With its international business base, AirBridgeCargo is wll-placed to survive the economic crisis in Russia

Moscow: the rising cargo hub

May 31, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

The first quarter of 2017 was almost universally a solid quarter for air freight, but if carriers from one region stood-out, it might just be those based in Moscow. Recent reports of high double-digit traffic growth figures are almost reminiscent of those seen during the heydays of the Gulf Carriers,Read More

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

May 23, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Politics may still be in a tailspin in parts of Latin America, but there are signs that after years of declining traffic, the air cargo market in the region is finally beginning to regain altitude. The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) recently reported March intra-Latin American cargo traffic transportedRead More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO launches massive fleet expansion

May 22, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just a few days ago, we posted news that Shanghai-based YTO Express had launched an international expansion program, the main cost of which, according to company VP Hao Wenning,  “will come from buying aircraft to strengthen air freight services.” Our discussion in that post centered on YTO’s likely need forRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai late last month for Cargo Facts Asia 2017 – the sixth annual presentation of what is now undeniably the region’s premier industry event. After five yearsRead More

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

On 8 May, Shanghai-headquartered courier, YTO Express announced its intention to acquire a 61.87% stake in Hong Kong-based forwarder and logistics specialist, On Time Logistics (OTEL), and establish its international business headquarters in Hong Kong. The acquisition will support YTO’s efforts to go global by leveraging OTEL’s international business expertise,Read More

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

May 15, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

If we had posted the chart at right one year ago – that is, representing air freight demand growth for April 2016 – the results would have seemed so good as to be almost unbelievable. This year, growth that will likely average close double digits in April is, well, almostRead More

China Southern reported a solid increase in September traffic.

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investorsRead More

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

May 9, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Today, at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, Cargolux, and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo announced an MoU for an expansive “strategic operational partnership”. The deal between the all-cargo and combination carriers includes reciprocal block space and interline agreements, joint handling at each other’s major hubs (DubaiRead More