Air Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2012
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.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2012
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.
By Patrick Burnson · September 6, 2012
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.
By Patrick Burnson · August 30, 2012
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.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2012
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.
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2012
Company officials said that this new, twice-weekly flight will augment transit times into Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia by at least one day.
By Jeff Berman · July 13, 2012
Covering roughly 13 acres, company officials said the hub can process up to 20,000 documents and 20,000 parcels per hour.
By Patrick Burnson · July 1, 2012
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.
By Patrick Burnson · June 6, 2012
As the International Air Cargo Association readies itself for the Annual General Meeting in Beijing next week, analysts will be able to examine one of the few bright spots in global aviation.
By Jeff Berman · June 5, 2012
Company officials said that the majority of these aircraft are currently parked and not in revenue service, adding that it will take a non-cash impairment charge of $134 million, which is $84 million net of tax and recorded in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2012.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2012
With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2012
TSA officials said that this agreement will result in better communication sharing, stronger security, and more efficient air cargo transportation between the U.S. and the EU, which represents more then 1 million tons per year going to and from each continent and 20 percent of all EU outbound air cargo.
By Peter Moore · June 1, 2012
Brian pierce, chief economist at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), recently reported that there are mixed signals for air cargo shippers during this year and heading into next. Air cargo shippers need to be aware of the current and future challenges that are facing air carriers in order to better position themselves for the service levels and capacity they’ll need if their companies are going to compete on a global level.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2012
A prominent air cargo security expert shared some insight with LM about the TSA's new December deadline for 100 percent cargo screening on international inbound flights to the U.S.
By Jeff Berman · May 18, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said this week that it has set a December 3, 2012 deadline, which requires passenger air carriers to conduct 100 percent cargo screening on international inbound flights.

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