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While air cargo volumes continue to stage a modest uptick, shippers are now waiting to see how the introduction of larger freight aircraft might serve to sustain this growth. At the same time, shippers need to keep an eye on which domestic airports are prepared to handle more capacity and the new demands driven by e-commerce.

Learn about the 35th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Air Carriers and Air Freight Forwarders.

SEKO Logistics is demonstrating its confidence in the continued cross-border growth potential of British brands globally by investing in a new flagship airfreight and omni-parcel services facility close to London Heathrow, the move comes as SEKO’s revenues are set to top £100 million in the UK in 2018 for the first time.

Like all modes of freight transportation, especially these days, change is constant. And that is apparent in the air freight sector. Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Matt Castle, VP of Global Forwarding Products & Services at C.H. Robinson, to get an inside glimpse of the current state of the market.

The air forwarders, third-party logistics (3PL) providers, drayage, warehouse and airport operators are experiencing a revolution well beyond the decade of security-focused investments that had captured so much attention. 3PL technologies for Air Cargo, Air Freight Technology Trends 2018

Chuck Clowdis, managing director of consulting firm Trans-Logistics Group, Inc., was one of the major voices in LM’s 2018 Rate Outlook: Economic Expansion, Pushing Rates Skyward feature earlier this year. Here, he shares more views on the air cargo sector in Part II of our interview.

Chuck Clowdis, managing director of consulting firm Trans-Logistics Group, Inc, shares his views of the state of the industry in the first of a two-part interview.

While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in charge of connecting the growing web of facilities that enable e-commerce, today, all modes, as well as freight intermediaries, must be poised for growth and flexible enough to keep evolving.

SEKO Logistics has launched a new Airfreight+ Final Mile service in North America to give retailers, marketplace merchants and consumer brands a home delivery solution for bigger, bulkier products that delivers air cargo to their door at the speed of ecommerce.

This new flight, which UPS said is operating on a weekly basis, will start flying daily on February 27 and be in service Tuesday through Saturday. And UPS said the flight will be operated with one of the company’s new 747-8F freighters, adding that the flight is a facet of the company’s build out of its smart global logistics network, which moves 3% of global GDP per day and is concurrent with its role as the official logistics provider for Expo 2020 Dubai.

The International Air Transport Association recently released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that global demand grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.

October’s Freight TSI reading of 129.2 marks a new all-time high, topping August 2017’s 129 by 0.2%, as well as the third all-time high set over the last four recorded months and the fourth in the last six recorded months.

While the nation’s air cargo industry remains strong, several indicators suggest that demand may have passed the growth peak.

DHL officials said that this 54,000 square-foot gateway will expand the company’s presence in Chicago, adding that the new state-of-the-art northeast cargo campus at O’Hare International is poised to become the largest cargo development constructed at a U.S. airport in more than a decade upon its completion in the coming years.




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