United Airlines restarts cargo-only flights

The Supply Chain Journal

United Airlines has restarted cargo-only flights just weeks after assigning all aircraft to normal passenger operations because the delta variant has dragged down travel volumes and growth expectations for the remainder of the year. “I

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FAA gives passenger airlines 6-month extension for cabin cargo

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commercial airlines to carry cargo in the main cabin when passengers are not present, citing an ongoing need to provide extra cargo lift capability while passenger traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels. FAA approves cargo to ride in passenger seats.

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Air Canada sets record for cargo revenue in second quarter

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million loss in the second quarter, but the cargo division did better than expected with a record $274 million in revenue. Cargo sales for the period ending June 30 were 33% greater than in 2020 and double the amount in 2019, before the pandemic.

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Shanghai airport facility in COVID lockdown, cargo backlog expected

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Multiple logistics companies are reporting that authorities have suspended operations in a major warehouse at Shanghai Pudong International Airport because of a COVID outbreak, putting a halt to most freighter activity at China’s largest cargo airport.

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Blowout cargo revenue helps United Airlines beat Q2 expectations

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United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL ) impressed a year ago when cargo sales jumped 36% during the early stages of the COVID pandemic. That was merely a warmup for the 2021 second quarter when the passenger carrier more than doubled cargo revenue to $606 million from the 2019 benchmark period.

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Boutique French airline ventures into air cargo

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Many passenger airlines have expanded cargo services out of necessity since the start of the COVID pandemic. Now, a boutique French carrier is leveraging the crisis to start cargo operations from scratch. tons of cargo, WFS said in a news release. Branching out into cargo.

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Maestro choreographs way around O’Hare cargo gridlock

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Maestro International Cargo, a local company that provides airside ground handling services for airlines, is shuttling import shipments off the ramp to a new warehouse three miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to alleviate huge backlogs at airport terminals.

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United Airlines ditches cargo-only flights as passengers return

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United Airlines has mostly phased out use of jets for dedicated cargo service, returning them to full-time passenger operation as long-haul travel demand rapidly snaps back from the COVID plunge, Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella said Wednesday. Who is king of cargo-only flights?

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Airline group says cargo grew 7.7% in August

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IATA said available cargo space fell 1.6 Clive Data Services, which has access to more current data, reported at the beginning of the month that August cargo volumes grew 1% versus 2019, with load factors up 6% to 66%. Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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AirBaltic to build cargo hangar in Latvia

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Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has leased land from Riga Airport to build a new air cargo warehouse capable of handling 33,000 tons of cargo each year, the parties announced Thursday. The warehouse will be operated by airBaltic’s cargo-handling subsidiary.

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FreightWaves Flashback: Bombproof air cargo containers

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In this week’s edition, from the August 1996 issue of American Shipper (virtual page 55) , FreightWaves Flashback looks back at FAA’s testing of bombproof air cargo containers after years of study following the Pan Am Lockerbie bombings of 1990. . air cargo container manufacturers.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high

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Air cargo volumes increased 9.9% A large portion of the lift they need comes from passenger aircraft, with cargo riding in the lower deck. From the cargo perspective, belly capacity was down 38.9% Overall air cargo capacity improved slightly to negative 10.8%

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Delta Air Lines on pace for $1B in cargo revenue in 2021

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Strong growth in cargo revenue during the third quarter helped Delta Air Lines turn its first profit since the start of the pandemic, but officials warned rising fuel costs could temporarily derail the momentum during the current period. Q&A: Delta Air Lines VP talks cargo-led strategy.

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How cargo survey for refrigerated and frozen cargoes works

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Cargo that must be loaded, maintained and or carried at a particular temperature for it to arrive its destination without deterioration is classified under refrigerated cargoes. Marine Cargo Survey Practices. The Role of Cargo Surveyor.

Cargo-in-cabin innovation remains popular for some airlines

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Passenger aircraft dedicated purely to cargo operations have played an important role during the pandemic in delivering critical humanitarian and commercial supplies, as well as generating revenue for cash-strapped airlines when travel plummeted. KLM Cargo. Photo: KLM Cargo).

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Long-haul narrowbody, supersonic jets could threaten air cargo

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The sleek vehicles from Boom Supersonic have a long way to go before becoming a reality, but if they ever become viable, they could siphon off cargo capacity on a handful of key trade lanes. . A 737 MAX-9 has almost 20,000 pounds of cargo capacity.

