Air Cargo

ANA says to pay $73 million fine on cartel

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Japan's No.2 airline, All Nippon Airways, has agreed with the U.S. Justice Department to pay a $73 million fine for price fixing. Read More »

Boeing sees long-term growth in air cargo traffic

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co said it expects world air cargo traffic to match its 2007 peak this year after contracting in 2008-2009, aided by increased industrial shipping.

The U.S. plane maker also forecast that global air cargo would grow at a 5.9 percent annual rate Read More »

False alarm over package at Glasgow Airport

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Parts of Glasgow Airport were evacuated late last week after a suspicious package was found in the departures security area, but the incident turned out to be a false alarm, police said.

The package was discovered by staff at about 7:55 p.m. (1955 GMT Read More »

FedEx says security works, sees healthy peak season

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp security systems worked when an explosive package from Yemen was detected in the company's Dubai facility, an executive said.

"In the most recent situation, a shipment from Yemen moved on a commercial carrier, and when it got to Dubai and t Read More »

China Southern Airlines officially joins SkyTeam Cargo

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The addition of China Southern Cargo to SkyTeam Cargo will significantly strengthen its global footprint. With its extensive domestic route network and strong exposure in Central Asia, Northeast Asia and the Middle East, China Southern Cargo will greatly Read More »

FedEx to buy India’s AFL Pvt Ltd and its affiliate

AJOT | November 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

FedEx Corp said its unit FedEx Express will buy smaller Indian rival AFL Pvt Ltd and its affiliate Unifreight India Pvt Ltd.

The U.S. logistics company said the deal will give the company a more robust domestic ground network but it did not provide th Read More »

Bomb plot could raise costs, but who pays?

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Security fears triggered by the air freight bomb plot could increase the costs of global trade and fuel debate over the technology needed to screen packages and who should pay for it, transport officials said.

Two air packages containing bombs -- both Read More »

Explosives may be part of low-tech trend by al Qaeda

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The use of parcels containing explosive materials against U.S. targets matches a growing trend by al Qaeda and its allies toward low-investment, high-impact attacks difficult for intelligence agencies to detect. Read More »

UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders and other cargo interests, says that whilst the UK Government is likely to review all aspects of air cargo security following the incident at East Midlan Read More »

Passenger security focus ignores cargo threat

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The global focus on airline passenger security leaves the "door open" for attacks on cargo flights instead, a British pilots' union said. The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) said pilots worldwide had warned for years of the threat to cargo fli Read More »

CCN joins Cargonaut and Traxon Europe in the eCargo Pouch’ cooperation

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The launch of eCargo Pouch' by Cargonaut International and Traxon Europe at the beginning of the year aroused great interest in the airfreight industry. This as well as the profound benefits the solution is offering were convincing enough for Cargo Commun Read More »

Emirates to invest in growth as H1 profit soars

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates Airline, the Arab world's largest carrier, said it is well placed to expand its business further after its first-half net profit more than quadrupled as passenger traffic and cargo volumes surged.

The Dubai government-owned operator has been Read More »

UAE rules out bomb in UPS plane crash in September.

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

The United Arab Emirates ruled out that an explosive device was aboard a Boeing 747-400 plane operated by U.S. parcel delivery firm UPS that crashed in Dubai in September.

Two air freight packages containing bombs -- both sent from Yemen and addressed Read More »

US indicts Cargolux executives in price fixing scheme

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Two top executives with Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines International SA have been indicted on charges of conspiring to fix surcharge rates on air cargo shipments to and from the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges more access to Canadian market

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways' chief executive called for greater access for the fast expanding Gulf carrier to the Canadian market, saying the development of bilateral trade ties may depend on it.

"We have Canadian companies trying to sell us equipment. But Read More »

Sluggish mail hits TNT Q3 earnings

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Third-quarter operating profit at Dutch logistics group TNT NV fell by a fifth despite higher revenues, missing expectations, as the margin at its troubled mail unit deteriorated.

TNT was complying with security steps after two parcel bombs on U.S.-bo Read More »

Kenya Airways Q2 cargo down

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways, which is 26 percent owned by Air France-KLM , said cargo haulage fell 7 percent to 14,118 tons in its second quarter, because of strained capacity. Read More »

Lufthansa upbeat on 2011 as premium demand returns

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Deutsche Lufthansa AG expects business to remain strong into 2011 after demand for international premium class travel and cargo services improved in the third quarter, the airline said.

"Average yields went up significantly in all long-haul regions an Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms new Regional VP line-up

AJOT | October 31, 2010 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced the appointment of new Regional Vice Presidents for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), the Americas and Asia Pacific regions with responsibility for the commercial aspects of its in-market activities. Read More »

Cargo activity continues to stabilize at Rickenbacker Airports

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo activity at Rickenbacker International Airport indicate a modest increase thus far in 2010.

At Rickenbacker International Airport over 12.5 million pounds of cargo moved through the airport in September for a 1.5 percent decrease compar Read More »