CF EMEA 2019: Air Cargo’s next frontier

Executives with Astral Aviation, Freightos, CHAMP Cargosystems, and Dronamics discussed during a forward-looking panel discussion at Cargo Facts EMEA how two emerging tracks of innovation often discussed in silos – one related to commercial aspects of air cargo, and a second being equipment focused – are becoming increasingly intercoupled. To date, much progress related to modernizing […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 11, 2019

Digital cargo booking gains ground with new deals

Leisure Cargo, a subsidiary of Berlin-based Zeitfracht Group an all-cargo virtual carrier that offers cargo space with fourteen carriers, is now bookable through the platform. The platform allows cargo customers to book capacity on participating carriers at live spot rates and is one of several electronic booking platforms making inroads into an industry known […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 27, 2018

No drop in rates as 2017 ends

In early December, online freight pricing platform Freightos warned shippers that, for the first time in at least ten years, they might have to bear “sky-high air rates” for the remainder of the year to get their shipments loaded. Freightos WebCargo’s CEO Manel Galindo added that the capacity crunch in Europe had “triggered holiday-season auctions, […]
  • David Harris
  • December 28, 2017

Peak season air freight rates, how high will they go?

Air freight rates on major east-west routes fluctuate month-to-month, and for the year 2017 reached their highest levels yet in October. After a pronounced slide following the end of 2016’s peak, rates were relatively stable until September, when prices began picking up ahead of peak season. Although aggregate data is not yet available for November, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 6, 2017

DHL GF the latest legacy forwarder to digitalize air freight bookings

The phone call that was once required for a shipper to book an airfreight shipment with a legacy forwarder may soon become unnecessary for general freight shipments. On 30 November, DHL Global Forwarding announced it was expanding the capabilities of its customer portal DHL Interactive Online Freight, with the introduction of an Online Freight Quotation […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 1, 2017