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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

DHL targeting e-commerce, pharma

DHL targeting e-commerce, pharma

March 15, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

E-commerce fulfillment, and pharma shipments are two of the fastest growing air cargo segments, and this week DP-DHL subsidiaries, DHL eCommerce and DHL Global Forwarding have announced new facilities and initiatives to support the growth of both. Looking first at e-commerce, on 12 March DHL eCommerce commenced operations at a newRead More

Air cargo continues its move from “Me” to “Us”

Air cargo continues its move from “Me” to “Us”

March 15, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

At the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi today, host IATA announced the launch of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual, “to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations.” IATA sees the manual as part of “the air cargo industry’sRead More

One of Korean Air's first 777Fs. Photo: Alex Kwanten

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016

March 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016, compared to 2015, as total tonnage reached 3.78 million tonnes. The country’s two big carriers, Korean Air and Asiana, both operate significant freighter fleets. Korean Air accelerated its freighter fleet renewal efforts in 2016. In the last twelve months, Korean hasRead More

CEIV – Stakeholders must be honest about their limitations

CEIV – Stakeholders must be honest about their limitations

March 14, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

IATA’s CEIV Pharma program has succeeded in making air freight a less risky proposition for pharma shippers, but, as delegates to the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Abu Dhabi learned yesterday, about 25% of vaccines still reach their destination in “degraded condition.” And Andrea Gruber, IATA’s Senior Manager Special CargoRead More

Bombardier delivered its first Q400 combi to Japan's Ryukyu Air Commuter.

Japanese air cargo market growth to continue, albeit more slowly

March 14, 2017 at 3:36 am 0 comments

Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc, the consulting affiliate of freight forwarder Nippon Express, forecasts Japan’s air freight market to continue an upward trajectory through fiscal 2017, after a 6.7% drop in fiscal 2015 and a steady rebound in 2016. Following a rough patch in 2015, air cargo volumes roseRead More

Cargo growth stalls in the UAE

Cargo growth stalls in the UAE

March 14, 2017 at 2:10 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

Air freight rates demonstrate resilience in January

Air freight rates demonstrate resilience in January

March 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

As is typically the pattern following peak season, air freight rates dropped in January, but by a much smaller margin than expected, according to UK-based freight market analyst Drewry. Average rates fell just US$0.13 to $3.01 per kg, and were significantly higher than in January 2016, when rates were $2.69.Read More