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

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.

FAA reauthorization gets 2-month extension

Posted 08/02 · 03:45 PM · LM Editorial
Late last week, Congress passed House passed the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, which will extend FAA’s funding through September 30.
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Air cargo stats suggest sustained recovery

Posted 07/28 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced international scheduled traffic statistics for June, showing continued strong demand growth as the industry recovers from the impact of the global financial crisis.

IATA survey demonstrates renewed confidence

Posted 07/21 · 10:55 AM · LM Editorial
Following its promising forecast made last month, the International Air Transport Association is reporting a significant surge in air cargo demand.

Transportation news: BTS Freight Transportation Services Index is down from previous levels

Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.

Global logistics: FedEx Trade Networks forms strategic alliance with Fritz Companies Israel

Posted 07/07 · 06:51 AM · LM Editorial
As part of its ongoing global expansion, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, said it has chosen international freight forwarder Fritz Companies Israel as its sole Regional Service Provider (RSP) in Israel. Company officials said this partnership will provide shippers with expanded international ocean and air freight forwarding services.
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Ocean cargo/global logistics: DHL rolls out new LCL service

Posted 06/18 · 06:36 AM · LM Editorial
DHL Global Forwarding announced this week that it has rolled out a new Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) Expedited services which will connect 19 European origins to the United States.

Transportation infrastructure: Freight lobbyists fighting for improvements in transport funding

Posted 06/11 · 07:14 AM · LM Editorial
Transportation funding is an “explosive” issue facing the country, the nation’s top air cargo representative says.

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