Blowout cargo revenue helps United Airlines beat Q2 expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

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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Delta Air Lines posts 35% gain in cargo revenue

The Supply Chain Journal

A big jump in cargo revenue helped Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL ) significantly narrow pretax losses in the second quarter, with officials telegraphing the company will be profitable on an operating basis in the second half of 2022 because passenger demand is returning faster than expected.

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DHL to swarm Europe with 4,000 cargo drones

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DHL said Monday it will use more than 4,000 heavy-cargo drones provided by Dronamics for its logistics and parcel network in Europe. Air Cargo American Shipper Drones Modern Shipper News Top Stories cargo drones DHL Dronamics drone delivery

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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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FAA shuts down Hawaii cargo operator Transair

The Supply Chain Journal

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended the operating authority of Honolulu-based Rhoades Aviation after one of its Transair cargo jets crash-landed in the ocean early this month. RELATED NEWS: Transair cargo jet crash lands off coast of Hawaii.

Air Canada sets record for cargo revenue in second quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

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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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. Air mail (consisting of mail and small packages) was the primary cargo carried during the earliest years of aviation.

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United Airlines ditches cargo-only flights as passengers return

The Supply Chain Journal

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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Azerbaijan cargo airline debuts at Rickenbacker airport

The Supply Chain Journal

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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AirBaltic to build cargo hangar in Latvia

The Supply Chain Journal

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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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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Lufthansa Cargo begins modernizing Frankfurt warehouse

The Supply Chain Journal

Lufthansa Cargo (DXE: LHA ) is moving forward with the modernization and expansion of its logistics center at its Frankfurt Airport hub in Germany. Lufthansa Cargo said the new building will help improve handling speed for shipments and service levels for customers.

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Shipping OOG cargo? Don’t make these mistakes

I.C.E. Transport

Transporting oversize cargo (also called out of gauge – or OOG – cargo) is a highly-specialized discipline. Here are six big mistakes to avoid when you’re shipping OOG cargo. heavyweight freight out of gauge project cargo

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CMA CGM Air Cargo adds first Middle East destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

Ocean shipping line CMA CGM’s new air cargo division said Wednesday it is extending its fledgling network beyond the U.S. Airfreight capacity is extremely tight so any extra capacity, no matter how small, is helpful to cargo owners.

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Hong Kong relaxes COVID rules for cargo pilots

The Supply Chain Journal

The government of Hong Kong announced Friday it has loosened requirements for Hong Kong-based aircrews to quarantine after returning home from duty, removing a major operational burden for all-cargo airlines such as Cathay Pacific and FedEx Express (NYSE: FDX ). drop in cargo capacity.

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AirBaltic to build cargo hangar in Latvia

The Supply Chain Journal

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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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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Port of New Orleans sees 22% bump in breakbulk cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of New Orleans reported 140,391 total tons of breakbulk cargo during June, a 22% year-over-year increase from June 2020. Breakbulk shipments to the port included steel coils and heavy-lift/project cargo.

Airlines to lose $48B despite banner year for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Airlines will rake in record-high cargo revenues in 2021 on double-digit growth in shipping demand, but lose $47.7 The financial situation would be worse without the cargo side of the business, which normally provides limited ancillary revenue, exceeding its regular performance.

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Latvian airline leases A330 jets, removes seats for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Latvia’s SmartLynx Airlines, responding to strong market incentives, is diving deeper into the cargo business with the lease of five Airbus A330 widebody aircraft that have had their seats temporarily removed to increase cargo capacity.

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Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. The extra volume they generate will lead to a further tightening of capacity and push up cargo yields for carriers, logistics managers say.

Long-haul narrowbody, supersonic jets could threaten air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

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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Lufthansa replicates sharkskin to boost fuel efficiency of cargo jets

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Lufthansa Cargo next year will cover its fleet of Boeing 777 freighters with a high-tech coating that mimics the structure of a shark’s skin to reduce aerodynamic drag and fuel consumption, the company said Monday. RECOMMENDED READING: Lufthansa Cargo’s carbon-neutral flights take off.

TSA to exempt ‘secure’ exporters from new air cargo screening

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Three weeks before new security rules go into effect for all export cargo moving by air, the Transportation Security Administration has finalized plans giving businesses the ability to opt out of screening every shipment prior to loading if their facilities have approved security controls.

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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FreightWaves LIVE Recap: Cargo Transporters upshifts telematics

The Supply Chain Journal

For Claremont, North Carolina-based Cargo Transporters, a truckload carrier operating approximately 500 power units and 1,800 trailers, SkyBitz was up to the task. “We

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

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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Airfreight Logistics

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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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Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility. A driving factor is the lack of air cargo visibility. Supply Chain Visibility air cargo visibility

New air cargo service connects China to Mexico City

The Supply Chain Journal

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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Report: Cargo part of solution mix for airline deleveraging

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The global consulting firm and turnaround specialist recommended a series of steps airlines should take to create a sustainable business post-recovery, including greater focus on generating revenue from carrying cargo. Many cargo divisions, buoyed by high rates, generated record revenues.

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FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Yesterday’s FreightWaves article was FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1). T his is a DC-2 flown by KLM, a major European passenger/cargo airline. The Berlin Airlift also fueled public interest in air cargo in a way nothing else had done.

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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.

State of Logistics 2021: Air Cargo

Logistics Management

Air cargo continues steady climb in volumes, rates

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