Heavyweight Air Express to handle American Airlines Cargo UAE sales

American Airlines Cargo selected Heavyweight Air Express (HAE) as its general sales agent (GSA) in the United Arab Emirates, switching from its previous GSA, Airline Cargo Resources after that group chose to downsize its Middle East operations. In mid-2016, American also chose HAE as its GSA for several countries across Africa, including South Africa and […]

Atlas Air calls Teamsters’ warnings of pilot shortage a ‘pressure’ campaign

Atlas Air has called warnings by the Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the carrier’s pilots, “part of an overall campaign from the pilots and their union to put public pressure on the company with respect to its next labor contract.” The union has warned that the carrier’s unwillingness to meet contract demands is increasing attrition, […]

Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growth to new freighter flights serving […]

With passenger ops in doldrums, Cathay turns to cargo for good news

First came the Persian Gulf and mainland Chinese carriers. Then the low-cost competition kicked in. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific posted its worst first-half loss in at least two decades as it continues to lose passengers to its rivals. With no improvement in conditions expected this year, cargo was the only bright spot in Cathay Pacific’s otherwise […]

Emirates launches new ‘White Cover’ cold-chain thermal shield

What do you do when you want to keep ULDs cold in the desert heat? Paint them white. That’s part of the reasoning behind DuPont’s new “White Cover Xtreme” thermal shield released this week by Emirates SkyCargo. The Xtreme thermal shield, the newest version of the “White Cover” line the partnership launched in April 2016, […]

eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, was that e-AWB implementation is no […]

IAG Cargo to add capacity into Nashville, other U.S. cities in 2018

IAG Cargo is adding cargo capacity between the U.K. and United States, with the introduction of a new direct service to Nashville and increased frequencies to other U.S. destinations. Starting May 2018, a British Airways 787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated U.S. gateways to […]

LATAM Cargo fails to capture Latin American cargo upswing

Latin American economies are turning the corner, at least if airfreight is any indicator, yet beleaguered LATAM can’t seem to catch the momentum, posting a meager 0.8 percent year-over-year  growth in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) in July. LATAM’s strategy of cutting capacity in the face of dwindling demand for its cargo product seems to be […]

Delta Cargo expands cold-chain offerings with Envirotainer RAP e2

After becoming the first United States-based global carrier to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling in July, Delta Cargo continues to invest in expanding its cold-chain offerings for pharma transport. Most recently, the company announced that it has received approval to carry the Envirotainer RAP e2 on its […]

Cargolux moves forward with Luxembourg headquarters

Luxembourg-based all-cargo airline Cargolux is moving forward with plans for a headquarters adjacent to its maintenance hangar in Luxembourg the company announced, bringing its employees together in a central location. Including crews and maintenance staff, Cargolux employs about 1,400 people in Luxembourg. The headquarters building will provide space for administrative staff and house the airline’s […]

CargoLogicAir’s first scheduled route to carry 200 tonnes per week to Mexico

Later this month, British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) will begin twice-weekly U.K.-to-Mexico service – the first scheduled cargo route the carrier has offered – linking Mexico City to markets in the United States, via Atlanta, and the carrier’s London-based hub. CLA’s new route, to begin Aug. 19, offers a total cargo capacity of more than […]

Qatar Airways to expand Latin America with cargo-friendly flights

While it still struggles with a Saudi-led boycott of trade with several Middle East nations, Qatar Airways is looking elsewhere and following through on its planned expansion of operations in Latin America. The Doha-based carrier announced plans to offer passenger flights on cargo-friendly A350-900 widebodies from Doha to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago, beginning next […]

UPS to launch Returns Manager tool for e-commerce

Beginning in August, UPS will launch a free online tool giving e-commerce merchants options to customize return shipments. The tool, called UPS Returns Manager, will give merchant customers the option to print return shipping labels directly through the UPS website or at UPS stores. The tool is scheduled to launch on Aug. 14 in the […]

Air Canada’s Tim Strauss on the need for a common cargo language

Despite today’s climate of limited government and deregulation, there is at least one industry –airfreight forwarding – that may need regulations and standardization to ensure that it has a future, said Tim Strauss, the new vice president of cargo at Air Canada. While much of the industry is talking about the need for innovation, Strauss […]