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

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.

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.

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