Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston is Editor of the monthly magazine Air Cargo World and Deputy Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and its weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining Cargo Facts in 2017, Caryn worked as a journalist in Houston covering the oil and gas industry. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Challenging first half for Lufthansa Cargo in interim results

Lufthansa Group reported a 2% year-over-year decline in traffic for both the second quarter and first half of 2019, which the group attributed to “lower economic growth and market uncertainty in the face of trade conflicts and Brexit.”  Traffic figures stood at 4.50 billion revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) for Q2 and 5.24 billion RTKs for the first […]

DHL Parcel increasing prices from September

DHL Parcel announced today that as of Sept. 1, 2019, it will increase its prices for business customers with list prices by €0.10. The increase is a toll surcharge per parcel.   Customers with individually agreed conditions rather than list prices will see a price adjustment at a later date, DHL said.  The integrator clarified that the specified toll […]

American Airlines’ cargo revenue falls 15% in 2Q19

American Airlines’ cargo traffic fell 16.2% during the second quarter to 644 million cargo ton miles, or about 940 million freight tonne kilometers, leading to a 15.4% decline in cargo revenue, the company said this week during its earnings call.  “Our cargo yields were slightly higher during the quarter, but year-over-year scheduled reductions and falling demand in Asia and Europe markets meant that cargo revenue fell […]

Flexport files complaint against Western Global, switches to Atlas Air for 747F ops

Air and ocean forwarder Flexport filed a complaint against Western Global Airlines (WGA) in a U.S. District Court in New York, alleging that “service failures” led to the carrier’s inability to meet the contractual obligations of a three-year operational leasing agreement the two parties signed last year. Under the deal, Western Global was to operate a 747-400BCF on behalf of Flexport through March 31, […]

Atlas Air Worldwide expanding Kentucky ops with new facility

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced the expansion of its northern Kentucky operations with a long-term lease in a new facility in Erlanger, near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). Although the company did not specify the purpose of the facility beyond “operations,” job postings for Atlas Air in Kentucky suggest it will be a flight operation […]

Two more companies receive IATA’s CEIV Live Animals certification

Two additional companies – U.S.-based logistics company Biotrans and French pet transportation specialist Goldenway International Pets – received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for Live Animals Logistics certification from the International Air Transport Association. The new additions bring the total number of companies certified under CEIV Live Animals to four.  IATA launched the CEIV Live Animals certification last year, with launch companies Air Canada Cargo and […]

Air Canada Cargo ending LaGuardia ops

Yesterday, Air Canada Cargo announced it will end its operations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) as of July 30. The carrier said it will continue to operate into and from both JFK Airport and Newark Airport (EWR). “Between those two stations, we provide convenient transportation by truck and widebody aircraft to connect to the rest of […]

Cathay Pacific acquires HK Express, appoints new director

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways said on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express Airways. HK Express will continue operating as a stand-alone airline, Cathay Pacific said in a statement. While HK Express is primarily a customer-focused airline, the carrier also transported more than 10,000 tonnes of airfreight on […]

European carriers report mixed results for June

In the first look at European carrier results for June, mixed results indicate ongoing concerns over protectionist policies on global trade are justified. Both Lufthansa Group and Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while International Airlines Group’s June performance was mostly flat with 2018. Only Turkish Cargo reported significant growth for the month. […]

Delta’s cargo revenue falls 17% during Q219

In its second quarter results announced yesterday, Delta Air Lines reported that its cargo revenue declined by 17% year-over-year during the second quarter to $186 million. However, the airline’s overall revenue was up 8.7% due to cargo’s small share of Delta’s total business.  During the company’s earnings call, Delta’s President Glen Hauenstein said that both volumes and yields declined during the […]

From freight to plate

More seafood than ever is being flown by air, setting new standards for speed A tongue-in-cheek saying you’re likely to hear within months of joining the air cargo industry is that if cargo is flying, someone, somewhere has made a mistake. As a mode of transportation, air transport is more expensive than road, rail or […]

Swiss WorldCargo to offer CSafe RAP containers

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is the latest carrier to offer CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers on their widebody aircraft, CSafe announced yesterday. According to the statement, Swiss WorldCargo flies to more than 100 global destinations, which “will open several new lanes for the CSafe RAP.” The carrier received its […]

FedEx brings Australian 3PL under FedEx Logistics umbrella

FedEx’s logistics subsidiary, FedEx Logistics, has renamed Australian freight forwarder and 3PL Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd. as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd., officially bringing the Australian 3PL into the FedEx Logistics brand and growing FedEx Logistics’ Australia and Asia-Pacific footprint. FedEx Logistics acquired Manton Air-Sea in October 2018. In a statement yesterday, FedEx said the […]

North American cross-border airfreight flat in April

Freight as valued in USD between the United States, Canada and Mexico bucked trade tensions to increase 1.8% year-over-year during April. However, that gain was realized primarily from oceangoing vessels, pipelines and trucking, while airfreight – making up the smallest overall modal share at $3.8 billion – was flat compared to April 2018.  Despite the dissolution of the North American […]
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