Air Freight

Amsterdam tonnages hit by slowing Chinese output

Airport reports first quarterly fall in volumes in almost two years

Cargolux signs Oman joint venture

Carrier to develop Muscat as logistics hub, but critics question logistical logic

Thai freight forwarders gather to accelerate e-freight

Successful e-freight workshop in Bangkok inspires air cargo community to speed up e-AWB adoption in the country

French air strike postponed

Air traffic controllers suspend industrial action planned for this week, but disruption threatened again from 29 April

ANA wins antitrust immunity for cargo jv with United

‘First of its kind’ joint venture between Asia and the Americas permits joint management of network planning, pricing, sales, and handling

Imports boost Shanghai air freight growth

PACTL registers strong results in the first quarter

Union complains over third Cargolux aircraft relocation

As the airline moves another freighter to its Italian subsidiary, LCGB says it fears Luxembourg will eventually become ‘nothing more than a mailbox’

ABC reports 20% improvement in tonnage and costs

First-quarter performance boosted by new freighter services to Helsinki, Hanoi, and LA

France’s air traffic controllers stage two-day strike

Disruptions today and 50% of flights to be cancelled tomorrow

LA joins ABC freighter network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds twice-weekly flights to Los Angeles

Air freight rises 11.7% in February

‘Phenomenal’ transpacific growth from US port congestion and timing of Lunar New Year brings major boost to volumes

Thai Airways exits freighter market

Loss-making carrier’s last two B747-400Fs to cease operating on 29 March

Cathay cargo revenues rise 7.3%

Full-year yields fall by 5.6%, despite improved second-half demand, while fuel price benefits tempered by hedging losses

Third runway approved for Hong Kong

World's largest cargo airport welcomes decision, with construction due to start next year

Lufthansa Cargo profits 'will grow again this year'

Solid market growth plus cost and capacity management will build on last year's €100m operating result, carrier predicts

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 List.com 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

Norbert Dentressangle appoints new forwarding MD

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

Schiphol appoints new cargo director

Jonas van Stekelenburg to take over from Enno Osinga from August

DGF names new country manager for Papua New Guinea

David Cels rejoins DHL Global Forwarding following seven years as a regional operations director

DHL Global Forwarding names new Singapore MD

Stephen Ly was previously Philippines MD and headed customs brokerage in Asia Pacific and Africa

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

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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