AAPA cargo volume growth keeps up rapid pace

Despite predictions of a slow-down in year-over-year volume growth likely to coincide with last year’s September uptick in cargo volumes, September 2017 kept up the double-digit increase in cargo traffic volumes, at least among Asia-based cargo carriers. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported y-o-y growth of 11.4 percent in September, when freight tonne […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 24, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch connectivity between Madrid, San Francisco

The launch of the first direct flight between Madrid (MAD) and San Francisco (SFO), set to commence in April 2018, will mark a significant expansion in IAG Cargo’s connectivity between the United States and Europe, bringing the number of IAG Cargo routes out of MAD to 54. An A330-200, operated by Iberia, will service the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2017

Full-freighter flights at AMS down by 20 percent this winter

With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at its annual maximum for air traffic movements and the rejection of a proposal that full-freighter operations at the airport receive exemption from IATA and European Union slot allocation rules, industry associations The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) and Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) expect 20 percent of freighter flights to and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 18, 2017

AMS slot scarcity pressures freighters

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s annual maximum of 500,000 air traffic movements (ATMs) is challenging freighter operations at the airport and has led the Dutch airfreight community association Air Cargo the Netherlands (CAN) to request a local rule from the Airport Slot Coordination Committee to exempt full-freighter operations from the restrictions. While Dutch officials said the rule […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 17, 2017

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Those robust year-over-year monthly gains in air cargo volumes that became the ‘new normal’ over the last year might prove a little more elusive in the months ahead, starting this September according to Cargo Facts senior editor David Harris. With peak season ramping up, and the industry crowing about surging e-commerce volumes, such a prediction […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 13, 2017

IATA financial health check-up: High load factors, mixed profit margins

In its September report of the Airlines Financial Monitor, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted several indicators of financial health for global airlines – most notably that profit margins for European and Latin American airlines widened, that seasonally adjusted load factors for airfreight hit a three-year high in August, and that oil prices are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 12, 2017

Five months and counting: Is LATAM Cargo out of the woods?

LATAM Cargo has extended its winning streak to five months, posting a 2.3 percent increase in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), year-over-year, to 285 million in the month of September. But with the year-to-date average still down 1.3 percent overall, LATAM Cargo’s ledgers still carry the weight of years of regional downturn. September also saw LATAM […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 11, 2017

Growing global economy expected to be a boon for ULD market

When the air cargo industry is booming, as it is now, the good times can be felt in many areas of the supply chain – the airfreight container business is no different, according to a recent report’s conclusion the unit load device (ULD) business should grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2017

Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

Emirates SkyCargo helping Sri Lanka’s fishermen recover from 2015 E.U. import ban

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports plunged in 2015 after the European Union slapped a ban on fisheries products, accusing the nation’s government of not doing enough to tackle illegal fishing. Having addressed the problem, seafood exports resumed in June 2016, and now, Emirates SkyCargo is making sure that Sri Lanka’s seafood exporters have the capacity to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

WorldACD: Volumes keep soaring through August

By all metrics, air cargo enjoyed another great month in August with a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase in volumes for the month alongside even higher direct tonne kilometer (DTK) growth of 14.6 percent, with WorldACD noting the average distance between origin and destination points for airfreight shipments continues to grow. Transport of pharmaceuticals and high-tech […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 5, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

ELEVATE: Freightos announces talks with major carriers to expand dynamic pricing

MIAMI — Decades after dynamic pricing reached the passenger side of aviation, online freight pricing platform Freightos and Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) are offering the service to shippers. At this year’s ELEVATE conference, Freightos CEO Zvi Schreiber announced that his company was in talks with other carriers to expand the pricing model, with the industry poised […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 3, 2017
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