Westward Ho: How a new Chinese cargo carrier can revive an ancient Silk Road outpost

For centuries, the fabled Silk Road that wended its way between China and Europe brought together fragmented caravans of traveling merchants, facilitating the exchange of goods from geographically disparate regions of the world – much like a modern express carrier does today. Brilliantly colored Parthian tapestries and other luxury goods were transported across the relentless […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

Cargo throughput at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport in May grew by 6.9 percent year over year to 185,626 tonnes. “The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe’s largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA’s importance for Germany’s export-driven economy and the logistics industry, thus providing a concrete competitive advantage for German business,” […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 12, 2014