5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

New strategy delivers 3Q dividends for Lufthansa Cargo

The Lufthansa Group reported revenues from its Logistics business segment up 17.4% y-o-y in 3Q17, to €594 million, on higher cargo traffic and a more favorable pricing environment. EBIT in 3Q17 was €21 million, up from a loss of €17 million in the same quarter of 2016, in part from the success of a cost-cutting […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 25, 2017

Lufthansa Cargo reports solid 1H17 results

German flag carrier Lufthansa, reported 1H17 revenues for its logistics division up 18.6% year-over-year to €1.16 billion, driven in part by a 5.0% increase in revenue-tonne-kilometers over the same period. EBIT reversed course from a loss of €4 million during 1H16, swinging to an operating profit of €125 million in 1H17. In the not too […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 3, 2017

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

Yesterday, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo signed a joint-venture agreement that will pave the way for extensive trans-Atlantic cooperation. In the near-term, both airlines will begin aligning their cargo IT systems to enable metal-neutral access to each-other’s cargo capacity between Europe and the US. Further integration will follow, with joint operations expected to commence later […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 20, 2017

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

Almost unanimously, Europe’s major airports have reason to rejoice as they reflect on their 2016 cargo handles, which on average, were up 6.8% over 2015. Though many of the region’s legacy carriers grew in parallel, increased tonnage at European airports in 2016 was strongly reinforced by the influx of new flights from outside carriers. We […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 23, 2017

One Belt, One Road adds new London rail link

On 18 January, China’s “One Belt, One Road”overland development initiative achieved a new milestone when a freight train that originated in the Eastern Chinese city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province, arrived at London’s Eurohub terminal in Barking. Although this was not the first overland cargo train to depart from Eastern Asia and successfully arrive in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 18, 2017

Air cargo continues upward trajectory in August

Now that many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have reported their August results, it seems that June was indeed the turning point for 2016 cargo traffic. For the third consecutive month, most airports and carriers are showing growth – even Taiwan-based EVA airways seems to have turned the corner from its contractionary […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 15, 2016

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working service on a Logistics Tech Accelerator […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 26, 2016
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