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

Quarterly Transportation Market Update: Will consolidation change air cargo?

Posted 03/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While logistics managers wait to see how the American/US Airways merger shakes out, analysts say deals like this recent blockbuster may be a blessing in the long run for shippers.

XPO Logistics acquires East Coast Air Charter Inc.

Posted 02/12 · 12:03 PM · LM Editorial
Staying true to a major theme of expanding its service offerings—growth through acquisition—non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) services provider XPO Logistics announced today it has acquired the operating assets of Statesville, North Carolina-based East Coast Air Charter Inc. (ECAC), a non-asset, 3PL focused on expedited air charter brokerage.

A Unified Approach to Air Cargo Security is Long Overdue

Posted 02/05 · 12:03 PM · SCMR Editorial
ICAO’s engagement with industry, including GACAG members, in recognizing best practices and developing standards, recommendations, guidance materials and templates is a positive approach to achieving improvements.
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New Call For Air Cargo Security Standards

Posted 02/05 · 12:01 PM · SCMR Editorial
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) says.

New call for harmonized global air cargo supply chain security standards

Posted 02/05 · 11:33 AM · LM Editorial
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) says.
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LaHood set to step down as Department of Transportation Secretary

Posted 01/29 · 10:55 AM · LM Editorial
During his term as DOT Secretary, LaHood was very active on the transportation infrastructure and freight fronts.
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Connectivity is critical for enhanced trade

Posted 01/22 · 10:38 AM · LM Editorial
In the New Year, IATA believes governments should resolve to bring down the barriers to connectivity growth.
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Air cargo volumes show some improvement

Posted 01/22 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in air freight demand, with volumes edging up 1.6% after declining 2.6% in October, year to year.
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Legislation calls again for air cargo pilots to follow same rest protocol as passenger pilots

Posted 01/17 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
Entitled the Safe Skies Act of 2013, the bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flight crew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers.

TSA cargo screening deadline quietly takes effect

Posted 01/16 · 11:50 AM · LM Editorial
TSA officials said the screening requirement “builds additional risk-based, intelligence-driven procedures into the prescreening process to determine screening protocols on a per-shipment basis.
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