Capacity & Demand

Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

March 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A recent post in Tech Crunch breathlessly postulated that the planned Hyperloop One system envisioned for the Middle East will one day be able to handle the equivalent of US$12 billion of the region’s entire $35 billion cargo market, including all $7 billion worth of airfreight shipments in the GulfRead More

Freightos eyes growth with Series B extension funding

Freightos eyes growth with Series B extension funding

March 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

With an eye toward scaling up its reach to global levels, online logistics firm Freightos has wrapped up a US$25 million Series B extension round, led by GE Ventures, bringing the company’s total investment funding to $50 million. In addition to growth, the funds also will be used for continuedRead More

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

March 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Cathay Pacific cargo operations Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK),Read More

FedEx CFO: ‘If I were you guys, I would forget Q3’

FedEx CFO: ‘If I were you guys, I would forget Q3’

March 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8 percent to US$562 million, as revenue rose 18.5 percent to $15 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6 percent) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financialRead More

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

March 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The FAA predicts brisk cargo growth for U.S. carriers, to the tune of 3.1 percent annually for the next two decades, as well as a shift towards maindeck cargo, according to the agency’s just releases 2017-2037 Aerospace Forecast. These cheerful numbers are predicated on booming international trade, an interesting takeawayRead More

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — Optimism has come to air cargo. It’s not often that an IATA World Cargo Symposium starts off with a positive message about the industry, but in yesterday’s opening address, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said he wanted to “share an optimistic view, whichRead More

WCS 2017: Discourse matters: CEIV stakeholders must be frank about their limitations

WCS 2017: Discourse matters: CEIV stakeholders must be frank about their limitations

March 13, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

  ABU DHABI, UAE — “The two areas that are the weakest links are ground handling and temperature mapping, there is still a lot of black area in the cargo hold,” Aynur Rasulova-Rzepa, independent validator for IATA told a CEIV Pharma workshop at the 11th IATA World Cargo Symposium inRead More