Flexport’s expanded HKG-ORD air service to resume after Chinese New Year

After launching its weekly Private Air Service (PAS) from Hong Kong International (HKG) to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) in early January, San Francisco-based digital forwarder Flexport is getting ready to resume its service after the Chinese Lunar New Year lull. The expected return to service will be Feb. 23, according to Neel Jones Shah, Flexport’s senior […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2019

dnata furthers investment in freight forwarding

Today, dnata furthered its investment in freight forwarding by purchasing stake in two companies – a 50 percent stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5 percent stake in France-based Bolloré Logistics LLC, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from UAE-based Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 6, 2019

WorldACD: December a ‘double whammy’ as growth shrinks

In its end-of-the-year analysis of the international air cargo market, WorldACD called the month of December – prepare to wince – a “double whammy.” According to the report, air cargo volume growth and yield growth were both negative, year-over-year, during the month. WorldACD said that the last week of 2018 was “particularly worrisome,” noting that […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 1, 2019

Cargo operations freeze at U.K., U.S. airports

This week, cargo operations for airports and carriers in the United States and United Kingdom are in a deep freeze as Storm Jayden barrels through the U.S. and polar vortex winds hit both countries, resulting in flight delays, cancellations and cargo embargoes. U.S. airports suffering flight delays and cancellations include Atlanta (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 30, 2019

CHAMP, Icelandair participate in pilot for Canadian cargo screening

The Luxembourg-based IT firm CHAMP Cargosystems, which has been gaining traction in the digital freight-booking realm, is participating in a government initiative in Canada to share screening data for improved security. The IT company and Icelandair Cargo teamed up for Transport Canada’s Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) pilot, which is equivalent to the Air Cargo Advanced Screening […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 24, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019

Announcing the Cargo Facts Asia agenda

This week, our sister publication Cargo Facts released the agenda for the Cargo Facts Asia 2019, to be held in Shanghai on April 15-17 at the Langham Shanghai. This year’s panel discussions will explore industry trends, opportunities, and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. With the rise of own-operated networks, increasing China-U.S. trade regulations, and China’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 15, 2019

16 dead in Saha Airlines crash near Tehran

At around 8:30 a.m. of Jan. 14 local time, a B707 military aircraft operated by Saha Airlines that was carrying meat in route from Manas Airport (FRU) to Payam Airport (PYK) crashed into a residential area near Tehran, killing 16 of the 17 people onboard. One survivor is in critical condition at a local hospital. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 14, 2019

November air cargo demand plateaus for Asia-Pacific carriers

Soon after WorldACD released data at the end of last year indicating a surprising slowdown in air cargo demand for the month of November 2018, the preliminary report for the same month from Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today indicated similarly flat year-over-year demand in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the November 2017 figures that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 7, 2019

FedEx drops plans to serve Cuba, citing chilled U.S. relations

In another sign of cooling relations between the United States and Cuba, FedEx Corp. said yesterday that it will no longer pursue scheduled cargo service to the Caribbean island nation, ending a more-than-two-year effort to establish overnight courier service to the former Cold War adversary. According to Bloomberg, FedEx issued a statement on Wednesday, saying […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 3, 2019

Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 1, 2019

WorldACD: Do modest November volumes indicate a 2019 slowdown?

One of the more reliable annual air cargo results in recent years has been a healthy rise in volumes for November, indicating the results of the busy shipping events surrounding “11.11” in China and “Black Friday/Cyber Monday” in the United States. But according to analysis released today by WorldACD, November has not performed quite as […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 31, 2018

November rates ‘highest of last 4 peak seasons,’ Drewry finds

Trans-Pacific airfreight rates hit a four-year high of US$3.18 per kilogram during the month of November – a 5 percent jump from October and a 2 percent year-over-year increase, according to Drewry’s latest East-West Index report. Philip Damas, director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics consultancy arm of Drewry, said that, while the industry’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 21, 2018

3 logistics companies weigh in on the potential of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With peak season upon us and the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer, the anticipation surrounding the potential impact to affected supply chains connecting the United Kingdom to the European Union. is growing uneasily. At present, there have been few updates from U.K. or E.U. officials regarding their progress on trade negotiations, leaving the logistics community […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018
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