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Expeditors handles record volumes in 4Q16, as margins take a hit

Expeditors handles record volumes in 4Q16, as margins take a hit

February 22, 2017 at 10:21 am 0 comments

US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors  International of Washington, Inc., transported significantly more air and ocean freight during 4Q16, compared to 4Q15, with volumes for both up 12% y-o-y. Despite higher volumes, net income was down 3.4% y-o-y, to $111 million. The larger volumes elevated net revenues, which roseRead More

Air France-KLM cargo traffic improving, will profitability follow?

Air France-KLM cargo traffic improving, will profitability follow?

February 21, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

With the publication of its 2016 year-end results, Air France-KLM once again posted a full-year operating loss of €244 million, slightly narrower (by €1 million) than its 2015 full-year result. Cargo traffic meanwhile, has not yet returned to growth, but the situation is improving more rapidly. Group cargo traffic wasRead More

Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

February 15, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Champagne bottles we uncorked last month to celebrate the growth of demand for air freight in 2016 are long since empty, and it is time for a sober look at whether that demand growth – which peaked at 10% in December – has carried into the new year. But,Read More

One of Emirates' thirteen 777Fs

Fresh flower shipments propel volumes in February

February 14, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Today on Valentine’s Day, much of the air cargo industry has reason to celebrate. If not for the chalky, sugary, heart-shaped candies with sappy phrases inscribed on them, or for that special loved one, then definitely for the seasonal boost resulting from fresh-cut flower shipments across the globe. In celebration ofRead More

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

February 2, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2016, showing a 9.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 11%. The IATA December result was the highest gain recordedRead More

Amazon Prime One

E-commerce and express traffic drive growth at Seattle’s airport in 2016

January 30, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Last year, Seattle-based Amazon launched a dedicated air freight network, “Prime Air” and began carrying cargo between major distribution centers in the United States with a fleet of 767 freighters operated operated by Atlas Air and ATSG. With initial plans that call for a fleet of forty aircraft by 2020, atRead More

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

January 23, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Almost unanimously, Europe’s major airports have reason to rejoice as they reflect on their 2016 cargo handles, which on average, were up 6.8% over 2015. Though many of the region’s legacy carriers grew in parallel, increased tonnage at European airports in 2016 was strongly reinforced by the influx of newRead More