de Juniac’s air cargo priorities for 2019: Trade, global standards, modernization

SINGAPORE — After acknowledging a rather sour start to the year for air cargo, IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac, in today’s opening address of the 13th World Cargo Symposium, called on governments and the air cargo industry to reverse this trend by focusing on three priorities to expand air cargo demand and maximize economic […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Those robust year-over-year monthly gains in air cargo volumes that became the ‘new normal’ over the last year might prove a little more elusive in the months ahead, starting this September according to Cargo Facts senior editor David Harris. With peak season ramping up, and the industry crowing about surging e-commerce volumes, such a prediction […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Airports around the world register strong first-quarter volumes

More evidence is in that air freight demand has turned the corner, and the question now is how long the demand will last. That’s one possible conclusion to be drawn from the latest report from Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, which registered freight volumes rising by 8.3 percent, year-over-year […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 30, 2017

Kerry bets on ‘Make in India’ to drive logistics growth

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics entered into a memorandum of understanding to raise its stake in Chennai-based Indev Logistics Pvt. Ltd. from 30 percent to 50 percent, as it prepares to handle increased demand for logistics services from growth in ecommerce and industry, driven, in part, by the Indian government’s new “Make in India” program. With […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 15, 2016