Rickenbacker service grows with Colombo-Columbus charter

Sunday, June 19 represented a new milestone for Columbus-based Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in the United States when a 747-400 freighter arrived from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International airport in Sri Lanka. The Etihad Cargo plane chartered by New York-based Trinity Logistics is the first weekly flight from Colombo to commence operations directly into Rickenbacker. The area […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 4, 2016

WorldACD: May another disappointment for air cargo

Air cargo volumes grew by an anemic 0.5 percent in May 2016, measured against the previous year’s May figures, according to WorldACD (see chart above). In a report released this week, the market data company noted significant diversity in performance, with the origin North America market tumbling 4 percent, year-over-year, while the Middle East/South Asia […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 1, 2016

Heathrow non-decision angers airfreight groups

The British government has kicked the proverbial can down the road yet again, deferring the decision on the Heathrow Airport expansion until October of this year. The latest excuse? The Brexit, of course. Prime Minister David Cameron was expected to make a decision this month on whether or not to expand either Heathrow or Gatwick […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2016

New UPS sorting facility in France signals optimism for EU growth

UPS appears to be confident that France and the European Union, – even without the U.K. – will remain a strong-enough economic driver of the global economy to justify a new US$100 million facility nears the adjoining cities of Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry. The center is due to open in early 2018 and will feature UPS’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2016

Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

Korean Air announced that they are suspending its thrice weekly service between Seoul Incheon and São Paulo Guarulhos, via Los Angeles International, effective Sept. 26, citing low passenger demand. The cancellations will only go into effect after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The suspension is in response to a dramatic drop in revenues as […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

Ethiopian, Astral look for growth beyond Africa

Africa’s most outward-looking cargo carriers used this week’s Africa Air Cargo Summit in Addis Ababa to outline their expansion plans as they look to take advantage of international interest in the African economy. Both Ethiopian Cargo and Astral Aviation have medium-term plans to add freighters and/or international cargo hubs in Africa. Astral Aviation CEO Sanjeev […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

LUG aircargo to assume JAL’s cargo operations at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling will take over Japan Airlines’ (JAL) customer portfolio in Frankfurt on July 1.  According to a memo jointly released by LUG and JAL, the former will handle the belly cargo of JAL’s daily 777-300ER and 787-900 operations to and from Frankfurt, as well as road-feeder services for JAL Cargo. Patrik Tschirch, managing […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2016

Davies Turner to double capacity of its Bristol, U.K., operation

The U.K.’s largest independent freight forwarding and logistics group said it plans to build a second regional distribution center in Bristol, U.K. The 13,000-square-meter addition to the Davies Turner facility will double the capacity of its Bristol location, providing more than 23,250 square meters of logistics warehousing space. In spite of the premium on real […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2016

Atlas accelerating pivot from heavy freight to express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is pivoting towards e-commerce and express shipments to take advantage of high-growth markets, said CEO William Flynn at the company’s investor meeting yesterday. And while Atlas already has a reputation as one of the more dynamic cargo airlines, the announcement accelerates its move away from heavy freight and towards more […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

Cathay Pacific/Dragonair post weak May numbers despite uptick in cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair’s May cargo numbers are up, despite a decline in passengers during a month that Cathay Pacific general manager for revenue management Patricia Hwang called, “traditionally one of the slower months for travel.” The jointly owned airlines carried 145,102 tonnes of mail and cargo in May, down 1.3 percent compared to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

Qatar Airways Cargo ramps-up global ambitions

Qatar Airways Cargo unveiled plans yesterday to increase its positon in three new markets – the trans-Pacific, Australia and South America – with ambitions of becoming a “strong player” there in the next nine months, according to Qatar’s CEO of cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. At a press conference held on the opening day of Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Grim numbers in the 3PL sector for Q1 2016

Organic growth in the third-party logistics (3PL) market is down 8.9 percent, year-over-year, for the first quarter of 2016, according to a report from ARC Advisory Group. These numbers, which do not include the effects of acquisitions, reflect dismal quarterly results from industry heavyweights, such as DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding, which declined from […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 14, 2016

Cargo Community Frankfurt grows despite dip in airfreight

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt announced on Monday that three major air cargo players had joined the organization, bringing its membership up to 41 companies, representing all sectors of the air logistics chain. The newest additions – the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV), Kuehne + Nagel and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics – bolster the […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 14, 2016

APC Overnight announces new partnerships

The U.K.’s largest delivery network, APC Overnight, this week announced a series of partnerships and the introduction of new services to bolster its position in the small- to medium-size entrepreneur (SME) services market. The courier announced partnerships with InPost, Whistl and Air Menzies International to improve APC Overnight’s click-and-collect, second-class mail and international delivery options. […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 14, 2016
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