Air Cargo

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.
By Patrick Burnson · February 19, 2015
More than 800 professionals from across the air freight supply chain will gather in New Orleans in two weeks to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry at the industry's premier conference and trade show, AirCargo 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · February 16, 2015
Air Cargo 2015 – the annual industry event staged in New Orleans next month – promises to yield a great deal of exclusive market intelligence, says Brandon Fried Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association.
By Patrick Burnson · January 5, 2015
2015 promises to be a year where supply chain managers will become more reliant on air cargo. Indeed, Boeing projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 percent over the next 20 years, with global air freight traffic expected to more than double by 2033.
By Patrick Burnson · December 1, 2014
Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, recently announced it is taking several steps to respond to global trade growth with various freight capacity initiatives designed to support shippers.

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