From freight to plate

More seafood than ever is being flown by air, setting new standards for speed A tongue-in-cheek saying you’re likely to hear within months of joining the air cargo industry is that if cargo is flying, someone, somewhere has made a mistake. As a mode of transportation, air transport is more expensive than road, rail or […]

The Power 25: Forwarders to watch through 2019

DSV-Panalpina (future No. 3) – For the rest of this year and into 2020, all eyes in the forwarding world are going to be focused on the new DSV-Panalpina entity, which was decided in early 2019 and will be formalized by the third quarter. In its annual report for 2018, DSV said its earnings before […]

Pilot Freight sets record for revenues in 2018

U.S.-based Pilot Freight Services took in a record-high US$800 million in revenue for 2018, an increase of 24.8 percent over the previous year, which the logistics firm attributed to a “broadened selection of e-commerce products” and an “expansion of global capabilities.” The chief event of the year for Pilot was the company was the July […]

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]

Clicks, Bricks & Orders: Warehousing gets an e-commerce makeover

  Think about the last time you bought something online. If you live in the United States, you most likely visited Amazon.com, selected the exact product you wanted from a range of similar options, added it to your shopping cart and checked out. From there, the product left one of Amazon’s cavernous distribution centers and […]

Pilot Freight Services to open Las Vegas warehouse

Transportation and logistics provider Pilot Freight Services is opening a new 70,000-square-foot warehouse in Las Vegas, offering storage options for the many trade shows and special events to which the Nevada city plays host. The new warehouse is located near McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the Las Vegas Strip, and will offer long- and short-term […]

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]

Forwarders look ahead in air cargo market

Richard Fisher and Ross Bacarella joke like old friends. “We don’t want to tell everyone our secrets,” Bacarella, president of BTX Global Logistics, says when talking about the air forwarding market. “No, and I don’t want him to know my secrets,” Fisher, president of Falcon Global Edge, responds. “I already know his secrets,” Bacarella says. […]
  • April 30, 2014

Honing in on best practices: Freight forwarders share keys to success

Concise communication, measurable quality control processes and development of critical technology are among the best practices deployed by airfreight forwarders. Sometimes, it’s a simple as having the right equipment. Clear, verbal communication is a key component of Lima, Pa.-based Pilot Freight Services. Email won’t cut it for critical communication. “Our best practice boils down to […]