ACE Awards 2019: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

TOP CARRIERS Emirates and Qatar Airways, which both barely missed a Certificate last year with 100-point scores, each took home some precious metal this year, with Emirates reclaiming the first-place Diamond Award, with 104 points, in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes and above; see Top Carriers List) – their first Diamond since their […]
  • Caryn Livingston & Randy Woods
  • March 27, 2019

FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most advanced sortation technology and temperature-controlled storage, ranging from -22°C to 25°C. When FedEx first unveiled the plans […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018

The Plum Blossom Soars: How Taiwan’s largest cargo carrier makes freighters work

On the tail of every China Airlines aircraft, blazoned across the vertical stabilizer, there is an image of the iconic pink and white plum blossom. The flower is symbolic not only as the official flower of Taiwan, where China Airlines is based. It is also revered for its robustness and ability to endure harsh winter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 2, 2017

Chengdu intermodal ‘Air-Rail’ pilot could be model for China parcel logistics

By taking advantage of China’s large and expanding high-speed passenger railway network, a new "Air-Rail" pilot program that began last month may give the country a new option to expedite parcel shipping to and from regions that are poorly served by major airport hubs. Many see China’s high-speed rail as a supplement to, or perhaps […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 4, 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo ramps-up global ambitions

Qatar Airways Cargo unveiled plans yesterday to increase its positon in three new markets – the trans-Pacific, Australia and South America – with ambitions of becoming a “strong player” there in the next nine months, according to Qatar’s CEO of cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. At a press conference held on the opening day of Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

In Control: Mixed results for airports in 2015

Mixed results in 2015 Moving into 2015, ACI said that, although the rate of growth in airfreight demand has slowed, volume still grew by 3.4 percent for the first half of 2015. However, in its mid-year assessment, ACI said the industry appears set for relatively low growth in the second half of 2015, compared to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2015

Shanghai leapfrogs Beijing as China’s largest hub

For the first time, Shanghai Pudong Airport has overtaken China’s capital of Beijing as the busiest air hub in the country. Shanghai’s two airports, Pudong (PVG) and Hongqiao (SHA), handled 3.61 million tonnes of cargo and mail in 2014, which accounted for 27 percent of the country’s total cargo and mail, compared to 1.89 million tonnes […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 19, 2015