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The Journal of Commerce’s air cargo news covers the movement of air cargo, including air cargo shipping, air cargo carriers, air freight forwarders, air freight, air shipments, cargo airports and cargo news. It also tracks air cargo trends, air freight news, shifting of cargo between air and ocean, airports and airfreight delays and congestion.

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No sign of air freight demand easing as ‘slow’ summer nears

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 10:17
Underpinning strong volume growth is booming demand for Chinese e-commerce in the US and modal shift from ocean to air in South Asian countries to mitigate Red Sea disruptions.

Lower ocean, air rates weigh on DHL Global Forwarding despite volume growth

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:52
Group CFO Melanie Kreis would not comment on the near-term freight rate outlook or the likelihood of a modal shift from ocean to air or sea-air caused by supply chain disruptions, including the ongoing vessel diversions to avoid the Red Sea.

UPS volume improves, but consumers shifting towards lower-priced services

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 14:49
US package shippers are shifting from air to ground and from premium-priced to deferred services, UPS says, boosting its SurePost volumes by 10%.

UPS volume improves, but consumers shifting towards lower-priced services

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 14:49
US package shippers are shifting from air to ground and from premium-priced to deferred services, UPS says, boosting its SurePost volumes by 10%.

Expected growth in air, ocean volume 'a silver lining’: Kuehne + Nagel

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 10:25
Demand that began to build at the end of last year spilled into the first quarter and K+N says its forward bookings indicate the positive volume development will continue as the year progresses.

Supply-demand disruption continues to elevate South Asia air cargo rates

Fri, 04/19/2024 - 09:21
Given the huge volumes involved in ocean freight, even a small percentage shift in transport mode from South Asia shippers is enough to keep air cargo demand and rates buoyant.

CMA CGM Air Cargo enters key trans-Pacific market amid e-commerce boom

Tue, 04/16/2024 - 09:50
With Asia-Europe services already served by 12 weekly flights out of Paris, the addition of an Asia-US network will fill a crucial gap in the airline’s global coverage.

Sustained demand for e-commerce to lift 2024 air cargo market: forwarders

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 10:04
Chinese e-commerce marketplaces are rapidly expanding their global reach as strong demand from online shoppers in the US and Europe drives up air freight volumes and keeps transport capacity tight.

Asian air cargo block space sold out for 2024 as e-commerce fills export capacity

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 10:37
The air freight market is off to a strong start this year with volume out of Asia up 11% in the traditionally slow first quarter while rates rose steadily through March.

USPS switches from FedEx to UPS, seeking lower costs, longer reach

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 15:23
The US Postal Service is replacing FedEx with UPS as its primary air cargo carrier, reinforcing an existing partnership focused on home deliveries.

Journal of Commerce Rankings: 3PLs struggle with post-pandemic sugar high

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 10:45
The top end of the global 3PL sector is populated by companies that see a down market as a chance to focus on higher-yield customers and those that see a chance to build market share.

MSC unit secures takeover of French forwarder Clasquin

Mon, 03/25/2024 - 08:57
The acquisition will add significant volume of air and ocean cargo to the MSC subsidiary and extend its reach into European markets.

LTL carrier FedEx Freight becomes more global under ‘Tricolor’ strategy

Fri, 03/22/2024 - 15:55
The freight hauled by the largest LTL trucking company in the US will become more global under a reorganization of FedEx’s varied domestic and international networks.

Demand soars for Asia-Europe sea-air option to avoid longer Africa transit

Fri, 03/15/2024 - 11:14
Dubai continues to be one of the more popular destinations for European importers with time-sensitive cargo, with the airport able to covert ocean freight to air cargo in 24 hours.

K+N buoyed by ‘robust’ 2023 result, late Q4 market recovery

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:55
The market upswing that began in November has continued through February, with the forwarder expecting further growth this year, especially in ocean freight.

PayCargo targets invoice automation with Rippey AI acquisition

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:00
PayCargo has taken a majority ownership stake in process automation company Rippey AI to better connect invoicing to payment transactions.

EU parliament rejects proposal to cut temporary port storage time

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 12:54
There was unilateral opposition to the call made by the European Commission last May as part of its reform of customs procedures, and as expected, the measure never made it through the parliamentary review

Logistics’ complicated structure requires equally complex approach to AI usage

Wed, 02/14/2024 - 06:58
ChatGPT and generative AI have captured most of the attention around artificial intelligence in logistics, but the diverse range of processes underpinning global supply chains require multiple types of AI working in concert.

Maersk launches online air freight tool targeted at Indian shippers

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 15:01
Maersk’s integrator strategy has encompassed more access to air freight capacity, including a new tool for shippers in India to digitally price and book specific flights.

Air cargo rates, volume take off as Lunar New Year begins

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 08:50
The seasonal rise in air freight demand out of China ahead of the holiday has been strong, but analysts say the Red Sea effect on rising volumes remains unclear.

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