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Virgin Atlantic Cargo said overcapacity is hurting the air cargo market. “In terms of revenue, we are slightly ahead of our target for the year, but the level of capacity some... Read more
Thief River Falls, Minn., is more than a little off the proverbial beaten path, sequestered in the northwest corner of the state about 70 miles south of the Canadian border. It is... Read more
American Airlines Cargo started construction of a dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia.   The new 25,000-square-foot (2,322-square-meter)... Read more
Though usually touted for fuel savings, winglets give cargo carriers other opportunities – including opening new markets. Winglets have been widely used by airlines since the... Read more

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Import and export trade volumes for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa remain strong and are forecast to grow. “The first half of 2014, revealed strong continuing growth for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa’s top three import trade lanes: the United States, France and China while the top three Sub Saharan Africa’s export trade lanes were to Great Britain, the United States and France,” Charles Brewer, managing director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, said. “Trade in Africa continues to present... Read more
Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two... Read more
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision of... Read more
Three students at the Moscow Aviation Institute won Volga-Dnepr Group’s... Read more
Virgin Atlantic Cargo said overcapacity is hurting the air cargo market. “In... Read more
Airfreight demand continued to grow in July, according to preliminary traffic... Read more

AIRFREIGHT DATA

This is the air cargo chargeable weight change year over year, including intra-regional air cargo. Asia Pacific, North America and Africa saw the largest increases for June 2014. Source: WorldACD Market Data

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There was a time when poor airport infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe, and underdeveloped airline networks, left the reg... Read more

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Posted under Editorial by John W. McCurry
Safety issues related to air cargo have been at the forefront this summer, ranging from lithium batteries to cargo pilot fatigue to avoiding flights over combat zones. In our September issue, we take a look at the carriage of...
Posted under Forwarders Forum by Brandon Fried
When you first hear it, “co-creation” sounds like another one of those mysterious Washington, D.C., words that don’t make sense to people outside the Beltway. But based on my experience representing the Airforwarders Association
Posted under legalledger by Ruwantissa Abeyratne
At the ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa, held Aug. 5-7 in Lome, Togo, many people said many things while expounding statistics and figures. ICAO summarized the first day's discussion: “Airfreight has allowed...

REGIONAL REPORTS

Americas

United Cargo’s new president says collaboration is the key to surmounting air cargo’s troubles. “The set of challenges our industry is facing now – modal shift, on-shoring and...

Asia

July brought an unusual development in the Chinese airfreight market for the summer season. Rates to Europe, usually held down by a combination of slower output and abundant belly...

Europe

It was supposedly the final nail in the coffin of nefarious freighter operators. But heck no, it’s time to raise Lazarus from the dead. The once apparently deceased and buried Air...

Middle East

One small carrier that is seeing significant cargo growth is Air Seychelles, based in the Seychelles archipelago, about 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) off the east coast of Africa...