Air Freight

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


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By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2016
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said it will provide air cargo services to support Amazon’s package deliveries to its customers.
By Jeff Berman · April 28, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.2 percent annually at $14.4 billion, with earnings per share up 13 percent at $1.27 for the fifth straight month of UPS growth (ahead of Wall Street expectations of $1.22 per share), as well as setting a new record for the first quarter.
By Jeff Berman · April 18, 2016
Freight transportation shipments and expenditures finished the first quarter in declining fashion, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
On the heels of the international Paris Agreement on climate change, many companies are seizing the opportunity to create innovative technologies that benefit the bottom line and also reduce emissions.
By Jeff Berman · April 12, 2016
Logistics Management recently caught up with Cindy Miller to discuss her new role at UPS as president of the company's global freight forwarding group and the global freight forwarding sector.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
In an effort to help shippers better manage the skies, our panel of air cargo experts examines the global economy, fuel costs, ongoing security and regulatory measures as well as the advent of new airborne cargo options.
By Patrick Burnson · March 28, 2016
In what amounts to something of a reversal of fortune, shipper confidence in the air cargo sector appears to be gaining on that of ocean freight.
By Patrick Burnson · March 7, 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight ton kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2016
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners showed that truckload and intermodal rates for the month of January were mixed.
By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2016
Today's signing of a new US-Cuba air services pact opening up a scheduled services market closed since the 1960s was greeted with enthusiasm by both United and American Airlines.
By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 53.5 in January (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 2.3 percent below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row. The current PMI is 3.4 percent below the 12-month average of 56.9.
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By Ben Camiel · February 3, 2016
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By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2016
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week it has opened up a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for air cargo in Carson, California, which it set will screen air cargo directly, instead of relying on third party facilities. This is the company’s second CCSF. It opened its first one in Chicago in April 2012.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2016
Trade and transport analysts see a negative market outlook worsen, though some contend that this trend could be reversed later in the year. Meanwhile, logistics managers should brace for a volatile period of rate fluctuation.

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