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

DB Schenker plans to change U.S. air operations from dedicated to non-asset fixed model

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.

Air Cargo: Energy is King

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."

22nd Annual State of Logistics Report: A bumpy ride

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.

2011 State of Logistics: Air Freight

Posted 07/01 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
Challenges remain, but carriers prove resilient

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

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.

Transportation pricing trends - July 2011

Posted 07/01 · 06:27 AM · LM Editorial
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Air Cargo: Freight payload must keep pace with passengers in Asia Pacific

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.

Report suggests DB Schenker may leave U.S. market

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.

Global Trade: Fedex issues positive perspective

Posted 06/23 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.

State of Logistics: Slow growth, ‘elusive’ recovery

Posted 06/15 · 10:50 AM · LM Editorial
Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.

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