Articles by: David Harris

A tale of two (Swiss) forwarders

A tale of two (Swiss) forwarders

Earnings October 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

Switzerland-based forwarding and logistics giants Kuehne+Nagel and Panalpina posted their third quarter results this week, and while the companies may be geographically close, their results are not close at all. Detailed third-quarter and year-to-date results for both K+N and Panalpina are shown in the charts at right, but here areRead More

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Relief supplies air-freighted to Puerto Rico

Aircraft, News October 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

The Amur Foundation, a nonprofit public charity arm of the Amur Companies is providing logistical support to the disaster relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Working with New York City-based City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, and Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, Amur transported over 82,000Read More

The EU Commission has revived its case against 11 airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel.

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Airports, Carriers, News, Traffic October 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

When we summarized the worldwide air freight data from August, we predicted that, while demand would stay strong through September, the year-over-year percentage increase would probably show a slight decline. Why? Because it was in September 2016 that demand growth began to accelerate, making the year-over-year comparisons tougher. Looking backRead More

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos October 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku yesterday, Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), said that, in addition to an order for four 787 aircraft for his airline, state-owned Silk Way Airlines would order two more 747-8 freighters. Asgarov has been widely quoted in the Azeri media asRead More

First flight of the A330-300P2F

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Aircraft, Conversions, Express October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flightsRead More

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Capacity & Demand, News October 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for August, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand well into double digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their August analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand did indeed growRead More

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Vallair launches Precision’s A321 P-to-F program

Aircraft, Conversions, News October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am

MIAMI – At the Cargo Facts Symposium, 321 Precision Conversions’ (321PC) and Luxembourg-based lessor and aircraft manager Vallair Capital announced that Vallair, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Vallair Solutions sàrl, is the launch customer for  321 PC’s freighter conversion program for the Airbus A321-200. Vallair acquired the first unit to beRead More

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

Photos+Videos September 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

If you think the next step in air freight transportation is airships for general freight and hyperloops for express, you haven’t been paying attention. Sure, Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship is about to enter commercial service, and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One is in test phase… But, really, that’s all so lastRead More