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The Journal of Commerce’s air cargo news covers the movement of air cargo, including air cargo shipping, air cargo carriers, air freight forwarders, air freight, air shipments, cargo airports and cargo news. It also tracks air cargo trends, air freight news, shifting of cargo between air and ocean, airports and airfreight delays and congestion.

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Milan-Hong Kong route joins growing MSC Air Cargo network

Fri, 07/19/2024 - 08:19
The air freight division of ocean carrier MSC now has a fleet of five branded Boeing 777 freighters that the carrier has deployed across major routes.

Maersk’s new Boeing freighter flies into China-Europe service

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 09:49
The carrier wants a third of its air cargo volume to be handled within an owned and controlled network as part of its integrated logistics strategy.

High-flying air cargo market heading for ‘hot’ peak season

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 09:59
Shippers that have not yet arranged air freight capacity out of Asia for the fourth quarter could be in for an expensive ride, according to Xeneta.

Crackdown on e-commerce may dampen booming global air freight: IATA

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 09:10
Regulators in the US and Europe are placing online shopping marketplaces under increasing scrutiny as huge volumes of e-commerce packages, imported mainly from China, fill aircraft on trade lanes out of Asia.

Overseas e-commerce platforms not playing by EU rules: digital lobby groups

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 11:07
Chinese online platforms were not specifically mentioned in an open letter to the European Commission, but the groups noted that government subsidies made competition with Asia-based e-commerce platforms difficult.

Huge volume highlights need for e-commerce special handling code: IATA

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 11:23
With more than 80% of e-commerce transported as air cargo, there are growing safety and transparency issues given the minimal view provided of what is actually inside the parcels.

Kazakhstan Railways embarks on ‘Maersk style’ integrated logistics transformation

Mon, 06/24/2024 - 11:14
The state-owned rail operator believes it can leverage soaring demand for China-Europe rail freight to develop a multimodal service offering underpinned by a strong air cargo network.

Biofuel an ‘unsustainable’ green option: climate activist

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 07:08
The airline industry is pinning its hopes on sustainable aviation fuel providing a long-term path to net zero, but there will not be enough biofuel to go around, European climate campaigners Transport & Environment have found.

Ocean disruption modal shift puts air cargo on course for solid 2024

Fri, 06/07/2024 - 08:44
Cargo owners battling to find space on ships filled by an unseasonal demand surge are taking all available air freight capacity out of Asia, the Middle East and India, with rate levels rising accordingly.

SEKO reinstated to US duty-free program, but still pursuing action against CBP

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 16:07
The forwarder says it has been “conditionally” restored to CBP’s so-called Type 86 program and has filed a complaint against the agency to get reinstated without conditions.

SEKO reinstated to US duty-free program, but still pursuing action against CBP

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 16:07
The forwarder says it has been “conditionally” restored to CBP’s so-called Type 86 program and has filed a complaint against the agency to get reinstated without conditions.

CBP curtails low-value shipment access for multiple customs brokers

Thu, 05/30/2024 - 15:49
Growth in the use of a low-value shipment rule has attracted critics, who say the de minimis program provides a loophole for e-commerce companies abroad to evade duties.

Busy ‘slow season’ for air cargo as e-commerce holds up demand

Thu, 05/30/2024 - 09:47
It is a good time to be in the freight transport business with air cargo and ocean shipping on the trade lanes out of Asia seeing sustained demand and robust rate levels.

No sign of air freight demand easing as ‘slow’ summer nears

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 10:17
Underpinning strong volume growth is booming demand for Chinese e-commerce in the US and modal shift from ocean to air in South Asian countries to mitigate Red Sea disruptions.

Lower ocean, air rates weigh on DHL Global Forwarding despite volume growth

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:52
Group CFO Melanie Kreis would not comment on the near-term freight rate outlook or the likelihood of a modal shift from ocean to air or sea-air caused by supply chain disruptions, including the ongoing vessel diversions to avoid the Red Sea.

UPS volume improves, but consumers shifting towards lower-priced services

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 14:49
US package shippers are shifting from air to ground and from premium-priced to deferred services, UPS says, boosting its SurePost volumes by 10%.

UPS volume improves, but consumers shifting towards lower-priced services

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 14:49
US package shippers are shifting from air to ground and from premium-priced to deferred services, UPS says, boosting its SurePost volumes by 10%.

Expected growth in air, ocean volume 'a silver lining’: Kuehne + Nagel

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 10:25
Demand that began to build at the end of last year spilled into the first quarter and K+N says its forward bookings indicate the positive volume development will continue as the year progresses.

Supply-demand disruption continues to elevate South Asia air cargo rates

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 09:21
Given the huge volumes involved in ocean freight, even a small percentage shift in transport mode from South Asia shippers is enough to keep air cargo demand and rates buoyant.

CMA CGM Air Cargo enters key trans-Pacific market amid e-commerce boom

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 09:50
With Asia-Europe services already served by 12 weekly flights out of Paris, the addition of an Asia-US network will fill a crucial gap in the airline’s global coverage.

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