Strategies for thriving in a volatile market [Podcast]

More year-over-year declines in airfreight traffic and cargo handles for October served to cap off a difficult 2019 for global logistics. However, plenty of opportunities are still available for those operators that can pinpoint creative solutions to recent challenges. In this episode of On Air with Air Cargo World, we spoke with Alexandra Kleinschmidt, Vice […]

Agile forwarding: How top forwarders innovate in the Middle East

Even in 2017, when air cargo operators saw double-digit gains in year-over-year traffic, growth in the Middle East was comparatively slow. The region’s geographic location had long made it a hub for trade between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and likewise positioned major gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines high in […]

3 logistics companies weigh in on the potential of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With peak season upon us and the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer, the anticipation surrounding the potential impact to affected supply chains connecting the United Kingdom to the European Union. is growing uneasily. At present, there have been few updates from U.K. or E.U. officials regarding their progress on trade negotiations, leaving the logistics community […]

5 industry leaders weigh in on peak season predictions

Following a record-breaking year in demand for air freight, the industry is at the edge of its seat as peak season approaches, bracing for an expected slow-down in growth rates that experts continue to warn of, but has yet to materialize. Carriers and market researches have released mixed results in terms of growth rates during […]

Crane’s Pete Mento returns to keynote at AirCargo 2018

The annual AirCargo 2018 Conference, which has been moved back to its early year position on the calendar (Feb. 18-20) in Austin, Texas, will feature the ever-popular Pete Mento of Crane Worldwide (pictured) as this year’s keynote speaker. Mento’s background as an air forwarder, customs broker and noted futurist means that while most people are […]

Crane Worldwide expands Middle East presence with Saudi office

Houston-based Crane Worldwide Logistics is opening another office, this one located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, as part of the customs brokerage and logistics company’s strategy to establish offices in what it sees as up-and-coming logistics hubs. Gerard Ryan, regional vice president of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa for Crane Worldwide, said that, “With economic […]

Crane Worldwide opens new Dallas facility

Houston-based customs brokerage and logistics company Crane Worldwide Logistics opened a new Dallas facility near the airport “in preparation for continued growth in the Dallas region in 2018 and beyond,” the company said. The facility includes 355,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, with 5,500 rack positions for pallets, and will offer contract logistics […]

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]

Welcome to the club: First time on the Power 25

Dachser (No. 19) In its year-end report for 2015, Dachser Intelligent Logistics said its Air and Sea Logistics division generated revenue growth of 8 percent and contributed €1.6 billion to the company’s consolidated revenue. Bucking the general trend of 2015, most of Dachser’s growth came from investments in efficiency rather than acquisition. “Instead, we are […]

Also in the News

United Cargo has designated logistics firm Crane Worldwide Logistics as its sole Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) freight-forwarding partner. CRAF is a program in which airlines agree to make their aircraft and flight crews available to the Department of Defense (DOD) in times of crisis. Under the agreement, United Cargo, a subsidiary of United Airlines, […]

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