Following the Pack: Reassessing often-overlooked cool-chain packaging

On Dec. 13, Southwest Airlines flight 3606 was 35,000 feet above Idaho en route from Seattle to Dallas when the captain announced to passengers that the plane was turning around and heading back to SeaTac – a measure that is only taken in the most critical of circumstances. In fact, the incident made headlines on […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 6, 2019

CEVA’s preliminary results for 2018 point to future growth, reduced debt

Calling 2018 a year rocked by “structural changes” and activity to deleverage debt, CEVA Logistics AG released preliminary results on Monday for the year ended Dec. 31, 2018, suggesting that revenues grew during the year, albeit not quite as strongly as the revenues from the previous year. CEVA’s full 2018 results are not expected to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 5, 2019

C.H. Robinson’s Q4 profits rise, but perishables disappoint

C.H. Robinson, one of the largest North American freight companies, today reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the full year, but delivered disappointing results in its perishables segment. Overall revenue increased 4.5 percent, to US$4.1 billion in Q4, while net revenues rose 13 percent to $713.8 million, compared to the previous […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 30, 2019

India pursues airfreight development, HYD announces plans to double capacity

Today, Indian authorities announced that Indian airport operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) – a joint venture company established between the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Telangana and Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad – is in the process of doubling its cargo handling capacity at Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) over the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 29, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019

Forwarders step up to prepare for ‘hard Brexit’

Following the rejection of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal agreement, in a statement today the British International Freight Association (BIFA) recommended its members prepare for what it expects will be “a hard Brexit.” With the March 29 deadline for Brexit rapidly approaching, freight forwarders are facing the difficult fact that, in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2019

ABC reports 2 percent volume growth in 2018

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group’s all-cargo carrier, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) reported 2018 cargo volumes up two percent year-over-year, to just over 700,000 tonnes. Despite the lackluster growth overall,  AirBridgeCargo said higher-value specialty cargo volumes grew 25 percent y-o-y. While the marginal increase sounds slight compared to AirBridgeCargo’s double-digit growth rates of recent years, the figure isn’t far […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 15, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM-Martinair squeak by with marginal growth in December

This week, two of Europe’s largest cargo carriers, Lufthansa Cargo and Air France-KLM-Martinair, released their results for December 2018, in which both saw increased traffic, despite an industry-wide plateau in peak-season demand – each reporting revenue-tonne-kilometer (RTK) growth of 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. While the marginal increases are an achievement in themselves, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 11, 2019

Volume at LHR decreases 8 percent in December, y-o-y

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) released its end-of-the-year results, kicking off a highly anticipated 2019 (read: the year the Brexit ax drops) with some similarly anxiety-inducing cargo traffic figures. Volume at LHR during December decreased 3.6 percent to 132,005 tonnes, year-over-year, and was essentially flat, growing just 0.1 percent for the whole year, to 1.66 million […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 11, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo reports 4 percent increase in 2018 traffic

Logistics companies and carriers are beginning to release their end-of-the-year results – one of the first being Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo, which moved 2.6 million tonnes of cargo during the year, a 4 percent increase over the 2.5 million tonnes it moved in 2017. One reason for the increase could be the expansion of its global network, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 9, 2019

Overall air cargo demand is flat, but certain pockets thrive

The 31-month streak of year-over-year increases in demand for air freight had to end sometime, and that time has now arrived, according to the latest roundup of November 2018 air cargo totals from IATA, as well as from cargo analysts WorldACD. However, while the current trade environment and flat macro-economic averages portray a grim picture […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 8, 2019

November air cargo demand plateaus for Asia-Pacific carriers

Soon after WorldACD released data at the end of last year indicating a surprising slowdown in air cargo demand for the month of November 2018, the preliminary report for the same month from Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today indicated similarly flat year-over-year demand in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the November 2017 figures that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 7, 2019

8 executive moves that will impact air cargo in 2019

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… It’s a new CEO? Now that 2019 has arrived, Air Cargo World is looking back one more time to see which of the recent executive moves in 2018 will likely have the greatest impact on the transformation of airfreight logistics in the new year. While some of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 4, 2019

Chengdu is newest site for SF Express hub

SF Express plans to develop a cargo hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), following the Dec. 25 signing of a joint venture agreement between SF Express’ parent company SF Holdings, the Chengdu Municipal Government and Sichuan Airport Group, according to the municipal government. Once operational, the hub will operate as a multi-modal gateway to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 3, 2019
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