CAL Cargo beginning 747F flights to Los Angeles

In the latest expansion to its scheduled freighter network into the United States, Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines is adding twice-weekly freighter service to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The scheduled service will begin operating on Oct. 2, arriving in LAX from the carrier’s hub at Liege Airport (LGG) on Wednesdays and Saturdays and departing LAX to […]

European carrier traffic for September reflects deteriorated global trade 

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for September against a backdrop of intensified downward pressure on global trade, as highlighted by IATA and WorldACD reports earlier this month. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.  For the first nine months […]

DHL Express plans €131 million expansion at Incheon Airport

DHL Express announced its largest-ever investment in South Korea with a €131 million expansion of its gateway at Incheon International Airport (ICN), according to a company statement on Tuesday. The expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022. The DHL Express hub next to ICN opened in 2008 and has since […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]

China-US trade war’s downward pressure on air cargo intensifies in August 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data indicating that cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.9% year-over-year in August. Year-to-date traffic is down 3.3% y-o-y. The further decline in traffic from last month suggests that downward pressure on air cargo intensified in August, despite the modest uptick seen in July.   Freight capacity rose 2.0% y-o-y in […]

El Al signs on to cargo.one

Israel’s flag carrier, El Al Israel Airline, has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one following a 12-week integration period, cargo.one announced on Oct. 10. The first cargo booking with El Al via cargo.one was made by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on a route from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Miami International Airport (MIA). According to the statement, […]

Mercury Air Cargo combats LAX congestion with CargoSprint SprintPass  

Mercury Air Cargo began implementing cargo communication and payment platform CargoSprint’s SprintPass at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) facilities on Oct. 1. The move is intended to decrease waiting times for freight forwarders picking up import shipments and support the flow of cargo through facilities as LAX faces continued congestion issues. SprintPass is a […]

Cargo Insights: Forwarders prove flexibility can overcome disruption

Like many travelers, I have become a rideshare convert from traditional taxicab transportation. The reasons for the switch range from increased ease and reliability for booking early rides, more competitive pricing, and my kids teaching me how to master the app on my mobile phone. But despite these benefits and my newfound preference, I still […]

The China-Russia connection: E-commerce demand supports a booming trade lane

Chinese express carriers have been making waves in the air cargo business for some time now, rapidly building up their freighter operations and innovating domestic express operations. Still, despite being the base for two of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – JD.com, which is often compared to Amazon for the high degree of control it […]

AirBridgeCargo recertified for CEIV Pharma

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines was recertified under the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). The two-day audit took place at ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) and covered all internal processes of ABC’s pharma handling. AirBridgeCargo was the first Russian airline certified […]

Air cargo’s peak season – promising or a bust?

A year that started with great uncertainty will likely end the same. As we head into the traditional peak season, the world is faced with increasing trade barriers and weakening demand for goods. Global manufacturing activity is hovering dangerously close to contraction for many countries and for some countries, including the United States, contraction has […]
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