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After seven months as managing director of Coyne Airways, John Batten is leaving. Coyne Airways appointed Liana Coyne as COO as part of the restructure that sees Batten leave... Read more
Etihad Airways had its strongest ever cargo volumes for a first quarter. Etihad Cargo carried 127,821 tonnes of freight and mail. This marks a year-over-year increase of 26... Read more
Four golden-bellied mangabey monkeys have begun a 6,000-mile (9,656-kilometer) journey to Europe. The two male and two female primates are on their way from the San Antonio Zoo... Read more
Air cargo throughput for March grew at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) by 10.4 percent year over year. Airfreight throughput grew to 397,000 tonnes. Meanwhile, HKIA... Read more

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American Airlines Cargo completed the return of more than 200 pieces of gold and ancient artifacts from London to the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia. Working on the return leg – as with the outbound – in close collaboration with specialist art logistics company Momart, the airline shipped the items from the Beyond El Dorado exhibition at the British Museum. TAM Airlines is starting a new direct weekly service to World Cup host city Fortaleza, Brazil, beginning May 31, in advance of the FIFA... Read more
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Customs... Read more
The International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP)... Read more
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) had... Read more
Hong Kong’s Asia Airfreight Terminal recently became the first air cargo... Read more
After seven months as managing director of Coyne Airways, John Batten is... Read more


This is the monthly year-over-year percent change in overall freight traffic and Asia-Pacific freight traffic for European airlines. Both overall and Asia-Pacific increased month over month in January 2014. Source: Association of European Airlines

Editors Choice

By John W. McCurry and Adina Solomon The express airfreight business is showing new life as of late as companies position themselves to take advantage of expanding markets while... Read more

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Posted under Editorial by John W. McCurry
The ability to attract new blood to the air cargo sector and retain it is an ongoing concern for many in the industry. The International Air Transport Association is tackling the issue with its fledgling Future Air Cargo... Read more
Posted under Forwarders’ Forum by Brandon Fried
My grandparents used to tell me about an earlier time when preparing for a meal involved visits to several shops to assemble the necessary ingredients. While the dairy delivered milk and butter to one’s door, meats were purchased... Read more
Posted under legalledger by Daniel W. Raab
A recent case of interest to the air cargo industry is Suburban Air Freight, Inc., Petitioner v. Transportation Security Administration, Respondent, 716 F.3d 679 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 2013), which... Read more



More than two decades have passed since Lockheed Martin has produced civilian Hercules cargo aircraft. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense company says the time is right and the... Read more


The battle for coveted health care traffic entered a new round in February when DHL launched a temperature-controlled airfreight service across the Atlantic on a dedicated 747-400... Read more


Alone and isolated, TNT Express faced a bleak future just a year ago. Its misery was wrought by a failed US$6.8 billion (4.8 billion euro) takeover bid by UPS, thwarted by... Read more

Middle East

Yet another study predicts the continued surge of air cargo in the Middle East. Alpen Capital, a Dubai-based investment banking firm, issued a report in March predicting that... Read more