Flexport prepares first charter flight with Atlas

It’s been only two and a half years since Flexport began operations as an online forwarder, but they have already reached a major milestone by chartering a 747 freighter flight from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX). Since we are in mid-November, Flexport is also getting a taste of life for forwarders at peak […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 17, 2017

First look at October cargo shows continued demand, but slowing growth

Soaring yields and the backlogs building in Asian hubs offer ample testimony to that demand for airfreight is still strong. We are clearly in the middle of a great peak season, and anyone who didn’t book space long ago is suffering. But the rate of growth is falling. David Harris, of sister publication Cargo Facts, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

ANA first Japan-based carrier to earn CEIV-Pharma cert

Interest in developing a more reliable cool-chain in Asia continued this month, as All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japan-based airline to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) certification. The accreditation was awarded to ANA’s largest cargo operation, located at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo. In order to obtain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over U.K.’s post-Brexit customs plan

Aftrer the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee published a report critical of the government’s plans for customs procedures upon completion of the U.K.’s separation from the European Union, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) released a statement saying it agree with the report, adding that more needs to be done to address the uncertainty […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 14, 2017

From good to better: Expeditors on the rebound in Q3

After spending years as the forwarder with most enviable quarterly reports, boasting margins that often topped 30 percent, Expeditors has seen some tougher sledding in recent months. While air and ocean volumes continued to rise, Seattle-based Expeditors endured a 6 percent decline in net income last year, compared to 2015, and margins that were merely good, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 9, 2017

FedEx to be launch customer for new ATR production freighter

Aircraft manufacturer ATR has signed an agreement with FedEx for the purchase of thirty ATR 72-600 production freighters, with options to increase the order to twenty more. The deal will make FedEx the launch customer of ATR’s first production freighter. According to David Harris, editor of our recently redesigned sister publication, Cargo Facts, any carrier […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 8, 2017

75th Anniversary Snapshot: It’s déjà vu all over again in Hong Kong

The situation on the ground and in the air was becoming untenable. Tarmacs at the airport in Hong Kong were overcrowded. The capacity for both passengers and cargo were just a few years away from reaching design limits. The new air hub needed more infrastructure to access it, including high-speed rail and a new six-lane […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2017

5 most anticipated airport cargo capacity expansions

As demand continues to increase for air cargo and e-commerce, the world’s airports are preparing to expand where possible to handle the expected load. Here is a list of some of the most eagerly awaited airport projects that will help expand global airfreight capacity.   1) Chicago, U.S. — DHL’s Global Gateway Facility Just last […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 31, 2017

Kerr to join U.K.-based CargoLogicAir in 2018 after leaving Etihad

Three weeks after announcing that he was stepping down as senior vice president at Etihad Cargo, David Kerr has secured a new position in the airfreight industry as incoming CEO at CargoLogicAir (CLA). He is scheduled to take the reins of the U.K.-based all-cargo carrier on Jan. 1, 2018. Kerr, who will continue on at Etihad […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Total, domestic and international charts

The information in the charts below are based on 2016 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports located in over 160 countries. The results are ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) and divided into three main categories: Total cargo handled (including airfreight and mail), domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handles. For more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Strength in clusters

While Airports Council International’s “World Airport Traffic Report” focused on the performance of individual airports worldwide, a deeper dive into the data reveals some markets with surprising strength when all of the airports that handle cargo in a metropolitan area are combined – a figure not likely to be lost on forwarders and shippers looking for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Rising demand, cost-cutting program help Lufthansa soar in Q3

In the latest instance of a carrier benefiting from the global surge in demand for airfreight, The Lufthansa Group said its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the third quarter of 2017 reached  €21 million, compared to a loss of €17 million in Q3 of 2016. The German carrier said that, apart from the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Today is last chance to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year Award

Have you made your voice heard? Today, Oct. 25, will be your last chance to choose which of our finalists should be named  Air Cargo World‘s Air Cargo Executive of the Year. The winner of the annual honor, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry, will be profiled on the cover of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2017

Remember to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year for 2017

Have you voted yet? Time is running out to make your choice for Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The deadline for voting is this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The 2017 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 23, 2017
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