2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2016, showing a 9.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 11%. The IATA December result was the highest gain recorded in 2016 (greater than the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 2, 2017

SF goes Ukrainian

China-based SF Express and Ukraine-based postal and express company Nova Poshta signed a partnership agreement under which the two will cooperate to provide fast delivery of packages from China to online shoppers in Ukraine. The service, which has been tested over the past few months, will offer full track and trace (through Nova Poshta) on […]
  • David Harris
  • January 13, 2017

Solid demand growth continues in November

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for November 2016, showing a 6.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 8.2%. The IATA November result is down from the 9.2% y-o-y gain it reported in […]
  • David Harris
  • January 12, 2017

IATA study: Air connectivity can improve trade by 6:1 ratio

The more connected you are with the world, the greater your ability to engage in trade – by a factor of 6 to 1. Those are the findings of a recent study released by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which made a quantitative link between a country’s air cargo connectivity and global trade. According […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 12, 2016

October demand growth strongest in years

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for October 2016, showing a 9.2% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 8.2%. The IATA October result is in line with our prediction three weeks ago that […]
  • David Harris
  • December 8, 2016

Worldwide air cargo volume up 5.2% in September

According to Netherlands-based WorldACD, worldwide air cargo volume (measured by chargeable weight) in September was up 5.2% y-o-y, the strongest growth in two years. In its analyis, WorldACD said: “The origin Europe contributed most to the positive figures, with a YoY volume increase of 8%.  Asia Pacific followed suit with a 6% increase. Unfortunately, Latin […]
  • David Harris
  • November 2, 2016

Demand growth continues in August

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for August 2016, showing a 3.9% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 3.5%. The IATA August result is in line with our prediction two weeks ago that […]
  • David Harris
  • October 5, 2016

Demand growth strengthens in July

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for July 2016, showing a 5.0% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown) – up from 4.3% in June, and the strongest y-o-y growth since the first quarter of 2015. International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, […]
  • David Harris
  • September 7, 2016
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