Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 1, 2019

ACE Awards 2018: Top Airports chart

  AIRPORT SURVEY CRITERIA Airports are rated by freight forwarders, cargo agents and third-party logistics providers on the following criteria: Performance: Quality of customer service; handling of exceptions Value: Competitiveness of rates and charges; customs clearance efficiency Facilities: Airside capacity; apron capacity and aircraft parking; warehousing; operational restrictions; ground connectivity In addition to highlighting winners, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Customization is their specialty

These days it’s not enough to just handle general cargo efficiently and be recognized for customer service and performance. One must be able to specialize as well, for goods such as perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oversized goods. For the second consecutive year, Air Cargo World asked ACE survey respondents about the top performers […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

CARRIERS The top vote-getter in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes of cargo handled and up) came as little surprise: Cathay Pacific Airways, which was a Platinum Award winner last year, won the Diamond Award this year. A spokesperson from Cathay Pacific Cargo said 2017 was the strongest year for growth in airfreight demand […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

Cargo-partner to expand Southeast Asia network into Singapore

Today, logistics service provider Cargo-partner said it will increase its existing Southeast Asia network footprint to include Singapore by opening a logistics center, located 45 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) the major hub in the region. The company has been active in its expansion in Southeast Asia since 2004, opening offices in Malaysia, Myanmar, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2018

Changi Airport continues to increase its cargo throughput

Not missing a beat from last year, Changi Airport is off to strong start in 2018 for cargo handling. The Singapore-based hub’s January 2018 numbers indicated a 10.7 percent rise in throughput, year-over-year, processing 175,590 tonnes during the month. This monthly increase follows record-breaking yearly totals for 2017, when the major hub broke the 2 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2018

B&H obtains VSE’s business for aviation-part storage in Singapore

British aerospace logistics firm B&H Worldwide obtained a two-year contract today with VSE Aviation, an aviation-parts supply firm, and subsidiary of supply chain management company VSE Corp. VSE said that the deal will help the company break into the growing Asian market by taking advantage of B&H’s warehousing and storage services at Changi Airport (SIN) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 19, 2018

Singapore Air Show: Could we see CEIV for perishables soon?

SINGAPORE — Will the industry soon see a set of standards for the airfreight handling of perishables? Opinions at Changi Airport (SIN) are mixed, here on the floor of the Singapore Air Show. Yesterday, Singapore Airlines Cargo senior manager Clinton Tan told Air Cargo World that IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification program was necessary to get stakeholders aligned […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 8, 2018

Pharma@Changi initiative for pharma cargo community goes live

Changi Airport Group and several partner companies – all of which have received IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling – signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Pharma@Changi initiative, pledging to cooperate in improving pharma transport standards and promoting Singapore Changi Airport as a pharma hub. Other companies that signed the MOU are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 6, 2017

Changi Airport’s August freight volumes are more good news for industry

August’s double-digit airfreight volume growth at Singapore Changi Airport is yet another indicator of good news for the airfreight industry, where results, so far, for the month have reflected growing demand for air cargo. Airfreight throughput at the airport rose 10.7 percent, year-over-year, in August to 180,590 tonnes. August cargo volumes at the airport also […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 22, 2017

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a “cargo community” at an airport was little more than an attempt by the various cargo executives to know everyone’s names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. Today, all that has changed as more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 31, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top airports

Pivoting to the airport side of the ACE results, South Korea’s Incheon Airport came out on top in a strong field in the million-tonne-plus category. ICN won the Diamond Award last year in the large Asian airport listings, but this year’ s Diamond win represents large airports worldwide. Incheon’s 123-point overall score was the highest […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017

Top 40 airport rankings: Which ones rose? Which fell?

Kings of the hill The top three airports on the total air cargo list remain unchanged from the year before – Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) with 4.46 million tonnes, followed by FedEx hub Memphis International (MEM), with 4.29 million tonnes and Shanghai’s Pudong International (PVG), with 3.26 million tonnes. Trans-shipment specialist Anchorage swapped fourth […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 25, 2016

Deconstructing the TPP: One size may not fit all in this trade bloc

Henry Dinh Huu Thanh, president of Vietnamese forwarder Bee Logistics, is looking forward to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Like many other Vietnamese forwarders, he said the TPP will “bring many opportunities for our company.” For example, if the mega-trade deal is ratified, Bee Logistics will be able to increase traffic volumes, diversify its customers, optimize […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • October 7, 2016
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