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.

Despite March recovery, Doha reports drop in first quarter volumes

Today, Doha International Airport (DOH) reported it handled 505,581 tonnes of cargo in the first three months of 2019, a 1.7% decline compared to the same period the year prior, according to data published by the Arab Air Carrier’s Organization (AACO).   Although few airports have reported March volumes, data from Doha indicates that cargo traffic in March may have improved slightly over the first two months of 2019. Volumes in January […]

Doncaster Sheffield’s expansion plans position it as alternative to congested U.K. airports

Despite the continued saga of Brexit and the uncertainty it instills into European-U.K. markets, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is moving forward with plans to expand cargo operations and position itself as an alternative to congested airports in the United Kingdom. Today, DSA announced the appointment of Ray Wood – who has over 20 years’ experience from working formerly at Virgin […]

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. To address the new uncertainty, logistics companies, such as U.S.-based C.H. Robinson, are advising consideration of alternate modes of […]

Top 25 Airports grow in 2018 despite global trade tensions

In 2018, the overall amount of cargo handled by the world’s top 25 airports increased by 1.7%, to reach almost 58 million tonnes of cargo. Growth slowed after 2017’s record high growth rate of 7.7%, likely due in part to the ongoing global trade tensions between the United States and some of its closest trade partners and market […]

DHL Express to upgrade Borneo facility in string of Malaysian investments

This week, DHL Express announced it would invest over U.S. $112,200 to upgrade its gateway facility near Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), located in East Malaysia’s Sabah state. The express giant’s investments in the country will contribute to the overall development of its air cargo logistics infrastructure.  DHL Express plans to develop the facility to […]

Amazon’s Tampa footprint to grow with Atlas acquisition of ex-United space

Today, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority passed a resolution granting Atlas Air approval to lease United Airlines’ former facilities at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The move suggests Amazon is growing its Tampa footprint, which will also support the airport’s already growing cargo volumes.   The acquisition aligns with Amazon’s need for increased space as both its service providers – Atlas and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) – expand […]

New Cargolux flights underscore BUD, CGO as rising hubs

Luxembourg-based all cargo carrier Cargolux announced plans today to double its weekly service to Budapest (BUD), increasing from three to six connections weekly. The new flights will increase available capacity between Europe and China and support Budapest (BUD) and Zhengzhou (CGO) airports’ aims to become regional hubs.  The original Hong Kong (HKG)-BUD-Luxembourg (LUX) route operated by Cargolux […]

AirBridgeCargo boosts operations at Rickenbacker with added frequency

AirBridgeCargo Airlines announced plans today to add an additional frequency to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), bringing the carrier’s total operations at the cargo-centric airport to twice-weekly. Although the Russia-based carrier has had mixed success serving airports in the United States, Rickenbacker appears to be working for the Russia-based carrier. In 2018 the AirBridgeCargo’s volumes to […]

New HKG-SEA Cathay Pacific service adds cargo capacity

Today, Seattle International Airport (SEA) hosted the launch of Cathay Pacific‘s new nonstop service to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The flight will be landing shortly in Hong Kong.  Cathay Pacific’s four-times weekly service between SEA and HKG will be operated by the airline’s A350-900 aircraft. The new service will supplement Cathay Pacific’s existing flights into North America, including its freighter service to Los Angeles (LAX) […]

Top 3 trends in the evolution of air cargo communities

Over the past seven years, cargo communities like those at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Brussels Airport (BRU), Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Singapore Changi (SIN) and Miami Airport (MIA), have worked to instill real and positive change into airport operations. While the cargo industry is often derided for a lag in technological upgrades or slow operations, airport cargo […]

dnata strengthens BRU regional position with new cargo center

Today, Dubai-based ground handler dnata opened a new cargo center at Brussels Airport (BRU), strengthening the airport’s regional positioning with increased capacity and specialized facilities. dnata invested EUR €8 million in the development of 14,000 square-meter cargo center, which includes 4,500 square-meters of warehouse space and the capacity for 125,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. […]

U.S. airports testify to need for increased funding in support of outdated infrastructure

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing to address outdated investment policies related to the nation’s airport infrastructure. Airport representatives there urged members of Congress to raise federal caps on charges that support infrastructure development of landside facilities  Several witnesses testified at the hearing, including Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Marc Scribner, […]

CargoLogicAir launches flights at PIK in preparation for Brexit

As tumultuous Brexit negotiations continue in British Parliament this week, some cargo carriers in the United Kingdom, like CargoLogicAir (CLA), are increasing available capacity from the U.K. to mitigate possible disruptions to supply chains in the event of a “hard,” or “no-deal,” Brexit. Today, Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) announced it will be welcoming U.K.-based CargoLogicAir’s launch of twice-weekly freighter services at the airport.  CLA’s new service at PIK will operate […]

Early results point to steep declines in February airport throughput

February cargo throughput results for the world’s airports are still being finalized, but early analysis indicates year-over-year drops in cargo volumes in Europe and Asia, while American airports are close to flat with February 2018 traffic. Almost all airports worldwide posted year-over-year declines in volume for February and declines or very modest growth overall for 2019.   The impacts of an uncertain global trade environment, volatile economic performance across multiple markets and Brexit […]
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