Air freight management industry news and business issues for the logistics professional covering air cargo, pricing, screening, forwarding and service providers.

25th Annual State of Logistics: It’s complicated

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

2014 State of Logistics: Air’s slight improvement despite headwinds

Posted 07/01 · 08:20 PM · LM Editorial
As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics report, the airfreight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields. New details surfacing in similar new research mirror these findings.

Shippers caution against “Hunger Games of the Sea”

Posted 06/23 · 08:13 AM · LM Editorial
While U.S. shippers may have been surprised by China’s decision to oppose the P3 Network, there had been rumblings of discontent voiced by their counterparts in Hong Kong for some time.

Air cargo shippers have more to say about security mandate

Posted 06/05 · 08:30 AM · LM Editorial
A coalition of associations representing air freight forwarding companies is calling on the federal government to solicit input from small and medium sized forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program.

Air Cargo Report: Managing global air freight costs

Posted 06/01 · 02:59 PM · LM Editorial
Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.

Air cargo growth trend pauses

Posted 05/12 · 08:26 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
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Asia Pacific Air Cargo Gathering Speed

Posted 05/08 · 04:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, (AAPA) says international freight markets saw 3.8 percent growth in traffic during the first quarter of 2014.
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Air Cargo Growth Trend Pauses

Posted 05/08 · 04:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9% compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4%.
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2014 Air Cargo Roundtable: Forwarders aim to please

Posted 04/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.

Moore on Pricing: Six developments changing the jet stream for air cargo

Posted 04/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.

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