Air Cargo

Coverage of air cargo related news including freight forwarders, airlines, airports and more


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FedEx plunges most since 2008 as outlook cut spurs analyst scorn

Bloomberg | September 18, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

FedEx Corp. Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith blamed the company’s disappointing outlook on a weakening global economy dragged down by President Trump’s trade war. Wall Street isn’t buying it.

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British Airways pilots seek talks after calling off strike

Bloomberg | September 18, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

British Airways pilots scrapped a planned one-day walkout scheduled for later this month to pursue “meaningful new discussions” as the union sought to end a deadlock over wages.

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Qatar Air loss spirals as cost surge compounds Saudi embargo

Bloomberg | September 18, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Qatar Airways reported a near ten-fold increase in annual losses as higher fuel costs and a weaker regional economy compounded an already tough operating environment from Saudi-led airspace closures.

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skypooling offers ULD-Sharing 2.0 with new features

AJOT | September 18, 2019 | Air Cargo | Technology

The first online platform for the global exchange of Unit Load Devices (ULDs) has been newly designed and equipped with additional tools.

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Emirates SkyCargo works with Dubai start-up for efficient and transparent sourcing of seafood

AJOT | September 18, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

The shipment marked the culmination of a round of discussions and the start of a fruitful partnership between the two companies.

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Virgin Atlantic Plans 84 New Routes With Heathrow Slots Windfall

Bloomberg | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. will add 84 destinations including Beijing, Buenos Aires and Sydney if the expansion of London’s Heathrow airport is accompanied by a shakeup in the way operating slots are allocated.

Boeing CEO asked to testify before lawmakers on grounded 737 Max
Air Cargo
Bloomberg | Top Story | September 17, 2019

Boeing CEO asked to testify before lawmakers on grounded 737 Max

The chairman of the House committee overseeing aviation on Tuesday invited Boeing Co. Chairman Dennis Muilenburg and the company’s chief engineer of commercial aircraft to testify before a hearing in Washington.
Boeing and Safran invest in Electric Power Systems

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | General

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WFS appoints Paul Carmody as Managing Director - UK Cargo

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | Air Forwarders | People | Appointments

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Paul Carmody as Managing Director of its cargo operations in the United Kingdom.

First indication of air cargo trend in August 2019

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | General | By The Numbers

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Air New Zealand automates real-time tracking with Descartes Core

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Descartes Systems Group announced that Air New Zealand, which operates a global network providing passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand, is using the Descartes Core™ Unit Load Device (ULD) Tracking solution to automatically monitor the real-time location of international mail, parcel and cargo shipments while they are in the air and on the ground.

Descartes delivers real-time air freight tracking enhancements

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | Technology

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Cebu Pacific Air Cargo continues digital transformation with SmartKargo

AJOT | September 17, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Manila-based Cebu Pacific Air Cargo has renewed its contract with QuantumID Technologies for the company's SmartKargo Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, to empower CEB cargo customers with real-time shipment information and advanced tools such as mobile apps that streamline customer experience via kiosks at the warehouse. The mobile app has also allowed CEB Cargo to enable its clients to manage their shipments end-to-end, from booking to destination. In addition, SmartKargo has helped CEB manage and integrate new dedicated cargo capacity.into its fleet.

FAA chief will assess 737 Max status in trip to seattle this week

Bloomberg | September 16, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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IATA CEIV Pharma certificate of Turkish Cargo renewed

Air Freight News | September 16, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Turkish Cargo extended the validity period of its IATA CEIV (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators) Pharma certificate to 2022, proving its success in all processes throughout the air transportation of medicinal products.

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Cargo.one ramps up digital capabilities of AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir in less than 12 weeks

AJOT | September 16, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

After official announcement of partnership with cargo.one, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) are now ready to go live with the first bookings via digital platform thus opening numerous opportunities for its existing and potential customers.

Hong Kong’s Air Traffic Tumbles as Protests Deter Visitors

Bloomberg | September 15, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airports

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