Qatar Airways to grow South American freighter network

Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo is adding scheduled 777F flights to destinations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru beginning on Jan. 16, 2020, the carrier announced this week. The planned network expansion follows the delivery last week of the carrier’s twenty-first 777F from Boeing. Although QR Cargo already has stations at each of the four South […]

U-Freight brings e-commerce logistics product to Malaysia

Hong Kong-based logistics firm U-Freight Group is expanding its logistics product for e-commerce startups, launched in Hong Kong in March, to the Malaysian market. U-Freight will roll out the product, known as e+ Solutions, at its e-commerce fulfillment center in Penang in northwest Malaysia. The Penang facility already has the required hardware for processing and […]

Cargo Insights: ‘I get no respect!’ – Dangerfield or air cargo at LAX?

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield made a successful career by making light of his lack of respect from others. After hearing about delays in a long-awaited airport redevelopment project, it’s probably safe to say that air cargo stakeholders in Los Angeles now understand how Dangerfield felt. Unfortunately, the additional wait for the cargo facility overhaul […]

Cyber Monday shoppers are expected to spend record $9.4 billion

U.S. shoppers are on track to spend an estimated $9.4 billion on Cyber Monday – a record – boosting an already robust holiday shopping season. Consumers had dropped $473 million online as of 9 a.m. New York time, on track for an almost 19% increase over last year, according to Adobe Inc. The firm said […]

Airports report weak start to 4Q with mixed October volumes

Preliminary results for October airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for volumes to stabilize, the start of this year’s fourth quarter is not as positive as many would have hoped due to continued global trade tensions and political uncertainty. Regions posted mixed results […]

Cargolux lowers fuel surcharge from early December

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux will reduce its fuel surcharge on all shipments as of Dec. 2, 2019, the carrier said in an announcement on Monday. The carrier is decreasing its surcharge per kilo by €0.05, to €0.60 per kilo or the equivalent in local currency. The reduction follows an earlier increase to €0.65 per kilo […]

FedEx, UPS and Amazon prepare for short holiday season’s mad dash

Ready or not, this week marks the traditional beginning of the holiday season, which will be a huge test for the last mile with a shorter holiday season – 26 days compared to 32 days last year – and forecasted record volumes. FedEx expects to move a record 33 million packages this Cyber Monday and […]

Strategies for thriving in a volatile market [Podcast]

More year-over-year declines in airfreight traffic and cargo handles for October served to cap off a difficult 2019 for global logistics. However, plenty of opportunities are still available for those operators that can pinpoint creative solutions to recent challenges. In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, we spoke with Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Vice […]

DHL opens Foreign Trade Zone at JFK

DHL has opened its seventh Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the United States with the inauguration of its newest location at New York’s JFK Airport. The JFK location adds to DHL’s growing FTZ footprint, which includes locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles. According to a statement from DHL, its […]

Liège Airport advances cargo op digitalization with Alibaba Cloud’s Aviation Brain

Liège Airport (LGG) has entered a partnership with the technology subsidiary of Chinese e-tail giant Alibaba, Alibaba Cloud, to leverage the tech giant’s “Aviation Brain” AI platforms across airport operations and handling procedures. The move is intended to strengthen the airport’s regional hub status through increased operational efficiency and improved digitalization of cargo operations. LGG’s use of the technology […]

CEVA posts mixed results for 3Q

Following the beginning of French seafreight firm CMA CGA’s governance over Swiss 3PL CEVA Logistics at the start of this year, the Swiss 3PL has seen mixed results in its financial figures. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the CEVA Group increased significantly y-o-y to reach $125 million for the quarter period […]

American carriers report more traffic declines with move into 4Q

Americas-based carriers Delta Air Lines and LATAM Cargo shrugged off the move into peak season with continued drops in traffic during October 2019, and in LATAM’s case, reported an even larger year-over-year (y-o-y) decline than that seen in September. Taken on their own, the y-o-y declines mostly cap off an overall difficult year, but considering […]
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