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BTS reports Freight TSI is up 1.7 percent

Posted 01/10 · 11:25 AM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.7 percent from October to November, following a 1.9 percent dip from September to October.

Asia Pacific players to drive air cargo growth

Posted 12/24 · 03:12 PM · LM Editorial
The reshaping of the global air cargo industry over the past 12 months has been dramatic, with enterprising Asia Pacific carriers at the forefront of developments, said Andrew Herdman, executive director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
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Air Cargo rates to remain flat through most of 2013

Posted 12/12 · 04:49 PM · LM Editorial
While Air cargo volumes have crept along at a snail’s pace during most of 2012. The year is apparently going to end without a push for last minute electronics and other higher value retail goods to fill the space on cargo planes to capacity.
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Air cargo shippers get reprieve from EU on emissions

Posted 11/19 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commissioner for Climate Action suspending the inclusion of international aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
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European Union to put a ‘freeze’ on air transport emissions trading scheme

Posted 11/16 · 01:55 PM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, media reports indicated that the European Union (EU) will implement a one-year “freeze” on its costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and the United States and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.

Innovation may fuel air cargo recovery

Posted 11/06 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
As noted in today’s news story, all the major regions experienced year-on-year air cargo declines, but the introduction of new consumer products such as the iPhone 5 could offset some downward pressure from the weak business environment.
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IATA reports tepid air cargo growth

Posted 11/06 · 10:14 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for September showing a continued slowdown in the rate of traffic growth.
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Bold move to drive U.S. high-value exports

Posted 10/20 · 05:03 PM · LM Editorial
Department of Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank recently selected Brandon Fried of the Washington D.C.-based Airforwarders Association to the newly formed U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.
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Air cargo plays vital role in U.S. export agenda

Posted 10/08 · 09:03 AM · LM Editorial
The U.S Secretary of Transportation told delegates at the 26th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia last week that a healthy air cargo industry is essential in helping the U.S. government achieve its goal of doubling U.S exports by 2015.
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BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners is up 4.6 percent in July

Posted 09/27 · 10:54 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 4.6 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011 at $75.7 billion.

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