Forwarders fight against the tide

The airfreight market continues to move at a lethargic pace, with modal shift and overcapacity threatening forwarders around the world. As these pressures close in, forwarders must constantly react in order to make a profit. Air Cargo World spoke with the forwarders who move the most air cargo in the world. Supply chain consultant Armstrong […]
  • April 29, 2014

Monkeys on the move

Four golden-bellied mangabey monkeys have begun a 6,000-mile (9,656-kilometer) journey to Europe. The two male and two female primates are on their way from the San Antonio Zoo in the U.S. via DHL’s Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport hub to Budapest Zoo. Golden-bellied mangabeys are some of the most rarely seen on Earth, with eight of […]
  • April 15, 2014

Healthy profits in Asia

The battle for coveted health care traffic entered a new round in February when DHL launched a temperature-controlled airfreight service across the Atlantic on a dedicated 747-400 freighter flight. Management characterized the venture as “the first of many routes with a dedicated airfreight service” and indicated that more are planned. DHL has not given any […]
  • March 26, 2014

Cargo landscape shifts in Latin America

Asian carriers have Mexico in their sights. Cathay Pacific, which launched all-cargo flights to Guadalajara last September, added Mexico City to its freighter network in March. Korean Air also mounted freighter flights to Guadalajara. Like Cathay, it tagged the Mexican destination to an existing U.S. route. The Korean carrier intends to ramp up its presence […]

Express market stabilizes and targets growth

By John W. McCurry and Adina Solomon The express airfreight business is showing new life as of late as companies position themselves to take advantage of expanding markets while reducing costs. The early results in 2014 seem to show an upward trend. Air Cargo World recently spoke with several express carriers and forwarders to take […]
  • March 26, 2014

DHL expands in Africa with new planes, facilities

Deutsche Post DHL attributes its financial results for 2013 partly to emerging markets such as Africa. “DHL Express is the market leader across Africa, and our unparalleled footprint and continued investment in the continent is testament to that,” Charles Brewer, managing director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, said. “During 2013, we continued with our expansion […]
  • March 17, 2014

DHL expands carbon reporting

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight expanded carbon reporting for transports. The company adopted the greenhouse gas protocol “Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard” for carbon reports, launched a new web platform called DHL Carbon Dashboard 2.0 and unveiled Quick Scan, which measures carbon efficiency and compares it with industry benchmarks.  “We expect that the regulations for […]
  • March 10, 2014

DHL launches temperature-controlled airfreight

DHL Global Forwarding announced Monday the launch of a new temperature-controlled airfreight service between Brussels and Cincinnati. The DHL Aviation Boeing 747-400 freighter will operate the 8.3-hour flight six times per week in each direction and offers reserved space for life sciences products. Real-time tracking and temperature measurement data is available on each flight. “With […]
  • February 10, 2014

The week in brief

DHL Express (pictured above) delivered 21 tonnes of blankets as part of its support for the Egypt is Warm campaign, following the recent cold front, the worst in more than a century, to have hit the country. Blankets were donated by individuals and organizations from across the Gulf region to Egyptian embassies and consulates. Participating […]
  • January 2, 2014

Race to Santa’s house results in DHL victory

International parcel carriers tried to beat Santa Claus at his own game, racing to deliver packages around the world – without the aid of flying reindeers. The Great Package Race, a project conducted by students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, challenges parcel carriers to see who can deliver packages to a specific location the […]
  • December 25, 2013

Cargo chiefs say 2014 likely a mixed bag

Airline heads of cargo, responding to an annual International Air Transport Association survey, feel upbeat about likely airfreight volumes over the next year but are much more cautious in regard to yields. Their concerns are well-founded, according to IATA chief economist Brian Pearce. Addressing the cargo media in Geneva, he said global freighter numbers began […]

Companies scramble to stay ahead in Latin America

Brazil is booming, due in part to the upcoming World Cup and Olympics. Mexico’s economy is expanding. Colombia, Argentina and Chile are getting a heaping helping of growth. The question for airlines and forwarders is not why they should increase air cargo infrastructure in Latin America. The question is why wouldn’t they. “Certainly we will […]
  • November 5, 2013
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