Air Freight

Cargolux ‘in need of fresh capital’

Airline will require US$100m annual cash injections to stay competitive, chairman tells unions, who are also unhappy with outsourcing and China plans

Panalpina adds São Paulo to ‘controlled’ air freight network

‘Brazil Wings’ freighter from Huntsville marks latest development in Atlas Air partnership

Air freight prices fall in January

Rates on key east-west lanes drop to lowest level since May

Lunar New Year boosts January air freight

Volumes rise 7% in lead up to holiday period

Port congestion boosts growth at Expeditors

Air freight volumes up 19% in December, with double-digit Q4 air and ocean revenue growth

IAG Cargo announces partnership with Finnair

Finnish carrier joins ‘partner plus’ programme, and may develop London as secondary freight hub

DSV tops UK air freight growth table

Export volumes rise 58%, year on year, due to SBS acquisition and contract wins

Worldwide Air Logistics buys B767 freighter operator Florida West

Southern Air’s parent company aiming to expand and diversify its air cargo service offerings

AF-KLM Cargo reports another year of heavy losses

September strike raises operating deficit to €212m

Shippers celebrate all-in pricing ‘snowball effect’

As SAS joins airlines moving to integrated air freight rates, representatives restate belief that the moves will improve predictability for cargo owners

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces two new senior management appointments

Steve Hughes becomes VP for transatlantic sales, Neil Vernon VP for international sales

Hong Kong air freight growth continues in 2015

Volumes expand a further 1.6% in January following record 2014 at world’s busiest international air cargo hub

Americas ‘diamond in the crown’ for DSV

CEO talks further about performance and ambitions in region, and warns of pressure on margins if it continues to gain market share

IAG Cargo joins switch to all-in pricing

European airline group says removal of fuel surcharge and exceptional handling charge will ‘provide greater simplicity’

Korean Air orders five more B777 freighters

Carrier already operates fleet of 26 all-cargo aircraft

Advice & Insight

Fuel surcharges – a level playing field?

The price of jet fuel and crude are closely linked, and jet fuel costs have also dropped sharply, falling by 45% between Jul-14 and Jan-15, however fuel surcharges have hardly moved, reports Andy Cliff, managing director, Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

A serious air freight player

As TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum kicks off in Seoul, secretary general Doug Brittin outlines the association’s priorities for the year ahead

Reasons to be cheerful

Panalpina’s corporate head of air freight product management, Raoul Wintjes, tells Lloyd’s Loading of significant signs of market improvements although rates are still below pre-crisis levels

Heathrow Airport outlines plans to double cargo capacity

Proposals welcomed as ‘Good news for freight’ by UK’s Freight Transport Association

Cargo ignored in UK airport debate, air freight sector claims

Shippers, forwarders and carriers insist logistics and trade implications must be considered

Freight People

Geodis Wilson names new EMEA VP

Matthias Hansen has been interim regional VP for the last few months and now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis

DGF appoints New Zealand country manager

Michael Dhu takes on new role for DHL Global Forwarding

Geodis India appoints new national sales manager

Martijn Tasma takes responsibility for sales and market development of group’s freight forwarding and logistics business in the country

Hansa Heavy Lift appoints new EMEA head

Addition of Maximilian Harmstorf marks end of HHL’s restructuring to a regional system

Thomas Kraus joins Geodis as group marketing director

Former CEO of TNT Express Germany charged with ‘developing a cohesive and differentiating marketing strategy’ for French group

Have Your Say

The sales performance gap

Smaller freight forwarders will continue to be outgunned by their larger competitors until they learn how to think and act differently, claims Paul Kelly

Building for the future

Vital logistics infrastructure projects will only go ahead if local residents get a share of the benefits, argues Multimodal’s Rob Jervis

Fuel surcharges – a level playing field?

The price of jet fuel and crude are closely linked, and jet fuel costs have also dropped sharply, falling by 45% between Jul-14 and Jan-15. However, fuel surcharges have hardly moved, says Andy Cliff, managing director of Straightforward Consultancy Ltd

Can the cloud solve your freight forwarding challenges?

Gerry Daalhuisen, from transport software specialist Kewill, outlines some of the issues and potential benefits

Eight surprising customs rules

From exporting edible insects to baby formula, FedEx managing director of Global Trade Services, Harald Schoenfelder, reveals some little-known customs rules that could easily catch cargo shippers off guard