Air Freight

ACP Worldwide named South Africa GSA for Saudia Cargo

Carrier offers both maindeck and belly space from Johannesburg

CEVA Logistics appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Current post holder to retire but will remain with company over the next few months to facilitate changeover

Emirates SkyCargo to open second trade lane with Iran

New service to provide more than 150 tons of belly-hold capacity between Iran and the UAE weekly

Shippers muddled by air freight pricing models

Cargo owners find new Lufthansa surcharge confusing, but a step in the right direction, although multiple systems from different airlines are problematic

Air freight ‘set for subdued second half growth’

ACI figures indicate international tonnage expansion slowed to just 0.9% in June, as emerging markets experience slowdown

Poor July for Lufthansa Cargo after heavy Q2 loss

Air France-KLM Cargo continues downward traffic spiral

China Southern deal extends IAG Cargo’s network

Chinese carrier becomes sixth airline to join Partner Plus programme

DSV chief highlights factors driving air freight growth

CEO claims ‘decentralised’ approach to yield management has made the group ‘extremely agile’

IAG Cargo expands Qatar Airways freighter deal

Partnership extended indefinitely and increased to nine destinations, including Shanghai-Madrid and Islamabad-Kuwait services

Lufthansa and Swiss announce new cargo pricing structure

Carriers claim system is ‘more transparent than an all-in rate’ as fuel and security surcharges eliminated in favour of a net rate and a lowered ‘airfreight surcharge’

Air freight slowdown continues

Global FTKs rose just 1.2% in June, with average load factors down across most regions

Virgin calls for industry-wide ethical air cargo policy

Statement follows decision by US airlines Delta, United and American to join hunting-trophy cargo ban after backlash over killing of ‘Cecil the lion’ in Zimbabwe

US airlines join hunting-trophy cargo ban

Move by Delta, United and American follows killing of ‘Cecil the lion’ in Zimbabwe

Asia-Europe air freight revenues fall by up to 47% in H1

Global underlying freight rates stable in June compared with May, but fuel price drops add to first-half east-west yield declines

IAG Cargo reports 8.8% commercial revenue increase in Q2

Growth achieved during period of network expansion and amid 'challenging' market conditions

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

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

GAC Japan names National Operations Manager

Appointment in response to rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Have Your Say

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

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