HKIA cargo passes 5 million tonnes in 2017 as hub nears 20th birthday

As the latest update in 2017’s air cargo growth story, for the first time, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported a total handle of more than 5 million tonnes of airfreight for the year, just as the hub prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening this year. For 2017, HKIA handled 4.94 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2018

Amazon adds 210 acres to future Cincinnati airport hub

Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, announced last week that the Seattle-based retailer had just added a parcel of land to the site of its future air operations hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), following last year’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion into the project. “Amazon Air [is] getting ready for take-off […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

Midwest storm causes more flight disruptions at FedEx

More winter storms across the U.S. Midwest are causing ongoing disruptions at FedEx Express’s Memphis Airport hub and elsewhere across its network. The integrator said that last night’s storms caused flight and sortation disruptions at the Memphis and Indianapolis hubs last night due to severe winter weather. “Potential delays are possible for package deliveries across […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Winter storm in U.S. causes widespread freight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis hub

A cold front moving east across the American Midwest region caused extensive flight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is FedEx Express’ global hub, and the “substantial flight and sort disruptions” experienced will have widespread implications on express logistics. FedEx said that, “potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the U.S., […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018

BRUcloud Slot Booking App to launch next week

In the air cargo field, ground handling and technology adoption rates are recurring targets for criticism. With the launch of its new BRUcloud slot-booking service, the Brussels Airport (BRU) cargo community is set to kill two birds with one app. The “Slot Booking App” (one of several applications on the BRUcloud data-sharing platform) is set […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 12, 2018

Liège cargo strategy pays off with record volumes in 2017

While other European airports were giving cargo the cold shoulder (or at least forcing them to compete for limited slots), Belgium’s Liège Airport did just the opposite, perusing cargo carriers through a strategy of unlimited slots and landing times, and massive investments into cargo facilities. Now, the airport is announcing all-time record volumes of 717,000 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2018

Brussels Airport’s 2017 cargo handle up 8.3 percent from 2016

For most airports, 2017 was a very good year for cargo. But at Brussels Airport (BRU), which reported its total 2017 cargo handle at 535,634 tonnes, for an increase of 8.3 percent, year-over-year, 2017 represented the biggest surge in volume in the last decade. All cargo segments at the airport experienced growth during the year, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 9, 2018

WFS goes after perishables, pharma at JFK with 15-year lease on new terminal

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is betting big on New York’s air cargo market, signing a 15-year lease on the new Aero JFK II facility, a 346,000-square-foot cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new terminal is part of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plan to reverse the region’s underperforming […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 9, 2018

FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most advanced sortation technology and temperature-controlled storage, ranging from -22°C to 25°C. When FedEx first unveiled the plans […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018

Phoenix airport creates ‘SkyBridge Arizona’ hub for U.S., Mexico customs

In a bid to better facilitate cross-border e-commerce, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced plans to create “SkyBridge Arizona” to house customs operations for the United States and Mexico at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA). The formation of SkyBridge Arizona includes historic agreements between U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mexico’s Administracion General de Aduanas and AZA, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 8, 2018

East Coast logistics firms resume limited service, as blizzard turns to extreme cold

FedEx Ground trucks were plying the pre-dawn streets through snow-covered Boston this morning, after driving snow and winds caused widespread disruption of regional logistics services. By mid-morning, flights at nearby airports, such as Boston Logan (BOS) and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK), were slowly returning to normal, but with plenty of cancellations and delays […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 5, 2018

‘Bomb Cyclone’ causing airfreight and logistics disruption across Eastern U.S.

As the so-called ‘bomb cyclone’ winter storm moves up the East Coast of the United States today, logistics companies are bracing for disruptions. SEKO Logistics said that the winter storm was, “disrupting global supply chains, with roads, airports and now [sea]ports being closed across the region.” The logistics company added that ports all across the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 4, 2018

Slower cargo growth at Dubai’s DXB as cargo ops move south to DWC

Freight volumes handled at Dubai International Airport (DXB) during November increased by 0.4 percent, year-over-year, with tonnage totaling 235,651, compared to 234,743 tonnes for the same month in 2016. November’s total brings the year-to-date cargo volume for the airport up to more than 2.43 million tonnes, a 2.7 percent rise over the 2.36 million tonnes […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 4, 2018

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 29, 2017
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