On Prime Day, pilot union shows solidarity for Amazon strikers 

Pilot union Teamsters Local 1224, which represents pilots who fly for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, announced that it would be standing in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota striking on Prime Day, today.  The union president, pilot Daniel C. Wells, said that they hope Amazon takes the strike seriously.   “As we know firsthand, Amazon’s business model too […]

Swissport, Brussels Airport plan new pharma center

Today, Swissport announced its plans to develop a new pharmaceutical center at Brussels Airport (BRU).  Swissport’s pharmaceutical center will provide 25,000 square meters of warehouse space, offices and 3,620 square meters of space for temperature-sensitive biopharmaceutical products. The warehouse space will include an automated Material Handling System (MHS), 50 truck loading bays, “speed gates” for air cargo and a four-story office […]

Swiss WorldCargo to offer CSafe RAP containers

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is the latest carrier to offer CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers on their widebody aircraft, CSafe announced yesterday. According to the statement, Swiss WorldCargo flies to more than 100 global destinations, which “will open several new lanes for the CSafe RAP.” The carrier received its […]

United Cargo adds temperature-controlled SkyCell containers

U.S.-based United Cargo signed a lease with SkyCell, the temperature-controlled container manufacturer and lessor, earlier this week to enhance its TempControl pharmaceutical services. Demand for United Cargo’s TempControl services is “increasing rapidly,” President of United Cargo Jan Krems said in a press release, adding that  SkyCell containers will help the carrier offer “extremely precise, long-duration […]

Tripping over tariffs

Temporary disruptor, or catalyst for supply chain revolution? An effortless downswing launches a ball up into the sky where it bisects an incoming China Southern 747 freighter making its final approach toward the nearby airport’s eastern runway. Unbeknownst to the golfer, a footwear executive in town for an urgent supply chain meeting, she has more […]

From freight to plate

More seafood than ever is being flown by air, setting new standards for speed A tongue-in-cheek saying you’re likely to hear within months of joining the air cargo industry is that if cargo is flying, someone, somewhere has made a mistake. As a mode of transportation, air transport is more expensive than road, rail or […]

The Last Shall Be First: South American e-commerce’s last-mile boom

If ever there was a country that encapsulates the extremes of modern society, it could be the South American country of Brazil. By far the largest of the nations on the continent, it is also the wealthiest, but also has some of the largest, most densely populated slums, located not far from enormous villas and […]

DSV Air & Sea continues global expansion with Pittsburgh location

This week, logistics provider DSV Air & Sea Inc., a subsidiary of Danish logistics provider DSV, announced it will open a branch in Pittsburgh, Pa. The new office will be the company’s 36th Air & Sea location in the United States.  The new branch office will be located adjacent to Pittsburgh international Airport (PIT), where the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 4, 2019

Dachser India Mumbai, Hyderabad gain IATA CEIV Pharma cert

Dachser India earned its CEIV Pharma certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA) for life science, health care and pharmaceuticals handling at its Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD) airport branches, the company announced yesterday. According to the logistics firm, the certification is a significant achievement, given that very few companies are currently accredited in India.  Dachser said […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 3, 2019

Swiss WorldCargo to offer CSafe RAP containers

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, is the latest carrier to offer CSafe RAP active temperature-controlled containers on their widebody aircraft, CSafe announced yesterday. According to the statement, Swiss WorldCargo flies to more than 100 global destinations, which “will open several new lanes for the CSafe RAP.” The carrier received its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 3, 2019

May traffic declines reflect trade war damage, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data today indicating that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% y-o-y in May. The analysis, which shows a slight improvement from the 5.6% dip in April, confirms previous Air Cargo World reports on May traffic.   Freight capacity growth, which rose 1.3% y-o-y in May, continued to exceed growth in demand for the 13th […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 3, 2019

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

ANA 777F fleet addition to boost US-Asia volumes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) added a Boeing 777 freighter to its fleet today, as it expands its network in Asia and North America.  The 777 will operate connecting cargo flights from Narita International Airport (NRT) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), with a stop at Kansai International Airport (KIX) from July 2 to August 25. The carrier will […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

July’s digital issue of Air Cargo World is here

The June 2019 digital edition of Air Cargo World magazine is now available to read on our website. As this issue of Air Cargo World was going to press, hundreds of aircraft following flight paths that would have crossed the Persian Gulf found themselves in a difficult situation. After the U.S. nearly launched an airstrike […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 2, 2019

Reports of dismal May traffic continue into June with early Delta stats

Statistics released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and WorldACD indicate air cargo demand continued to fall during the month, as export activity continued to slow in the face of challenging international business climates. Meanwhile, preliminary stats from Delta Air Lines suggest June is likely to be even slower.  WorldACD reported that general traffic for cargo measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) decreased 5.0% in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 2, 2019

2019’s top 5 stories in air cargo

In 2019, the air cargo community has already seen its fair share of volatility, as trade disputes between the U.S. and China persist and the shroud of Brexit looms heavy. Air cargo has responded to these political economic conditions, as can be seen in the emergence of shifts in cargo flows within various regions and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 1, 2019

Swissport International opens second warehouse at VIE

On June 28, Swissport International opened its second air cargo warehouse at Vienna International Airport (VIE).  The 2,100 square foot building is located directly adjacent to the airfield, allowing for faster transportation of cargo to and from the aircraft, according to Swissport. With the new facility, built by Flughafen Wien AG, the ground handler hosts a total of 7,000 […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 1, 2019

Thai Cargo, Menzies Aviation renew contract for Oceania airports

Today, U.K.-based aviation services company Menzies Aviation announced the renewal of its contract with Thai Cargo for handling at several Australian and New Zealand airports.  Under the five-year agreement, Menzies Aviation will provide cargo handling services for the Thai flag carrier at five stations across Australia and New Zealand, including Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Brisbane (BNE), Perth (PER) and Auckland (AKL).  The […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 1, 2019

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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 28, 2019

FedEx brings Australian 3PL under FedEx Logistics umbrella

FedEx’s logistics subsidiary, FedEx Logistics, has renamed Australian freight forwarder and 3PL Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd. as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd., officially bringing the Australian 3PL into the FedEx Logistics brand and growing FedEx Logistics’ Australia and Asia-Pacific footprint. FedEx Logistics acquired Manton Air-Sea in October 2018. In a statement yesterday, FedEx said the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 28, 2019

DB Schenker receives U.S. Transportation Command contract

This week, DB Schenker announced its award of a Global Heavyweight Service contract with the U.S. Transportation Command. Under the three-year contract for ground service handling, which began two months earlier, DB Schenker works in a team arrangement with Delta Air Lines to bid on contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 28, 2019
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