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

Saudia Airlines Cargo launches route to India

Saudia Airlines Cargo said it is “aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services” to India with new passenger services to Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar southwestern coast of India. The carrier offers 60 tonnes of capacity per week in the bellies of its A330 aircraft: four flights from King […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 20, 2018

K+N expands SE Asian footprint

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is expanding its services in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of the logistics operations of Indonesian logistics company Wira Logistics. The move will strengthen K+N’s contract logistics services, warehousing capacity and distribution network in Asia to offer customers end-to-end logistics across Indonesia – where K+N has been operating since 1992. The company […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 1, 2018

DHL adding e-commerce operation to existing Aussie facility

The increase in e-commerce exports from Australia has prompted DHL to add an e-commerce-specific distribution center to its already-existing 16,700-square-meter Melbourne cargo facility, operated by DHL’s Global Forwarding division. The co-located operation are situated in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine. The new addition, operated by DHL’s eCommerce division, will mostly handle exports up to 2 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 25, 2018

China’s manufacturing shift to boost airfreight demand at expense of maritime

The latest analysis from DHL says that a shift from manufacturing to services and consumption underway in China bodes well for airfreight, at the expense of seafreight. With medium-term demand for air freight expected to stay strong, DHL is now advising businesses to secure sufficient airfreight capacity in case there is a shortage. “With China’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2018

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 29, 2017

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

Four endangered Indochinese tigers were transported from their origin in the Czech Republic to Luxembourg and then onwards to a new home in Vietnam by Cargolux for exhibition in the Hanoi Zoo. The tigers were carried on a Cargolux 747 freighter via “CV alive,” the carrier’s live cargo transportation service. Over the years, Cargolux has […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 25, 2016

New report touts potential of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce

Although a new study by Google and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek projects the  Southeast Asian e-commerce market to reach US$200 billion by 2025, the region’s air cargo capabilities remain underdeveloped, according to Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This week’s Temasek-Google report underscores just how important the market will become in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 25, 2016

Kerry poised for growth after 2015 profit rise

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder and logistics provider, Kerry Logistics, reported its 2015 net profit up 9 percent, year-over-year, to US$136.75 million, and said it expects to see more forwarding growth this year from acquisitions Gross revenues for the group’s combined logistics and freight forwarding activities were nearly unchanged from 2014 levels, at $2.72 billion. To […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 25, 2016

GEFCO Group acquires IJS Global

The GEFCO Group which specializes in automotive logistics has acquired Netherlands-based forwarder IJS Global, from private equity firm Nimbus. The two companies said they will combine their expertise and geographic networks. IJS Global was founded in 2004 as an air and sea freight forwarder. With its headquarters in Amsterdam, it employs approximately 500 people, generating US$179.5 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 24, 2015

Asian e-commerce: South by southeast

The cavernous factory might be the size of several football pitches and hold more than 90,000 workers, but it’s hardly unique. Each year, the plant produces high-end run­ning shoes for Adidas, Asics and Nike for export around to the world. It is just one of dozens of plants that make more than a million pairs […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 4, 2015

ASEAN countries challenge the BRICS

For many decades, the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have taken a back seat to the five emerging economies known as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), as the economies in the latter group have skyrocketed to super-power status. In logistics, however, the ASEANs are striking back, according […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 1, 2015

Southeast Asian e-commerce: Leading the charge

Leading the charge While there are many Southeast Asian countries emerging as serious lo­gistics markets, Vietnam is at the tip of the spear. Forty years after American troops left the war-torn country to its Communist government, Vietnam has been reborn as one of the fastest-rising economic powers in the region, ironi­cally attracting another foreign “inva­sion” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 1, 2015