Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM-Martinair squeak by with marginal growth in December

This week, two of Europe’s largest cargo carriers, Lufthansa Cargo and Air France-KLM-Martinair, released their results for December 2018, in which both saw increased traffic, despite an industry-wide plateau in peak-season demand – each reporting revenue-tonne-kilometer (RTK) growth of 0.4 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. While the marginal increases are an achievement in themselves, in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 11, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo reports 4 percent increase in 2018 traffic

Logistics companies and carriers are beginning to release their end-of-the-year results – one of the first being Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo, which moved 2.6 million tonnes of cargo during the year, a 4 percent increase over the 2.5 million tonnes it moved in 2017. One reason for the increase could be the expansion of its global network, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 9, 2019

Overall air cargo demand is flat, but certain pockets thrive

The 31-month streak of year-over-year increases in demand for air freight had to end sometime, and that time has now arrived, according to the latest roundup of November 2018 air cargo totals from IATA, as well as from cargo analysts WorldACD. However, while the current trade environment and flat macro-economic averages portray a grim picture […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 8, 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

Qatar Airways acquires 5 percent of China Southern Airlines shares

Today, Qatar Airways Group announced its on-market purchase of shares in China Southern Airlines Company Ltd., amounting to roughly 5 percent of the carrier’s total issued share capital. This new investment follows Qatar Airway’s fellow Oneworld member American Airlines’ own investment in China Southern in March 2017, when the U.S. carrier acquired a 2.76 percent […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 2, 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

The top 10 most-read Air Cargo World articles in 2018

With 2019 just a few days away, we at Air Cargo World would like to pause to reflect on this mostly positive but tumultuous year in air cargo – a year of airfreight traffic booms, labor concerns and a strong peak season, tempered by the chill winds of global protectionism and looming Brexit worries for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 28, 2018

European Shippers’ Council says U.K. logistics community needs more time for Brexit

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has joined the ranks of industry voices desperately warning of the potential repercussions from the March Brexit deadline. In a statement, the organization said it is advocating for a transitional period to allow governments and companies to “finalize their preparation at least until December 2020.” The council met at a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 27, 2018

Saudia Cargo ramps up specialty shipments during peak season

As part of Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” initiative, which, in part, calls for the hosting of more entertainment events across the kingdom in the next decade, Saudia Cargo has boosted its participation in the air transport of equipment for several large gatherings in the region, including a heritage festival, a circus, a motor sports race […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 26, 2018

Freighter race heats up during holiday cool-down

Today, as Air Cargo World pauses to celebrate the season with families and other loved ones, and supply-chain stakeholders breathe sighs of relief after the last of the Christmas packages complete their final-mile deliveries, it appears that the freighter market is just getting warmed up. As reported yesterday in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, China-based […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 25, 2018

New airport cluster emerges in Inland Empire

In the coming year, industry experts should keep their eye on southern California’s emerging airport cluster in the Inland Empire, as integrators increase their presence in the region. The So Cal cluster formerly comprised of Los Angeles (LAX), Ontario International (ONT) and San Diego International (SAN) airports. Now, San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) and March Air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 20, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018
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