Air freight risks low-yield commoditisation, forwarders fear

Air freight risks low-yield commoditisation, forwarders fear

Agents warn against dangers of giving in to procurement demands of shippers – and lack of differentiation

SAS vows to introduce simpler pricing and instant booking confirmations

Scandinavian carrier responds to demands from shippers for greater transparency on rates and capacity

Air freight needs greater commoditisation, shippers claim

Logistics managers call for standardisation of pricing structures to make capacity buying easier

Air cargo market shows slight signs of recovery

Lufthansa Cargo achieves full capacity in first quarter

Air freight set for efficiency boost in Northern Europe with e-AWB initiative

Scandinavia’s main carriers, forwarders and handlers join forces to finally drive forward paperless penetration

Pilots strike has severe impact on Lufthansa Cargo

More than 50% of freighter flights cancelled

Air freight recovery continues in February driven by world trade growth

Outlook still ‘broadly positive’ despite rise in inventory-to-sales ratios, although downside risks remain

Lufthansa Cargo calls for an end to ‘double screening’

Carrier claims re-inspection of transfer cargo under incoming ACC3 security rules is a ‘step backwards’

UK's Heathrow Airport dismisses latest closure report from London Mayor

Economic impact of moving airport and redeveloping the site would be ‘devastating’, operator insists

AMI opens Darwin base to meet forwarding growth needs

Move highlights new opportunity for SME agents from regional energy projects

World Airways ceases operations

Carrier unable to secure funding for restructuring

New CEO appointed at Cargolux

Ex- Kuehne + Nagel senior vice-president takes the helm

European flights excluded from Emissions Trading Scheme until 2016

According to provisional agreement which should be finalised by end of April 2014

Freight among theories in MH370 mystery

Plane carrying highly flammable lithium batteries

Forwarding and freight DHL's weak spot in 2013

Difficulties focus on air freight

Advice and Insight

Fewer air freighters flying

Tony Rodrigues CEO of French forwarder SDV's Americas division

Quizzed by Lloyd's Loading, Tony Rodrigues CEO of French forwarder SDV's Americas division paints a bleak picture for air freight

Air cargo security issues

Common global standards and procedures needed to be developed, suggested TIACA, “to avoid potentially serious disruption to the flow of world trade”

Airfreight growth: Meet the trends

Phil Hastings reports back from the Lufthansa Cargo briefing in Frankfurt

High fashion - why garments need air freight

In his final piece, November guest editor Darren Peek, manager global products, IAG Cargo, explains how when it comes to fashion air freight is increasingly proving its worth


Coyne Airways appoints chief operating officer

Liana Coyne

Liana Coyne will replace John Batten and head up five new market-focused divisions

Transport charity hopes to sign up Multimodal visitors for European cycle challenge

More than £200,000 previously raised from its cycling events in last two years

GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Associated British Ports appoints directors

Three new directors have been employed in the last two months

Have Your Say

A unique logistic proposition?

Map of SECA, Lloyd's Loading

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

Shippers voice mixed feelings about P3 tie-up

Ingvar Bergman voices his opinion on the P3 alliance

Where's the drive to recruit?

Former haulier Graham Manchester says there are very few 'at the top' with the drive and enthusiasm to encourage talent