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Breaking through: freighter leasing part II

Breaking through: freighter leasing part II

Aircraft, News August 15, 2017 at 8:40 am

Yesterday we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. Today we look more closely at the lessors themselves, while tomorrow we will lookRead More

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Breaking through: freighter lessors top 100

Aircraft, News August 14, 2017 at 10:09 am

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this multi-part series, we start with an overview of how aircraft leasing has evolved from a relatively straightforward agreement in which a company that owns an aircraft leases it to an airline, to theRead More

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos August 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, PartRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, Traffic August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

Today, in Part III of our annual analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers, we step back from the rankings of individual carriers to see what those rankings tell us about the air freight and express market in general in 2016. (You can read Part I here, and Part IIRead More

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

A month ago, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.8% y-o-y increase in its June cargo handle to 155,000 tonnes, its biggest year-over-year gain this year. Well, that was June, and Pactl’s July results are even stronger. PactlRead More

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

Carriers, News, Strategy, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis we included a chart showing our best estimate of the international, domestic, and total cargo traffic (including mail and both scheduled and charter freight) flown by the top fifty carrier groups worldwide. But why do we call it our “best estimate,” and howRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

Carriers, Express, News August 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

A year ago, when we looked at the top cargo carriers of 2015, we focused on Emirates’ rapid rise from nowhere to become a powerhouse that dominated the international air freight market. But Emirates does not carry domestic cargo, and FedEx, as it had done for many years, combined itsRead More

Expeditors faces challenging pricing environment in 2Q

Expeditors faces challenging pricing environment in 2Q

Capacity & Demand, News August 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

Despite transporting near record volumes of both air and ocean freight during 2Q17, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., reported a 6.6% y-o-y drop in net income for the quarter, to US$109 million on “unfavorable pricing.” Air freight volumes jumped 9%, while ocean container volumes rose 4% y-o-y during 2Q17. LargerRead More