We asked: The top 5 reasons to join air cargo industry

It’s been another turbulent year in the airfreight industry. We’ve seen a boom in air cargo capacity and nearly limitless demand for e-commerce, but there have been some daunting headwinds regarding tariffs and a potential slowdown in world trade. Amid such uncertainty, Air Cargo World was curious to know not only what makes people interested […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 31, 2018

China Airlines’ ramp operations for ULDs go paperless

In an effort to reduce its reliance on paper-based system and improve efficiency, China Airlines told Air Cargo World today that it has completed testing of its Mobile Ramp Project, which involves the use of handheld digital devices that can scan and track each ULD as they are loaded. The Taiwan-based carrier has been using […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 17, 2018

China Airlines signs deal for CSafe pharma containers

China Airlines signed a master lease agreement with CSafe Global, under which China Airlines will offer transport and leasing of CSafe’s RKN active temperature-controlled container on its flights. As of Dec. 31, 2017, China Airlines’ network included 144 destinations in 29 countries. The Taiwanese airline has been expanding its pharmaceutical shipment offerings lately. In September […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 4, 2018

The Plum Blossom Soars: How Taiwan’s largest cargo carrier makes freighters work

On the tail of every China Airlines aircraft, blazoned across the vertical stabilizer, there is an image of the iconic pink and white plum blossom. The flower is symbolic not only as the official flower of Taiwan, where China Airlines is based. It is also revered for its robustness and ability to endure harsh winter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 2, 2017

DoKaSch Opticooler now available on China Airlines network

Germany-based container manufacturer DoKaSch Temperature Solutions recently partnered with China Airlines to expands its global network and lease Opticooler temperature-controlled ULDs to customer in the carrier's network. Opticooler is designed for "extremely temperature-sensitive air cargo shipments,” said China Airlines in a statement. “In this strongly competitive market, it is key that we offer our shared […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 21, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

China Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to handle its cargo at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Taiwan-based carrier connects Taipei and Chicago with up to seven direct flights per-week, with combined inbound/outbound cargo volumes totaling around 56,000 tonnes per year. Overall, WFS handles more than 130,000 tonnes of cargo a year for China Airlines in […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

China Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand extant code-sharing to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan, starting the second half of February 2017. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) said the agreement will be a “strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger services.” The number of code-share flights, currently at 28 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 10, 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

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is moving cargo from its freighters to the bellyholds of its passenger fleet, while scaling back scheduled all-cargo flights in October, the airline announced. The decision mirrors an industry-wide general freight trend, as increasing bellyhold capacity exerts downward pressure on the profits of freighter operations. ANA’s decision was based on […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 24, 2016

Taiwanese air, marine firms form e-commerce alliance

Chinese media outlets are reporting that Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan-based shipper Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and state-owned Chunghwa Post Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the goal of integrating air and marine shipping resources. From there, the postal service will provide door-to-door delivery service of goods received from overseas. The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 31, 2015

e-AWB gains momentum, but may miss goal

For the second-straight month, the usage of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) across the airfreight industry has grown by 2 percentage points, according to IATA. However, the added momentum appears to be insufficient for the industry to reach IATA’s goal of 45 percent penetration by the end of 2015. At the end of September, IATA reported […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 2, 2015
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