Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

02 Dec 2022
Dismal November air cargo data has all but assured a weak end to 2022 with no sign of a seasonal uplift in demand or rate levels from an oversupplied market.
22 Oct 2013
Transportation and warehousing businesses added 23,000 jobs in September, mostly in transit and passenger transportation, as total nonfarm employment increased by 148,000 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said on Oct. 22.
Image for "Captain Phillips"
18 Oct 2013
When “Captain Phillips,” Hollywood’s take on the April 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates on the Maersk Alabama, debuted on Oct. 11, it thrust the ocean shipping industry into the mainstream spotlight in a way no recent film has. But it’s certainly not the first film to do so, and it won’t be the last.
18 Oct 2013
Blue Dart Express, India's leading air express and logistics services provider, reported a drop in net income but rise in revenue in its second fiscal quarter, which ended Sept. 30.
Alitalia A330-200
15 Oct 2013
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, averted bankruptcy after shareholders agreed to a €500 million ($675 million) government-led bailout, but European Union regulators could yet veto the deal.
IAG Cargo's new Constant Climate Centre at London Heathrow Airport.
14 Oct 2013
IAG Cargo has opened a new pharmaceutical center at London Heathrow Airport, the latest step in the expansion of its Constant Climate service...
Lufthansa Cargo
14 Oct 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported that an on-going decline in traffic continued to slow in September, falling just 0.8 percent from a year ago, following a 1.3 percent decrease in August.
10 Oct 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported September cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 146,690 million ton miles...
Alitalia Airbus A321
09 Oct 2013
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, risks bankruptcy and its fleet could be grounded within days as its financial crisis nears a tipping point.
AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747 freighter.
08 Oct 2013
AirBridgeCargo Airlines transported 223,732 tons of cargo in the first eight months of 2013, a 4 percent increase year-over-year.
ICAO Council President Roberto Kobeh González (second from right), 38th Assembly President Michel Wachenheim of France (third from right) and ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin (top left) are congratulated by delegates and ICAO officials upon the conclusion of the 38th ICAO assembly.
07 Oct 2013
The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization’s member states have agreed to develop a global market-based measure for international aviation on climate change...
03 Oct 2013
Etihad Rail, the United Arab Emirates’ national railway network developer and operator, has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Air Cargo...
Air freight
03 Oct 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 467 million metric-ton kilometers in September, down 7.2 percent from 503 million metric-ton kilometers of cargo in September 2012.
Air freight
01 Oct 2013
The global air cargo market continued its “modest” recovery in August, with traffic increasing 3.6 percent year-over-year, the International Air Transport Association said.
01 Oct 2013
DHL is investing in new facilities in the Philippines on the back of improving economic growth and the expansion of air freight capacity at Clark International Airport.
30 Sep 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the sixth straight month in August on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.5 percent to 47,598 tons.
A Boeing 747-400 Freighter in final assembly.
30 Sep 2013
Atlas Air has entered into a contract with Astral Aviation to provide a Boeing 747-400 Freighter service between Europe and Africa.
DHL Express envelope.
27 Sep 2013
DHL Express will increase its general average price throughout the Asia-Pacific region by about 5 percent, starting Jan. 1, 2014.
25 Sep 2013
Gati has won its arbitration proceedings against Air India and will receive 268.2 million rupees towards claims, damages, interest and costs from the Indian airline.
Map of Japan
24 Sep 2013
Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise 3.0 percent in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 5.176 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
Air cargo.
24 Sep 2013
A weakening cargo market and economic slowdown in Asia will cut global airlines profit in 2013 by 8 percent to $11.7 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association.
A container terminal at the Port of Genoa in Italy.
19 Sep 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
Hyderabad, India
18 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo has plans to increase flights between London Heathrow Airport and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, in order to cater to the city’s booming pharmaceutical industry.
Air France 747 freighter. Photo courtesy Air France-KLM.
18 Sep 2013
Finnair Airbus A330
17 Sep 2013
Finnair Cargo is dropping its weekly freighter service to and from Mumbai after nearly two years.
Luxembourg currently owns a 35 percent stake in Cargolux.
17 Sep 2013
The government of Luxembourg is negotiating with Chinese investors over the sale of its stake in Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline.
Flag of the United Kingdom.
12 Sep 2013
The U.K. today unveiled plans to sell a majority of Royal Mail in a stock market flotation expected to value the 497-year-old state postal service at around £3 billion (about US$4.75 billion).
French airline Air France and Dutch airline KLM merged in 2004. Source: Capital Photos.
12 Sep 2013
Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
Lufthansa’s main European competitors, Air France-KLM and IAG Cargo, also posted freight declines.
12 Sep 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported traffic declined 1.3 percent year-over-year in August, as it prepares to take delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter in October, followed by a second aircraft in November.
10 Sep 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., reported August cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing an increase to 150,516 million ton miles...
09 Sep 2013
New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed the Truck Operator Independent Contractor Act, which would have reclassified port truckers and parcel delivery truckers as employees...
Empty cargo hold on an airplane.
06 Sep 2013
A faster-paced economy wasn't evident in the August employment numbers for freight transportation industries.
05 Sep 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the fifth straight month in July on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.7 percent to 47,758 tons.
Reflection of the tailfin of a British Airways plane.
04 Sep 2013
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 459 million metric-ton-kilometers in August, down 7.3 percent from 495 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in August 2012.
IAG Cargo’s new route will be serviced by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
03 Sep 2013
IAG Cargo will launch a new air cargo route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, in March 2014, and will offer an additional export route for the area’s expanding technology hub.
03 Sep 2013
The global air cargo market continued its modest recovery in July, with traffic increasing 1.2 percent from a year ago as growth in Europe and the Middle East offset weakness in the Asia-Pacific region, the International Air Transport Association said.