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United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture agreement for extensive cargo cooperation on routes between the U.S. and Europe.

Our panel of air cargo experts convenes to examine the issues air shippers face today regarding a surge in global demand, new regulatory measures and the ongoing refinement of service-oriented technologies.

Effective early next month, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx will roll out a new flight that connects the Liège, Belgium-based TNT European air hub to the Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx World Hub, the company said this week.

The International Air Transport Association called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

In a move that underscores its growing ambitions in the logistics industry, Amazon.com, Inc. will soon start offering air cargo services to Chinese retail vendors on its e-commerce site.

Dr. Michael Hanke, founder and managing director of SkaiBlu, an e-commerce consultancy assisting clients in the aviation industry, tells Logistics Management that ecommerce has transformed the air cargo business from being supply chain focused to be much more “customer centric.”

A new centralized air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron will help the company meet demand from Amazon Prime members for fast, reliable delivery.

When evaluating how air cargo can help optimize supply chains, it is important to recognize the different variations within this transportation service.

The findings in this report can serve as evidence in support of policy deliberations on improving the trade facilitation environment and helping countries integrate into Global Value Chains, it highlights that countries with well-developed air cargo connections combined with good quality customs services and smart borders, are better at integrating into Global Value Chains.

The International Air Transport Association announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion, on forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin.

About 250 pilots are on strike today against ABX Air, grounding flights for Amazon and DHL Worldwide Express, approximately 75 flights have been canceled at start of peak holiday shipping season.

Following the announcement to authorize a strike vote last month, union-represented aircraft mechanics and other workers for UPS made that initiative official today.

Especially with Black Friday around the corner, it’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Friday, November 25, 2016, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service.

While air cargo load factors for most of 2016 remained historically low thereby keeping yields under pressure, industry analysts forecast a “soft turnaround” in the final quarter. However, regulatory obstacles and trade barriers must be addressed before logistics managers see any significant long-term rate improvement. 2016 Quarterly Cargo Demand Cycle Report, Cargo freight update 2016

Following the announcement of reaching a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal at the end of June, UPS Airlines and the Independent Pilots Association said today that the new deal is now official.




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