Post Tagged with: "air cargo trends"

Asia-Pacific air cargo markets start 2017 on strong footing

Asia-Pacific air cargo markets start 2017 on strong footing

February 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Preliminary January traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed strong traffic volumes in both international air passenger and air cargo markets. International air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), grew by 4.7 percent. Offered freight capacity expanded by 3.8 percent, resulting in a 0.5Read More

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

February 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s 2016 full-year results out today show commercial revenue down 6.6 percent to €1.022 billion. “These are resilient results in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Drew Crawley, CEO at IAG Cargo. “Growing supply from freighter and new-generation passenger fleets have continued to outstrip flat demand for generalRead More

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

February 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

China Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to handle its cargo at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Taiwan-based carrier connects Taipei and Chicago with up to seven direct flights per-week, with combined inbound/outbound cargo volumes totaling around 56,000 tonnes per year. Overall, WFS handles more than 130,000 tonnes of cargo aRead More

January air freight market closes out on stable footing

January air freight market closes out on stable footing

February 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Drewry’s East West Airfreight Price Index fell by the lowest monthly margin in January since the research firm began indexing rates in 2012. Rates fell just 13 cents, holding at about the US$3 mark in January, at $3.01, indicating greater stability in the market. The rate itself is also theRead More

Natilus Offers First Look at Freight Drone Prototype

Natilus Offers First Look at Freight Drone Prototype

February 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

Natilus is launching its first drone, by the second quarter, and ACW sister-publication Mobility Buzz has obtained the first look at the prototype, which the startup hope to transform into a full-sized freight drone that has the potential to profoundly change freight flows and cargo movement. The San Jose, Calif.-based company hasRead More

UPS, Workhorse Group make successful autonomous drone test

UPS, Workhorse Group make successful autonomous drone test

February 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of one of its brown vans, autonomously delivers packages and then returns to the vehicle while the van moves on to the next delivery. The drone delivery took place this Monday in Lithia, Florida. The test was conducted inRead More

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

February 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables usRead More

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

February 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to competeRead More