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

BTS reports Freight TSI is up in September from August

Posted 11/10 · 07:59 AM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported on Wednesday that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.9 percent from in September from August.

DHL heralds expansion of U.S. hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport

Posted 11/07 · 10:49 AM · LM Editorial
This hub expansion was built on 19 acres and involved widening the existing parking apron to allow for nine additional wide-body aircrafts and nine new aircraft gates.

October Cass Freight Index is down from September, up annually

Posted 11/04 · 01:35 PM · LM Editorial
The October 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index showed signs of mixed messages, when it comes to figuring out freight trends. While freight shipments and expenditures were up annually, they were both down from September in another sign that the economic recovery is both gradual and unpredictable.

Is there growing international opposition to the ETS?

Posted 10/25 · 03:08 PM · LM Editorial
There's more than meets the eye in the EU carbon trading story unfolding this week

House votes against EU air carrier carbon trading

Posted 10/25 · 02:59 PM · LM Editorial
The U.S. House of Representatives today voted by a wide margin against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.

Air cargo: Lufthansa rolls out alternate plans to deal with ban on night flights starting next week

Posted 10/20 · 01:29 PM · LM Editorial
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.

Air cargo: TSA elects not to go forward with December 31 U.S inbound air cargo screening deadline

Posted 10/13 · 12:46 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that it no longer plans to proceed with intended plans to accelerate the deadline for screening United States-bound air cargo to December 31, 2011.
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New cold chain container introduced by UPS for pharma

Posted 10/11 · 10:03 AM · LM Editorial
UPS announced it will offer an innovative air freight container for healthcare products, providing a premium level of shipment monitoring and product protection for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.
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Air cargo concerns surface in the EU

Posted 10/10 · 02:30 PM · LM Editorial
Amid the many other worries troubling the Eurozone, comes news that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve the region’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management

United Cargo and Forward Air sign logistics agreement

Posted 10/04 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
In a deal announced yesterday, United Continental Holdings signed a new logistics agreement between United Cargo, the cargo division formed by the merger of United and Continental Airlines, and Forward Air, Inc.

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