Panalpina warns of potential ground-handling gridlock during peak

While most of the focus in previous peak air cargo seasons was based on finding enough capacity before the busy end-of-year shopping spree, Panalpina said there After reporting the handling of just under 1 million tonnes of airfreight in 2017, a new record for the Swiss forwarding giant, Panalpina said the most pressing concern in […]

Delta Cargo makes all services available online

Delta Cargo today joined the ranks of carriers and logistics players making traditionally phone- and paper-based services fully bookable online. The airline said it has made its entire portfolio of services available digitally and improved its tracking tools and flight search features for forwarders. The airline joins major carriers in the push toward digitalization, including […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 2, 2018

Cherries on top? Demand from China may overcome tariff concerns

The 25 percent tariff China slapped on several American exports, in retaliation for similar tariffs on Chinese goods, were expected to be bad news for the lucrative cherry crop in the Pacific Northwest. But, as editor Caryn Livingston wrote in sister publication Cargo Facts, the popular seasonal fruit seems to be moving well midway through its […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 1, 2018

WorldACD: June showed ‘no y-o-y growth to speak of’

The WorldACD reported that growth in international air cargo volume has finally come to a plateau – its data for the month of June showing a growth rate of just 0.4 percent year-over-year. Expanding the comparison to include the entire first half of the year (versus the same period in 2017), volume has increased by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 1, 2018

DSV continues solid air cargo growth into 2017

Denmark-based transport and logistics company DSV released its second-quarter financial results for 2018, which show it has sustained continued strong growth following a record-breaking 2017 year. The company experienced varied growth in each of its segments during Q2. Looking specifically at airfreight within the Air & Sea division, gross profit grew 16 percent (including exchange […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 1, 2018

Lufthansa reports robust growth in Q2 financial report

Yesterday, Germany-based Lufthansa reported solid results for its logistics division for 1H 2018, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) up 48 percent year-over-year to €125 million, from €84 million on revenues that were up 12.3 percent to €1.3 billion. The carrier’s traffic rose only slightly in the first six months of 2018, with reported […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 1, 2018

WestJet reports first loss in 13 years for Q2

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet has reported a net loss of C$20.8 million in its Q2 2018 financial release – the first quarterly loss for the carrier in 13 years, and a more than 140 percent decline compared to the same period in 2017. WestJet’s CEO, Ed Sims, said the dramatic change in bottom-line was due […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 31, 2018

Drewry: June’s freight rates 7 percent higher than last year

Average freight rates on east-west trade lanes in June came in at US$2.63 per kilogram, falling seven cents from the previous month. Despite the decrease between May and June, the price is 7 percent higher than during June 2017, when rates averaged $2.45. A statement from Drewry mentioned the current sense of trepidation felt among […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 31, 2018

Security team trains 500th dog for explosives detection

Will air cargo loads routinely be screened by bomb-sniffing dogs? New York City-based security firm MSA Security is counting on it, as it announced this week that it has trained it 500th dog in the science of explosives detection at its Windsor facility in Connecticut. Under what’s known as the Windsor Program, the human handler […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2018

The Freight 50: Analysis of air cargo growth in 2017

More room at the top The dominant carriers rarely see change at the top – and that’s true for the first three on the list. Like every year in recent memory, FedEx, was again No. 1, with 16.9 billion FTKs, rising by a decent 7.6 percent over last year. FedEx was again followed by No. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 31, 2018

The Freight 50 List for 2018

The impossibility of perfection We at Air Cargo World and Cargo Facts are proud of the nearly comprehensive portrait that this Freight 50 listing paints for the air cargo carrier business. But we also know enough to realize that a perfect list is nearly impossible to compile. While it’s a trustworthy estimate, it’s still just […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2018

Freight 50: A newcomer to the list

ASL AIRLINES BELGIUM – Created from TNT Airways after the merger of TNT Express with FedEx, this carrier is based in Liège Airport (LGG), operating 28 aircraft – mostly 737-400 freighters, plus a few 747-400Fs and 757-200Fs. Debuting impressively in the No. 40 spot on the Freight 50 list, this Belgian all-cargo operation of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 31, 2018

CEVA Logistics completes phase one of Rolls-Royce aero logistics project

CEVA Logistics has completed the first phase of its aero logistics project with client Rolls-Royce, establishing three app-integrated hubs or “supply chain control towers” in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, U.K., Singapore and Jacksonville, U.S. The logistics company currently moves more than 1,200 shipments per week – from small parcels to out-of-gauge loads – for the company each week, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018
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