Category Archives: Air Freight

Freight Demand Will Triple by 2050

A major new OECD report states global freight demand is set to surge in the coming decades but will also be subject to disruptive factors. ITF Transport Outlook 2019 outlines a range of transport demand scenarios through to 2050 and concludes global freight demand will triple between 2015 and 2050, based on current demand growth rates. The report states: “The projected compound annual growth
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Amazon Building European Air Network

DHL airline European Air Transport (EAT) and Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group (which acquired TNT Airways and its fleet of cargo aircraft in 2016) are reported to be operating pan-European flights for Amazon in the initial stages in building a dedicated European air network. European Air Transport (EAT) is flying during the day exclusively for Amazon with its B757 freighters serving the East Midlands, Paris
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UPS plans £100m investment at East Midlands Airport

UPS is planning to invest more than £100 million in the construction of a new parcel sorting and delivery complex at East Midlands Airport (EMA), according to local media reports. EMA is already UPS’s biggest air hub in the UK and its second largest in Europe after Cologne. UPS’s spokesperson confirmed that planning permission had been submitted for expansion of their operations at the
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Noise fines at Brussels Airport

After the departure of the Chinese full freighter carrier Yangtze River Express in February, Air Cargo Global has now also decided to leave Brussels Airport as a result of the legal insecurity and the financial risks caused by the decision of the Brussels Capital Region to drop the tolerance margin of the noise fines. Air Cargo Global will now operate from Amsterdam and Prague.
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New low cost Indian airline

A new low cost Indian airline, called POP -People Over Profit- aim to capitalise on new trade agreements between the UK and India. The services will be carrying both cargo and passengers. The airline is hoping that as Britain voted for leaving the UK, they will be able to negotiate better trade deals with fast-growing economies such as India. Chairman & principal and founding
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3D printing used to disguise cargo theft

According to the security information service SecuringIndustry.com, criminals are using 3D printing technology to create fake cargo security seals and other security devices to disguise cargo thefts. The 3D technology allowed thieves to make counterfeit copies of devices such as ISO 17712 high security cargo seals and locks in as little as 10 minutes, allowing them to hide signs of tampering and make it
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First freight airship’s introduction in 2018

After 20 years of development work, the world’s first commercial cargo airship is set to launch in 2018. It will be manufactured by Lockheed Martin who received an order for 12 of them. Hybrid Airship, capable of carrying more than 20 tonnes of cargo along with nineteen passengers and two pilots, is believed to bring a revolution in remote cargo delivery. It enables affordable
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Air and Ocean Freight Prices reach Record Differentials

The gap between Air and Ocean freight rates widens more and more. The price differentials have now reached a record height. With sea freight rates being low for several weeks already and air freight rates raising more and more towards end-of-year peak season, it has now reached double the norm. Air freight rates have been quite stable, with peak-season and capacity restrictions. On the contrary,
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Are You Ready To Use International Couriers?

Last month, we offered some tips on how to approach overseas shipping and international couriers. But how do you know when your small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) is ready to enter the global market? Several business owners discussed the issue with the Guardian, highlighting important factors that identify the moments that organisations should begin thinking about international appeal. Managing director of Harvey Water Softeners
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Black Friday ‘Changing Logistics Industry’

Black Friday has come and gone, but the shopping phenomenon may continue to have repercussions for world couriers and logistics companies in the years to come. Tim Davies, the head of Europe, Middle East and Africa industrial and logistics at global real estate firm Colliers International, said retailers must adapt to cope with the increasing demands of today’s ecommerce customers. He told SHDLogistics.com that
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