US domestic air cargo grows 2% through Oct 2019 — but unevenly

Overall US domestic tonnage increased by 2% percent in the first 10 months of 2019, but while some carriers and airports posted large gains, others have seen significant decline. Cargo Facts Consulting has analyzed the most recent release of Form 41 t-100 market data and discusses where and why the growth picture is so mixed. […]

Delta DASH Door-to-Door: a critical assessment

Over the past months, Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its DASH Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

Tech startup Komodal breaks into airfreight

In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, Southern California-based data integration startup Komodal’s co-founder Julia Pasternack discusses the company’s work to digitalize and improve transparency across multi-modal logistics operations. The startup has already done work to help alleviate congestion for stakeholders operating out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors and […]

Airports’ November volumes signal potential turning point for industry

Airports across the world have released information on November cargo volumes, showing improvements to volumes to end a difficult year. Although the seasonal uptick in volume during the holidays is to be expected, IATA pointed out in its monthly trend report that load factors’ steady improvement by 2 to 2.5 percentage points from August to […]

SF Express seeks to expand Indian market base with new service

SF Airlines, SF Express’ carrier arm, has launched a second direct cargo flight to India, this time connecting Shenzhen (SZX) to New Delhi (DEL), effective as of Dec. 31, 2019. The new service operates twice weekly onboard the company’s 747-400 freighter aircraft with capacity for around 400 tonnes of cargo weekly. The new SZX-DEL route […]

Dimerco investment in Elanders Group subsidiary aimed at expanding global ops

Taiwan-based Dimerco Express Group has announced a joint venture with a 25% investment in Swedish public company Elanders Group’s German subsidiary ITG Air & Sea GmbH, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The subsidiary investment is intended to allow both companies to expand their 25-year-long business cooperation in support of growing their respective global operations. ITG Air […]

Consultant Insight: Will 2020 be life changing or mean life support for air cargo?

Will 2020 begin with improving air cargo volumes? It’s possible, especially with easier year-over-year volume comparisons. According to IATA data, December 2018 marked the beginning of international freight tonne kilometers (FTK) declines that lasted through at least October 2019 (latest data available), except for March when FTKs increased by a paltry 0.1%. There are a […]

Cargo Insights: Do you have an appointment?

The dentist’s office just called to confirm my appointment for a semiannual checkup next week. The reminder is always welcome, since missing the appointed time puts me back in the queue, delaying treatment and disrupting schedules on both sides. Appointments are essential because if everyone just showed up unexpectedly at the dentist’s office, there would […]

Getting parcels home for the holidays with DHL [Podcast]

With the holiday season well underway, air cargo and logistics are seeing their seasonal boost in volumes when consumer buying habits pick up for the holidays. To avoid any logistical hiccups, integrators have prepared their infrastructure, networks and capacity to meet the forecasted record volumes expected this shorter holiday season. In this episode of On […]

Consultant Insight: Middle East outlook for 2020 is promising

A flurry of activity from forwarders and logistics providers has focused on the Middle East region of late.  Kerry Logistics opened a new office in Bahrain as well as a new bonded logistics facility in Dubai. Meanwhile, DB Schenker and DHL Express, both of which took advantage of free trade areas around airports, opened a […]

Etihad Cargo attains CEIV Fresh certification

Etihad Cargo has attained its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Fresh (CEIV Fresh) certification, which was unveiled at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) World Cargo Symposium in March 2019. The CEIV Fresh certification applies to Etihad’s airline operations, as well as its cargo handling and warehousing at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). According […]

Santa’s logistics elves make major moves to get presents out

With sleigh bells ringing and parcels scanning, the holiday season has Santa’s logistics helpers planning. As the holidays approach, air cargo and logistics are seeing their seasonal boost in volumes when consumer buying habits pick up for the holidays. To avoid the logistics debacle of yuletide past that left some customers gift-less and upset, integrators […]

European carriers see bleak November traffic

As if ending the year with a sigh, European carriers’ mixed preliminary traffic results for November reflect the general market weakness seen over the course of 2019 due to global trade uncertainty. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. […]
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