American Airlines has record-breaking Q2, but proceeds with caution

The cargo arm of the traditionally passenger-focused American Airlines increased its second quarter freight volume by 10 percent to 158,757 tonnes compared to the same period last year, according to its recent quarterly statement. The airline said this marks its best June performance in more than 10 years, standing out among many carriers that saw […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 9, 2018

Booming Asia rail trade prompts DHL to open Stuttgart center

If air carriers and forwarders weren’t yet concerned about competition from Eurasian rail cargo connections, they may be after today, when DHL Global Forwarding opened a new “China Rail Competence Center” Germany to better coordinate door-to-door services to customers via rail and truck. Rail freight traffic between Germany and China has increased 10 times in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2017

Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

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. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 15, 2016

Calgary still top dog in Alberta

At the end of 2015, Calgary International Airport (YYC) saw a 4.65 per cent increase in cargo tonnage over 2014 figures, bringing the total amount of cargo transported through YYC in 2015 to 134,695 tonnes. This represents more than three-quarters of all air cargo moved in the Canadian province of Alberta. YYC offers comprehensive air […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 3, 2016

Etihad takes delivery of new 777F

  Etihad Cargo has made good on its plans for expansion by taking delivery of a new 777F, the 11th freighter in its fleet. The aircraft will enter service today. At last year’s Dubai Air Show, the carrier announced that it would take delivery of two additional freighters this year. The two  are part of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 1, 2016

AAPA shows only modest cargo increase in 2015

While international passenger traffic increased by nearly 8 percent among Asia-Pacific carriers last year, air cargo demand improved only slightly, reflecting an overall slowing of global trade, said the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). In its preliminary report for 2015, AAPA found that international air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) saw […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 28, 2016

Stifel Confidence Index hits new low as 2015 expires

Each month, the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index allows us to look into the crystal ball to reveal possible future trends in logistics. Reflecting back on December 2015, very few people in the industry like what they see for 2016 , based on current experience. The overall December index, calculated from the survey responses of approximately […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 6, 2016

HSBC sees improved world trade in 2016

While several air cargo pundits are viewing 2016 under a general cloud of gloom, HSBC Bank is seeing a sunnier horizon for global trade. According to the latest findings from its latest Global Connections Trade Forecast and Trade Confidence survey, 64 percent of respondents said that trade volumes will increase over the next six months. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 24, 2015

Drewry finds peak season not so perky

With the busy holiday season upon shippers, rates were expected to strengthen, particularly on routes originating in Asia, but it hasn’t happened, according to the latest figures from Drewry Shipping Consultants. Average rates for airfreight fell for the first time in four months, according to the “Drewry Sea & Air Shipper Insight,” from US$3.31 per […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 24, 2015

IAG, Exelsius to offer GDP training

IAG Cargo has made a point of training its own staff in the European Commission’s Good Distribution Practices (GDP) when handling life-science and pharmaceutical products. Now, it has stepped up its GDP efforts by forming the Good Distribution Practice Academy in collaboration with Exelsius, a cold-chain logistics consulting firm. With this program, the two companies […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 14, 2015

Stifel indicates waning confidence in air cargo

Of the respondents to the November monthly question asked in the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index survey, 36 percent felt the upcoming peak season would be weaker than the average peak, while 33 percent said they believed it would be significantly weaker, to non-existent. The balance, evenly divided, said it was too early to tell or […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 25, 2015

ANA Cargo has sluggish first half

Efforts by All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) cargo division to capture higher cargo volumes by introducing a new loading reservation system  weren’t enough to boost the carrier’s airfreight numbers for the six-month period ending Sept. 30. First-half annual cargo revenue for domestic routes at ANA slipped 3.7 percent, year-over-year, from US$133 million to $128.5 million in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 30, 2015

Kuehne + Nagel grows despite ‘stagnating’ air market

In what it called a “stagnating airfreight market,” Switzerland-based freight forwarder and logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has managed to grow airfreight volume by 5.1 percent, year-over-year, in the first nine-months of 2015. From the period of Dec. 31, 2014 through Sept. 30 of this year, K+N’s operating income (EBIT) for the airfreight […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 14, 2015
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