Chelsea Toczauer

Chelsea Toczauer

News Editor

Chelsea Toczauer is the News 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.

U.S. DOT advances Puerto Rico’s transshipment hub bid

The United States Department of Transportation on Feb. 19 issued a first notice in favor of granting Puerto Rico a waiver for expanded cargo and passenger flexibility at its international airports to promote their use as international hubs for air cargo. If approved, the waiver would be in effect for two years, allowing foreign air […]

Europe and Middle East carriers weather challenges to January traffic

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for January. Against a backdrop of flight cancellations due to efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. It should also be noted that […]

Etihad Cargo and dnata extend handling partnership to 15 global stations

United Arab Emirates-based companies Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, and air service provider dnata have inked two new agreements extending their partnership across 15 gateways in Etihad Cargo’s global network until 2023. With the extended partnership, dnata will provide warehouse and cargo-handling services for Etihad Cargo for the first […]

Asian carriers suffer coronavirus impact in January traffic

In January’s first look, Asian carriers reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic across the board. While the annual slowdown in manufacturing in Asia around Lunar New Year is generally anticipated, this year’s outbreak of the novel coronavirus had a significant impact on carriers’ traffic, likely a result of the adjusted schedules to and from mainland […]

LATAM strategic South American expansion boosts flower shipments

This Valentine’s Day love is in the air, like the yearly shipments of holiday flowers. LATAM Cargo flew more than 210 767-300F aircraft out of Colombia and Ecuador, carrying 12,600 tons of flowers for the 2020 Valentine’s Day season, the carrier said in a press release. This year’s figure represents a growth of 45% year […]

Emirates SkyCargo introduces bonded trucking corridors to Riyadh

Emirates SkyCargo has introduced two bonded trucking corridors in Saudi Arabia connecting the airports in Dammam (DMM) and Medina (MED) with Riyadh (RUH). The carrier said in a press release it has launched these two new corridors in response to customer demand, and to provide additional capacity options for businesses overseas sending cargo to Riyadh. […]

LATAM Cargo strengthens inter-Americas trade with two new routes

LATAM Cargo today announced it will begin service on two new cargo routes between Miami (MIA), Panama (PTY) and Bogota (BOG); and between MIA and Cali (CLO), that are intended to increase capacity from North America to Central and South America. Both routes began operations Feb. 11, and will be served on a permanent basis, […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo expands services to South Africa, Cuba

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will expand its winter program services to South Africa and Cuba from Heathrow (LHR) this year with the launch of a new daily Cape Town (CPT) service on Oct. 25, as well as an additional weekly service to Havana (HAV). Cape Town will be a new destination for Virgin Atlantic, which will […]

CCA to launch perishable shipment data sharing tests

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) plans to launch a new series of data sharing tests called the “LAX Initiative” in the coming months, and leverage the initiative to monitor perishable shipments on global trade lanes in a bid to improve supply chain management and reduce food loss. The LAX Initiative is built upon a previous […]

DSV opens new head office in Canada

DSV has opened a new head office and logistics facility for its Canadian division in Milton, a fast-growing suburb of Canada’s largest city Toronto, in Ontario, effective Feb. 3. The new logistics facility comprises 1.1 million square feet, making it the largest multi-customer facility of its kind in Canada, according to a press release from […]

Dreamlifts ends GSA role for Antonov Airlines

Dreamlifts Ltd. will end its role as worldwide general sales and service agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines as of March 1. Dreamlifts has represented Antonov since 2016, but the two companies failed to reach an agreement this year, resulting in Dreamlifts’ decision to not to renew the agreement. The decision will affect the U.K. office […]

DSV 4Q revenue surges following 2019 Panalpina acquisition

Danish forwarder DSV released its annual financial results for 2019 today, reporting a massive jump in airfreight tonnage to 442,069 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 152% year over year, in the fourth quarter. The company said the growth seen in 4Q 2019 was in line with its expectations, and attributed the increase in business […]

Global air cargo drops 4% with Lunar New Year

The global air cargo market saw a 4% year over year decline in the four weeks between Jan. 6 and Feb. 2, according to startup CLIVE Data Services’ most recent “dynamic load factor” report, a new system of analysis that measures cargo-load factors from a volumetric, rather than weight-based, approach. The dynamic load factor also […]
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