Cargo/Freight News

Air Djibouti Sets Sights On Air Freight

September 2, 2015

Relaunched national airline Air Djibouti, now managed by a company run by the frontman of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, is looking to remake itself as an Africa-wide air freight service.


Fedex Pilot Union's Council Supports New Contract

August 28, 2015

Fedex Pilot Union's Council Supports New Contract

The FedEx pilot union's executive council has voted in support of a tentative contract that seeks better employment terms including higher hourly pay rates and retirement plan enhancement, the Air Line Pilots Association said.


Fedex, Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement

August 20, 2015

FedEx pilots tentatively agreed with the package delivery company on an amended collective bargaining agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association said.


'Mixed Signals' For Global Air Freight - IATA

August 5, 2015

'Mixed Signals' For Global Air Freight - IATA

Demand for air freight slowed further in June, as global trade weakened and capacity outstripped demand, IATA said.


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.