Announcing the Jet Fuel Innovation Summit agenda

Last week Air Cargo World’s parent company, Royal Media, announced a new industry opportunity, Jet Fuel Innovation Summit, planned for April 6-7 in Houston. This inaugural event will explore new strategies, technologies, products, and trends in jet fuel and global jet fuel management with a focus on innovation in the industry – a topic not […]

Appeals court rules for Atlas Air, Southern Air against pilot unions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, Atlas Air and Southern Air, in the carriers’ dispute with the union representing its pilots. The appeals court ruling follows earlier decisions by arbitrators also rendered in favor of the airlines, which found that the union, […]

Will Boeing soon bid farewell to 747 production?

Boeing’s 747 aircraft was the first widebody aircraft ever produced and has been in production for about 50 years, but with the recent parting out of the factory producing the jet’s fuselage sections, the tale of the Queen of the Skies may soon be coming to an end. As our sister publication Cargo Facts reported […]

BUD Cargo City handling facility completed

The handover of the new BUD Cargo City handling building at Budapest Airport (BUD) took place today, the airport announced. The new facility includes 16,600 square meters of warehouse space and 4,600 square meters of office space. The handling building is scheduled to begin operations on Jan. 6, 2020. The handover of the Cargo City’s […]

CCA’s Evangelakakis and Caristo say booming perishables market requires collaborative approach

LOS ANGELES – While global political uncertainty and trade tensions have applied downward pressure on general cargo volumes for 2019, stakeholders at this year’s Cool Chain Association Americas Conference contend that specialty perishable food products have seen continued growth. On the sidelines of the conference, Air Cargo World sat down with CCA Chairman and Cargolux […]

China Eastern to launch scheduled flights to Santiago

Beginning later this year, Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines will begin serving Santiago, Chile (SCL), with regular scheduled flights. The new flights will normalize the carrier’s seasonal perishable charters. Since 2013, China Eastern Logistics, the forwarder parent of China Cargo Airlines, has been directly organizing perishables exports from South America with airfreight transportation provided by its […]

Freight forwarder group launches GDP compliance training program

Freight forwarder network WCA launched a new compliance training program for Good Distribution Practice (GDP), aimed at freight forwarders involved in pharmaceutical logistics. The program was hosted by WCA Pharma, the specialty logistics group under WCA, whose members are required to be GDP compliant to retain their membership. The first training took place in Amsterdam […]

International express growth will moderate, but continue to outperform air cargo

Global air express growth has consistently outpaced general freight and airmail, and currently accounts for 17% of international air cargo traffic. Fueled by cross border e-commerce, shipment growth has accelerated in the past 5 years to 7.6%, but in our recent Air Express Market Outlook, we predict more moderate growth and increased pressure on yields […]

3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]

Voting now open for the 2020 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

It’s that time of year to reflect on the 2019 performance of your most frequently used carriers and airports. Air Cargo World’s annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey relies on input from you, the savvy logistics professional, to help determine the recipients of our annual Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards. ACE Award winners and the results […]

YTO and VietJet partner to enhance China-Vietnam logistics links

A delegation from YTO Dragon Investment, the investment arm of Hangzhou-based YTO Express, was in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this week to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with low-cost carrier VietJet Air. Alignment with YTO opens up the possibility of freighter flights between China and Vietnam operated by YTO’s airline affiliate, YTO Airlines, sources […]

Cargo Chat: DHL bringing forward cargo screening and security

Cargo security screening in the United States underwent a major change this year after the late 2018 approval of canine screening. The new screening measures were supportive of air cargo exports early in 2019 when members of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) worked without pay during a government shutdown and have continued to allow […]
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