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.

Key trends in North American cargo facility development

The real estate arm of U.S.-based Aviation Facilities Company Management (AFCO) secured upwards of $36 million in financing for a new air cargo facility at Baltimore International Airport (BWI). The entire project will include construction of a 200,000-square-foot air cargo facility and a 450,000-square-foot aircraft parking apron, both set to be completed this month.  In this […]

Saudia Cargo adds Liège Airport to network 

On Wednesday, Saudia Cargo announced the addition of Liège Airport (LGG) as a destination in its network, as well as several new flights to and from the airport.  Saudia Cargo has launched four flights into LGG From Jeddah (JED) for a total of five weekly frequencies that will be flown by and 747F aircraft.  The two 777 flights will continue […]

Asia sees ‘interesting mix of results’ in WorldACD August report

The trials in air cargo’s 2019 saga continued into August as WorldACD released its report indicating a decrease of almost 5% in international airfreight volumes year-over-year for the month of August.   WorldACD said that despite any semblance of hope that air cargo performance was less bad in July than in months before, August “brought the industry back to […]

LOT Cargo adopts CSafe Global temp-controlled active containers 

Poland-based LOT Cargo has become the latest carrier to offer CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers, CSafe announced Tuesday.  According to the statement, the products will support LOT Cargo temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and life science shipments throughout the carrier’s network, which includes direct links between the key markets of Europe with the U.S., Asia–Pacific and India.  The move continues CSafe’s growth, as the […]

Menzies Aviation UK ops grow with contract renewals and wins 

Menzies Aviation has won and renewed several contracts for operations in the United Kingdom (U.K.), the company announced today. Contracts awarded and renewed to Menzies Aviation are for its services for a variety of carriers out of four U.K. airports, including Glasgow (GLA), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR)  At GLA, Menzies was awarded […]

Yodel, DG International enter global cross-border delivery partnership 

Parcel trucking company Yodel and freight forwarder DG International announced the launch of a new strategic partnership between their two U.K.-based companies this week. The new partnership expands the two companies’ distribution networks worldwide and is intended to support U.K. retailers’ access to emerging markets.  Under the new partnership, DG International will supply Yodel access to […]

Dakosy e-commerce customs software enters ground handling use at LEJ 

Today, Hamburg-based software company Dakosy announced that ground handling service provider PortGround GmbH, a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flugahfen AG, is now leveraging its e-commerce customs software for its operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ).   With the new software, ZODIAK, PortGround GmbH seeks to simplify workflows for customs clearance through handling e-commerce shipments arriving at the airport through digital and automated processes. The software is approved for all ATLAS Customs (automated […]

Airports’ lackluster year continues with August volume declines

Preliminary results for August airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for conservative increases in volumes moving into the holiday season, the industry is also no longer holding its breath given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. All regions […]

Top 3 takeaways: Critical points for airports’ cargo infrastructure development

PARIS -- Despite this year’s challenging market environment, air cargo stakeholders continue to prepare for future demand and needs. At the Air Cargo Handling and Logistics Conference in Paris this week, ground handling and airport panelists spoke on issues critical to ensuring airports’ successful cargo infrastructure. Smart strategies are increasingly important as airports step into […]

Do mixed August traffic reports for Asian carriers denote uptick in cargo?

In August’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, a closer look at the numbers reflects that some airlines actually experienced slight recovery from July declines. Both Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore […]

Qantas, Cobham Aviation Services extend regional freight ops agreement

Qantas Freight has extended its agreement with Adelaide-based Cobham Aviation Services (CAvS) for regional freight service for six more years, CAvS announced today. The renewed agreement will commence on July 1, 2020 and will run on through June 30, 2026, with the option for an additional 12-month extension.  Under the agreement, Cobham will use its four Bae146-300QT regional aircraft to shuttle freight for […]

Delta, LATAM August traffic suffer in weak trade climate 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of August.  Despite the slight reprieve LATAM saw earlier this year in June and July, the return in declines suggests continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. Meanwhile, Delta Cargo […]
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