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

DHL introduces new U.S.-Australia flight

Posted 07/23 · 10:38 AM · LM Editorial
Company officials said that this new, twice-weekly flight will augment transit times into Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia by at least one day.

DHL Express opens up North Asia Hub

Posted 07/13 · 11:02 AM · LM Editorial
Covering roughly 13 acres, company officials said the hub can process up to 20,000 documents and 20,000 parcels per hour.

ATA’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2023 looks optimistic

Posted 07/10 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
At a time when the economic recovery has clearly hit a soft patch and the economic road map remains highly uncertain, the road to recovery is being paved for future success.

2012 State of Logistics: Slow and steady

Posted 07/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.

IATA braces for change

Posted 06/06 · 10:56 PM · LM Editorial
As the International Air Cargo Association readies itself for the Annual General Meeting in Beijing next week, analysts will be able to examine one of the few bright spots in global aviation.

FedEx rolls out plans to reduce aircraft fleet

Posted 06/05 · 10:32 AM · LM Editorial
Company officials said that the majority of these aircraft are currently parked and not in revenue service, adding that it will take a non-cash impairment charge of $134 million, which is $84 million net of tax and recorded in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012.
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Transportation Best Practices/Trends: Building air cargo relationships

Posted 06/01 · 10:20 AM · LM Editorial
With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.

TSA and European Union herald air cargo security partnership

Posted 06/01 · 09:28 AM · LM Editorial
TSA officials said that this agreement will result in better communication sharing, stronger security, and more efficient air cargo transportation between the U.S. and the EU, which represents more then 1 million tons per year going to and from each continent and 20 percent of all EU outbound air cargo.

Moore on Pricing: Put air cargo costs under surveillance

Posted 06/01 · 08:51 AM · LM Editorial
Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.

An expert’s take on air cargo screening

Posted 05/29 · 02:11 PM · LM Editorial
A prominent air cargo security expert shared some insight with LM about the TSA's new December deadline for 100 percent cargo screening on international inbound flights to the U.S.

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