Dachser again offering air freight charters for peak season

During this year’s peak air freight season, Germany-based logistics provider Dachser, will be organizing weekly round-trip charter flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai using a 747F. Dachser will operate the aircraft, which has a freight capacity of 105 tonnes per flight, within its own network to avoid potential bottlenecks. The company says customers will also be […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018

A boom year for charters?

Total air cargo traffic grew 5.4% y-o-y through March 2018, according to IATA. The cargo charters business meanwhile, which represents a much smaller sub-segment of the overall air cargo market, appears to be growing even faster. UK-headquartered Air Charter Service (ACS) reported the number of cargo charters it handled during the first three months of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 29, 2018

Flexport’s own-operated air freight network grows

In a sign that trans-Pacific air freight capacity remains tight, and rates volatile, yet another forwarder has signed on to dedicated freighter service. Earlier this week, Florida-based Western Global Airlines and US-based digital freight forwarder Flexport inked a three-year deal under which Western Global will operate regular 747-400F flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and Los […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 9, 2018

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of the pair (33517) will also be […]
  • David Harris
  • September 11, 2017

An (adjusted) flying start for Atlas in 2017

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported a net first-quarter loss of $752,000 (compared to a $471,000 profit in 1Q16), as total revenues rose 13.6% y-o-y to $475 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 19.8% to $24 million. Given the net loss, why was Atlas so pleased with the result that CEO Bill Flynn […]
  • David Harris
  • May 3, 2017

Invisible cargo connections

Sometimes things just don’t make any sense. Maybe you read a story and came away scratching your head, wondering “Why would they do that?” Sometimes it’s more than one story or report. Sometimes it seems like you must be reading news about the air freight industry on another planet. And then, maybe sharing a drink […]
  • David Harris
  • September 8, 2016

Peeking ahead to peak season

Yes, it is still mid-summer, but news out of China today has us looking ahead to the fourth quarter. Peak season may not be quite the massive boost to air freight volumes that it once was, but it is still important. Retailers still make mistakes with inventory planning, and there is nothing a cargo airline […]
  • David Harris
  • July 29, 2016
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