Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium

MIAMI – A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium. Delegates were delighted to be greeted with news that worldwide air freight volumes for the month of August were up double-digits (12.9%) y-o-y, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 4, 2017

Atlas to acquire Southern Air – but it’s all about DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Southern Air Holdings, a privately held US company with two airline subsidiaries – Southern Air, and Florida West International Airways – for US$110 million. Atlas said it expected the acquisition to close “in the next few months,” assuming regulatory approval by the US Department […]
  • David Harris
  • January 19, 2016

DHL expands its trans-Pacific fleet

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Deutsche Post-DHL was at the absolute nadir of its involvement in the US. In an attempt to enter the US domestic express market and compete directly with UPS and FedEx, DHL bought Airborne Express and tried to expand this small, moderately successful low-cost alternative to the big two […]
  • David Harris
  • June 5, 2014

First 747 8F in Polar/DHL Colors

Polar Air Cargo’s first 747-8F (msn: 37572) is seen here landing in the winter sun following the completion of its first flight – to Moses Lake/Grant County and back to Paine Field. September saw the debut of the 747-8F in Atlas Air’s colors, and December will see delivery of this aircraft in this hybrid DHL/Polar […]
  • David Harris
  • November 27, 2012