Global Airfreight Volumes Up Slightly

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I have been so focused on the international ocean market lately that it has been quite sometime since I posted anything airfreight related.  I recently read a press release from that showed a modest increase in global airfreight volumes. Data release by IATA showed a 1.2 percent increase in global airfreight volumes in June [...]

Emirates voted Cargo Airline of the Year


Emirates has been voted “Best Cargo Airline” for the 24th consecutive year in a row. The event was recently held at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year awards held at London’s Lancaster Hotel. The Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards are organized by trade magazine Air Cargo News and attract votes from freight [...]

DB Schenker to Realign North America Transportation Model


According to a company press release, German based company DB Schenker has announced a “strategic realignment” of their North American distribution operating model. Under the realignment, DB Schenker will transition its operations from an asset based model to a non-fixed asset model and will phase out their dedicated US based fleet. This portion of the [...]

Asia Air Cargo Demand Declines 9.8 Percent


According to a press release from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, air freight volume in May declined 9.8 percent when compared to the same time last year.  Despite a 4.7 percent reduction in freight capacity, the average international freight load factor fell by 3.9 percentage points to 68.8 percent for the month. Commenting on [...]

Top 30 Cargo Airports 2009


A reader named Greg alerted to us that we haven’t posted an updated list of the top cargo airports in the world for some time (thanks). While I haven’t received or found an updated top 50 list from Air Cargo World or elsewhere, there is this handy list that gets reported by Airports Council International: [...]

Airfreight Shows Continued Improvement


Global airfreight demand continued to show improvement during the month of March. According to a recent report from, demand for airfreight increased 28.1% compared to March of 2009. While the signs are positive and point to a continued recovery in global airfreight, the March numbers are compared to same time period in 2009, which [...]

IATA July Report: Cargo shows continued improvement

2 comments has recently released their airline industry report for the month of July and cargo volumes, while still down, did show some improvement as compared to earlier this year. July cargo numbers were down 11.3 percent compared to the same time period last year; however, the decline in cargo demand of 11.3 percent was a [...]

ATA Reports Sharp Decline in Air Cargo


The Airport Transportation of America (ATA) reports a sharp decline in international air cargo with volumes decreasing 20 percent in May compared to the same month in 2008. The report measures the decrease in revenue ton miles and is the 10th straight month of declining air cargo volumes. According to the article, airline passenger volumes [...]

Is cargo recovery near?


Not according to Swiss Forwarder Kuehne & Nagel. According to an article from the company website, K&N does not expect a market recovery in volumes for sea and air freight in the short term. Kuehne & Nagel net earnings fell 16.2 percent during the first half of 2009 compared to the same time period last [...]

IATA May Report: Cargo Shows Some Improvement

0 comments has released their May international traffic results and air cargo is showing signs of improvement. After flat lining in the -20% range for the past 4 months, May’s decline in international air cargo was -17.4%. Via * In May, freight volumes rose by around 3% above April levels as manufacturers began to add [...]

Qantas Freight expands into Vietnam


According to a company press release, Qantas Freight has started a new weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter service between Australia, Vietnam, China and the United States. In regards to the new service, Executive Manager Qantas Freight, Mr Stephen Cleary said: “Vietnam is one of the few countries in the region that continues to see export growth, [...]

Delta Airlines is back in the all cargo business…

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…thanks to a recently announced joint venture with the Air France KLM group. The terms of the 10 year agreement will allow the carriers to jointly operate their trans-Atlantic business by “coordinating operations and sharing revenues and costs of their trans-Atlantic route network”. Via “This strategic partnership puts us in a good position compared [...]