Cargo Facts 2018: The peak marches on

SAN DIEGO—Following airfreight’s stellar performance in 2017 and the ongoing growth so far in 2018, industry there are concerns about slower growth in recent months, as well as potential damage to the air cargo market from the global trade war. Not panelists at today’s Cargo Facts Symposium, held by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael disrupts traffic across U.S. Southeast

In a region still soggy from the historic floods from Hurricane Florence last month, airlines, airports and logistics companies across the Southeastern United States are busy handling the delays, closures and power outages that followed yesterday’s landfall of Hurricane Michael in the Florida panhandle. The strong Category 4 hurricane slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast southeast […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 11, 2018

DHL says Japan’s airfreight sector, China’s import demand both growing

Today, DHL released its growth forecasts for Japan and China for the fourth quarter on 2018, which anticipate moderate growth in both countries, albeit at more moderate rates than in past quarters.  The report also found a notable uptick in demand for airfreight in Japan – this, despite industry concerns about current trans-Pacific trade tensions. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 8, 2018

Into & Out of Africa: Links to China are rewriting the rules of African airfreight

Mere hours after being offloaded from an inbound flight originating at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport (CAN), a case of cell phones has already been processed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s (NBO) new express center. They now sit at the edge of an off-airport warehouse, waiting for pickup to continue their journey over land. In the […]
  • Molly Thompson
  • October 3, 2018

NAFTA is out, USMCA is in

The United States and its North American trade partners have finally agreed on concrete parameters of a new trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The last-minute deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), came after over a year of suspense that has intensified over the last month, after the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 2, 2018

Shifting Trade Winds: How trends, tariffs and tech create new cargo routes

As the peak season kicks into high gear, the freighters line up on the apron to be loaded with the newest basketball shoes, electronics and toys for the fourth quarter holiday rush. Nearby, companies such as Intel, Foxconn, LG, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and Puma have been pumping out products at full capacity for months. Now, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 1, 2018

K+N opens Central Asia offices for O&G market

With the rise in demand for oil and gas (O&G) exploration in the Central Asian region, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened two new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Swiss logistics giant has shown recent interest in the two Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, which have each shown annual GDP growth […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2018

Trade grows globally, but at slower pace, says DHL index

In spite of the chill wind blowing from the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and recent tariff escalations, the latest reports from DHL’s Global Trade Barometer index shows that world trade will continue to grow over the next three months, albeit at a slower pace, the Germany-based integrator said. According to the latest forecast from DHL’s index, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2018

BDP Logistics expands African presence with 4th Egypt offce

Philadelphia-based logistics company BDP International has opened its fourth office in the hub city of Port Said, Egypt – its 150th office internationally – further bolstering its presence in Africa. “Africa has been poised as the next frontier for supply chains,” said BDP’s managing director of Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Fikret Ersoy. “We now […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 25, 2018

DHL GF adds LCL service for ‘One Belt, One Road’ rail link to China

DHL Global Forwarding is launching a trans-Eurasian, less-than-container load (LCL) railway service between Duisburg, Germany, and Chengdu, China, with a 29-day lead time. The move will expand China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which aims to connect European and Asian economies via railway along the ancient “Silk Road” route. Launched in 2015, the US$4-8 trillion […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 25, 2018

Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

With ‘restocking’ over, IATA predicts slow growth, higher yields in H2

The air cargo industry must prepare for slower growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in the second half of 2018, but should have stronger yields, thanks to high aircraft utilization that may offset rising costs, according to IATA’s latest “Cargo Chartbook” report for the third quarter. In the Q3 report, IATA said annual growth in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 13, 2018

Kerry Logistics adds subsidiary in Pakistan under Belt-Road initiative

Today, Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics said it will expand its forwarding network to include Pakistan with a new subsidiary company, in a move that will address demand for South Asian trade stimulated by the China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). Kerry will offer block train and trucking services along the route, through Lanzhou Pacific Logistics, of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 10, 2018
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