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

Air cargo demand remains strong

Posted 08/26 · 07:21 AM · LM Editorial
But recovery enters a slower phase
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New report suggests an uptick for forwarders

Posted 08/24 · 04:29 AM · LM Editorial
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank.

California’s legislators call for national freight policy

Posted 08/24 · 04:22 AM · LM Editorial
Senate Joint Resolution 33 by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Ports and Goods Movement, was passed unanimously by the California State Assembly this week

Estes expands service into Canada

Posted 08/23 · 07:38 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to increase network efficiency, full-service freight transportation services provider Estes Express said it has rolled out a new three-day service to Toronto from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
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Trucking “arms race” escalates as industry seeks heavier, longer trucks

Posted 08/20 · 04:00 AM · LM Editorial
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue.

TransCore data points to 122 percent annual gain in July spot market freight availability

Posted 08/19 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
While over-the-road transportation capacity remains tight, spot market freight availability continues its upward trend, according to the TransCore North American Freight Index.

FedEx Express makes further inroads in India

Posted 08/19 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx recently announced that its FedEx Express subsidiary has launched a new flight from Bengaluru, India with direct connections to Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. This is the company’s third India-based gateway—Delhi and Mumbai are the others.
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Freight Forwarding & Traversing the Red Tape

Posted 08/13 · 07:37 AM · LM Editorial
Moving freight across the U.S./Canadian border can be more problematic than most shippers realize. Our recent research study reveals the myriad complexities of the customs clearance process—and the downfalls of making the trip alone.

100 percent air cargo screening off to smooth start so far

Posted 08/11 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
On August 1, a law mandating 100 percent screening of cargo transported on passenger aircraft took effect. While the mandate has not been in effect for that long, the early returns indicate things are off to a solid start, according to industry stakeholders.

With energy legislation tabled, sustainability efforts go forward

Posted 08/09 · 10:13 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems.

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