Kuehne + Nagel sees boost from stabilized air cargo

Thanks in part to a 5 percent growth in tonnage in its air cargo business, Kuehne + Nagel (KN), the world’s largest freight forwarder, reported an 8.2 percent increase in earnings (EBIT) for the first nine months of 2014. “The situation in the international airfreight market stabilized, with volumes growing between 3 and 4 percent,” […]
  • October 14, 2014

Volga moves grass machines, helicopter, oil rig

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Ruslan International have been busy with shipments around the world. Volga-Dnepr delivered a prototype of the Turkish T129 attack helicopter onboard an IL-76TD-90VD flight from Ankara, Turkey, to Berlin and back to Turkey. For another shipment, Volga-Dnepr’s outsize cargo technicians used a special aircraft ramp extension to load an oil and gas […]
  • June 24, 2014

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

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 […]

Kuehne + Nagel, CFI partner for perishables

Kuehne + Nagel and Commodity Forwarders, Inc., a perishables forwarder based in Los Angeles, announced the signing of an agency agreement. The agreement between the two organizations will allow the companies to jointly develop and offer transportation services to the perishables marketplace. “Aligning with Commodity Forwarders will allow us to further to stay in front […]
  • February 3, 2014

Switzerland takes step toward more secure air cargo

The electronic consignment security declaration (e-CSD) will be adopted in Switzerland, paving the way for the more secure transport of air cargo. For the last two years, the International Air Transport Association has been working with carriers, regulators, freight forwarders, ground handling agents and other parties worldwide to develop standards and processes for e-CSD data […]
  • January 14, 2014

Liege Airport anticipates cargo growth

Liege Airport officials describe 2013 as having been a mixed year for the airport as air transport continued to be adversely affected by the global economic situation. Volumes fell during the first half of the year, but rebounded during the second half. Liege recorded a total of 561,000 tonnes in 2013, almost exactly the same […]
  • January 9, 2014

Forwarders pursue pockets of growth in Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Changi Airport is trying to make freighters feel welcome. In March, Southeast Asia’s preeminent gateway extended financial incentives to freighter airlines that it had first unveiled the year before. These offer a 50 percent rebate on the landing fee for scheduled freighter flights, which will be changed to 30 percent in the first quarter […]
  • September 30, 2013

Special shippers: Pharma investment paces Benelux

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the third largest cargo hub in Europe, saw a 1-percent increase in throughput in the first six months of this year. But growth feels “sluggish,” according to Enno Osinga, senior vice president cargo. “Nobody’s talking about the market picking up; it’s just changes in composition,” he says. “Inbound volumes from Asia grew […]
  • August 28, 2013
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