3 key trends in innovation of cool chain shipping

LOS ANGELES – With about one third of the world’s food going to waste each year at a cost of USD$1 trillion, air cargo hosts a vital role in reducing this amount both for environmental and business purposes. Stakeholders in air cargo estimate that as much as 45% of food shipped along supply chains goes […]

Changi Airport cargo community to pursue CEIV Fresh certification

Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) today announced that a working group had been formed among the airport’s cargo community to pursue the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) certification.   The airport, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, dnata Singapore and Singapore Airlines will shoulder certification-related costs with the aim to improve […]

Airports’ lackluster year continues with August volume declines

Preliminary results for August airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for conservative increases in volumes moving into the holiday season, the industry is also no longer holding its breath given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. All regions […]

Trade downturns persist in July airport volumes 

Airports posted their preliminary results for July volumes that indicated a continued weakness in global markets resulting from protective trade policies and political uncertainty.  Asian and European airports’ results denoted those regions are experiencing the greatest impact of continued trade conflicts for the month, which was also reflected the traffic of carriers based in those regions. Only Guangzhou Baiyun […]

time:matters expands network with 3 new Asia locations

Today, Lufthansa Cargo’s time-critical logistics subsidiary time:matters announced the expansion of its Sameday Air network for urgent shipments in Asia to include three new locations in Tokyo (NRT), Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore (SIN).   Flights to these three destinations will connect to the company’s locations in Europe, Israel, the U.S. and Mexico through 21 Sameday Air partner airlines.  According to time:matters, urgently required shipments at Asian […]

Airport volumes slump in June gloom 

Preliminary results for June airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe, though this come as no surprise given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. Many leaders in air cargo are maintaining conservative outlooks on volumes for the rest of 2019 due to this sustained market volatility.   All […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore to freighter route 

Today, Qatar Airways Cargo announced the addition of Singapore as a new destination on its trans–Pacific freighter route.  Qatar Airways Cargo’s twice-weekly 777F flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays traverse the Pacific along a route stopping at destinations from Chicago (ORD)-Singapore (SIN)-Macau (MFM)-Los Angeles (LAX)-Mexico City (MEX)-Guadalajara (GDL)-Liège (LGG)-Doha (DOH). The carrier offers over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity […]

Market volatility spurs mixed results for May airport volumes

Global airports’ preliminary results for May indicate continued weakness across the board. However, a more nuanced look at individual airports’ volumes, compared to the month prior, shows mixed results as some have seen a slight reprieve in volumes while others have worsened. Overall, figures for the month demonstrate the sustained market volatility the air cargo industry […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

Qatar Airways adds first route to Portugal

Qatar Airways, in its latest expansion effort, touched down its first passenger flight at Lisbon Airport (LIS) in Portugal today.  The new daily direct flight between Doha (DOH) and LIS, operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, is offering 70 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from Portugal per week and includes direct connections to Europe, […]

More freighters, new destinations for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo signaled its intent to continue expanding an already sizable freighter fleet with a commitment to order five more 777 freighters from Boeing. Separate from the commitment, announced today at the Paris Airshow, Qatar Airways outlined three new freighter routes that will launch in the coming months. This year, Qatar Airways will boost […]

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]

Etihad Cargo adds Singapore to 777F network

Beginning today, Etihad Cargo (EY) will connect its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub with a weekly 777F flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Flights will depart Abu Dhabi every Thursday and will stop in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) on the return. The new service is the latest in a recent string of network tweaks that […]

Global airport throughput rebounds in March

Preliminary results from global airports indicate that the air cargo market improved in March from the steep declines in volumes witnessed during the first two months of the year. Overall, while the first quarter of 2019 was rocky, the resurgence in cargo throughput suggests that a couple of weak months may not portend a down 2019. On a regional basis, airports in Asia and the Americas posted mixed results for the […]
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