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Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

June 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific AirlinesRead More

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

Heathrow Airport, American Airlines 777 on stand during cargo loading, May 2013.

Airfreight yield and demand growth accelerate in May

June 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as in March 2017, but an improvement over April (which was by no means weak). From the revenue data available, itRead More

UK transport industry calls for reconsideration of Brexit

UK transport industry calls for reconsideration of Brexit

June 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

U.K. voters woke this morning to what many are calling a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit agenda. On the campaign trail, May called this a “Brexit election,” and promised tough negotiations with Europe. Ultimately, that plan backfired and her party lost itsRead More

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

June 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

You know things are improving, in general, when the word “robust” is used to describe growth that is slowing down. The latest airfreight data results from IATA showed that April’s growth clocked in at 8.5 percent, year-over-year, in the wake of the previous month’s double-digit 13.4 percent growth rate. IATA’sRead More

The Power 25: How the world’s top forwarders are facing the future

The Power 25: How the world’s top forwarders are facing the future

June 1, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

(Charles Kauffman and Lewis King also contributed to this article.) If 2015 was called the “year of the merger,” with the wave of consolidations across the airfreight industry, 2016 could be the year of deja vu. We have seen these companies before – well, almost all. While there has beenRead More

Registration begins for Air Cargo World’s second annual ELEVATE Conference

Registration begins for Air Cargo World’s second annual ELEVATE Conference

June 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With the revolution of e-commerce spreading across the industry, innovation has become more important than ever for businesses involved in air logistics. To provide you with the tools needed to survive these coming changes, Air Cargo World is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the second annualRead More

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce

May 31, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Cross-border trade is still where the smart money is in the e-commerce market, but American businesses are largely missing out on this growth opportunity. Tandem reports released by UPS suggest that trade policies and attitudes in the United States are costing domestic businesses billions of dollars in lost revenues fromRead More