SkyTaxi adds first widebody freighter

On 19 November, Wroclaw-based SkyTaxi took delivery of a freighter-converted 767-200F (23021) on lease from Air Transport Services Group’s CAM leasing subsidiary. The freighter was currently operating in the fleet of ATSG’s charter and full-service airline, ABX Air. Not only does the 767F represent a monumental step for SkyTaxi – which currently operates just two […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 2018

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

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

Happy holidays!

All of us at Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Management Group wish you a peaceful holiday season, and a challenging and rewarding year in 2018. We know that many of our readers will be taking time off work in the coming ten days, and traveling to spend time with their families. For those of you […]
  • David Harris
  • December 22, 2017

E-commerce to drive peak season into January?

On 9 December, a Kalitta Airlines 747-400F (25868) arrived at Wuhan’s Tianhe Airport (WUH), the first flight of a new thrice-weekly service between Chicago (ORD) and the airport in central China. The flights are being organized by China-based forwarder, Apex Logistics. Onboard the first flight were some of the hottest-selling cross-border commodities on e-commerce platforms: […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 11, 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

A merry e-Christmas

With e-commerce becoming an ever more important driver of air freight demand, we thought it fitting to close 2016 with a look at the Christmas season through the eyes of the world’s original e-tailer. According to a note just published by Amazon, the 2016 holiday season was its best-ever. Topping the list of best-sellers were […]
  • David Harris
  • December 29, 2016

Amazon Smile: first-mile, last-mile, and everything in-between?

After a slow start, 2016 is shaping up to be a solid year for most companies involved in airfreight logistics.  Yields are finally starting to recover, and strong peak season demand for air freight persists. For e-commerce giant Amazon, however, previous years provide virtually no baseline for comparison. With an enormous, and growing annual shipping […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 19, 2016
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