Freighter race heats up during holiday cool-down

Today, as Air Cargo World pauses to celebrate the season with families and other loved ones, and supply-chain stakeholders breathe sighs of relief after the last of the Christmas packages complete their final-mile deliveries, it appears that the freighter market is just getting warmed up. As reported yesterday in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, China-based […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 25, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

DHL Express delivers holiday cheer to U.S. troops overseas

For the fifteenth year in a row, DHL Express is delivering hundreds of fresh-cut Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs, holiday decorations, letters, and gifts to American military personnel stationed abroad. The logistics company’s massive Operation Holiday Cheer haul, organized in partnership with Long Island Nursery and other New York organizations, will arrive at U.S. military bases […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 4, 2018

The ‘real’ source of this year’s peak demand

As we read reports of the current, robust peak season extending into January, we turn to our sister publication, Cargo Facts, to blow the lid off the story and uncover a secret connection to a certain red-suited forwarder based at the North Pole. Meanwhile, Air Cargo World wishes its readers a profitable, safe and peaceful […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 23, 2016

Drewry: November air cargo rates at a two-year high

The Drewry November East-West Air Freight Price Index puts air cargo rates at a two-year high – US$3.35 per kilogram, to be exact – and a 6 percent rise over October’s figures. The seasonally appropriate rates are a fitting end to the lean years, which limped into the onset of 2016 and threatened to slide […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 22, 2016

UPS, FedEx urge retail sanity at peak season

Following last holiday season’s nightmare, which ended with 2 million express parcels being delivered after their guaranteed arrival date of Dec. 24, the two largest express companies, UPS and Fedex Express, are asking the nation’s retailers to hold “last-minute” sales earlier in the month and not promise so much overnight delivery just before the Christmas […]
  • October 10, 2014

Christmas freight peak fizzles for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair

Cargo and mail tonnage showed a year-over-year decline for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair in December 2013, despite more available capacity. The two airlines carried 139,608 tonnes of cargo and mail, a drop of 5 percent year over year. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 4.1 percentage points to 63.3 percent. Capacity, measured […]
  • January 16, 2014

Packages, cargo flights surge for UPS during Peak Week

Driven by the growth in e-commerce, UPS expected to pick up more than 34 million packages Dec. 16, and deliver 29 million packages globally Dec. 17, a UPS record for a single day. This year, the week of Dec. 16-20 is known as Peak Week due to the surge in volume preceding Christmas. UPS anticipated […]
  • December 20, 2013