May traffic declines reflect trade war damage, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data today indicating that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% y-o-y in May. The analysis, which shows a slight improvement from the 5.6% dip in April, confirms previous Air Cargo World reports on May traffic.   Freight capacity growth, which rose 1.3% y-o-y in May, continued to exceed growth in demand for the 13th […]

North American cross-border airfreight flat in April

Freight as valued in USD between the United States, Canada and Mexico bucked trade tensions to increase 1.8% year-over-year during April. However, that gain was realized primarily from oceangoing vessels, pipelines and trucking, while airfreight – making up the smallest overall modal share at $3.8 billion – was flat compared to April 2018.  Despite the dissolution of the North American […]

C.H. Robinson’s Q4 profits rise, but perishables disappoint

C.H. Robinson, one of the largest North American freight companies, today reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the full year, but delivered disappointing results in its perishables segment. Overall revenue increased 4.5 percent, to US$4.1 billion in Q4, while net revenues rose 13 percent to $713.8 million, compared to the previous […]

DHL Supply Chain invests in automated technology to combat e-commerce challenges

If you haven’t heard yet, e-commerce is having a significant impact on supply chains worldwide, especially during the current peak-season ramp-up. According to DHL, automation, in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and other technologies, can be the solution to handling the increase in volume. DHL Supply Chain, a division of  Deutsche Post […]

E-commerce, express traffic continue to outpace general cargo growth in Q1

With first-quarter volume figures coming in for many airports around the world, we noticed two, in particular, stood out from the crowd: Leipzig Halle Airport (LEJ) in Eastern Germany, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in the United States. Both of these mid-sized airports reported volumes up – way up – in Q1, reaching 12.3 percent and 34.1 percent […]

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

See me. Feel me. Touch me. Move me… IAG Cargo just wrapped up a stint as the aviation roadie for legendary British rock band, The Who, on its 65-show tour across North America. The band will continue to tour at another planned 35 concerts around the world. Starting in Detroit, the North American leg of […]

Virgin taking on pharma shipments without CEIV

Virgin Atlantic is muscling into the pharma air cargo business, but they are forging their own path, and opting to forego CEIV certification. In less than two years, the carrier has already doubled its share of the pharma market between the U.K. and North America, suggesting that its in-house Cool Chain product has the reputation […]

Turkish Cargo sets sights on North America

Cargo, American-style Turkish first dipped its toe into North American waters in the 1990s, first by operating charter flights to the continent. “This enabled us to observe the market before the start of our scheduled flights,” Anlatan said. “Therefore, we did not face any problems when we got into the North American markets,” he added. […]

AirBridgeCargo reports January cargo surge

Confident is how AirBridgeCargo described its start to 2016, as it reported a 30 percent year-over-year rise in tonnage carried in January. ABC transported 43,605 tonnes of cargo to Europe, North American and the Asia-Pacific region for the month. The carrier attributes this robust performance to last year’s fleet and network expansion. Newly launched destinations […]

WorldACD sees ‘glimmers of hope’ for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, WorldACD said that, in spite of its weak performance in recent months, the air cargo market wasn’t all that bad this year, thanks in part to China and Hong Kong. Together they account for almost 30 percent of worldwide revenue – a very solid share of the market. November […]

HSBC sees improved world trade in 2016

While several air cargo pundits are viewing 2016 under a general cloud of gloom, HSBC Bank is seeing a sunnier horizon for global trade. According to the latest findings from its latest Global Connections Trade Forecast and Trade Confidence survey, 64 percent of respondents said that trade volumes will increase over the next six months. […]

AirBridgeCargo continues to shine

Solidifying its reputation as one of the fastest-growing air cargo carriers in the world, AirBridgeCargo had a strong November, with a 27 percent year-over-year tonnage gain, compared to the previous November. Last month, ABC transported more than 50,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network, which includes Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. For […]
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