Chelsea Toczauer

Chelsea Toczauer

Associate Editor

Chelsea Toczauer is the Associate Editor of the company’s daily news and monthly magazine Air Cargo World. She holds two BAs in International Relations and Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California, as well as a double accredited US-Chinese MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University joint degree program. Chelsea speaks Mandarin and Russian.

Zhengzhou Airport crafts aerotropolis strategy with Economic Zone development

Zhengzhou Airport (CGO), located in China’s central Henan province, is working to become a Chinese cargo hub with the construction of its Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ). The airport, which already hosts flights from international carriers such as Cargolux and AirBridgeCargo, has made several moves over the past year to grow its business with the […]

Runway expansion preps PHL carriers for long-haul route development

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) celebrated the completion of a five-year project that included the extension of one of the airport’s two main runways and construction of several new taxiways. The 1,500-foot expansion of the runway to 12,000 feet now enables the airport to accommodate the newest fleet of large aircraft that are popular on many long-haul […]

European carriers hold out hope for holiday season despite mixed October traffic 

European carriers’ mixed preliminary traffic results for October indicate a bumpy entrance into airfreight’s traditional peak season against a backdrop of continued uncertainty in global trade and politics. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.   For the first ten […]

LATAM optimistic despite declines in 3Q cargo traffic, revenue 

LATAM Airlines’ cargo traffic reported a decline of 2.5% y-o-y during the third quarter to 853 freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), leading to a 9.8% decline in cargo revenue to US$251.7 million. LATAM said these figures are partially explained by the sale of its former subsidiary MasAir in the second half of 2018, which reduced LATAM’s cargo revenues by approximately […]

Arctic blast threatens ops at US airports

An Arctic blast southward that began yesterday caused a drop in temperatures and snow storms across the U.S. resulting in flight delays and cancellations at several major airports, including Chicago O’Hare (ORD), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Charlotte (CLT), Detroit (DTW), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Denver (DEN) and Minneapolis−Saint Paul (MSP).   Today, over 2,900 […]

Hactl breaks own single-day handling record

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) handled 104 freighter aircraft on Nov. 3, breaking its former record of 102 aircraft set last November. The peak time of activity took place between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. local time, when Hactl handled 13 freighters simultaneously.   Recent upgrades to Hactl’s IT system, including a new airside management app, helped the company increase its ramp time efficiency […]

Alibaba ups majority stake in Cainiao ahead of 11.11

Alibaba increased its majority stake in its logistics affiliate Cainiao Smart Logistics Network to 63% from 51% with an investment of US$3.3 billion today. The news comes just before China’s major “11.11” shopping holiday on Nov. 11, and on the heels of other moves the e-commerce giant recently made to expand its global presence, including shipping freight via train to Liège and […]

Liège Airport reports record October cargo throughput  

Liège Airport (LGG) today reported record volumes for the month of October with a cargo throughput of 84,000 tonnes.   51% of these volumes were comprised of imports, according to the airport. Year-to-date cargo at LGG increased 3% y-o-y to 730,000 tonnes, despite challenging market environments.   Steven Verhasselt, vice president of commercial at LGG, this week joined the Cargo Airport Growth Summit […]

Revenue and cargo down, net profit up in Emirates’ half-year earnings report

Emirates Group saw mixed results for the period running Apr. 1 to Sept 30, 2019, with declines in revenue but increases in net profits across its overall Group, airline and dnata arms. Emirates Airlines saw an 8% decrease in volumes to 1.2 million tonnes of cargo, while overall capacity for the first six months of the financial year also declined by 7% […]

IATA reports weak September traffic, sees possibility for improvement in 2020  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data indicating that total industry wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.5% year-over-year in September. The continued contraction of the market reflects the general disappointment for air cargo toward the start of its traditional peak season.   However, IATA noted in its September Air Freight Market Analysis that most of the decline in […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines signs on as first Asian carrier to cargo.one 

Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one. According to cargo.one, NCA is the first Asian carrier to join the platform.  Freight forwarders will soon be able to book NCA’s maindeck capacities on the cargo.one platform 24/7 with instant confirmation. The current platform includes the newly developed “one.connect” technology layer, which will allow NCA to […]

EgyptAir Cargo modernizes ops with cloud-based Descartes vMail tracking system 

EgyptAir Cargo, the cargo affiliate of EgyptAir, announced it will introduce Descartes Velocity Mail (vMail) to its operations as it looks to streamline and modernize mail shipment visibility across its international network.  With the deployment of the cloud-based software developed by Canada-based Descartes, the carrier seeks to enable its customers to track the end-to-end shipment of their mail seamlessly. When a shipment order has been placed, vMail will automatically […]

Varying regional approaches to drone development, adoption and regulations

As the saga of developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to carry goods and shipments continues, some regions are emerging as forerunners in the development, adoption and regulation of drones. While drone development is still in its early stages, the disruptive technology presents stakeholders in air cargo an opportunity to fill gaps in supply […]
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