Air Freight

New Chinese cargo airline set up for e-commerce sector

Serving a market growing 30% a year, United Star Express expects to have six small and midsize freighter aircraft within its first year of its flight operations

Kent air charter company reports surge in cargo business

UK firm benefited from recent cross-Channel disruptions, but strong demand continues thanks to the new relationships formed

Swiss launches e-AWB ‘single process’

Move follows four-month pilot phase with forwarding customers and is expected to significantly accelerate adoption of e-freight in carrier’s network

AMI doubles Sydney base to accommodate growth

Air freight wholesaler’s new facility has more truck doors and handling equipment, plus lifting equipment for heavy and outsize cargo

ABC reports 17% growth

Russia’s largest all-cargo airline AirBridgeCargo increased capacity and market share in first 8 months

Air France-KLM and China Southern expand cargo partnership

Customers offered access to groups’ combined networks, with shared use of hub handling facilities to 'enable a faster and seamless transfer process'

Qatar Airways joins world ‘top 10’ air cargo list

No changes in the ‘top 5’, but China Southern rises to ‘number 6’ ahead of China Airlines, and ANA rises three places to ‘number 8’

Houston no problem as ACS expands

‘Booming’ cargo aircraft charter market in US southern states leads Air Charter Service to upgrade to larger premises just over a year after opening in US energy capital

Air France-KLM Cargo adds proactive tracking option

‘RealTime Care’ solution automatically informs customers when their shipment is affected by an irregularity

Bulgaria blocks Russian cargo flights to Syria

Decision to deny use of its airspace follows claims about Moscow allegedly heightening its military presence in the war-torn country

IATA figures confirm flat July for air freight

Global freight tonne kilometres down 0.6%, year on year

AirBridgeCargo launches Moscow-Singapore freighter

Logistics players were previously limited by capacity constraints between Singapore and Russia, Changi airport says

Asia Pacific cargo continues in bearish mood

After strong start to the year demand has lost momentum – AAPA

Global air cargo volume growth flat in July - WorldACD

Market analysis reveals ex-China traffic slowdown

ACP Worldwide named South Africa GSA for Saudia Cargo

Carrier offers both maindeck and belly space from Johannesburg

Advice & Insight

Understanding Customs requirements

David Poole, managing director UK sales, FedEx Europe, discusses unlocking success in the aerospace market

Clock is ticking on air freight messaging change

Freight forwarders and cargo handlers have been slow to switch to Cargo-XML despite the opportunity to streamline processes and cut costs, writes Kewill’s Andreas Giger

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

Freight People

Cargo 2000 unveils new boss

Former Polar Air Cargo and Saudi Airlines Cargo executive Ariaen Zimmerman to lead new-look organisation

Geodis appoints two new project forwarding regional heads

Michael Doerpinghaus becomes director for south east Asia Pacific as Igor Muñiz moves to Europe role

UTi announces two senior forwarding appointments

US 3PL names new global leaders of freight forwarding sales and air freight product management

FIATA elects China’s Zhao Huxiang as president

Sinotrans chairman takes top role, while US representative Robert Voltmann becomes secretary general

Cargolux appoints new manager for Germany

Christian Thiele joins from Emirates SkyCargo, where he was cargo business development manager

Have Your Say

Identifying dangerous goods accurately: Lessons from Tianjin

TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox highlights the crucial importance of declaring and handling dangerous goods correctly

Clock is ticking on air freight messaging change

Freight forwarders and cargo handlers have been slow to switch to Cargo-XML despite the opportunity to streamline processes and cut costs, writes Kewill’s Andreas Giger

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem