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

Air cargo profits take off

Posted 11/10 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
While the world’s airlines are posting an impressive revenue rebound, air cargo analysts claim that volatility caused by too little or too much capacity in the market has resulted in wide swings in rates and overall carrier performance.

New law in Puerto Rico may discourage U.S. investment

Posted 11/09 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers

U.S. chip exports up

Posted 11/08 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported.

Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

Massachusetts Rep. Markey preps to roll out legislation for all-cargo plane screening

Posted 11/02 · 11:21 AM · LM Editorial
Following the recent attempt by terrorists to send explosives to the United States on cargo and passenger planes, Massachusetts Representative Edward J. Markey (D) said he plans to introduce legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes.

Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority.

Asia Pacific air cargo figures suggest sustained regional recovery

Posted 11/01 · 09:12 AM · SCMR Editorial
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority

UPS cargo planes searched for suspicious materials

Posted 10/29 · 11:45 AM · LM Editorial
Several media outlets are reporting that two United States airports—Newark, N.J. Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport—are on high alert after a UPS cargo plane originating in Yemen and had transited through Europe was carrying a suspicious package, which contained a printer toner package which was tampered with and resembled an improvised bomb.
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IATA sees weaker demand for air freight

Posted 10/26 · 03:24 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association announced International traffic recorded a 14.8 percent year-on-year increase, which is significantly weaker than the 19.0 percent rise recorded in August.
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Air cargo: IATA says Middle East and North Africa show promise

Posted 10/22 · 07:37 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association called for coordinated efforts to deal with the challenges of growth in the MENA region.

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