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.

Thai Cargo, Menzies Aviation renew contract for Oceania airports

Today, U.K.-based aviation services company Menzies Aviation announced the renewal of its contract with Thai Cargo for handling at several Australian and New Zealand airports.  Under the five-year agreement, Menzies Aviation will provide cargo handling services for the Thai flag carrier at five stations across Australia and New Zealand, including Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Brisbane (BNE), Perth (PER) and Auckland (AKL).  The […]

Market volatility spurs mixed results for May airport volumes

Global airports’ preliminary results for May indicate continued weakness across the board. However, a more nuanced look at individual airports’ volumes, compared to the month prior, shows mixed results as some have seen a slight reprieve in volumes while others have worsened. Overall, figures for the month demonstrate the sustained market volatility the air cargo industry […]

US-China trade war shifts cherry season haul’s destinations

Cherry season is officially underway as growers, carriers and logistics providers are working to transport the seasonal perishable through networks to consumers worldwide. Beyond initial weather challenges to crops, growers and airfreight operators say markets for cherries this year have shifted due to volatility from the U.S.-China trade war.  Winter weather this year caused an initial delay in the shipping […]

New LATAM Cargo service connects Copenhagen and Latin America

Today, LATAM Cargo announced the launch of a new freighter service between Copenhagen and Latin America. According to the carrier, it is also the first airline to offer direct service between Scandinavia and South America.  LATAM Cargo will operate an initial weekly service with a 767-300F, connecting Copenhagen (CPH)-Viracopos (VCP)-Montevideo (MVD)-Santiago (SCL)-Quito (UIO) before returning to CPH via […]

FedEx reports significant 4Q loss due to economic weakness, trade issues

This week, Memphis-based FedEx reported a 3.0% year-over-year increase in revenue for its 4QFY19, ended 31 May, to US$17.80 billion. Operating income during the quarter was mostly flat at 0.9% to $1.31 billion, and the company reported a net loss of $1.96 billion, down from $1.13 billion income for 4QFY18.  The Express segment saw weak performance for […]

FedEx sues U.S. Department of Commerce

Yesterday, FedEx filed a suit in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), which seeks to enforce prohibitions contained in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The suit follows FedEx’s accidental diversion of several Huawei packages shipped from the United Kingdom to the United States earlier this month.   In the filing, FedEx argued that the current […]

UPS to launch ‘Women Exporters Program’

UPS announced the launch of its “Women Exporters Program” workshops for U.S. businesses at the U.S. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council National Conference and Business Fair beginning today. The program will provide training to women-owned small and medium size businesses, with the intent of strengthening their access to global marketplaces.  UPS’ program will include workshops for women on:  […]

Amazon launches Anchorage flights 

Amazon Air will begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) later this week, on June 27. According to a post ANC published on Twitter last week, Amazon Air will operate daily services to the airport utilizing its 767 freighter network.  The e-tailer will operate out of ANC’s Kulis Business Park, south of the airport’s east-west runways, according to the post.  While the move further expands […]

Canadian North, First Air merger plans move forward

Yesterday, Canadian North and First Air announced their impending merger into a new pan-Arctic airline, under the name “Canadian North.” The new Canadian North carrier will provide northern communities scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services year-round.   Their respective ownership groups, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and Makivik Corporation, already received regulatory approval for the merger. With this approval, both companies are preparing to formalize […]

Volga-Dnepr Group, Liege Airport extend strategic cooperation

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and Liège Airport (LGG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their strategic cooperation at the airport. The agreement, also supported by the Walloon Government in Belgium, extends the original agreement between the two stakeholders in support of LGG’s development as a hub for cargo through enhanced freighter capacity.  The new agreement extends an MOU between LGG, Volga-Dnepr Group and […]

European carriers report rebound in May traffic 

In May, European-based carriers Air-France-KLM, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Cargo Group reported year-over-year increases in their monthly traffic results. Carrier traffic performance this month shows a slight recovery from the declines these carriers reported in earlier months.  Air France-KLM’s May traffic rose 4.3% y-o-y across the group to 731 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM contributed to […]

Asian carriers report mixed traffic for May

In Asia, Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines reported year-over-year declines, while China-based China Southern Airlines and Air China reported mixed results in their traffic for the month of May. Singapore Airlines, meanwhile, saw a continued decline in its traffic this month.  EVA Air’s cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) declined 6.0% year-over-year for the Month of May to 300 million FTKs. Load […]

Volga-Dnepr, Leipzig/Halle operator ink agreement for cargo and business development

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG (MFAG), the company that manages Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their strategic partnership at LEJ. The agreement is intended to boost cargo infrastructure development at the airport and establish LEJ as a multimodal hub for Volga-Dnepr’s scheduled and charter operations.  Under the agreement, the two […]

Cargolux strengthens South American presence with new Santiago route

On June 14, Cargolux Airlines reinstated its scheduled freighter service to Santiago (SCL) in Chile. The new scheduled freighter service, however, has been redesigned to offer four additional destinations as regular connections between Europe and South America.   The carrier will fly a weekly route connecting Luxembourg (LUX)-Viracopos (VCP)-SCL-Bogota (BOG)-Aguadilla (BQN), before returning to Cargolux’s LUX hub via Amsterdam […]
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