Cargo communities outgrow pharma focus

Pharmaceutical shippers are easily among the most idiosyncratic air cargo customers. For sensitive vaccines and lab samples, even the most well-thought-out supply chain cannot overcome the need for tightly controlled, transparent, and quick transportation. That does not mean, however, that pharma shipments are immune to modal shift to ocean freight. Between the years 2000 and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 15, 2018

Beneficiaries of new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

Yesterday, the world’s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong with Macau and the city of Zhuhai in mainland China was declared open for passage. The bridge is expected to cut travel time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong down from 240 minutes to seventy-five minutes, dramatically expanding the potential catchment areas of Pearl River Delta airports. […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • October 23, 2018

Air cargo grows at Sea-Tac Airport

The Cargo Facts team was treated this week to a behind-the-scenes tour of the cargo operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). There, the Port of Seattle’s Air Cargo team – Tom Green, Senior Manager for Air Cargo Development, Ken Galka, Air Cargo Operations Manager, and Patrick Haley, Air Cargo Facilities Manager – drove the Cargo Facts team […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 19, 2018

AirBridgeCargo names Liège Airport as new European hub

Three months after Volga-Dnepr Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new cargo hub at Liège Airport (LGG), the group’s Russian subsidiary, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), signed a 10-year lease at LGG to increase air cargo volumes to and from the airport and foster greater cooperation between the two parties. The airport said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 10, 2018

Cargo traffic bounces back in August first look

August results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, and after lackluster June and mixed July results, cargo growth looks to have rebounded during, particularly out of Asia. However, while more of the major carriers reported year-over-year growth during August compared to the past couple of months, growth rates are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 18, 2018

New trade deal would shake up US-Mexico air freight flows

On 27 August, the United States and Mexico reached a preliminary trade deal that will affect the future of complex North American manufacturing supply chains. Under the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), automobile manufacturing in North America has become increasingly integrated, accounting for about $135 billion in total trade between Canada, Mexico, and […]
  • Alan Hedge
  • September 10, 2018

July traffic first look suggests stronger air cargo performance

Last month, when many of the world’s major airports and carriers released June performance metrics, the air freight industry seemed poised to begin feeling impacts from the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. Now that July results from carriers, handlers, and airports are beginning to come in, the outlook is slightly more […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 17, 2018

Fraport sells its stake in Hannover Airport

Airport operator Fraport sold its 30% stake in Flughafen Hannover-Langenhagen (FHLG), the operating company of Hannover Airport (HAJ), to iCON Infrastructure Group for €109.2 million. Fraport had initially acquired a 20% stake in FHLG in 1998, followed by another 10% five years later. Fraport expects the deal will be complete within the next two months, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 10, 2018

Volga-Dnepr, Henan Province partner on Belt and Road initiative

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group signed an agreement with Henan Airport Group and Zhongyuan Asset Management to form a “trans-Siberian air bridge” as part of China’s Belt and Road initiative, aimed at redeveloping the ancient Silk Road route between Europe and Asia. The partnership will focus on the Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) and the Zhengzhou Airport Economic Comprehensive […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2018

YTO Express to convert former military air base into global operations hub

Earlier this week, Shanghai-based YTO Express, the parent company of YTO Cargo Airlines inked an agreement with the Jiaxing City local government to convert a 96-hectare plot of land at Jiaxing Airport (JXS) into an aviation logistics hub. Once completed, the former military airport will assume Hangzhou Xiaoshan (HGH) Airport’s current role as the main […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 2, 2018
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