K+N releases positive 2018 figures in first-half statement

Today, Switzerland-based forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its first-half results for 2018, reporting an airfreight volume increase of 18 percent over 1H17 to 863,000 tonnes. Operating profit (EBIT) in the Airfreight segment increased 20 percent in the half to US$182 million. Looking at the quarterly level, tonnage volume for Q1 increased by 21 […]

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2018

CHAMP to partner with Japanese company to create new cloud IT platform

Yesterday, Cargo Community System Japan Co. (CCSJ) and Luxembourg-based IT service provider CHAMP Cargosystems signed an agreement in a new partnership to design a cloud-based platform that will feature “IT infrastructure, an operational messaging platform and customer invoicing,” to address the needs of the Japanese cargo community. This project will be an extension of CHAMP […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 28, 2018

New service from Cargolux, Nippon Cargo takes off

Today, Cargolux operated its first 747-8 freighter service from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), putting its new deal with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) into action. The weekly flight will depart from LUX every Tuesday evening and arrive in NRT on Wednesday at 16:25 Japan Standard Time, and return to LUX every […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 28, 2018

DHL Global Trade Barometer calls for slight decline in air trade

According to DHL, the outlook for air trade this year has dipped slightly due to an increase in oceanfreight momentum. This is the conclusion reached by the latest figures from the integrator’s Global Trade Barometer, an index that tracks the progress of global air cargo development. Despite a one-point point drop, the air trade outlook […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 28, 2018

Forwarding helps Kerry Logistics lift revenue and core net profit in 2017

Hong-Kong-based forwarder Kerry Logistics reported today that, in 2017, it increased revenue by 28 percent to US$3.9 million, compared to the previous year, and increased core net profit by 7 percent to $150 million. Of particular note was Kerry’s International Freight Forwarding (IFF) division, which saw a 14 percent rise in profits for the segment, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

Purolator joins industry blockchain association, BiTA

Today, Canada-based express courier Purolator joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a group of logistics industry leaders that include giants like FedEx, UPS and JD Logistics that aims to create standards for the use of blockchain technology within the airfreight business. In a statement from Purolator, the company indicated its role in the organization […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

German companies purchase property to build aerospace MRO facility

Yesterday, aircraft service provider Lufthansa Technik and engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines – both German companies – acquired the property for their joint venture, an aerospace maintenance facility they are calling Engine Maintenance Europe (EME) Aero. The site is located near the Rzeszów Airport in a cluster of aviation and aerospace-related facilities known as “aviation […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top Airports chart

  AIRPORT SURVEY CRITERIA Airports are rated by freight forwarders, cargo agents and third-party logistics providers on the following criteria: Performance: Quality of customer service; handling of exceptions Value: Competitiveness of rates and charges; customs clearance efficiency Facilities: Airside capacity; apron capacity and aircraft parking; warehousing; operational restrictions; ground connectivity In addition to highlighting winners, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Customization is their specialty

These days it’s not enough to just handle general cargo efficiently and be recognized for customer service and performance. One must be able to specialize as well, for goods such as perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oversized goods. For the second consecutive year, Air Cargo World asked ACE survey respondents about the top performers […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

CARRIERS The top vote-getter in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes of cargo handled and up) came as little surprise: Cathay Pacific Airways, which was a Platinum Award winner last year, won the Diamond Award this year. A spokesperson from Cathay Pacific Cargo said 2017 was the strongest year for growth in airfreight demand […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top Carriers chart

  CARRIER SURVEY CRITERIA Air carriers were rated by freight forwarders on the following criteria: Customer Service: Quality of customer service; tracking and tracing of shipments; electronic air waybill (e-AWB) capabilities Performance: Timeliness of delivery; space availability; availability of main-deck capacity Value: Competitiveness of rates; availability and quality of special services; route network In addition […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo introduces weekly service from Belfast to Orlando

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now offering a weekly flight from Belfast to Orlando – departing from Northern Ireland every Monday – and will add another flight on Friday beginning in June. This new service, using a 747 aircraft, adds to the growing list of services the carrier currently offers, which consists of 17 flights a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

AAPA reports traffic growth in February

In one of the first signs that suggest the Chinese New Year has had little effect on air cargo demand this year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said 2017’s airfreight growth has carried well into the new year, reporting a 7.3 percent increase in air cargo volume in February among its Asia-Pacific member […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

New German pallet cuts weight by 80 percent

German steel manufacturing company Trilatec today unveiled a new lightweight air cargo pallet made from recycled cardboard, called the “squAIR-timber system.” Trilatiec said its goal is to replace conventional pallets, which it says are 80 percent heavier than the squAIR product, which can carry more than twice the weight. One meter of squAIR, the manufacturer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018
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