Forwarders take to dedicated freighter ops, but could trade issues get in the way?

DHL Global Forwarding this week disclosed that it is considering launching additional dedicated Asia-Pacific freighter routes, according to a media report. DHL currently employs Atlas Air to operate 747 freighters that service its Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) route. With DHL’s move to increase capacity between Asia and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 8, 2018

Air Belgium launches Belgium to Hong Kong Service, employs Hactl

Air Belgium, the two-year-old combination carrier based in Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), has signed on with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited’s (Hactl’s) ground-handling services for its new A340-300 service between Brussels and Hong Kong. The carrier launched the route yesterday, with Hactl providing its terminal handling and documentation services for the carrier at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 5, 2018

The Power 25: On the rise with the world’s top forwarders

It’s amazing what a little extra business can do. About 18 months ago, there was a lot of hand-wringing about the sorry state of the freight forwarding industry. They were far behind on the technology adoption curve; Amazon was coming along to disintermediate everyone in the logistics business and overcapacity was slowly bleeding the carriers […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 4, 2018

WorldACD reports ‘serious’ growth in air cargo business, yield

While air cargo growth seemed to cool off a bit in March after its torrid pace through much of 2017, the latest April and first-quarter figures from WorldACD suggest that April saw a more robust year-over-year growth rate for air cargo volume and even more so for air cargo yield. Taking into account the distorted […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 1, 2018

Cainiao chooses Liège Airport as European hub for global service

Alibaba’s logistics group, Cainiao, has chosen Liège Airport (LGG) as one of its key European hubs, as it moves forward with the international expansion of its “delivery in 5 days” service. Alibaba took control of the China-based logistics network in 2017, when its increased its stake from 47 to 51 percent in a deal that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 31, 2018

Last chance! Today is last day of ACW’s Reader Survey

There’s not much time left! Today, May 25, is the final day to make your voice heard and help shape the content of future issues of Air Cargo World. As the most important parts of this magazine, you need to step up and enter you feedback about how we represent in the air cargo industry. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 25, 2018

Power 25: Stability at the top, churn at the bottom

Stability at the top As expected, DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding stands alone and almost untouchable at the top of the pyramid, with nearly 2.25 million tonnes handled in 2017. Kuehne + Nagel was a distant second, but it still managed to increase its throughput by 20 percent, to 1.57 million tonnes. “Overall, you’ve […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25: 3 Forwarders to Watch in 2019

CEVA Logistics (No. 13) For the last several years, CEVA Logistics has struggled to control its mounting debt issues. Then, less than a month after its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) on the Swiss stock exchange in April of this year, the Dutch logistics firm raised about US$1.2 billion and released generally positive figures for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

Power 25 Charts: 2017’s largest forwarders by airfreight metric tonnes

About the Power 25 The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2017 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2017 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 24, 2018

DHL, Rail Cargo Group, expand China’s ‘Belt-Road’ plan with new Chengdu-Vienna route

In a deal spanning six countries and two continents, DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF), the airfreight forwarding arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Austria’s Rail Cargo Group (RCG) to develop an intermodal rail network between Austria and China, extending China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to redevelop […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 15, 2018

Silk Way West Airlines further expands routes, adds two 747 aircraft

At the end of April , Azerbaijani carrrier Silk Way West added twice weekly flights between Liége and the carrier’s connecting hub in Baku, as part of its planned  expansion strategy. “The aim is to further knit our European network by adding more destinations and maintaining a denser schedule in order to offer our customers […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 14, 2018

YHZ capitalizes on perishables to break cargo volume record

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), the Canadian airport authority operating Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in Nova Scotia, released 2017 financial results that indicate a 2.2 percent increase in metric tonnes shipped at the airport. While growth is down from 4.1 percent last year, in terms of volume, which was 34,051 tonnes handled in 2017, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 10, 2018

Volume growth at Pactl raises expectations

Over the past decade, Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) has grown in importance in the air freight universe to the point that it is now the second busiest airport in the world for international cargo, behind only Hong Kong (HKG), and the third busiest for total cargo, lagging only Hong Kong and Memphis (MEM). Pactl, […]
  • David Harris
  • May 7, 2018
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