Tel Aviv is newest destination in CargoLogicAir’s freighter network

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary and British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding another destination to its network of scheduled freighter operations with the addition of a weekly 747-400F flight from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv. The new service will begin on Nov. 10, with Friday departures from Frankfurt, but CLA’s outbound service on the route will switch […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 3, 2017

British forwarders demand ‘action, not words’ as Heathrow congestion worsens

Congestion at the Heathrow Airport’s cargo center has gotten so bad that local police are now turning away vehicles, prompting complaints from U.K.-based forwarders that they are “enduring misery on a daily basis,” according to Robert Keen, the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) director general. In a letter published today on BIFA’s website, Keen said […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 2, 2017

Cargo puts Fraport on track to meet 5 percent growth targets for 2017

Fraport’s executive board chairman Stefan Schulte said that, based on performance over the first nine months of the year, the airport operator is “absolutely on course to achieve our annual targets.” The company expects to meet its 5 percent growth target for 2017, in part, due to a strong increase in cargo volumes, up 5.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 2, 2017

MIA debuts web-based cargo flight tracker

Soon shippers, freight forwarders and anyone else with skin in the air cargo game will be able to view real-time flight information for airfreight moving through Miami International Airport (MIA), as the Miami-Dave Aviation Department launches its MIA Cargo Flight Tracker. The web-based tracker is the first of its kind from an airport based in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 2, 2017

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 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

European shippers demand IATA act to defend freighter operations

The European Shippers Council (ESC) is warning that slot-allocation policies at major airports will “immediately hurt the rest of the supply chain, hamper the economic investment climate, and result in a loss of jobs” unless policies are changed to accommodate full freighter operations. For example, with freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) facing a 20 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 31, 2017

DHL adds global gateway facility to O’Hare cargo development

DHL opened a 54,000 square-foot, US$10 million global gateway facility at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) last week, adding to Chicago’s growing northeast cargo campus, which DHL said was on track to be “the largest cargo development built at a U.S. airport in more than a decade, when completed in the next few years.” The new […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

Liège rolls out the red carpet for freighters, while competitors cut slots

Liège Airport is investing more than €20 million into new warehouses and cargo handling facilities, opening its doors to the cargo business during a time when other regional airports are struggling with overcapacity and limited cargo slots. Over the course of the next year, Liège plans to add nearly 20,000 square feet of cargo facilities, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

Crowley Logistics deal adds cool-chain services to Menzies’ Miami operations

Airfreight wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) will begin using Crowley Logistics’ CrowleyFresh facility in Medley, Fla., as its centralized consolidation facility for AMI’s Miami Gateway operation, allowing AMI to add temperature-controlled wholesale freight services to its portfolio. Through the deal, Crowley Logistics gains access to AMI’s wholesale airfreight services from the United States to key […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 2017

After 16 years, KLM resumes flights to Mumbai’s CSIA adding belly freight to busy route

After a 16-year hiatus, KLM is relaunching service to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), connecting Amsterdam to India with three weekly flights. While the route’s added passenger connectivity has garnered much attention, KLM’s choice of a 787-9 widebody aircraft on the route has cargo implications as well, with belly capacity of more than 6 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 30, 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: Which air hubs rose or fell?

Generally, the list of the Top 50 largest cargo airports didn’t change drastically, year-over-year, in 2016. Most of the largest hubs stayed in roughly the same ranking, with a few swapping one or two positions up or down. The airfreight market has become highly concentrated, ACI said, with the Top 50 air cargo hubs handling […]
  • Staff Reports
  • 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
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