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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.

Boeing forecasts air cargo rebound

Posted 09/06 · 09:13 AM · LM Editorial
In its Current Market Outlook Boeing predicts that there will be a long-term demand for 34,000 new airplanes, valued at $4.5 trillion.
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Air cargo weakened by shaky global economy

Posted 08/30 · 08:41 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in freight, but with considerable variation by region and market.

DOT rolls out Freight Policy Council

Posted 08/24 · 11:13 AM · LM Editorial
An effort focused on national domestic freight initiatives was introduced this week by United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood.

29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Air carriers have no pain, no gain

Posted 08/01 · 10:18 PM · LM Editorial
As if navigating the Great Recession, earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorist threats, revolutions, volcanos, and high fuel prices over the past 24 months wasn’t enough, along comes the European economic crisis to tug on the wings of world’s leading air cargo carriers.

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