Air Cargo


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    How Hurricane Beryl is impacting logistics operations in Houston

    Although most cargo services have resumed, carriers are now working through the ensuing backlog.

    By , , , July 10, 2024
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    Air freight industry anticipates surging peak rates

    Shippers are expected to benefit from long-term capacity agreements or remain "at the mercy of the market," according to a Xeneta report.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Here’s how companies are navigating rising costs, prolonged supply shortages and dangerous geopolitical tensions across global supply chain networks.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Canadian border agents ratify labor deal

    The new agreement for the more than 9,000 represented employees runs through June 2026.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Amazon expands air cargo operations with Sun Country Airlines

    The carrier will operate eight additional 737 freighters for Amazon, which is adjusting its airfreight strategy.

    By July 3, 2024
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    FedEx preps for $500M headwind after US Postal Service split

    The delivery giant aims to aggressively reduce costs tied to air cargo operations following the contract's Sept. 29 expiration.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Canadian border agents to decide on new labor deal by July 4

    Starting June 20, union members will vote on a tentative four-year agreement that forestalled a potential strike.

    By June 14, 2024
  • Workers unload flowers from a plane before being sent for inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists for foreign pests or diseases in the Avianca Cargo Warehouse at Miami International Airport on February 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida.
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    De minimis crackdown: What shippers should know

    The U.S. government is ramping up enforcement on low-cost goods entering the country, suspending brokers like Seko Logistics from a key import program.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Nippon Express launches Japan-Ohio air freight service

    The overnight delivery route aims to service growing automotive demand in the Midwest.

    By June 12, 2024
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    May air cargo volumes rise amid global disruption

    Market uncertainty looms ahead of a U.S. crackdown on e-commerce goods from China.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The union has renewed its threats to take job action if no deal is reached this week.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By June 7, 2024
  • Pallets of baby formula are unloaded from a FedEx cargo plane upon arrival at Dulles International Airport on May 25, 2022 in Dulles, Virginia.
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    FedEx to pursue air network changes post-USPS contract, CFO says

    While the company will still have daytime flight operations, it "will not be as wedded to" that area after the deal expires.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Maersk expands air cargo footprint with Miami hub

    The 90,000-square-foot facility aims to help improve connectivity to markets in Latin America.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Industry leaders react to tariff hikes on China-made goods

    Industry member associations expressed disappointment on Biden’s decision to expand Section 301 tariffs.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Shippers, forwarders jump on air cargo peak season planning

    The race to secure market share is driven by looming e-commerce demand and rate changes sparked by conflict in the Red Sea. 

    By May 13, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 2, 2024
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    UPS CEO touts network flexibility in winning US Postal Service contract

    Carol Tomé said the carrier offers “an integrated solution that’s very different” from what FedEx can provide.

    By April 23, 2024
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    CMA CGM to add Transpacific air cargo service

    The carrier will deploy two Atlas Air-operated Boeing 777-200F aircraft ahead of peak season.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Red Sea modal shifts, e-commerce push March air volumes up 11% YoY

    Shippers are negotiating shorter-term contracts to keep their options open amid disruptions and an incoming summer capacity boost.

    By April 10, 2024
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    FedEx’s network poised for a shakeup after US Postal Service split

    Daytime flight operations and pilot staffing are likely targets for reductions once the air transportation contract expires in September, experts say.

    By April 10, 2024
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    UPS wins US Postal Service air cargo contract, usurping FedEx

    The delivery giant will ramp up its activity with the agency after a transition period, eventually moving the majority of its domestic air cargo.

    By April 1, 2024
  • A FedEx cargo plane carrying pallets of baby formula arrives at Dulles International Airport on May 25, 2022 in Dulles, Virginia.
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    FedEx could be ‘weeks away’ from US Postal Service contract decision

    The company is pursuing a new air transportation deal that would align with its ongoing network overhaul, Chief Commercial Officer Brie Carere said.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Cross-border e-commerce helped lift air cargo industry in February

    The average spot rate increased 2% month over month to $2.29 per kilogram, with demand up 11% year over year, Xeneta’s Clive Data Services found.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Veho nabs crucial link to shippers’ West Coast operations via Clearjet

    The last-mile carrier is able to work with a wider range of clients via Clearjet's nationwide access to air cargo capacity.

    By Feb. 28, 2024