Air Cargo


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    Maersk adds digital booking to air freight services

    The online tool enables access to instant prices across 70,000 airport connections.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • Boeing to increase supply chain inspections after plane door blowout

    Bolts that should have kept a blown-out door panel in place were removed and not replaced during repairs, a National Transportation Safety Board report found.

    By Sara Samora • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Top 10 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Check out 10 of our biggest stories of 2023 so far, as companies pivot to operating supply chains in a post-pandemic world.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    Red Sea conflict, Lunar New Year drive January air cargo volumes

    Despite the decline in global rates, air freight volumes rose 10% year over year due to shipper concerns.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    From geopolitics to inflation: 2024’s supply chain trends and risks

    Companies are adjusting their strategies at every step of the supply chain to position themselves for success in the year ahead.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    8 logistics trends to watch in 2024

    Risk is sparing no mode of transportation in 2024 as geopolitics, labor talks, freight demand and capacity fluctuations will continue to alter supply chain strategies.

    By , , , Jan. 30, 2024
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    The critical need for dangerous goods compliance

    Education, resources and regulatory support can help shippers avoid fines and other penalties.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    FedEx warns of delivery delays due to winter weather

    The company's Express unit has activated contingency plans following "substantial disruptions" at a critical U.S. hub.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Holiday demand boosts December air cargo rates

    Despite the busier month, Xeneta’s Clive Data Services 2024 outlook remains unchanged with an anticipated 1% to 2% increase in demand.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
  • A Federal Express cargo plane flies over Nickerson Beach on July 20, 2022 in Lido Beach, New York, United States.
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    FedEx Express sees ‘significant headwind’ from reduced US Postal Service volume

    Strategic shifts from both carriers complicate efforts to renew their air transportation contract, which expires in September.

    By Jan. 3, 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 redesigns air network to boost speed, profits

    The company’s “Tricolor” initiative aims to serve e-commerce growth and shifting volume mix.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    Shein, Temu drive 5% air freight spike in November

    Shipments from the fast fashion companies are frequently dominating export routes from China and Hong Kong, according to Xeneta’s chief airfreight officer.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Logistics companies race to adapt to shifting supply chains

    Carriers in ocean, air cargo, rail and trucking are launching new services and tweaking their networks amid evolving global trade flows.

    By , , , Dec. 11, 2023
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    MSC Air Cargo expands service with third 777 freighter

    The new aircraft will support its existing flights and add a new route between Hong Kong and Texas.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    Air cargo spot rates perk up in October

    While prices are picking up, freight forwarders still don’t expect major improvement in the market until the second half of 2024, according to Clive Data Services.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    Auto industry eyes air freight to trim backlogs post-UAW strike

    Suppliers and OEMs are prioritizing shipping speed and reliability to aid their supply chain recovery, industry experts say.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
  • 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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    ​​​​​​​‘Overstaffed’ FedEx tells unhappy pilots they can join American Airlines

    Air cargo demand remains down at FedEx and other carriers, but passenger airlines continue to hire pilots at a strong pace, a VP told crew members in a memo.

    By Nov. 6, 2023
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    FedEx scaling program that reduces air fleet downtime

    The logistics giant plans to expand the use of Mojix's inventory tracking platform, which keeps tabs on aircraft parts, beyond the U.S.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Long-term air freight commitments rise in September

    The increase comes as shipper confidence in the global air freight market stabilizes, according to Clive Data Services.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Supply chain conferences to watch in 2024

    Next year’s industry conferences range from procurement to container shipping, retail logistics and more.

    By Updated Nov. 2, 2023
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    Maersk grows air cargo network with LAX gateway

    The shipping company opened a 130,000-square-foot facility at the airport, tripling its West Coast handling capacity.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    Government shutdown would largely spare trucking regulators

    While Congress' inability to fund the government by Oct. 1 could affect air traffic and some rail workers, trucking agencies have their own source of funds.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    Walmart GoLocal teams up with air cargo platform for faster transit times

    The SmartKargo partnership expands the delivery service's capabilities for retailers and e-commerce companies.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    August air cargo spot rates hit lowest level since pandemic

    Falling rates amid soft demand are dampening airlines’ hopes of a peak season, according to Clive Data Services.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
  • Geodis has its own leased A330-300 full freighter aircraft for services between the U.S., Europe and Asia.
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    Why it’s time for shippers to reevaluate their air cargo agreements

    Three logistics experts share why customers are looking to secure six- to 12-month contracts.

    By Sept. 6, 2023
  • Air cargo gets loaded onto a United Airlines 777 aircraft to support Hawaii wildfire disaster relief
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    Amazon, FedEx and United Airlines join Hawaiʻi fire recovery efforts

    The state’s transportation department has waived wharfage charges for inbound humanitarian shipments at Maui’s Port of Kahului.

    By Aug. 23, 2023