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European airlines saw air cargo demand fall by 0.7 percent in April compared with 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association, partly a result of GDP growth of 0.2 percent in the Eurozone in the first quarter.

Equipment used in hydrocarbon exploration is the dominant heavyweight load for many specialists in outsize cargo.
Looking back at the first half of 2014, a common complaint exists among many airlines, ground handlers and forwarders around the world: dismal load factors and yield.

VIEWPOINTS

Posted under Editorial by John W. McCurry
The summer of 2014 is shaping up to be one of change for air cargo, with a spate of leadership moves and a major cargo shakeup at Delta. Glyn Hughes, IATA’s new head of global cargo, seems to be a great pick to succeed Des...
Posted under Forwarders Forum by Brandon Fried
Ever since the 9/11 Commission mandated that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration screen 100 percent of all cargo on passenger flights, the air cargo industry has worked diligently to meet the government’s security
Posted under legalledger by Ruwantissa Abeyratne
At the time of writing this column, almost four weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from the radar screen on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, the aircraft had still not been found despite concerted...

People

AIRLINES WestJet appointed Rocky Wiggins as executive vice president and chief information officer. Wiggins joins WestJet from Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines, where he held the position of chief information officer starting in 2012. Prior to Sun Country, he was senior vice president and chief...
Frank Guenzerodt joined Dachser USA as president and CEO in August 2004. Guenzerodt, a German national, is based in Atlanta. He spoke with Air Cargo World about the company’s U.S. operations and how Dachser is opening locations in St. Louis and possibly Seattle, Nashville, Tenn., and the Kansas...
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REGIONAL REPORTS

Americas

Even the cargo community knows Rickenbacker International Airport is in fashion. In the last year or so, the all-freight airport in Columbus, Ohio, has gained five weekly flights...

Asia

Air Canada's first B787 Dreamliner has been assigned to a brand new route for the Canadian carrier. After some initial trips to familiarize crews with the new plane, the aircraft...

Europe

DHL is mounting a concerted effort to establish itself as the leading global logistics provider. It’s something of a bizarre challenge that it has set itself, given that the...

Middle East

Astral Aviation reports that a high number of relief cargo flights into South Sudan kept the Nairobi-based cargo carrier busy during the first half of 2014. Astral performed more...