Tuesday, May 28, 2024

IATA: Airfreight growth slows to two-year low

Airfreight growth has slowed to the lowest pace since May 2016, well below the five-year average growth rate, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. In July, freight tonne kilometres (FTK) rose 2.1 per cent year-on-year, with IATA commenting that the temporary grounding of Nippon Cargo Airlines’ fleet possibility exaggerating the slowdown in growth. The […]

Delta Cargo pushes for digitalisation with iPad kiosks

Delta Cargo has launched self-service iPad kiosks in Atlanta and Boston, requiring electronic air waybills (e-AWB) as standard operating procedure. The air waybill is a critical air cargo document constituting the contract of carriage between the shipper and Delta Cargo. The implementation supports Delta Cargo and the International Air Transport Association’s efforts to move from […]

60 seconds of summer with IATA’s Glyn Hughes

Glyn Hughes joined IATA in 1991 after an airline career at British Caledonian and Air Europe, becoming global head of cargo four years ago succeeding Des Vertannes. His priority areas have included safety, security, quality, special cargo, operations, modernisation and industry sustainability. And lighting the barbecue. ACW: You joined IATA in 1991. What were you […]

First IATA CEIV Live Animals certificate awarded to Air Canada Cargo

Air Canada Cargo has become the first airline to receive certification under IATA’s new Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animal Logistics (CEIV Live Animals). The new standardised global certification programme to improve and reinforce the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air earlier this year, with Air Canada Cargo being chosen […]

IATA: Growth slows in June as world trade deteriorates

The growth in global airfreight demand continues to slow with freight tonne kilometres increasing by 2.7 per cent in June, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. The association says this continues the slowdown that began earlier in 2018, with growth for the first half of the year standing at 4.7 per cent, less than […]

Swiss WorldCargo fully certified by IATA CEIV Pharma

Swiss WorldCargo has received International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification covering the entire airline and organisation. The certification was awarded following an extensive review from IATA recognised independent auditors, and the certification was handed over by IATA’s director general and chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac. The […]

Yesterday’s outcast is today’s golden child

UPS launches new Billund to Cologne flight

While the air cargo pundits debate the intensity of the air cargo market in the months to come, one thing remains clear – maindeck capacity is very much in demand, writes Donald Urquhart. And while air cargo demand has moderated somewhat from last year and new obstacles – most notably rising fuel prices and the […]

Edmonton to pursue IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will be the first airport community in Canada to pursue IATA CEIV Pharma certification. The International Air Transport Association Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (IATA CEIV Pharma) certification provides consistent standards for shipping pharmaceuticals using airfreight by working alongside industry stakeholders and regulators to harmonise the supply […]

Saudia Cargo CEO joins IATA Cargo Committee

Saudia Cargo chief executive officer, Omar bin Talal Hariri has been selected as a member of the Cargo Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The committee of 19 members represents different airline companies and is one of six main IATA committees along with finance, environment, industry affairs, legal and operations. The Cargo Committee […]

IATA: Demand continues to grow despite threat of trade wars

Airfreight has continued to grow in May at a reasonable rate with freight tonne kilometres increasing by 4.2 per cent, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Demand was down from 5.2 per cent recorded in April (revised from 4.1 per cent), and the association says growth is likely to continue at a lower pace […]

IATA: Profits to remain strong despite rising costs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its profit expectation for airlines down to $33.8 billion for 2018 due to rising fuel and labour costs. Airlines are predicted to have a 4.1 per cent net profit margin in 2018, but the net profit prediction is down from the forecast of $38.4 billion in December […]

IATA and AFRAA deepen cooperation with MoU

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The African Airline Association (AFRAA) to deepen their cooperation. The MoU was signed by IATA director general and chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac and AFRAA secretary general, Abderahmane Berthe on the sideline of the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting in […]

IATA: Demand picks up in April but global trade is softening

After a slow month in March, global airfreight picked up in April with freight tonne kilometres (FTK) rising 4.1 per cent, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association says that demand in March fell to a 23-month low, down to 1.8 per cent, before picking up again in April but growth remains significantly […]

MAB Kargo to undergo IATA CEIV Pharma process

MAB Kargo is to undergo the IATA CEIV Pharma process, making it the first airline and cargo terminal in Malaysia to embark on certification. The airline held a signing ceremony attended by MAB Kargo chief operations officer, Mohd Zulkefly Ujang and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regional vice president for Asia Pacific, Conrad Clifford, with […]