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Cargo airline Amerijet dumps CEO Tim Strauss after 1 year

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All-cargo airline Amerijet International abruptly ousted CEO Tim Strauss on Monday after only one year on the job and announced that former CEO and current Executive Chairman Vic Karjian will replace him on an interim basis, effective Saturday, while it conducts a search for a new CEO.

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Worldwide Flight Services acquires Texas-based cargo handler

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France-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) announced Friday it has acquired Pinnacle Logistics, a provider of cargo-handling services for the aviation market across the U.S. Fort Worth, Texas-based Pinnacle Logistics is focused on specialist express cargo handling for e-commerce customers.

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Using Advanced Technology to Prevent Cargo Theft

Now, That's Logistics

Cargo theft is on the rise, and the thieves aren’t just interested in high-value goods anymore. According to USA Today , cargo thefts of paper goods, personal protective equipment (PPE), and food increased last year as the black market for such items flourished during COVID-19.

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

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That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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Drone Disruptors: Elroy Air and the cargo drone

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We’re focused on middle-mile deliveries, where we can go warehouse to warehouse or airport to warehouse carrying a really substantial amount of cargo,” David Merrill, CEO and co-founder of Elroy Air , told Modern Shipper. It’s like a less-than-truckload amount of cargo.”. Welcome back!

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Israeli aerospace firm launches cargo conversion program for Airbus A330

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Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) announced Monday it will develop a program for converting Airbus A330-300 passenger aircraft into cargo freighters and produce 30 of them for Dublin-based Avolon, the third-largest aircraft leasing company in the world, between 2025 and 2028.

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For air cargo security, the past is prologue

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Air cargo security has come far since the Sept. Today, a shipper must be known to the carrier in order to load cargo aboard a passenger flight leaving the U.S. In addition, the cargo must still be screened in one form or another. All cargo, all screening, all the time.

Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak

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The only time shipping costs have been that high was during the early days of the pandemic when the mass grounding of passenger flights took away a vast amount of cargo space. Cargo disruption at major Chinese airports due to COVID-19 regulations.

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Audit recommends enhancements for DHS air cargo security programs

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through air cargo. Under the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program, air carriers provide six data elements from the manifest to Customs prior to loading. RELATED NEWS: TSA to reveal security plan for air cargo industry.

Pandemic forces air cargo group to postpone September conference

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Global airlines — and by default the air cargo industry that piggybacks on passenger flights — could face a bumpier recovery from the COVID pandemic than originally thought. Meanwhile, Cargo Networks Services, the U.S. IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, scheduled for Oct.

New air cargo service connects China to Mexico City

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Aeroméxico Cargo launched a route Saturday between Wuhan, China, and Mexico City, becoming the first regular service from the Chinese mainland to Latin America, according to a release. Air Cargo News Trucking Aeromexico air cargo cargo-only flights China e-commerce Mexico City Wuhan China

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LAX cargo handlers arrested for pilfering gold bars worth $224K

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Two employees of cargo handling company Alliance Ground International who worked at Los Angeles International Airport were arrested Tuesday morning on charges of stealing four gold bars that were part of a larger shipment going from Australia to New York.

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IATA forecasts 2021 air cargo revenues to hit record $175B

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The air cargo market is soaring this year and 2022 is looking even better. The International Air Transport Association on Monday estimated that cargo volume for airlines will grow 7.9% Airlines generated $128 billion in cargo revenue last year, also a historic high.

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Azerbaijan cargo airline debuts at Rickenbacker airport

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Azerbaijan-based Silkway West Airlines is the latest carrier to begin flying to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, a cargo-focused airport that recently marked the arrival of its 500th passenger aircraft with only cargo onboard.

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Amazon Air bumps cargo handler from Newark airport

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Alliance Ground International, a Miami-based cargo handling services provider, said Tuesday it has opened a new import handling facility five minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport after getting displaced from its existing airport warehouse by Amazon Air.

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Transair cargo jet crash lands off coast of Hawaii

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A Boeing 737 cargo jet made an emergency nighttime landing in open water off the Hawaii coast early Friday and both pilots were rescued by the U.S. Air Cargo American Shipper News Top Stories air cargo Hawaii Plane crash Transair

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DHL Express orders electric cargo planes from Eviation

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Global parcel delivery giant DHL Express placed its first order for electric cargo jets, becoming an early airline adopter of alternative propulsion systems that address broader sustainability concerns while supporting e-commerce deliveries.