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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

Sydney, Australia - March 4, 2013: Air freight containers, branded by a number of airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Vietnam Airlines, on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Air freight cargo containers branded with various operators on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Airports around the world register strong first-quarter volumes

May 30, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

More evidence is in that air freight demand has turned the corner, and the question now is how long the demand will last. That’s one possible conclusion to be drawn from the latest report from Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, which registered freight volumesRead More

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

May 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16Read More

The Power 25: Welcome to the neighborhood, Apex Logistics

The Power 25: Welcome to the neighborhood, Apex Logistics

May 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

In a year that saw little change on the Power 25 list, the spotlight fell on the sole new entrant on the list: China-based Apex Logistics International. In 2016, air tonnage shot up for Apex by an impressive 39 percent, while gross revenues topped US$690 million. While this increase cameRead More

The Power 25: Forwarders to watch in 2017

The Power 25: Forwarders to watch in 2017

May 27, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

C.H. Robinson While this Minnesota-based forwarder missed the Power 25 list again this year, and has suffered from the effects of weaker truckload pricing on its overall business, first-quarter 2017 revenues for its Global Forwarding segment grew 33.5 percent to $468.8 million, compared to the previous year. Net revenues forRead More