Articles by: David Harris

Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

March 30, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

Today, we invite you aboard the Cargo Facts time machine (TimeCargoOne™) for a trip back to early January, 1904. We will take you to a posh restaurant in New York City, where a well-dressed railroad executive at a nearby table is about to be joined by a colleague. As theRead More

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am 2 comments

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, byRead More

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

March 23, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

After a week of rumors of massive aircraft orders by Amazon (denied by Amazon) and rumors of an Amazon/DHL hub share agreement at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (confirmed by Amazon and DHL), will your eyes glaze over if you see another round of Amazon/DHL rumors? Well, unglaze those eyes, because hereRead More

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

March 22, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8% to $562 million, as revenue rose 18.5% to $15.00 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6%) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financial reports in ourRead More

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

March 21, 2017 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Update, 21 March 2017: Late today, Amazon confirmed to Cargo Facts that it would be working with DHL, saying: “We are looking forward to the first Amazon planes appearing at CVG this spring and to working with DHL in support of our cargo operations. “ Lost in the coverage ofRead More

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

March 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

One month ago, we cautioned that, while the January results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports looked good, it wouldn’t be until the combined January/February results were available – eliminating the impact of the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday – that we would beRead More

More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

March 16, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from two separate sources that Amazon is in talks to acquire more freighter aircraft. How many more? Are you sitting down? None of the partiesRead More

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

March 16, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Following its US$15 million seed round, a hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020. Dianna Lai Read, the director of communication for TransPod, told our newRead More