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Cargo feed

Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
Demand drivers
Strong overall demand, a flexible freighter fleet and a new partnership with Emirates SkyCargo add up to a positive outlook for Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, as Helen Massy-Beresford discovers
Container choices
As lower fuel prices have eased some of the cost pressures on cargo operators, ULD management specialists are highlighting some of the other advantages of outsourcing this part of the business. Helen Massy-Beresford finds out more
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Oil change
Oil prices look to be heading back from record lows – but what does this mean for air cargo operators? Helen Massy-Beresford finds out
E-commerce boom
E-commerce is driving growth and investment in the express segment, as Ian Putzger finds out
E-commerce shake-up
A rise in e-commerce is changing the landscape for airlines, forwarders, postal operators. Ian Putzger finds out more
Dachser and the dash for air
It’s not all about the trucks. Martin Roebuck profiles a forwarder with an increasingly global presence and big ambitions in air freight
Mexico fires on
Carriers are finding good volumes in Mexico, especially from the automotive industry, while perishables are also picking up. But poor infrastructure and airport congestion means that road feeder services are also in demand, as Ian Putzger discovers
Exploring new roads
Whether it’s due to stronger yields at a given airport, forwarder-driven demand or carrier network expansion, trucking services are seeing significant developments all over the world. However, despite ongoing innovation, hauliers are still facing low margins, reports Ian Putzger
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