistics Sales 2016 Mystery Shopping Survey,” conducted by Freightos, found that large forwarders have made surprisingly little progress with their online freight booking platforms. “I think it’s timeRead More

Strong 2016 closeout raises IATA’s global airfreight volumes

Strong 2016 closeout raises IATA’s global airfreight volumes

February 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

Confirming several other reports on the recent surge in demand for air cargo services, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that airfreight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 3.8 percent in 2016, compared to 2015, according to the latest global data. Growth in 2016 was wellRead More

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

February 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

As the truck entered the warehouse, it was unloaded by workers and the cargo was placed on the floor on open platforms. After the pallet was broken down for transport by truck to various locations, the cargo was stored in an open cage, with a few pipes running overhead toRead More

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

Cargo growth levels off at Dubai’s DWC

February 1, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Airfreight volumes at Al Maktoum International (DWC) registered an anemic increase during 2016, at just under 898,000 tonnes, up only 0.8 percent, compared to the nearly 891,000 tonnes handled during 2015. At this time last year, the airport announced that cargo volumes had surged 7.7 percent during 2015, compared toRead More

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made anotherRead More

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

January 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Take your pick: UPS reported either a quarter-billion dollar net loss or a one-and-a-half-billion dollar net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016. David Harris, editor of our sister publication Cargo Facts, breaks down this morning’s conflicted and rather sour quarterly report from one of the world’s biggest integrators andRead More

Q4 upswing fails to offset AA Cargo’s revenue drop as Torno set to retire

Q4 upswing fails to offset AA Cargo’s revenue drop as Torno set to retire

January 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

A slight, 1.3 percent uptick in fourth quarter revenues was insufficient to offset a dismal 2016 at American Airlines Cargo, which announced a full-year decrease of 7.9 percent in revenues, to US$700 million. Soon after, American also announced that Art Torno, senior vice president for international and cargo, will retireRead More