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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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Steady rise in passenger capacity undermining air freight rate growth

Wed, 12/27/2023 - 09:24
Air freight volumes are not expected to show any significant growth until well into 2024, and some analysts question whether there will even be a peak season for exports from Asia at the end of the year.

Freight transport’s ‘new normal’ marked by slower growth

Tue, 12/26/2023 - 15:07
Lower consumer demand for imports and domestic goods reshaped international and US freight markets in 2023.

Surging e-commerce demand lifts Hong Kong air cargo into peak season

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 09:40
Online shopping in North America and Europe has generated huge air freight volume out of China, with demand expected to continue past the Lunar New Year in February.

DHL, Teamsters agree on tentative pact, ending Cincinnati hub strike

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 15:20
Workers loading and unloading planes at DHL Express’s Cincinnati-Kentucky hub will get higher wages and better benefits in a deal that ends a strike that threatened to disrupt the carrier’s US operations.

Deutsche Bahn launches long-awaited sales process for DB Schenker unit

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 10:31
Those making offers – which analysts say could top $20 billion – are expected to be a list of major global forwarders including DSV, Kuehne + Nagel and DHL Global Forwarding.

Rise in trans-Pacific air freight rates tempered by weak underlying market

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 10:29
Rates on the eastbound trans-Pacific are at levels not seen since September 2022, but the indicators suggest the market strength will not extend too far into 2024.

Maersk to invest $500 million in Southeast Asia logistics even as integrator model struggles

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 12:34
The spending program will target the company’s logistics and services arm with a “substantial amount of investment” earmarked for its ocean and terminals infrastructure in the region.

Asian air freight stages US, Europe rate surge in November

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 07:59
Rising air cargo rates on the major Asian export trade lanes do not portend a peak season this year with analysts pointing to poor economic conditions exerting strong downward pressure on consumers in the US and Europe.

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