Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 1, 2019

Dachser expands relationship with

Logistics firm Dachser and Berlin-based software-as-as-service (SaaS) provider are expanding their partnership to enable Dachser’s airfreight employees to search for, compare, book and confirm cargo capacity across multiple airlines. Online platforms like digitalize the traditionally e-mail- and telephone-based process of booking airfreight capacity, enabling forwarders to receive immediate booking confirmation. “Some solutions promise […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 11, 2018

Updated Cargobase’s app features 3PL matching algorithm

Singapore-based freight management app, Cargobase, updated its services yesterday, launching what it calls the first “curated multi-freight mode marketplace,” an extension of its existing app, which serves as a platform for shippers and 3PLs to communicate. Cargobase expanded its spot-buying software in April, a service it called “On the Go,” which widened its audience to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 20, 2018

eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, was that e-AWB implementation is no […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

e-AWB gains momentum, but may miss goal

For the second-straight month, the usage of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) across the airfreight industry has grown by 2 percentage points, according to IATA. However, the added momentum appears to be insufficient for the industry to reach IATA’s goal of 45 percent penetration by the end of 2015. At the end of September, IATA reported […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

e-AWB adoptions slip for second month

Despite encouragement by IATA, the adoption of electronic airway bills (e-AWB) has not exactly taken the industry by storm this spring. After reaching a peak of 26.9 percent in February, the adoption rate dropped by 0.7 percentage points in March and a further 0.3 percent in April, according to IATA’s latest release.. The two-month cumulative […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 9, 2015

Outside help needed to develop digital strategy

MUNICH – Taking on such seemingly straightforward technology upgrades as eliminating paper-based air waybills is apparently a challenge the airfreight industry cannot tackle alone. After 15 years of effort to spread the acceptance of e-freight, we have only managed a 25 percent buy-in from the supply chain. Clearly it’s time to start emulating companies outside […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2015

Shippers call for more airfreight data

SHANGHAI — The current shortcomings of airfreight – and the opportunities for its improvement – came into full view during IATA’s World Cargo Symposium this week, as shippers pressed for greater accessibility to shipping data. Robert Mellin, head of distribution logistics at electronics company Ericsson, was particularly vocal about the need for more data within […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • March 11, 2015