Looking back on what we’ve seen in the air cargo industry this year, 2016 will likely be remembered as the year of cross-border e-commerce – when the well-established idea of purchasing goods online went truly global and expedited customs clearance became a near-universal forwarding concern. Then, in the second halfRead More
SOUTHWESTERN HAITI — When Hurricane Matthew came ashore on this island nation in early October, Dr. Anke Brugmann was running an orphanage in the village of Beaumont, in Grand’Anse, a municipality the Haitians call a “department.” In the chaos that followed, the only practicing doctor in the area packed hisRead More
Our sister publication, Cargo Facts, reports on the latest good news from Netherlands-based WorldACD, which reported a 6.2 percent rise, year-over-year, in air cargo demand for the month of October, plus other indicators that the peak season for 2016 will be a robust one for airfreight logistics companies.
Ulrich Ogiermann As head of cargo for Qatar Airways, Uli Ogiermann is quite familiar with rapid growth. The ascent of Qatar’s cargo arm under his leadership has been nothing short of meteoric, with the combination carrier rising from thirteenth place two years ago, to third place in 2016, in termsRead More
Joseph C. Hete When Amazon announced that it was getting into the airfreight business, the usually tight-lipped e-commerce giant made an uncharacteristically bold statement with a low fly-by of the first 767 freighter in its new “Prime Air” livery over the crowds at Seattle’s annual summertime Seafair festival. By theRead More
Cathay Pacific and subsidiary carrier Dragonair carried a total of 172,385 tonnes of cargo and mail in October, an increase of 5.3 percent over October 2015. The carrier’s load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points to 68.1 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, increased by 0.6 percent, whileRead More
Nullifying the Trans Pacific Partnership would be an “inauguration gift to China at the expense of rapidly developing countries like Vietnam,” said Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber. He joins a growing list of industry leaders voicing concern that scuttling the deal would put the U.S. at a disadvantage, while empowering China,Read More
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous efforts toRead More