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When designing cargo drones and planes, we would do well to look to the pigeon. The pigeon is nature’s perfect autonomous flying vehicle, says Adrian de Graaff, owner of AD... Read more
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) continued to see upswings in freight in August. Cargo throughput grew by 8.8 percent to 366,000 tonnes. Flight movements had a 4 percent... Read more
The National Transportation Safety board has determined that the fatal crash of UPS flight 1354 in August 2013 happened because the crew continued an unstabilized approach into... Read more
AirBridgeCargo Airlines will cater to Basel, Switzerland’s thriving health care industry with the launch of a Boeing 747 freighter service on Sept. 19. Basel has one of the... Read more

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Ruslan International moved 75 tonnes of urgent oil and gas industry coil-tubing equipment from London Stansted to Adelaide, Australia, to support a drilling program in the Coober Pedy Basin of South Australia. Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will launch direct flights to Antananarivo, Madagascar, on Dec. 3. The A320 aircraft will offer over seven tonnes of weekly belly-hold freight capacity to and from Madagascar, which has a strong inbound and outbound cargo... Read more
DHL Global Forwarding has officially opened a new logistics center for the... Read more
Throughout 2014, Air Cargo World has posed questions to its website visitors on... Read more
Melbourne Airport reported that it was the only major Australian airport to... Read more
When designing cargo drones and planes, we would do well to look to the pigeon... Read more
Cargolux Airlines International announced the expansion of its Chinese network... 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
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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...