Slow trade lingers in European carrier traffic stats for July 

In July’s first look, European carriers reported mixed results, indicating that the impact of protectionist policies on global trade and major carriers’ traffic lingers. Both Lufthansa Group and Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while International Airlines Group’s July performance was flat, in comparison to 2018. Only Turkish Cargo reported significant volume growth for the month.  For the first […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 13, 2019

Forwarders’ focus turns to margins in the uncertain global environment

Now that the major freight forwarders have reported their earnings for the first half of 2019, a look at the market finds one of lower airfreight volumes and positive oceanfreight volumes. However, the lesson learned from years past was that volumes do not always equate to profit. Today, the focus is on profits. Simple common […]
  • Cathy Roberson
  • August 12, 2019

HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

HONG KONG – Freighter flights have continued to depart and arrive at HKG as usual, despite a flight stoppage ordered by Hong Kong’s airport authority today. However, cargo was booked to fly on many of the canceled passenger flights, and so shipments moving in the belly hold will likely encounter delays in the days to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 12, 2019

Qantas Freight expands Australia Post agreement

The cargo branch of Australian carrier Qantas, Qantas Freight, announced the expansion of its AU$1 billion (US$675 million) domestic and international airfreight agreement with Australia Post to support growing e-commerce demand for parcel shipment. Under the seven-year agreement, Australia Post will have access to space on Qantas Freight’s freighter fleet, as well as priority access […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 12, 2019

Turkish Cargo growth continues in July  

Turkish Cargo’s preliminary figures for July show the carrier has continued to outpace the overall air cargo market with continued growth, even in the volatile global political-economic environment.   Turkish Cargo reported a 12.2% y-o-y increase in cargo volumes during July, to just over 134,000 tonnes. For the first seven months of 2019, cargo volumes are up […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 12, 2019

More than strikes, CAAC warning could deal direct blow to Cathay Pacific Cargo

HONG KONG – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has just issued what it called a “severe safety warning” to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific in response to what it perceived as “safety risks recently exposed” by the airline. If enforced, the warning could impact not only flights connecting mainland China, but potentially Cathay flights […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 9, 2019

21 Air to begin US-Mexico cargo ops

After receiving approval from the United States Department of Transportation, North Carolina-based cargo carrier 21 Air plans to begin scheduled cargo operations between the U.S. and Mexico. The carrier operates two 767 freighters and “looks forward to entering into a long-term ACMI contract with a multi-billion airline group and a global player,” the carrier said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2019

Amazon petitions FAA for commercial drone ops exemption 

In addition to wide- and narrowbody freighters joining the Amazon Air fleet, Prime Air drones may soon begin delivering Amazon purchases directly to customer doorsteps. Next in the series of the broader air cargo industry’s commercial drone saga, Amazon Prime Air submitted a petition to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday that, if approved, would enable the carrier to conduct commercial delivery […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 9, 2019

Vienna’s cargo-partner to open new iLogistics Center in Slovenia 

Vienna-based logistics provider cargo-partner announced the completion of its new iLogistics Center near Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia, earlier this week.  The company’s iLogistics Center consists of 25,000 square meters of warehouse space and 4,000 square meters of office space and will serve cargo-partner’s clients in Slovenia and other Central and Southeast European countries.   The warehouse has 44 truck loading docks […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 9, 2019

Air France-KLM traffic declines continue into July 

Today, Air France-KLM released its preliminary figures for July traffic, marking a continued decline in demand seen during June.  Traffic for the European carrier declined by 5.8% y-o-y to 694 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM saw similar declines in traffic of 5.7% y-o-y to 317 million FTKs and 5.9% to 377 million FTKs, respectively, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 8, 2019

Delta Cargo traffic continues downhill slide in July

Delta Air Lines reported another decline in traffic for its cargo division during July. The carrier’s cargo traffic declined by 8.5% year-over-year during July, and 8.1% year-to-date. Traffic for July stood at about 180 million cargo ton miles, or 263 million freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). Although still down from July 2018, traffic declines have slowed […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 8, 2019

Canada invests in cargo expansion at Moncton Airport

Canada’s government is investing in cargo expansions at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in New Brunswick, Transport Canada announced yesterday. The government announced an investment of CA$8.34 million (US$6.30 million) to improve cargo infrastructure at YQM and “move Canadian goods to international markets more efficiently.” The investment will go toward: Expansion of Apron […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 8, 2019

CSafe opens cool-container service center near Amsterdam 

Today, U.S.-based CSafe Global expanded its footprint in Europe with the announcement it had opened a new service center in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.   The new facility is located 9 minutes by road from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and is designed to service inbound and outbound traffic of the company’s active temperature-controlled container models, CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP, used by carriers at the airport.   CSafe’s RAP […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 8, 2019

FedEx ends ground-delivery deal with Amazon

FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in a statement. The decision quickens the company’s retreat from the largest online […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • August 7, 2019
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