Emirates’ new daily service targets Mexican perishable exports

Emirates launched a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN), yesterday. Although MEX is not a new destination for Emirates SkyCargo, the new passenger flight to the city will also serve to increase available capacity for cross-border perishable exports out of Mexico City. The Emirates flight is scheduled to […]

UPS expands international time-definite and urgent shipment delivery footprint

UPS has expanded the delivery footprint of its UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Express Plus and UPS Worldwide Express Freight time-definite and urgent shipment services across 40 countries. The move is intended to support guaranteed time and day-definite delivery for customers’ cross-border shipments to international markets. For its UPS Worldwide Express and UPS Express Plus, UPS has added over 3,200 postal codes across […]

Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun location

Swiss WorldCargo, the freight division of Swiss International Airlines, opened its Cancun (CUN) station for export orders on Tuesday. With the new location, Swiss WorldCargo is now offering capacity for freight on all inbound and outbound flights between Cancun (CUN) and Zurich (ZRH). Swiss WorldCargo’s schedule hosts a thrice-weekly CUN-ZRH service flown by the carrier’s […]

Dachser newly CEIV Pharma certified in North America

Dachser has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) for its Atlanta branch in the United States – its first certification in North America. According to a press release issued by the company, following Frankfurt (FRA), Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD), […]

Peak season’s weak October start may turn around, IATA reports

In line with reports from WorldACD, airports and carriers worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for October indicating total industry wide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% year-over-year in October. While this is undoubtedly a slow start to the fourth quarter, IATA said nascent indicators may […]

Here’s what happens to markets If U.S. tariffs on China kick in 15 Dec.

BLOOMBERG – President Donald Trump’s latest missives on trade are a wake-up call to markets close to record highs that a major deadline is looming with China. The Dec. 15 flashpoint on tariffs was thrown into sharp relief Tuesday when Trump said he sees no urgency to complete a deal, right after he threatened an assortment […]

Qatar Airways to grow South American freighter network

Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo is adding scheduled 777F flights to destinations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru beginning on Jan. 16, 2020, the carrier announced this week. The planned network expansion follows the delivery last week of the carrier’s twenty-first 777F from Boeing. Although QR Cargo already has stations at each of the four South […]

Airports report weak start to 4Q with mixed October volumes

Preliminary results for October airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for volumes to stabilize, the start of this year’s fourth quarter is not as positive as many would have hoped due to continued global trade tensions and political uncertainty. Regions posted mixed results […]

Strategies for thriving in a volatile market [Podcast]

More year-over-year declines in airfreight traffic and cargo handles for October served to cap off a difficult 2019 for global logistics. However, plenty of opportunities are still available for those operators that can pinpoint creative solutions to recent challenges. In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, we spoke with Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Vice […]

CEVA posts mixed results for 3Q

Following the beginning of French seafreight firm CMA CGA’s governance over Swiss 3PL CEVA Logistics at the start of this year, the Swiss 3PL has seen mixed results in its financial figures. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the CEVA Group increased significantly y-o-y to reach $125 million for the quarter period […]

American carriers report more traffic declines with move into 4Q

Americas-based carriers Delta Air Lines and LATAM Cargo shrugged off the move into peak season with continued drops in traffic during October 2019, and in LATAM’s case, reported an even larger year-over-year (y-o-y) decline than that seen in September. Taken on their own, the y-o-y declines mostly cap off an overall difficult year, but considering […]

CCA’s Evangelakakis and Caristo say booming perishables market requires collaborative approach

LOS ANGELES – While global political uncertainty and trade tensions have applied downward pressure on general cargo volumes for 2019, stakeholders at this year’s Cool Chain Association Americas Conference contend that specialty perishable food products have seen continued growth. On the sidelines of the conference, Air Cargo World sat down with CCA Chairman and Cargolux […]

3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]
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