Cargo/Freight News

Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

August 4, 2015

Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month.


New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

August 3, 2015

New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

A challenge by US airlines that accuses three Gulf carriers of distorting competition via government subsidies has taken another turn with the formation of a US airline group that backs the Gulf-carriers' cause.


PAI Partners To Sell Swissport To HNA

July 30, 2015

PAI Partners To Sell Swissport To HNA

European private equity firm PAI Partners has agreed to sell air cargo handler Swissport to China's HNA Group for CHF2.7 billion Swiss francs (USD$2.8 billion).


FedEx Orders 50 Boeing 767 Freighters

July 22, 2015

FedEx has signed a deal to buy 50 Boeing 767-300 freighters in the biggest order ever for the plane, allowing the aircraft maker to extend its production line into the next decade.


Air Freight Demand Growth Slows Further - IATA

July 1, 2015

Air Freight Demand Growth Slows Further - IATA

Growth in demand for global air freight hit its slowest rate this year in May against the backdrop of stuttering economies, IATA said.



Chinese Air Cargo Carriers To Merge

June 24, 2015

Chinese Air Cargo Carriers To Merge

China's three largest air cargo carriers will merge to form Asia's largest freight transport company, according to a senior official at the Civil Aviation Administration of China.


Volga-Dnepr Orders 20 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

June 17, 2015

Volga-Dnepr Orders 20 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr has signed a memorandum of understanding for 20 747-8 freighters valued at USD$7.4 billion at list prices.


Global Air Freight Momentum Slowing - IATA

June 4, 2015

Global Air Freight Momentum Slowing - IATA

Growth in demand for air freight is slowing, as world trade growth weakens, IATA said.


Air France Faces Safety Probe After Freighter Scare

May 29, 2015

Air France Faces Safety Probe After Freighter Scare

Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet.


Safer Packaging Sought For Lithium Batteries

May 1, 2015

Safer Packaging Sought For Lithium Batteries

An ICAO panel has called for improved, fire-resistant packaging to ship lithium batteries, which pilots and plane makers say pose a fire risk.