Swissport awarded IATA CEIV Pharma at EuroAirport

Swissport has been awarded CEIV Pharma certification by the International Air Transport Association for operations at Basel’s EuroAirport. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in Pharmaceutical Logistics standard ensures airfreight customers receive the highest quality and safety standards for the transportation of pharmaceutical products. EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is Swissport’s sixth CEIV certified cargo facility […]

IATA: Air cargo growth slows to a 22 month low in March

Growth in air cargo demand has slowed to a 22 month low as global trade has softened, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increased by 1.7 per cent in March, five percentage points lower than in February and the slowest pace of growth in 22 months. The association says the […]

Fraport receives CEIV Pharma for ramp handling services

Frankfurt Airport’s operator, Fraport has received CEIV Pharma certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for ramp handling of pharmaceuticals. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certificate is awarded for reliable transport of time-critical and temperature-sensitive products, helping companies to comply with internationally recognised rules and standards to […]

IATA launches CEIV Live Animals to improve welfare and safety

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new global certification programme to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) programme is designed to increase the level of competency, operations, quality management and professionalism in the handling […]

IATA: Rising protectionism poses risks to prosperity

Air cargo demand remained strong in February but the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that rising protectionism poses a severe risk to prosperity. Demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increased 6.8 per cent in February and by 7.7 per cent in the first two months of the year, the strongest start to […]

Issues need resolving before Heathrow expansion can be approved

A third runway at Heathrow Airport has been endorsed by the Transport Select Committee but only if it resolves issues including noise, costs and regional connectivity. The Airports Commission approved a third runway to the northwest at Heathrow in July 2015 and the Prime Minister, Theresa May gave the scheme the green light in October […]

IATA signs MoU with Pharma.Aero to foster collaboration

Pharma.Aero has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IATA to formalise their partnership and foster collaboration with air cargo stakeholders in the CEIV Pharma initiative. The deal was signed at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Dallas where Pharma.Aero also hosted its general meeting, where members representing pharmaceutical shippers, airport communities, airlines, forwarders and […]

IATA digitalises the dangerous goods supply chain with eDGD

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in digitalising the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standards. The standards are an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalise data and embrace data sharing platform principles. […]

IATA improves dangerous goods safety with AutoCheck digital solution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Dangerous Goods AutoCheck digital solution to improve safety and efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods. The digital solution allows the air cargo supply chain to check the compliance of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) against all relevant rules and regulations in the IATA […]

IATA WCS 2018: Air cargo industry sets out four main priorities

Accelerating digitisation of the supply chain, enforcing lithium battery regulations, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of leaders are the four priorities for the air cargo industry. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas on 13 March, IATA global head of cargo Glyn Hughes highlighted […]

IATA: Cargo remains robust in January following an exceptional year

Air cargo demand has continued to grow at a robust rate following an exceptional year in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. Demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) rose by eight per cent year-on-year in January, up from the growth of 5.8 per cent in December 2017. The strong growth in January […]

IATA recognises Hong Kong as CEIV Pharma partner airport

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been recognised as a partner airport of the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) programme. The globally recognised standard for pharmaceutical airfreight shipments is designed to help the industry develop a network of pharmaceutical trade lanes that meet consistent cold chain management standards […]

Growth to keep accelerating with new business model

China’s air cargo industry, already epic in its scale, brings with it changes in where business is being done as well as offering a new model for how that business can be done, writes Michael Mackey. There can even in its early stages be no doubting the scale of the air cargo sector or the […]

Bollore becomes first company in Korea to gain IATA CEIV Pharma

Bollore Logistics Korea has become the first transport and logistics company in South Korea to achieve IATA CEIV Pharma certification. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) is a globally recognised and standardised certificate for healthcare airfreight shipments, ensuring proper handling of pharmaceutical products requiring […]

Delta Cargo brings Pharma 4 to eight more destinations

Delta Cargo is making its Pharma 4 programme available at an additional eight destinations across its network, bringing the total to 49 stations. The airline has added Bogota, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Sao Paolo, Frankfurt and Seoul, in addition to nine approved facilities across Europe that the airline operates in conjunction with its partners. […]

IATA: Air cargo flying after strongest year since 2010

Airfreight demand grew at its fastest rate since 2010, with freight tonne kilometres (FTK) increasing nine per cent in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. The growth in 2017 was more than double the rate in 2016 and was sealed by solid results in December, when demand grew by 5.7 per cent, which […]