Air

Short contracts protecting DSV from rate volatility

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Forwarder says a move away from locked-in pricing is helping to avoid squeeze

Asia air freight up 5%

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Load factors rise as volume growth in September outpaces capacity increases among region’s carriers

Air France-KLM Cargo posts €102m quarterly loss

Results impacted by two-week pilot strike

Lufthansa Cargo adds Stavanger to freighter network

Carrier introduces cargo-only flights for the first time to Norwegian oil hub

ASL to acquire Farnair

Addition of Swiss operator’s 17-strong cargo fleet will give Irish aviation group more than 100 owned or operated aircraft

Air France-KLM expands partnership with Kenya Airways Cargo

Addition of FBM, POL, and LUN extends Africa interline network to 10 destinations

Stable air freight pricing forecast for next 12 months

Two thirds of airline heads of cargo expect ‘no change’ in average yields over the coming year

Lufthansa Cargo appoints former astrophysicist as new director

Alexis von Hoensbroech succeeds Andreas Otto as board member for products and sales

Improved outlook for air cargo in IATA five-year forecast

Iran and India predicted to grow fastest, followed by Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

LAN Cargo launches Basel service

Third freighter operator to choose French-Swiss gateway in recent months

Hong Kong export surge continues

Air freight volumes up 5.2% from world’s largest cargo airport

Confidence rising among European freight forwarders

Logistics providers expect improved volumes across all transport modes in October and November, according to Dankse Bank Markets index

Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports

Operator raises £1 billion to invest in UK’s biggest air hub

Volga-Dnepr delivers helicopters for emergency UN ebola mission

Complex cargo to Sierra Leone required loading plan specially developed for the carriage of rotor-wing machines

EXCLUSIVE: Air freight expecting ‘short and heavy’ peak season

Predicted September surge fails to materialise, with many customers adopting 'wait and see' approach to charters

Advice and Insight

A serious air freight player

Doug Brittin

As TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum kicks off in Seoul, secretary general Doug Brittin outlines the association’s priorities for the year ahead

Reasons to be cheerful

Panalpina’s corporate head of air freight product management, Raoul Wintjes, tells Lloyd’s Loading List.com of significant signs of market improvements although rates are still below pre-crisis levels

Heathrow Airport outlines plans to double cargo capacity

Proposals welcomed as ‘Good news for freight’ by UK’s Freight Transport Association

Cargo ignored in UK airport debate, air freight sector claims

Shippers, forwarders and carriers insist logistics and trade implications must be considered

People

Tech ‘big hitter’ joins freight automation firm

Freightos

Former head of strategy at online travel leader Priceline, Robert Mylod, joins Freightos board of directors

Ceva makes key US appointment

Tom Jones becomes senior VP for automotive operations in North America

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

Gianfranco Sgro is currently regional COO of a major automotive supplier

IJS Global recruits pharma executive to its healthcare unit

Former head of global logistics and distribution at Shire Pharmaceuticals becomes forwarding and logistics group’s UK Director for Healthcare Service Solutions

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

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TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers