Top 40 Cargo Airports: Still growing, but slowing, in 2018

This year has certainly been a difficult one for air cargo, with carriers and industry associations reporting steady year-over-year declines throughout 2019. Looking back to 2018, however, the writing was already on the wall that mounting international trade tensions would have major impacts on air cargo traffic across the world, as can be seen in […]

dnata obtains CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

dnata has received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its pharma-handling processes at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The UAE-based company’s facility at Dubai International (DXB) is already CEIV Pharma-certified. According to dnata, it has significantly invested over the […]

UPS enhances healthcare ops with US facility upgrades, EU GDP certification 

UPS made several major investments to its global healthcare-related operations and infrastructure, including upgrades to its healthcare-dedicated warehouse and distribution network in the United States and attainment of the EU Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its healthcare-related ops in France and Germany. These enhancements are intended to support direct-to-customer shipping, storage, distribution and temperature controls […]

China Airlines to launch 747F service with BOM connection

China Airlines Cargo is launching a new twice-weekly service using one of its 747-400 freighters, connecting Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the carrier announced on Friday. The twice-weekly service is scheduled to launch on Nov. 16 and depart AMS on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier already offers […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: Still growing, but slowing, in 2018

This year has certainly been a difficult one for air cargo, with carriers and industry associations reporting steady year-over-year declines throughout 2019. Looking back to 2018, however, the writing was already on the wall that mounting international trade tensions would have major impacts on air cargo traffic across the world, as can be seen in […]

Puerto Rico plays the game: How regional hubs can – and should – be built

When playing a map-based development board game, it becomes increasingly apparent that each player approaches the game with their own strategy. Your sister likes to begin construction of a town on coastal cities, whereas your 13-year-old nephew may instead prefer to create a tentacle network of train tracks out from a central point. Your brother […]

Cargo Insights: Forwarders prove flexibility can overcome disruption

Like many travelers, I have become a rideshare convert from traditional taxicab transportation. The reasons for the switch range from increased ease and reliability for booking early rides, more competitive pricing, and my kids teaching me how to master the app on my mobile phone. But despite these benefits and my newfound preference, I still […]

Labor disputes are in the air

Last month, after weeks upon weeks of negotiations, customer service workers at Air Canada left their jobs and picked up pickets. Employees were frustrated that a resolution to disputes over wages, pensions and benefits couldn’t be reached. The strike, which the carrier said didn’t affect services, began at 11:59 p.m. on a Monday night. It […]

e-freight incentives will get forwarders on board

At a recent air cargo symposium, outgoing International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Giovanni Bisignani announced the organization’s cargo agenda for 2011. The goals, he said, are to “catch up” on using technology, improve safety and security and implement quality standards.

Report points to Dubai’s effective aviation model

Even if Dubai International Airport, which is run by the Dubai Airports group (DA), experienced a short downtick in cargo volumes this May, according to a report by Oxford Economics, Dubai has an effective aviation model and is in for rampant growth in the coming years.

Chinese carriers look to American expansion

Boosted by stronger results and new freighters, the revamped cargo arms of the large Chinese carriers have North America in their sights. Their transpacific expansion comes on the heels of new all-cargo flights to Europe inaugurated in recent months.

Geodis Wilson eyes Americas expansion

When Geodis Wilson acquired One Source Logistics in June, the global freight forwarder had one overarching goal: to expand significantly in the U.S. Although Geodis had already made a strong name for itself abroad, it wanted to have a similar effect in the states. Now Geodis is fixing its attention on even more expansion.

UPS transports polar bear cub from Alaska to Kentucky

UPS crewmembers got a taste of northern exposure on June 27 when they moved a 60-pound polar bear cub from the Alaska Zoo to the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. Utilizing a Boeing 747-400 converted freighter, the UPS team worked with various animal experts to overcome the logistical challenges of transporting the fragile cub, named Qannik.

Region Focus: Southeast Asia

Operators focus on intra-regional flows The 747-400 freighter fleet of Singapore Airlines (SIA), a key plank of the carrier’s longhaul network, is showing up increasingly at airports around Asia. SIA’s shifting focus from longhaul to intra-Asian routes reflects the rise in volumes moving within the region.  The carrier’s activity mirrors that of other airlines, which […]

Forwarders moving ahead after sluggish 2010

While the economic downturn has, for the most part, receded into the background and business everywhere is starting to pick up, forwarders around the globe are still sorting out the effects of a lackluster few years.

High flying demand or bust?

Experts weigh in on the airships sector Call them blimps, dirigibles or zeppelins. Regardless of the verbiage, one thing’s for certain: Airships are a sky staple. With early models dating back to the late 1600s, these aircraft precede traditional planes by centuries.

HKIA records big cargo growth

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) experienced significant cargo growth during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, recording 4.2 million tonnes of cargo during the period, a 16.5 percent year-over-year increase. The airport’s 2010-2011 total of 316,000 movements is a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase.

Toronto-Hamilton Airport sees cargo growth ahead

In anticipation of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-tenant cargo facility, officials at Toronto-Hamilton Airport released numbers showing a significant increase in cargo flights last year. In 2010, the airport received 14 percent more cargo flights when compared to 2009’s numbers, with a 33.8 percent year-over-year increase in chartered flights. Airport officials say the scheduled cargo results […]

Boeing, American Airlines team up for greener aviation

American Airlines has been named Boeing’s launch customer for the airline manufacturer’s ecoDemonstrator Program. Promoting noise reduction, fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability, this program will be used to develop new technologies that advance the aviation sector.
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