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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 3, 2018

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2018

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 22, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 7, 2016

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. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 29, 2016

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 17, 2016

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 30, 2015

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. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 24, 2015

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 21, 2015

IATA reports plateau in cargo growth for October

As was expected, given the preliminary monthly traffic reports by many major carriers, global air cargo volumes, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), were flat in October 2015, rising by just 0.5 percent, compared with the same month last year. Freight load factors in October also fell to the 44 percent range, a level not […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 3, 2015

Amsterdam-Schiphol remains steady in Q3

Tonnage handled at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport for the third quarter of 2015 was close to that of Q3 2014. The hub saw a total of 409,034 tonnes of cargo handled in Q3, only 0.08 percent lower than that of the same period last year. Asia and Europe were down 5 and 10 percent respectively, but that […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 19, 2015

HKIA sees cargo growth for two straight months

Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport in October was up over the previous year by 2 percent to 392,000 tonnes. This is the second consecutive month of year-over-year cargo volume growth at HKIA. Passenger volume also rose by 7.7 percent, to 5.8 million. The cargo increase was mainly due to imports, which were up […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 17, 2015

ANA Cargo has sluggish first half

Efforts by All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) cargo division to capture higher cargo volumes by introducing a new loading reservation system  weren’t enough to boost the carrier’s airfreight numbers for the six-month period ending Sept. 30. First-half annual cargo revenue for domestic routes at ANA slipped 3.7 percent, year-over-year, from US$133 million to $128.5 million in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 30, 2015

Kuehne + Nagel grows despite ‘stagnating’ air market

In what it called a “stagnating airfreight market,” Switzerland-based freight forwarder and logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has managed to grow airfreight volume by 5.1 percent, year-over-year, in the first nine-months of 2015. From the period of Dec. 31, 2014 through Sept. 30 of this year, K+N’s operating income (EBIT) for the airfreight […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 14, 2015
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