The Freight 50 List for 2018

The impossibility of perfection We at Air Cargo World and Cargo Facts are proud of the nearly comprehensive portrait that this Freight 50 listing paints for the air cargo carrier business. But we also know enough to realize that a perfect list is nearly impossible to compile. While it’s a trustworthy estimate, it’s still just […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2018

IATA’s confidence index survey shows industry is hopeful, but cautious

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the results of its latest “Airline Business Confidence Index” survey, which indicates that industry leaders are still optimistic about continued growth in demand for air freight, but cautious as they come down from the high of last year’s heyday, for a few reasons. The survey, conducted in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 26, 2018

Freightos, Lufthansa Cargo collaborate on instant ‘e-booking’ of air cargo

In an effort to hasten the digitalization of the airfreight industry, online cargo marketplace Freightos has teamed up with Lufthansa Cargo to create a new online portal through which forwarders can compare rates and book air cargo space nearly instantly. By combining Freightos WebCargo and Lufthansa Cargo’s application programming interface (API) services, enabling forwarders to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 23, 2018

Antonov reports 42 percent growth in 2018 YTD, plans to modernize fleet

Ukrainian outsize-cargo carrier Antonov Airlines reported an overall increase in revenue of 81 percent for the airline in 2017, and a 42 percent rise in revenue for the period of January to May of this year, compared to the first five months of 2017. Antonov attributed the influx in revenue to higher demand in the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 16, 2018

AirBridgeCargo, CargoLogicAir sign on with IoT firm for pharma tracking

At the Farnborough Air Show today, two cargo carriers – Russia’s AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) – said they have signed on with “internet of things” (IoT) digital avionics firm, SITAONAIR, to provide real-time monitoring of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo. Through the use of connected electronic sensors, SITAONAIR collects air cargo data provided by its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 16, 2018

Brazil’s Azul Cargo receives first of two converted freighters

In yet another sign of Brazil’s economic recovery, Azul Cargo Express received the first of two recently converted 737-400F freighters to help support the carrier’s rapidly growing cargo division, which has already seen traffic rise by 61 percent since the start of 2018. Much of the air cargo demand has been fueled by increased industrial […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 13, 2018

IAG Cargo saves the day amidst U.K. heat wave

On a hot summer day, what’s better that a crisp, fresh salad? Consumers in the U.K. were almost forced to find out last week when the island nation was nearly left without its leafy greens due to extreme heat. In response, U.K.-based IAG Cargo shipped more than 30,000 heads of iceberg lettuce from Los Angeles to London […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 11, 2018

Alaska Air’s Berry on ‘monumental’ expansion of domestic cargo frontiers

Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo is often thought of for its unique, but vital, role in bridging air cargo flows between the state of Alaska, and the contiguous U.S. – a role that facilitates summer salmon barbecues in the Midwest, and stocks supermarket shelves throughout the state of Alaska. But this year, the carrier has taken […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 11, 2018

SEKO to open London facility to handle U.K.-E.U. e-commerce

U.S.-based SEKO Logistics released news of its plan to open a 22,000-square-foot facility in London, catering to its cross-border e-commerce clients moving product through the hub. This will be the ninth facility the 3PL will operate in the U.K., citing the region as is the third-largest e-commerce market in the world, and SEKO’s largest market […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

NCA re-launches its first 747-F following government inspection

Today, Nippon Cargo Airlines’ first of eleven 747-Fs (36141) – resumed service with a roundtrip flight between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG). This flight was the first scheduled flight since the airline grounded its entire fleet on June 17 after Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau discovered a discrepancy in the carrier’s maintenance records. Forwarders […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 5, 2018

May airfreight demand growth slows

With the release of WorldACD’s air cargo performance results for May, the slowdown from last year’s consistent double-digit increases is undeniable. Although volumes are still increasing year-over-year, the increases are significantly less than those seen during 2017. Air cargo volumes worldwide increased by 2.6 percent y-o-y in May, down from the nearly 15 percent y-o-y […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 2, 2018

Announcing the Cargo Facts EMEA Conference

It was with great excitement at Air Cargo World that we unveil the newest addition to the successful events lineup by our sister publication, Cargo Facts: Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 5-6 at The Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany. Building on the success of the Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 28, 2018

IATA expects slower growth with uptick in protectionism

In its second-quarter Cargo Chartbook, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a likely slowdown ahead for airfreight traffic, as traffic in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose by a slower 4 percent, year-over-year, during the three months ended April. The positive air freight performance during 2017 was supported by overall strength in world trade demand […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 28, 2018

Heathrow runway expansion wins majority Parliament vote amid opposition

Today, industry members with a stake in the battle for the expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) have cause to celebrate following news of the U.K.’s House of Commons majority vote on the project, forecasted to cost £14 billion and see completion in 2026. However, the controversy around the decision has not died down. Groups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018
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