Air Freight

Freight backs UK Airports Commission outcome

BIFA, FTA and CILT welcome today’s recommendations to build a third runway at Heathrow, urging government to now take action

Air freight growth slows in May

Prices fall 2% compared with April but, excluding surcharges, base rates rise slightly

Atlas boosts fleet due to rising demand

Recovery prompts air freight ‘bellwether’ to add a further B747-8F and bring a B747-400F out of mothballs

Yusen Logistics upgrades Heathrow air freight capability

NYK group subsidiary moves to larger facility to support continuing UK growth

AA Cargo opens Philadelphia pharma facility

Carrier claims it is the only airline in northeastern US with a state-of-the-art facility for temperature-sensitive, life-science and healthcare air freight

Air freight ‘needs race to the top’ on quality

Shipper representative calls for clear performance measures to be made available to cargo owners to reward better service with higher rates

ABC orders 20 additional B747-8 freighters

Russia’s rapidly expanding AirBridgeCargo set to become the world’s largest operator of the type

Cargolux Italia launches Zhengzhou flights

Stop in Novosibirsk marks the first commercial Cargolux service to Russia

Delay in UK airport decision ‘is failing freight industry’

FTA dismayed at possible further deferment to end of 2015

Air France Cargo launches ‘aggressive pricing’ strategy

Executive VP says carrier had no choice following 10% decline in unit revenues per ATK in first five months

IAG Cargo begins rollout of new e-booking service

In first few weeks following Spanish launch, 15% of all bookings in Spain were made through the new system

Lufthansa-ANA alliance extended to eastbound cargo

Freight capacity and handling joint venture will cover Europe to Japan from August

Lufthansa considering all-in rates

Carrier ‘investigating whether to adapt’ its pricing structure

FedEx cuts air capacity by accelerating aircraft retirements

Integrator removes 15 freighters from its fleet in attempt to improve utilization and profits

Freight ‘must figure in UK airport analysis’

FTA reinforces importance of global hub to supply chains and economy in letter to Prime Minister

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

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

IJS Global appoints new Emea ocean freight director in European expansion

Freight forwarder opens new branches in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Crane Worldwide hires new VP of global sales

Former Seko, EGL, and Ceva senior executive Terry Unrein ‘comes home’, bringing decades of experience to role

Swiss appoints new head of cargo

Current global sales manager Ashwin Bhat to succeed Oliver Evans from 1 October

Shippers’ champion Chris Welsh awarded MBE

Global Shippers’ Forum secretary general and FTA director of global and European policy is recognised for ‘services to shippers and the shipping industry’

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk