Air Freight

By Patrick Burnson · April 28, 2011
Results from the International Air Transport Association’s quarterly survey conducted in April point to a significant deterioration in sentiment on the outlook for industry profitability in 2011
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2011
The abrupt withdrawal of Boeing 737 aircraft from Southwest Airlines’ fleet had little impact on shippers, said an industry leader
By Jeff Berman · April 7, 2011
UPS said that 69 percent of the 1,136 IBT members that voted approved the contract which covers 1,200 aircraft maintenance technicians and employees in related trades at UPS, by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.
By Patrick Burnson · April 3, 2011
One must wonder why The European Commission would welcome last week’s World Trade Organization’s final case ruling on subsidies, as it clearly favors Boeing over Airbus. Still, a proud face was put up by the EU members, who maintain that Boeing has received subsidies in the past and continues to receive them today.
By Jeff Berman · March 29, 2011
FedEx Express launched a new dedicated 777F route connecting FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee to South Korea with four nonstop flights a week. And UPS launched four direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe this week, which, it said, enables the company to offer the widest next-day delivery package for packages and heavy freight to Europe from Hong Kong.
By Jeff Berman · March 17, 2011
Net income for the quarter—at $231 million—was down 3 percent from last year’s $239 million, but quarterly revenue at $9.66 billion was up 11 percent from last year’s $8.70 billion. Operating income—at $393 million—was down 6 percent year-over-year.
By Patrick Burnson · March 11, 2011
U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday
By Patrick Burnson · March 10, 2011
As the Airforwarders Association annual conference gets underway in San Diego today, the industry continues to focus on the Pacific Rim
By Patrick Burnson · March 3, 2011
As widely anticipated, the International Air Transport Association announced a cut in its forecast for airline industry profits
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2011
The International Air Transport Association announced international scheduled traffic results for January showing a 9.1 percent growth in air freight compared to January 2010
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
Following the introduction of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, H.R. 658 by the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week, the bill was approved by the committee this week by a 34-25 margin.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.
By Patrick Burnson · February 15, 2011
California’s exporters nearly clawed their way back to pre-recession levels of trade with a strong performance in 2010, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2011
From a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2011
Last week, the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced legislation designed to reform Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs, set policies and priorities for United States aviation systems, and create jobs through infrastructure improvements.

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