Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News and analysis of air cargo shipping and transportation companies.

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2022
Spot rates on some air cargo routes out of Asia have fallen below long-term contract levels, mirroring the development in ocean shipping.
29 Oct 2014
Air freight rates are on the rise heading into the peak season months of October and November, continuing a recent robust streak, Drewry Shipping Consultants says.
29 Oct 2014
HONG KONG — Robert Mylod, the former Priceline CFO who played a major role in automating the online consumer travel market, has joined online freight pricing and quoting network Freightos, which plans to mimic the automated system that was such a game changer in the travel business.
28 Oct 2014
Steady growth in air freight demand was recorded by Asia’s airlines during September as the industry continued to benefit from rising international trade.
TNT Express
27 Oct 2014
TNT Express suffered its first operating loss in five quarters due to a provision for a potential antitrust fine and restructuring costs.
IATA Volumes chart
22 Oct 2014
Air cargo volumes will grow 4.1 percent annually through 2018, according to recently released forecast from the International Air Transport Association.
22 Oct 2014
London – Amsterdam and London have closed the gap with Europe’s top freight airports as pilot strikes at Lufthansa and Air France shrunk cargo traffic at their Frankfurt and Paris hubs.
21 Oct 2014
UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.
20 Oct 2014
Air cargo terminals in the Asian hubs of Shanghai and Hong Kong have reported another strong month, with the annual throughput shaping up to be the best in years.
20 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo said all its freighter flights will operate as scheduled as pilots began a 35-hour strike at midday that forced the parent airline to cancel 1,450 short- and medium-haul passenger flights.
16 Oct 2014
The shift of freight from air to ocean is just a blip for container lines but has hit the air cargo industry hard, with few signs of relenting, a maritime consultant said Thursday.
16 Oct 2014
Strong growth out of Hong Kong and China in September saw Cathay Pacific and Dragonair continuing to post double-digit growth as cargo and mail throughput rose 14.5 percent compared to the same month last year.
10 Oct 2014
The air cargo market is improving based on evidence from a number of fronts — a situation that “we have not been able to talk about in years,” the investment firm BB&T said a report.
10 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo’s volume shrank 2.9 percent in September from a year ago, but the carrier cautiously anticipates a seasonal uptick in demand in the fourth quarter.
09 Oct 2014
China’s e-commerce market continues to generate incredible year-over-year growth and huge amounts of hype, but AirBridgeCargo’s executive president Denis Ilin brought the discussion down to Earth at an Air Cargo Forum panel in Seoul this week.
08 Oct 2014
Air France-KLM’s freight traffic slumped 17.7 percent in September from a year ago largely due to a two-week-long strike by pilots at the carrier’s French unit that is expected to plunge Europe’s largest air cargo business deeper into the red.
08 Oct 2014
The air cargo industry is in a battle for survival and needs to urgently address fast evolving shipper demands, said Glyn Hughes, global head of cargo for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
08 Oct 2014
There is no significant loss of air cargo to ocean freight, said Atlas Air president and CCO Michael Steen, arguing against a widely held industry belief that shippers were shifting modes to save on transport costs.
07 Oct 2014
Lufthansa Cargo pilots will stage a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday, but the German airline said it will have little impact on shippers.
07 Oct 2014
Asia-North America and Europe-Asia will continue to be the dominant world air cargo markets with the most traffic volume, Boeing said in its biennial World Air Cargo Forecast delivered at the International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition earlier today.
07 Oct 2014
Smarter buying, modal shift and a less time-sensitive need from customers threatens to derail the recent recovery in air freight, leaving the industry with little time to sit back and enjoy its first peak season in years.
06 Oct 2014
A Kansas court decision could influence 20 class action lawsuits claiming FedEx Ground drivers in the last decade were employees, not independent contractors.
shipments in warehouse
06 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers expect volume growth through their supply chains over the coming year to be less than previously forecast, but they are ready to fork over far more money to ship freight as rates for nearly all modes rise.
03 Oct 2014
UPS added 766 U.S. postal codes to its UPS Worldwide Express Plus network in the third quarter, extending the reach of its international earliest morning service deeper into the U.S.
02 Oct 2014
Seko Logistics is expanding in the e-commerce market by investing in Metakinetic, an e-commerce marketing and design agency.
01 Oct 2014
Global air freight volumes continued their robust growth in August, spurred by Asia-Pacific cargo traffic that expanded 6.3 percent during the month, according to International Air Transport Association data.
Lufthansa airplane
30 Sep 2014
European air freight shippers are facing fresh disruption today as a strike by Lufthansa pilots forced the cancellation of 50 long-haul flights to and from Frankfurt, Germany, the German carrier’s global cargo hub.
26 Sep 2014
Asia Pacific airlines saw freight traffic grow by 6.2 percent in August on the back of robust demand for electronic consumer products, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).
25 Sep 2014
The approaching holiday season will lift air freight pricing through the rest of this year, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
24 Sep 2014
TNT Express today issued a profit warning for 2015 because of tough trading conditions in Europe.
22 Sep 2014
Air and ocean freight are expected to see “good” trade volume growth through the third and fourth quarters of 2014, especially in air freight, given a strong peak season outlook and a number of high-profile tech product launches, according to a new survey from the investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.
19 Sep 2014
Air cargo out of Asia is seeing its first peak season in five years, and better capacity management among cargo carriers is set to push up freight rates into the last quarter.
17 Sep 2014
Air freight is suffering from the same issues that afflict container shipping, with growing volumes not enough to lift profitability in the face of high fuel prices, weak yields and growing capacity, the International Air Transport Association said in an industry report.
15 Sep 2014
Air France initiated a contingency cargo plan today as pilots begin a week-long strike that will ground more than half of the carrier’s flights.
15 Sep 2014
Strong air cargo traffic out of Asia continued to lift Cathay Pacific volumes with August figures soaring almost 20 percent year-over-year and the Apple iPhone 6 launch expected to keep traffic high through September.
The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.