Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

On Saturday, Lufthansa Cargo will launch a route that flies to Europe and Africa through Natal, Brazil – what company officials describe as an emblematic route that showcases how the German carrier is trying to refine its South American network for more direct connections. Specifically, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F will fly Frankfurt–Dakar–São Paulo Viracopos (VCP)–Natal–Dakar–Frankfurt once […]

Report refutes claims of Gulf carrier interference

Research and a subsequent report by Washington, D.C.-based consultancy Edgeworth Economics, commissioned on behalf of Etihad Airways, claimed the Gulf carrier’s services to the United States have actually increased traffic numbers for the U.S.-based carriers. The study claimed that passenger numbers for Delta Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have increased by 18 percent, or […]

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freight industry. The magazine was acquired […]

Chinese New Year boosts volume, but rates stay low

The airfreight frenzy that usually precedes the Chinese New Year provided a jolt to January volumes in the Asia Pacific market this year, partly because of the later-than-usual start of the festivities (February 19) and partly due to the West Coast port crisis in the United States. However, activity on this major trade route failed […]

West Coast ports reopen to months-long backlog

Following a nine-month-long dispute over an extended labor contract between port owners and longshoremen, 29 ports along the West Coast of the United States are back to full capacity when a new five-year contract was tentatively agreed to on Friday. Delays created by the temporary closures and repeated slowdowns at the ports over the last […]

Port crisis: Scramble for capacity before Chinese New Year

In a nightmare scenario for shippers, forwarders, manufacturers and retailers – but a golden opportunity for charter carriers – the U.S. West Coast port crisis has intensified just before the President’s Day weekend in the United States and a week before the annual factory closures for Chinese New Year, causing many suppliers to scramble for […]
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