Air Cargo

By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2015
By a whopping 2,252-to-8 margin, UPS pilots voted to authorize a strike against their employer, UPS, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots, said today.
By Jeff Berman · October 22, 2015
Earlier this week, FedEx union pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) signed a new contract with FedEx management, which takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. As for its chief competitor, UPS, though, things are not as harmonious, with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots recently saying leadership called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
ALPA said that the new contract takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. And it added that the new contract is comprised of across-the-board increases for hourly pay rates and new-hire compensation, a significant signing bonus, retirement plan enhancements, and work-rule improvements, among other positive modifications.
By LM Staff · October 13, 2015
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL introduced a new flight geared towards Michigan-based importers and exporters out of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2015
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations this week to work together to find solutions to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe
By Patrick Burnson · September 10, 2015
Targeting potentially dangerous air cargo is the focus and reason behind Pre-loading Advanced Cargo Information. How can freight forwarders get prepared?
By Patrick Burnson · September 2, 2015
Freight forwarders were relieved to learn yesterday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be delaying its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) implementation.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On expected revenues of $727 billion, the industry would achieve a 4 percent net profit margin.
By Patrick Burnson · May 8, 2015
The air cargo industry is on a “solid but unspectacular growth trend,” notes The International Air Transport Association (IATA). More worrying however, is that there is little evidence today that would point towards an acceleration as the year goes on.
By Patrick Burnson · April 28, 2015
With congestion issues and seaport gridlocks plaguing the transportation industry, air freight volumes are back on the rise. According to JLL’s annual Airport Outlook Report, global air cargo saw a 4.5 percent annual increase in 2014 and the forecast calls for 5 percent growth in 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · April 20, 2015
The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.
<p>More perishables, food, and consumer products—particularly during peak season—are driving up demand for air cargo space.</p> By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2015
Consumer confidence is up, fuel costs are down, and trade is growing—all factors that are pulling the air cargo sector out of the doldrums. Our panel of industry experts examines the resurgence and shares how shippers can now work with carriers to mitigate risk and optimize their global supply chain operations.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2015
On January 1, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) revisions of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) went into effect. Many passengers have only had brief exposure to the complex rules that face aircraft operators.
By Patrick Burnson · March 27, 2015
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.
By Patrick Burnson · March 23, 2015
The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia.

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