Air Cargo

  • Early results point to steep declines in February airport throughput

    Apr 2, 2019 — Early analysis indicates year-over-year drops in air cargo volumes in Europe and Asia, while American airports are close to flat with February 2018 traffic. Almost all airports worldwide posted year-over-year declines in volume for February and declines or very modest growth overall for 2019.
  • Vietnam approves plans for cargo expansion at SGN

    Mar 22, 2019 — The new cargo and MRO buildings will ultimately have capacity for five million tonnes of cargo, according to local news VN Express. Further details regarding the cargo terminal’s designs are yet to be determined.
  • Air cargo demand at three year low in January

    Mar 11, 2019 — Figures from IATA show that January saw airfreight traffic declined by 1.8% year on year in freight tonne km terms, which the airline association said was the worst performance in the last three years, the association said. To make matters worse, capacity was up by 4% resulting in freight load factors declining by 2.7 percentage points to 45.1%.
  • Global airport congestion increases in 2019, pushes carriers to consider new locations

    Mar 5, 2019 — The International Air Transport Association released its 2019 worldwide airport slot report showing increased congestion levels at major airports, which may push cargo providers to seek other airport options.
  • Forwarders rally response to congested US air hubs

    Mar 4, 2019 — Shippers willing to pay a premium price for air freight to ensure speed and reliability in major US markets are often shortchanged on both, as shipments are regularly delayed on and around traffic-snarled, truck-congested airports.