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Are rising airfreight rates a sign of resurgent global trade?

Are rising airfreight rates a sign of resurgent global trade?

April 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Airfreight rates ticked back up again in March, up US$0.21 per kilogram, or 6.7 percent over March 2016, as the industry moved out of a seasonal decline in rates that generally follows the holiday surge. Drewry’s East West Airfreight Price Index registered an increase of 4 percent, to 87.6 pointsRead More

Economic realities slow U.S. aviation ambitions in Cuba

Economic realities slow U.S. aviation ambitions in Cuba

March 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Following an epidemic of delays and capacity reductions by American carriers, FedEx has filed for a six-month extension to inaugurate U.S.- Cuba scheduled, all-cargo air services. The Memphis-based integrator cited “inextricable dynamics, such as securing and establishing business relationships with Cuban service providers, in relation to air operations support services,Read More

Swamp draining can lead to unintended consequences

Swamp draining can lead to unintended consequences

March 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

The new U.S. President’s promise to “drain the swamp” is a euphemism for clearing out the layers of federal bureaucracy found in Washington, D.C. Given that the city itself was built in a fairly swampy geographic region, where city developers faced the challenge of eradicating mosquitoes from the moisture-laden landRead More

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

February 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam asRead More