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

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.

State of Logistics 2010: Business logistics costs fall 18.2 percent

Posted 06/09 · 11:58 AM · MMH Editorial
Business logistics costs fell to a record low of 7.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product last year, compared with 9.3 percent of GDP in 2008, according to a new annual benchmark report issued Wednesday.
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Air cargo/global logistics: IATA reports “ash crisis” caused decline in cargo sector

Posted 05/28 · 08:05 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association said international scheduled cargo traffic saw the pace of its recovery slow to 25.2 percent growth.
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Air cargo forecast: Will a Phoenix Rise Above the Ash?

Posted 05/19 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
Just when shippers thought the worst was over, flight and service disruptions of volcanic proportions took place this spring. And when European air space finally re-opened, capacity was scarce and even more expensive on almost all global trade routes.

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