January results are in – do they tell us anything?

Many of the world’s big cargo airlines and airports have now reported their January results, as shown in the chart at right. But as is always the case in January, one must be cautious in drawing any conclusions based on the year-over-year comparisons. A significant percentage of the world’s air freight business is driven by […]

What’s the view from India?

The biggest story in the air freight and express industry the last two years has been the explosive growth of the domestic express business in China, but now that growth is taking off in India as well. That is why Cargo Facts has arranged for Tulsi Mirchandaney, Managing Director of Blue Dart Aviation, India’s most successful […]

Has there been a worse winter for freight?

During a conversation last night with a friend who works for one of the major forwarders, the talk turned to the weather – which is just fine here in Seattle, but not so fine in much of the rest of North America. In fact, she said, this was the worst year for weather impact on […]

Cargolux orders another 747-8F

As Cargo Facts predicted, Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux placed an order for an additional 747-8 Freighter from Boeing, bringing its total order for the type to fourteen, of which nine have so far been delivered. This is an interesting move, to say the least, and can be seen in two different ways… On one hand, […]

After a slight gain in 2013, what lies ahead in 2014?

The International Air Transport Association yesterday released its full-year 2013 air freight market analysis, and, as we have been predicting for some time, the data shows a small increase in air freight traffic over 2012. Most of the growth took place in the second half of the year, and this, combined with the continued slow […]

Cargo continues to shift to the Middle East

IATA has not yet issued its analysis of air freight demand for the full-year 2013, but when it does, the overall result will almost certainly be that the world’s airlines will have reported cargo traffic up about 2% over 2012. Not great, but a definite improvement over the declines of the last two years. And […]
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