Unilode boxes up IATA’s Innovation Award at WCS [VIDEO]

After a full week of meetings and panel discussion about innovations in the air cargo arena – many of which focused on the management and tracking of unit load devices (ULDs) – IATA’s 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) ended with the announcement that ULD management firm, Unilode Aviation Solutions, was named the winner of this […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 18, 2019

Air New Zealand tracking technology delivers worldwide visibility [VIDEO]

New Zealand’s national carrier is installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices (ULDs), as well as more than 100 readers at 29 airports for which it provides cargo services around the world. The technology is provided by Core Transport Technologies, which installs its low-energy Bluetooth devices into […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

The 2016 Freight 50: Analysis of top cargo carriers

For most of the top 10 carriers on the Freight 50 list, growth was relatively static. Cathay Pacific, for example, managed a 5.4 percent increase in overall traffic to reach 10.59 billion FTKs, thanks to its ability to capitalize on “very strong” trans-Pacific demand in early 2015, said Mark Sutch, general manager, cargo sales and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

Buoyant Kiwis enjoy high yields, but can it last?

Don’t look now, but Air New Zealand (ANZ) is in expansion mode. In early March, the airline announced the resumption of flights to Osaka this coming November, ending a three-year hiatus that began when its Japan flights were consolidated in Tokyo during a weak market. The announcement came not long after the launch of new […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • April 6, 2016

Air China settles for US$50 million in cartel litigation

Air China and Air China Cargo have agreed to pay a US$50 million settlement as part of the ongoing Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, per Kaplan Fox and Kilsheimer, the law firm that has been involved in the class action for almost 10 years. Along with co-counsel Robins Kaplan LLP, over 12 million pages […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 5, 2016

Polar Air Cargo settles in price-fixing class-action

The class-action lawsuit involving global price-fixing of fuel and other surcharges from 2000 to 2006 continues to wind down nearly a decade after the alleged transgressions occurred. This week, Polar Air Cargo, LLC, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have agreed to settle with the plaintiffs for US$100 million, which is the second-largest settlement amount to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 8, 2016

Cathay reaches settlement in Canadian cartel case

The saga of the alleged air cargo price-fixing cartel that stretches back to 2006 has reached one more milestone, as Cathay Pacific Airlines reached a US$4.5 million settlement in the civil antitrust class action brought against it and other airlines in Canada. “Cathay Pacific does not admit any unlawful conduct, wrongdoing or liability in the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 30, 2015

Air carrier antitrust case holdouts will go to court

Four cargo airlines that have not settled in the long-running air cargo antitrust case will have their day in court. The four holdouts – Air China Ltd./Air China Cargo Co. Ltd.; Air India Ltd.; Air New Zealand Ltd.; and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc./Polar Air Cargo, LLC/Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. – will meet in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 3, 2015

Cargo cartel case now a class action

A case that has dragged on for nearly a decade has recently been given new life, thanks to a ruling by the U.S. District Court. Shippers seeking damages against carriers that colluded to fix fuel and security surcharges between Jan. 1, 2000, and Sept. 30, 2006, were granted class-action status on July 10. The airlines […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 15, 2015

Anti-trust settlements top US$1 billion

Kaplan Fox, one of four co-lead counsels representing the plaintiffs in the antitrust allegations leveled at several air carriers, has revealed that a US$99 million settlement has been made with EVA Airways, which brings the total aggregate settlements in the long-running legal action to more than $1 billion. Litigation is still pending against four of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 4, 2015

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

Last fall, Air New Zealand flight NZ057 was at the terminal on Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, preparing for a three-hour flight home to Auckland. For this leg of the flight, the cargo handler, Air Terminal Services (ATS), owned by the Fiji government, was tasked with loading 13 ULDs full of 27 tons of cargo into […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2015

Bees buzz over to Vancouver

China Southern Airlines and Air New Zealand cooperated on interlining of live honey bees from Auckland, New Zealand, via Los Angeles to Vancouver. During April and May, five shipments of live bees weighing 8.2 tonnes were transferred via LAX. The livestock interline project took four weeks. The honey bees originated in New Zealand. They were […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 26, 2014

Air New Zealand Cargo moves to dnata City

Air New Zealand Cargo moved its London Heathrow operations closer to the airport, to dnata City at London Heathrow. The carrier moved into Unit Three of the cargo logistics center after 17 years at its previous handling unit. “Being the launch customer for this state-of-the-art facility shows we are really moving with the times,” said Finlay McArthur, […]
  • February 27, 2014

The week in brief

Avia Solutions Group, a global provider of aviation business services, signed a cooperation agreement with Rostec, a Russian state-owned holding company. Both companies agreed on establishing a joint business venture and implementing the project of the development and management of the fourth Moscow airport hub on the basis of existing Ramenskoye Airport (pictured above). Boeing […]
  • January 9, 2014
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