FedEx Express acquires express division of Israel-based 3PL

This week, FedEx Express said it is procuring the international express business of Israel-based 3PL, Flying Cargo Group (FC), after almost 30 years of cooperation between the companies. Bert Nappier, president of FedEx Express Europe and CEO of Israel-based forwarding company TNT, said the acquisition will leverage the firms’ long-time relationship to offer customers “a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • 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

16 dead in Saha Airlines crash near Tehran

At around 8:30 a.m. of Jan. 14 local time, a B707 military aircraft operated by Saha Airlines that was carrying meat in route from Manas Airport (FRU) to Payam Airport (PYK) crashed into a residential area near Tehran, killing 16 of the 17 people onboard. One survivor is in critical condition at a local hospital. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 14, 2019

Fire breaks out at STL terminal

Update: Initial reports indicated that Southwest Airlines Cargo operated out of terminal 1, where the fire broke out. In fact, Southwest Airlines operates out of Terminal 2 at St. Louis International, and was unaffected by the fire.  Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out in the terminal 1 at St. Louis International Airport’s (STL) yesterday […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 14, 2019

Union-backed security strikes at German airports disrupt cargo ops

Following strikes at Berlin’s Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SXF) airports on Jan. 7, more German union-backed strikes took place yesterday, Jan. 10, at Cologne (CGN), Dusseldorf (DUS) and Stuttgart (STR) airports. About 600 flights at the three airports were cancelled yesterday, according to FlightStats. Germany’s largest trade union, Verdi, is in continued negotiations with the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 11, 2019

Lynden goes (way) down under to serve 7th continent [VIDEO]

It’s often impressive when a carrier or freight forwarder can say it is large enough to provide air cargo service to five or six continents across the globe. But how many can say they have flown goods to all seven? At the end of November 2018, in the long daylight hours of the Southern Hemisphere’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 11, 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

Cargo pallet catches fire at HKG, cause uncertain

On Jan. 8, a cargo pallet caught fire at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Cause of the fire remains uncertain, but airport authorities have arrested a man connected to the incident for further questioning. The cargo pallet caught fire outside HKG’s midfield terminal while awaiting loading onto a Hong Kong Airlines plane set for Taipei […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 10, 2019

Oman Air Cargo digitalizes communications with CHAMP

Oman Air Cargo is the latest carrier to jump onboard the digitalization train by offering its customers electronic access to its capacity via Traxon cargoHUB, a digital messaging platform for carriers and forwarders from U.S.-based IT firm CHAMP. The platform is compatible with IATA’s electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative, called e-Freight, which aims to replace […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 10, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo, LATAM launch new South American routes

Two airlines are kicking off the year with new cargo routes in Latin America – this week, LATAM and Emirates SkyCargo announcing new services connecting their respective hubs to new destinations in the region. LATAM’s new route will link Santiago (SCL) to Chicago (ORD) starting on Feb. 19, addressing the growing demand for South American […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 10, 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

AirAsia X, Unilode extend ULD partnership

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysia-based carrier Air Asia, and Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions, have extended their unit load device (ULD) management agreement to 2023, the companies announced today. This renewal marks the second extension of the partnership over the past ten years. With the extension of the agreement, which began in 2009, Unilode […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 9, 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
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