The Freight 50: 2018’s top carriers standing strong in the face of headwinds

Signs of a slowdown in global trade and airfreight demand had already begun to surface last year, and in 2019 have materialized into a challenging global economic environment. This year’s headwinds, however, did not come as a major surprise to the industry, where leaders had warned of the eventual consequences of erecting trade barriers and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 15, 2019

Korean Air signs Unilode lease

Earlier this week, Korean Air announced a five-year lease with unit load device (ULD) management company Unilode Aviation Solutions.   Unilode will oversee Korean Air’s fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets. In accordance with the agreement, the management company will set up a regional ULD management office at Incheon International Airport (ICN), in addition to taking over Korean Air’s […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 24, 2019

Delta Cargo focused on improving service quality over adding capacity

Delta Air Lines’ cargo arm, Delta Cargo, will prioritize improvements to its service quality and customer service over increasing its cargo capacity, according to a person familiar with the company’s strategy. This year, Delta Air Lines was awarded the Diamond Award in the Air Cargo Excellence Awards for carriers with throughput under 1 million tonnes […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 20, 2019

Korean Air replaces legacy systems with global iCargo platform rollout

Korean Air has become the latest cargo carrier to adopt the iCargo platform, offered by IBS Software, as it plans to discontinue its legacy system that has been in use for more than 30 years. Last week, the iCargo platform was integrated into 130 of Korean Air’s station worldwide, giving it control of the carrier’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 29, 2019

Top 5 most memorable air cargo partnerships announced in 2018

As we wrap up the end of another year of evolution and growth in the realm of airfreight, Air Cargo World reflects on the year’s most memorable partnerships, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), strategic cooperations and joint ventures (JVs), which mark the beginning of a new era in the industry — one that will be defined […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 24, 2018

Delta Cargo, Korean Air announce airfreight JV for trans-Pacific routes

Today, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo launch a joint-venture partnership to share belly capacity and facilities in a move to capture demand for trans-Pacific airfreight services. The partnership introduces Korean Air to Delta’s intercontinental U.S. market, which will align it to import products, such as cell-phones, auto parts and electronics to North America. Heading […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 17, 2018

Hanjin crisis only part of Korean air cargo struggles

Amidst the shockwaves emanating from last month’s news of the bankruptcy filing of Hanjin Shipping came speculation of a potential silver lining for air cargo carriers. Would the scramble for cargo originally booked on Hanjin vessels provide a windfall for airlines, with a surge in demand to drive up rates and yields? Other than a […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • October 5, 2016

Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

Korean Air announced that they are suspending its thrice weekly service between Seoul Incheon and São Paulo Guarulhos, via Los Angeles International, effective Sept. 26, citing low passenger demand. The cancellations will only go into effect after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The suspension is in response to a dramatic drop in revenues as […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

Korean Air Cargo and Uzbekistan Airways expand in Tehran

Following the removal of sanctions, cargo is once again flowing through Tehran; Korean Air Cargo and Uzbekistan Airways launched a new cargo partnership which will enable cargo moving within Korean Air Cargo’s network to reach Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport via Uzbekistan Air’s Navoi hub. Korean Air Cargo already partners with Uzbekistan Air to feed […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 8, 2016

CAL Cargo begins operations in Halifax

Who wants fresh lobster? Nova Scotia is known for its bounty of the savory crustaceans, and there will be plenty of it shipped overseas throughout the holiday season. Now Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines will carry some of the bounty when it begins operations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this month. “Not only does this new […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 16, 2015

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 2, 2015

SkyTeam Cargo upgrades tracking tool

The SkyTeam Cargo alliance, which consists of 12 different carriers, has launched an upgraded version of its online track and trace tool whereby customers can track their shipments across the combined network by entering the airway bill number on the website’s home page. The centralized IT system shared by all of the participating carriers displays […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 22, 2015

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 5, 2015

New freighter service to Frankfurt

A twice-weekly 767 freighter service between Navoi International Airport and Frankfurt, courtesy of Uzbekistan Airways, is now operating on Wednesdays and Fridays. The carrier is offering freighter connections onward to Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Shanghai and Tianjin via Navoi in Uzbekistan. Opened in 1962 in the Soviet era, Navoi Airport was taken over byUzbekistan Airways when […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 2, 2015
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