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

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.

Price Trends: Air

Posted 04/01 · 01:21 PM · LM Editorial

Trucking’s game-changing moment

Posted 04/01 · 12:06 PM · LM Editorial
Many trucking executives believe that we’re on the cusp of a steady, prolonged recovery with solid price increases to match. Analysts aren’t so sure. But nearly all agree that shippers should expect rate increases when their contracts expire, some in the 3-percent to 5-percent range. Here are the four issues that are now in the driver’s seat.

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