The world’s top 50 cargo carriers of 2017

Last year when we analyzed the top 50 cargo carriers of 2016, we noted FedEx’s runaway cargo traffic growth through its acquisition of TNT, which further drove a wedge between FedEx and the number two contender for highest total cargo traffic, Emirates. However, a year can make quite a difference, and what an eventful year […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of July

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 30, 2018

UPS Supply Chain and Freight lead in 2Q

UPS reported a double-digit (13.0%) year-over-year decline in operating profit during the second quarter, as the U.S. Domestic Package sector fell by 25.2% in the quarter. Meanwhile, the company’s Supply Chain & Freight unit stood out as a particularly strong performer during the quarter, with reports of 23.2% growth in Forwarding and 13.0% growth in Freight […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 26, 2018

The global express fleet — Part III

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Part I offers a look at the overall fleet of jet freighters used now by the integrated express operators, and how that fleet has changed over the years. Yesterday, in Part II we examined the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, such as […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 12, 2018

The global express fleet — Part II

Last week, we began our three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Part I offers a look at the overall fleet of jet freighters used now by the integrated express operators, and how that fleet has changed over the years. Today, in Part II we examine the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2018

The global express fleet — Part I: The 767 Dominates Express Fleet Growth

Today, we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Part I offers a look at the overall fleet of jet freighters used now by the integrated express operators, and how that fleet has changed over the years. Part II delves into the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, such as Amazon, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 7, 2018

Just what is Amazon carrying on its Prime Planes? [VIDEO]

In the twenty-month period since “Amazon One“, the first 767F donning “Prime” livery was unveiled to the public, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the CMI operators of Amazon’s freighter network, have put a total of thirty-three 767Fs into service for the e-commerce giant.  Apart from the types of freighters in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 11, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through April 2018

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 27, 2018

Strong package volume gains drive first-quarter profit for UPS

UPS reported first-quarter 2018 net income up 15.4% y-o-y to $1.35 billion, as total revenue rose 7.2% to $10.28 billion. Operating profit for the quarter declined 6.0% to $1.52 billion, as the company’s US Domestic segment was hit by “headwinds from severe winter weather of $85 million, Saturday deployment, network projects, and higher pension expenses.” […]
  • David Harris
  • April 26, 2018

Boeing will increase 767 Freighter production. Does this mean new orders?

Boeing today released its first-quarter financial report. As expected, results were excellent – revenue up 6%, operating profit up 30%, net income up 57%. Good news, but not something we would normally report. However, hidden among the fifteen pages of financial detail was a single sentence that caught our eyes: “Reflecting the strength of the […]
  • David Harris
  • April 25, 2018
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