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

UPS, FedEx pilot union groups oppose FAA pilot fatigue ruling

Posted 01/04 · 01:55 PM · LM Editorial
Following a December ruling by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focused commercial airline pilot scheduling, which provides pilots with a longer opportunity for rest before entering the cockpit, union groups representing pilots at FedEx and UPS have spoken out about how the rule does not apply to air cargo operators.
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IATA notes decline in Asia Pacific air cargo volume

Posted 01/04 · 01:41 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association announced global traffic results for November showing a weaker air cargo market compared to levels attained earlier in the year.

2012 Rate Outlook: Flat…for now

Posted 01/01 · 05:44 PM · LM Editorial
While analysts say rates across the board are forecast to be fairly level compared to what shippers have seen over the past two years, they add that there are a number of unanswered economic and regulatory questions that could greatly affect rates if suddenly resolved.

Viewpoint: Too many wildcards

Posted 01/01 · 10:24 AM · LM Editorial
Our January issue features one of our most anticipated reports, Logistics Management’s Annual Rate Outlook. Not only has it traditionally been one of our best-read reports—second online only to our Annual Salary Survey—but over the past seven years the related webcast has attracted thousands of shippers looking for insight into what the coming year may hold in terms of rates and capacity.

New FAA rule focuses on pilot fatigue for passenger airlines; cargo airlines are exempted

Posted 12/22 · 12:19 PM · LM Editorial
Air cargo operators are not required to comply within this rule, as it would be too costly compared to the benefits generated in this portion of the industry, according to the FAA.

DHL Global Forwarding keeps focus on U.S. expansion

Posted 12/22 · 08:46 AM · LM Editorial
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global logistics and express delivery provider Deutsche Post DHL focused on air and ocean freight, has made it clear it is committed to expanding its presence in the United States market.

Southwest orders new aircraft from Boeing

Posted 12/15 · 04:48 PM · LM Editorial
In an ongoing effort to improve fuel efficiency while extending its profitability in the airline industry, Southwest has placed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, with the first delivery scheduled in 2017
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FedEx Express set to upgrade aircraft assets

Posted 12/15 · 12:15 PM · LM Editorial
During its fiscal second quarter earnings announcement today, FedEx announced it has inked a deal with The Boeing Company to modernize its FedEx Express aircraft fleet.
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Regional air cargo markets in stark contrast

Posted 12/07 · 09:11 PM · LM Editorial
Even if government intervention averts a banking crisis it is unlikely that Europe will avoid a brief recession, maintain air cargo analysts
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IATA revises air cargo forecast for 2012

Posted 12/07 · 08:50 PM · LM Editorial
The immediate short-term outlook is dim, said analysts

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