AAPA reports stable May growth, warns of protectionist policies’ effect on demand

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today reported a 4.9 percent year-over-year increase in its member carriers’ cargo traffic to 6.13 billion FTKs. The AAPA said the growth was driven by generally solid economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region, combined with stronger demand for manufactured goods. The May growth is slightly lower than the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

DHL launches Global Trade Barometer, calls for 3 more months of trade growth

Few logistics companies have access to the volume of trade data that DHL commands on a daily basis. Starting this year, the global integrator is crunching that data into its just-released “Global Trade Barometer,” a quarterly measure of economic growth based on import and export data for a number of intermediate and early-cycle commodities that […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 22, 2018

January, February cargo volumes warrant ‘cautious optimism,’ IATA says

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) February 2017 data shows an 8.4 percent increase in demand in global air freight markets, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), compared to the same period last year. Adjusting for the impact of the leap year in 2016, demand increased by 12 percent, almost four times the five-year average […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 6, 2017

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

The FAA predicts brisk cargo growth for U.S. carriers, to the tune of 3.1 percent annually for the next two decades, as well as a shift towards maindeck cargo, according to the agency’s just releases 2017-2037 Aerospace Forecast. These cheerful numbers are predicated on booming international trade, an interesting takeaway considering the current political climate. […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 22, 2017