Cargo/Freight News

TNT To Sell Airlines After FedEx Acquisition

February 5, 2016

TNT To Sell Airlines After FedEx Acquisition

TNT Express will sell its airline operations to ASL Aviation to comply with European Union rules if the Dutch logistics company's sale to rival FedEx goes ahead.


Air Freight Demand Up 2.2 Pct In 2015 - IATA

February 3, 2016

Air Freight Demand Up 2.2 Pct In 2015 - IATA

Demand for air freight rose 2.2 percent in 2015, down from the 5 percent growth in 2014, due to sluggish trade growth in Europe and Asia, IATA said.


Air Freight Demand May Have Bottomed Out - IATA

January 11, 2016

Air Freight Demand May Have Bottomed Out - IATA

The decline in global demand for air freight may be bottoming out, with cargo volumes growing month-on-month in November, IATA said.


Amazon In Talks To Lease Cargo Aircraft - Report

December 18, 2015

Amazon In Talks To Lease Cargo Aircraft - Report

Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767s to start its own air-delivery service, seeking to avoid delays from third-party carriers, according to a media report.


EU Court Backs Airlines In Cargo Cartel Challenge

December 16, 2015

EU Court Backs Airlines In Cargo Cartel Challenge

Europe's second highest court has backed a challenge by Air France-KLM and other airlines against a near EUR€800 million (USD$873.9 million) cartel fine handed down to the group five years ago for fixing air cargo prices.



China Postal Airlines Orders Ten 737 Freighters

December 16, 2015

China Postal Airlines Orders Ten 737 Freighters

Boeing has signed a deal to supply 10 737-800s converted to freighters for cargo carrier China Postal Airlines.


Air Freight To Finish Year 'On Low Note'

December 2, 2015

Air Freight To Finish Year 'On Low Note'

Global demand for air freight is flatlining with volumes rising just 0.5 percent in October, IATA said.


Global Air Freight Demand Up 1 Pct In Sept

November 4, 2015

Global Air Freight Demand Up 1 Pct In Sept

Global demand for air freight rose slightly in September, a slight improvement on the previous month, IATA said in its monthly air freight figures.


Global Air Freight Returns To Growth In August

September 30, 2015

Global Air Freight Returns To Growth In August

Global demand for air freight returned to slight growth in August but the challenges that led to declines in June and July still pose a risk for the coming months.


Boeing Considering 737 Freighter Conversions

September 29, 2015

Boeing Considering 737 Freighter Conversions

Boeing is looking at offering conversions of the 737-800 to freighters in a move aimed at express parcel firms.