DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

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 […]

Flaws appear in Indonesia’s ‘big bang’ foreign investment promise

Earlier this year Yusen Logistics unveiled a consolidation service for air cargo out of Java. According to the Japanese firm, this has brought a marked improvement in transit times to international destinations. Yusen followed up on this move in March with the start of import operations at Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport. The Indonesian government […]

3D Printing & Cargo: Threat or opportunity?

Many people still think of 3D printing (3DP) as a toy for the “maker” geeks crowd. Today, that toy status of 3DP is official. Mattel recently introduced a 3D printer for kids called the ThingMaker, which runs on cuttingedge 3D design and printing technology from Autodesk, the same company that brought the world AutoCAD. The […]

Kerry poised for growth after 2015 profit rise

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder and logistics provider, Kerry Logistics, reported its 2015 net profit up 9 percent, year-over-year, to US$136.75 million, and said it expects to see more forwarding growth this year from acquisitions Gross revenues for the group’s combined logistics and freight forwarding activities were nearly unchanged from 2014 levels, at $2.72 billion. To […]

WCS 2016: ICAO’s Dr. Liu projects notable air cargo growth through 2030

BERLIN — While the chief aim in the freight business is to move as much cargo as possible, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is in existence to make sure it’s done as safely as possible — and that is despite some notable growth in air cargo expected through 2030, said ICAO Secretary General, Dr. […]

ASEAN single market taking slow route to integration

As the world anticipated the arrival of Jan. 1, 2016, the 10 countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) were poised for a New Year’s Eve party with spe­cial global trade significance. From that date on, goods, services, capital and skilled labor are supposedly flow­ing freely between the borders of […]

Thailand poised to emerge as ASEAN logistics center

Despite its history of political unrest and military juntas, the nation of Thailand is emerging as a major Southeast Asian logistics hub that could be worth nearly US$100 billion in revenue over the next few years, according to a December 2015 study released by worldwide consultants Frost & Sullivan. Thailand’s economic policy, which focuses on […]

Japan’s Nippon Express opens Myanmar subsidiary

In another sign of Myanmar’s continuing re-emergence in the world cargo arena, Japanese forwarder Nippon Express Co., also known as Nittsu in its home country, has created a new subsidiary operation near Yangon, called Nittsu Logistics Myanmar Co. Tokyo-based Nippon Express, operator of the largest forwarding network in Japan, is one of the pioneers of […]