Air Freight

TIACA promises ‘dynamic advocacy’ for air freight

Incoming chairman and vice-chairman pledge to drive the lobbying agenda, boost membership, and expand education programme

Shippers call for freighter exemption from Gulf airline freeze

EVO says Netherlands’ decision to block new landing rights for Middle East carriers should exclude cargo flights

AF-KLM streamlines cargo process at Amsterdam

Launch of ‘e-Fast Delivery’ means that for paperless shipments, truck drivers go direct to designated loading docks without first stopping at documentation desk

WFS to accelerate growth under new owner

Acquisition strategy of world's largest air cargo handler set to progress at faster rate with backing of Platinum Equity

Forwarders welcome Heathrow cargo role

Former head of ground handling Nick Platts ‘to build a strong strategy for the airport and drive new efficiencies within the cargo environment’

IAG Cargo expands German capacity

Connections from seven airports into Barcelona via Vueling aircraft set to boost ‘EuroConnector’ small-shipment service

Dnata wins Virgin contract in Australia

Cargo handling deal covers Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports

Forwarders ‘must innovate to see off disruptors’

Agents need to take responsibility for creating new and better processes and booking platforms, including by poaching talent from tech firms, air freight debate concludes

Exclusive: Aid backlogs clear at Kathmandu airport

Some remoter areas still without shelter and water, but relief supplies now arriving by air in a steady flow, despite chaotic conditions

ACS invests in on-board courier division

Air Charter Service ‘aims to be the largest provider in the world of OBC services to freight forwarders’

Losses deepen at Air France-KLM Cargo in Q1

But carrier eyes breakeven position in 2017 for its full-freighter business

Cargolux launches specialized product portfolio

Move is expected to improve global consistency and the share of these higher-yield commodities within its volumes

Air freight prices down 10%

Flat global volume figures for March mask significant regional and commodity variations

Aid agencies ‘facing logistical nightmare in Nepal’

Red tape adding to geographical and infrastructure challenges, says leading charter broker

Cargolux posts slim profit thanks to strong Q4

European freight airline reports US$3m net earnings and 10% volume and revenue growth

Advice & Insight

Worldwide Flight Services secures largest letting at Heathrow Cargo Centre

Worldwide Flight Services has secured its largest-ever letting at London Heathrow Cargo Centre - the major airside cargo transit facility at the London airport.

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

Freight People

Rickmers poaches Oldendorff veteran

Scharffetter to head maritime services from August

Ital Logistics appoints John Bowes to sales team

Former Kuehne + Nagel business development manager joins rapidly expanding UK forwarder

Ceva appoints new COO of air and ocean

Helmut Kaspers has held operational and commercial positions with Kuehne & Nagel, DB Schenker, and Logwin

DHL forwarding chief resigns

Roger Crook, CEO of Global Forwarding, Freight division, steps down ‘for personal reasons’

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

Loïc Gay to head up the group’s rapidly expanding Air & Sea division

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 1

The UK-mainland Europe haulage market has seen some significant volatility in prices, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

Boosting growth through logistics connectivity

CLECAT and FIATA director generals discuss the perils of inefficient logistics which can raise the costs of trading and reduce the potential for global integration

The value of quality is often underestimated

Peregrine Storrs-Fox, TT Club’s risk management director, says container buyers need to consider whether the product meets not just the statutory requirements, but all details of the specification

Ten tips for reducing your haulage spend

Often unsuspecting shippers have requirements they don’t realise add costs to carriers, says Freightex CEO Tim Phillips

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

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