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Carriers expect to use cargo drones within 15 years

Over 40 per cent of logistics carriers believe they will use drones for delivering goods in the future, according to a study by the National Aeronautical Centre. And they believe it could happen within the next 15 years. The figures come just days after Google revealed it is developing a drone delivery system, Project Wing. […]

ANA and Lufthansa launch air cargo joint venture

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, and Lufthansa Cargo are to launch a strategic air cargo joint venture on routes between Japan and Europe after getting anti-trust immunity for the plan

Air cargo sees 1.8pc growth in 2013

Air cargo grew 1.8 per cent globally in 2013 in terms of freight tonne kilometres compared to 2012, according to IATA’s World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) for 2013, which has just been published

Emirates opens Dubai cargo terminal

Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter fleet has started operating from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport

Time to think about air cargo

The UK government has got itself into a mess over over aviation strategy. There is a huge need for new airport capacity in the London area - the problem is the impact on the densely-packed communities that would be affected

Air cargo sees modest global growth

Air cargo grew by 1.4 per cent in terms of freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) last year with growth rates increasing towards the end of the year, according to the International Air Transport Association

Air cargo growth continues

Demand for air cargo continued to rise in November with freight tonne kilometres up 6.1 per cent on a year earlier, according to figures from the International Air Transport Association

Hellmann appoints global airfreight director

Henrik Lund has been named global airfreight director at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, where he will be based in Hamburg and report directly to chairman of the company’s Global Air Cargo Board, Mark Hellmann

Schiphol’s cargo throughput up

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen a 2.6 per cent increase in cargo throughput, at 383,780 tonnes, during the third quarter of 2013, compared to the same time last yea

Airside warehousing snapped up

Dnata has snapped up Unit 5 at SEGRO’s Gatwick Cargo Centre. The property includes 17,390 sq ft of warehousing as well as a further 14,880 sq ft of airside and landside forecourts

IAG expands services from Heathrow

IAG Cargo has increased its number of flights between London Heathrow, the Middle East and Africa, as part of its new schedule for British Airways

IAG to launch Texas service

IAG Cargo is introducing a new service from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, as of March 2014, which will offer the only direct flights between Heathrow airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Weak demand hits Cathay Pacific cargo

Cargo revenue was down 5.2 per cent to HK$11.3bn (£936m) at Cathay Pacific in the first half of 2013, the company said in its interim statement

IAG holds yields despite fall in cargo volume

Commercial revenue fell 8.3 per cent to €541m at IAG Cargo in the first half of 2013 compared to a year earlier. However, it managed to maintain its overall yield

Virgin win for Descartes

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is using Descartes’ cloud-based Global Air Messaging Gateway to help standardise and automate its air cargo processes supporting higher levels of customer satisfaction

FedEx wins US postal renewal

FedEx has won a seven-year air cargo network contract renewal with the US Postal Service, which will see the company provide domestic air transport services for all priority and express mail

BIFA welcomes deal on e-air waybill

The British International Freight Association has welcomed the news that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) have approved the standard for the multilateral electronic air waybill

Weak cargo demand hits Cathay sales

Weak demand for air cargo in Hong Kong and mainland China hit sales at Cathay Pacific which reported a 5.5 per cent fall in cargo revenue to HK$24,555 million (£2,115m) for 2012

Three new 747 freighters for Cathay

Cathay Pacific has ordered three Boeing 747-8 Freighters in a deal valued at some $1 billion. It has also taken options for five additional 777 Freighters

Sales rise at IAG Cargo

Commercial revenue at IAG Cargo rose 2.3 per cent to €1,217 million last year, despite a 1.2 per cent fall in the volume of traffic

IATA sets out priorities for air cargo security

The International Air Transport Association identified four priorities to make air cargo more secure and urged stakeholders to move forward on the implementation of the Secure Freight principles. Secure Freight was initiated by IATA to promote global secu

Supply chain is key to boosting trade

Supply chain was a key theme for the World Economic Forum, which met in Davos last month. In its report, Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities, it argues that reducing supply chain barriers is more effective in stimulating trade that reducing impor

Bright prospects for emerging markets

Emerging markets weathered the global slowdown in 2012 better than developed countries that are their main markets, according to the 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index

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