Top 50 Cargo Airports: Growth and Improvements

HIGHER: THE BIG GET BIGGER For the most part, however, the year-long economic upturn in 2017 was clearly evident in the latest rankings. Among the top 10 airports, the only reshuffling of the order came for Ted Stevens Anchorage (ANC) which moved up a rank to No. 5 with a 6.7 percent rise in cargo, […]

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 […]

AirBridgeCargo names Liège Airport as new European hub

Three months after Volga-Dnepr Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new cargo hub at Liège Airport (LGG), the group’s Russian subsidiary, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), signed a 10-year lease at LGG to increase air cargo volumes to and from the airport and foster greater cooperation between the two parties. The airport said […]

August cargo volumes still growing, but at a slower pace

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the WorldACD have both released their analyses of international air cargo traffic for the month of August. Both organizations agree that August’s results are basically on track with growth reported in July, with some discrepancies on growth rates from region-to-region between to the two organizations’ findings. To find out […]

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, […]

DHL Express talks peak season projections, trade wars

CINCINNATI – This week, DHL Express hosted a tour of its facilities near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) – the “super hub” of DHL Americas. Air Cargo World toured its sorting facilities and sat down with DHL Express’ CEO of Americas, Mike Parra, to talk about the current trade climate, including protectionist policy and the logistics […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo volumes up 3 percent in first half of 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in cargo volumes during the first half of 2018, to 116,300 tonnes. Some highlights that contributed to the growth in volumes include the opening of its Pharma Zone at London Heathrow (LHR) during the fourth quarter of 2017 and confirmation of the airline’s Good Distribution Practice […]

BUD to construct new freight center

Budapest Airport (BUD) is expanding its freight handling capacity with the construction of a dedicated freight center called “Cargo City,” as part of the hub’s BUD:2020 Development Program that aims to “develop its role as the leading gateway in the Central Eastern European region.” The more than US$38 million investment will encompass a 20,000 square-meter […]

ACI’s finalized list of world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017

Yesterday, the Airport Council International (ACI) released its finalized list of the world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see ACI’s preliminary report, released in April). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million tonnes. Even though the each of the […]

Florence stalls in U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, causing greater local flooding

The 100-mile-per-hour winds have begun to subside as the Category 1 Hurricane Florence slowly crossed the North Carolina coast this afternoon, but the enormous rainfall the stalled system has dumped on the area remains the top logistics concern, as widespread coastal flooding (see map above) and a 10-foot-high storm surge have left at least 30,000 […]

American logistics companies brace for Florence supply chain disruptions

While Hurricane Florence appears to have weakened overnight to a Category 2 storm, it has maintained its vast size and slowed its forward momentum this morning, making the risk of serious supply chain  disruption even worse as it makes landfall later today in the Carolinas, bringing expected storm surges topping 10 feet along with rain […]
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