Air Freight

By Patrick Burnson · June 3, 2013
South Africa is the newest member of the BRICS grouping of states
By Peter Moore · May 1, 2013
The air cargo experts at Boeing provide a bi-annual report on the Air Cargo industry entitled World Air Cargo Forecast, and I recommend it to shippers preparing for discussions with their carriers and forwarders.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
In response to global challenges faced by most businesses throughout the past few years, freight forwarders have adjusted their business models in response to adverse economic demands.
By Jeff Berman · March 4, 2013
Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2013
Staying true to a major theme of expanding its service offerings—growth through acquisition—non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) services provider XPO Logistics announced today it has acquired the operating assets of Statesville, North Carolina-based East Coast Air Charter Inc. (ECAC), a non-asset, 3PL focused on expedited air charter brokerage.
By Patrick Burnson · February 5, 2013
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) says.
By Patrick Burnson · January 22, 2013
In the New Year, IATA believes governments should resolve to bring down the barriers to connectivity growth.
By Patrick Burnson · January 22, 2013
The International Air Transport Association released traffic results for November 2012 which showed an improvement in air freight demand, with volumes edging up 1.6% after declining 2.6% in October, year to year.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2013
Entitled the Safe Skies Act of 2013, the bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flight crew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers.
By LM Staff · December 24, 2012
The reshaping of the global air cargo industry over the past 12 months has been dramatic, with enterprising Asia Pacific carriers at the forefront of developments, said Andrew Herdman, executive director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2012
While Air cargo volumes have crept along at a snail’s pace during most of 2012. The year is apparently going to end without a push for last minute electronics and other higher value retail goods to fill the space on cargo planes to capacity.
By Patrick Burnson · November 19, 2012
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commissioner for Climate Action suspending the inclusion of international aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2012
As noted in today’s news story, all the major regions experienced year-on-year air cargo declines, but the introduction of new consumer products such as the iPhone 5 could offset some downward pressure from the weak business environment.
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2012
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for September showing a continued slowdown in the rate of traffic growth.
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.

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