Cargo/Freight News

Air Freight Demand Dropped In February - IATA

April 6, 2016

Air Freight Demand Dropped In February - IATA

Demand for global air freight dropped in February after a US port strike had boosted the previous year's figures and the timing of the Chinese New Year hurt volumes, IATA reported.


Amazon To Lease 20 Boeings For Cargo Delivery

March 9, 2016

Amazon To Lease 20 Boeings For Cargo Delivery

Amazon has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 freighters from Air Transport Services Group to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States.


Air Freight Demand Solid In January - IATA

March 7, 2016

Air Freight Demand Solid In January - IATA

Demand for global air freight rose in January at its fastest pace since April 2015, but with capacity rising, yields and load factors remain under pressure, IATA said.


ICAO Prohibits Lithium Batteries As Cargo On Passenger Aircraft

February 22, 2016

ICAO Prohibits Lithium Batteries As Cargo On Passenger Aircraft

The ICAO has agreed to prohibit shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft, citing concerns that they are a fire hazard.


Zimbabwe Releases Plane With Suspected Stowaway

February 21, 2016

Zimbabwe has released a US-registered cargo plane and the unidentified body of a suspected stowaway found on board, saying the cause of death was lack of oxygen.



Body Of Suspected Stowaway Found On Cargo Plane

February 15, 2016

Zimbabwean civil aviation authorities found the body of a suspected stowaway on a US registered cargo plane carrying cash for the South African Reserve Bank.


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.