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Demand for air freight is growing so strongly that Panalpina issued a warning to shippers to book now for peak season, or risk having their cargo stay on the ground.

Where will your operating margins be in 2020?

News, Photos+Videos, Strategy January 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

Although no CEO (that we are aware of) possesses a crystal ball capable of offering-up a precise number, most companies have at least a general target for where they would like profitability to be at a certain point in the future. Swiss forwarder Panalpina is one company, with such aRead More

50 years of flying with The Who

50 years of flying with The Who

Carriers, Photos+Videos January 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

A lot has changed in the worlds of music and logistics in the fifty years since four young guys leveraged their success as a rock band in England to start touring. One thing that hasn’t changed in all those years is that The Who still work with IAG Cargo toRead More

What next for Emirates — Video

What next for Emirates — Video

Carriers, News, Photos+Videos January 6, 2017 at 10:26 am

It will be some time before all the cargo moved by air in 2016 is tallied, but when the numbers are finally published, it is likely that Emirates will, once again, be the world’s top international cargo carrier. The airline’s rise from a pair of airlines leased from nearby Pakistan aRead More

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos December 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against.Read More

Is that an online purchase? Just throw it on the baggage conveyor!

Is that an online purchase? Just throw it on the baggage conveyor!

Airports, Carriers, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy December 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

On 15 December, Netherlands-based Parcel International launched a new intra-Europe same-day delivery service in cooperation with KLM and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The potentially revolutionary service, known as “12Send”, offers first-mile pickup (from online sellers in the Schiphol catchment area), places parcels in a trackable tote, and drops the packages intoRead More

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos December 9, 2016 at 10:27 am

After a series of years with disappointing peak-season demand, data from the first ten months of 2016 is providing convincing evidence that this year is different. Cargo Facts has been expecting a strong finish to the year since October, when we received word that peak season charters were already startingRead More

Amazon's Prime Air Network began to have an impact on the cargo carrier rankings in 2016, and that impact will increase in the coming years.

Give thanks, and shop

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos November 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous effortsRead More

FedEx and Museum of Flight tell 100-year cargo story

FedEx and Museum of Flight tell 100-year cargo story

Aircraft, Express, News, Photos+Videos October 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

With $1.5 million funding from FedEx, Seattle’s Museum of Flight this year opened what it calls “the world’s first air cargo exhibit.” In 2015, the museum approached FedEx Express about constructing an exhibit chronicling the air cargo story, and FedEx agreed. It took over a year (and the deconstruction of aRead More