Air Cargo

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.
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced August 2014 data for global air freight markets showing continued “robust”growth in air cargo volumes.
By Patrick Burnson · August 11, 2014
Strong mid-year results disguise patchy regional performance
By Patrick Burnson · July 29, 2014
Flags of Convenience are a fact of life in the commercial maritime trade, but several European political action groups are worried that they will pose a threat to the Continent’s air cargo industry.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2014
TIACA has applauded a move by U.S. regulators towards a more risk-based approach to air cargo screening.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2014
A sharp spike in air cargo demand has been evident ever since the ILWU and PMA began negotiating a new contract several months ago.
By Patrick Burnson · June 5, 2014
A coalition of associations representing air freight forwarding companies is calling on the federal government to solicit input from small and medium sized forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Jeanne Dailey, Mohit Kumar, and Brooks Bentz, Accenture · June 1, 2014
Our team of market leading consultants offers global shippers a strategic approach for optimizing air freight expenditures in a way that simultaneously improves service and capacity.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2014
With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2014
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.

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