Capacity & Demand

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logisticsRead More

Counting down the final numbers in the ‘Year of Amazon’

Counting down the final numbers in the ‘Year of Amazon’

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

In the last 12 months, we’ve written a lot about the Amazon juggernaut – and rightly so. From the Seattle-based e-tail pioneer’s filing for NVOCC status in January, to initial entry into the air fleet business in March, to the big reveal of its first Prime Air freighter in August,Read More

Qatar adds four Americas destinations with twice-weekly 777F flights

Qatar adds four Americas destinations with twice-weekly 777F flights

December 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways will commence twice-weekly freighter services to and from the South American destinations of São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito, effective Feb. 2, 2017. Qatar Cargo will also expand its freighter network in the U.S. with the addition of Miami, which the carrier will visit on its return flightRead More

Emirates adds daily Fort Lauderdale service

Emirates adds daily Fort Lauderdale service

December 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

Emirates SkyCargo has added daily service to Fort Lauderdale, starting Dec. 15. The new destination makes Fort Lauderdale SkyCargo’s 13th in the United States, and its second in Florida, expanding the United Arab Emirates-based carrier’s reach into a major southern manufacturing and logistics market. The daily Dubai-to-Fort Lauderdale route featuresRead More

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

Halifax ready to rock lobster shipments for holidays

December 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

A lot has changed since Native Americans used lobsters to fertilize their crops and authorities fed them to prisoners and slaves during the colonial era – so much so that Halifax Stanfield has built a 17,000-square-meter cargo pad to accommodate the freighters that transport the marine crustaceans to markets aroundRead More

EU Airports on track for strong 2016

EU Airports on track for strong 2016

December 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

EU air cargo volumes remained buoyant into the month of November, with exceptions such as Frankfurt reflecting a pilot’s strike, rather than long-term downturns. In the UK, Heathrow’s cargo volumes rose 4.4 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) making it Britain’s largest port, with almost 30 percent of UK exports by value. HeathrowRead More

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

December 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

The more connected you are with the world, the greater your ability to engage in trade – by a factor of 6 to 1. Those are the findings of a recent study released by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which made a quantitative link between a country’s air cargoRead More

October airfreight demand growth rate highest in 18 months

October airfreight demand growth rate highest in 18 months

December 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Continuing a trend that first became noticeable in September, demand for global airfreight grew in October at the fastest rate the industry has seen in the last year and a half, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), theRead More