Air freight management industry news and business issues for the logistics professional covering air cargo, pricing, screening, forwarding and service providers.
Posted 07/27 · 01:54 PM · LM Editorial
Given the uncertain nature of the economy, coupled with lessons learned from DHL Express in the U.S. and how it was forced to exit the U.S. market not all that long ago, this seems like the right move by Schenker. After all, should things improve, it can always come back with dedicated air cargo service here in the U.S.
Posted 07/27 · 10:59 AM · LM Editorial
UPS said this week that it has begun operating flights into Chengdu, China as part of an effort to expand its connections between Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Posted 07/25 · 08:57 AM · LM Editorial
Less than a month after reports indicated that Deutsche Bahn was considering shuttering its United States-based DB Schenker Logistics, a third-party logistics, trucking, and airfreight services provider, Schenker Inc. said late last week it is making significant changes to its North American business model.
Posted 07/19 · 10:48 PM · LM Editorial
As fellow blogger – Mike Regan – notes in a recent fine article by Jeff Berman, “there has never been a period of volatility in fuel prices like there has been in the last year."
Posted 07/01 · 09:33 PM · LM Editorial
The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.
Posted 07/01 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Challenges remain, but carriers prove resilient
Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.
Posted 07/01 · 06:27 AM · LM Editorial
Posted 06/28 · 03:02 PM · LM Editorial
As we discussed last week, air cargo shippers are increasingly concerned about the ongoing recovery of service in the Asia Pacific trade lanes.
Posted 06/27 · 11:05 AM · LM Editorial
The report stated that Deutsche Bahn management is considering restructuring Schenker’s U.S. business but added a withdrawal is more possible. And it added that Schenker management was due to deliver a business update by mid July and Deutsche Bahn executives plan to take a decision on the future of its U.S. business by the end of the year, possibly as early as August.