air cargo

Government, Business

Global, North American Demand for Air Cargo Drops

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Battered by trade wars, global demand for air cargo decreased by 3.5% in October compared with the same month in 2018, according to a Dec. 4 report by the International Air Transport Association of Geneva.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Small Texas Airport Continues to Rise Among US Cargo Airports

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Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, is continuing its march up the charts when it comes to shipping cargo, airport officials say.

Rick Kelley | Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas)
August 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Houston Airport Continues Cargo Growth With Service From CAL Cargo Airlines

George Bush Intercontinental Airport George Bush Intercontinental Airport by David J. Phillip/AP

Bush Intercontinental Airport, moving a record 500,000 tons of cargo last year, is continuing its growth with new service from CAL Cargo Airlines.

Andrea Leinfelder | Houston Chronicle
July 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

An Asian Airline Will Start Testing Drones Capable of Hauling Tons of Cargo

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Delivering cargo to the furthest reaches of the world’s biggest archipelago has forever been a challenge. Indonesia’s biggest airline sees a solution in drones.

Harry Suhartono | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Air Cargo Carriers Caught in Crossfire of US-China Trade War

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President Donald Trump’s intensifying trade war with China dented air cargo traffic even before FedEx Corp. got dragged into the brawl, as companies worldwide reconfigure their supply chains in the face of increasing tariffs.

June 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Arrival Helps Chicago Rockford International Airport Break Cargo Record

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — More than 2.1 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2018 — shattering the previous record, set in 2017, by 55%.

January 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Business Booms at Rockford Airport

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Nearly 1.4 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2017 — a record that the airport has beaten by nearly 22% through the first 10 months of this year.

November 19, 2018
Logistics, TCA

FedEx Reaches Airfreight Deal With San Bernardino Airport

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FedEx Express will begin operating daily cargo flights out of San Bernardino International Airport in October, under terms of a new 10-year agreement.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
July 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing’s Faith in Airfreight Pays Off With $18 Billion in Sales

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER is welcomed by a Maori "Kapa Haka" group upon landing at Auckland Airport October 29, 2005 for the first time. (Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. stood by the air-cargo market during a withering downturn a decade ago, and that decision is paying off handsomely now.

July 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Imposes New Security Measures on Incoming Air Cargo Shipments


U.S. authorities are requiring airlines to give them more notice about certain types of cargo that officials believe may pose a security risk.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 12, 2018