Air Cargo

By Patrick Burnson · May 5, 2016
Industry analysts contend that the Teamsters are not declaring a strike outright, but rather, voting to give their leadership permission for such an action.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2016
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said it will provide air cargo services to support Amazon’s package deliveries to its customers.
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
On the heels of the international Paris Agreement on climate change, many companies are seizing the opportunity to create innovative technologies that benefit the bottom line and also reduce emissions.
By Patrick Burnson · April 1, 2016
In an effort to help shippers better manage the skies, our panel of air cargo experts examines the global economy, fuel costs, ongoing security and regulatory measures as well as the advent of new airborne cargo options.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2016
Over 300 air cargo shippers recently surveyed by the International Air Cargo Association (IATA) expressed continued reticence to use air cargo because of eight factors. According to the IATA, the persistent issues included the mode being too complex; having a lack of transparency; bad past experiences; a weak value proposition; poor customer service; carriers maintaining an old-fashion culture; no real-time information on tracking; and overall inefficient processes.
By Patrick Burnson · March 7, 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight ton kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2016
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.
By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2016
Today's signing of a new US-Cuba air services pact opening up a scheduled services market closed since the 1960s was greeted with enthusiasm by both United and American Airlines.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2016
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced earlier this week that it will delay the implementation of some parts of its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) electronic document single window platform beyond the current February 28th deadline.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2016
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week it has opened up a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for air cargo in Carson, California, which it set will screen air cargo directly, instead of relying on third party facilities. This is the company’s second CCSF. It opened its first one in Chicago in April 2012.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo volumes rose just 0.5% in October compared to a year ago.
By Patrick Burnson · December 8, 2015
The dramatic decline to ocean freight spot market rates has served to widen the pricing differential to air rates to record levels, say Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
By Patrick Burnson · November 17, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the improvements in safety that have resulted from strong partnerships among aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urged governments in the region to use this as a template for working together in other areas.
By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2015
By a whopping 2,252-to-8 margin, UPS pilots voted to authorize a strike against their employer, UPS, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots, said today.
By Jeff Berman · October 22, 2015
Earlier this week, FedEx union pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) signed a new contract with FedEx management, which takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. As for its chief competitor, UPS, though, things are not as harmonious, with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots recently saying leadership called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.

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