New CASSLink goes live in US

The International Air Transport Association (IATA and its Cargo Network Services (CNS) subsidiary have deployed their modernized CASSLink invoicing system in the US. It will be rolled out to all other CASS markets later in 2022 and in 2023. The new CASSLink offers an improved user interface, self-service functions for data processing, reports and user management, real-time reporting and on-line dispute resolution, accommodation of bilateral commercial arrangements as well as IATA ... [+]

IATA calls for reinforcements in the battle with rogue battery shippers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments help support the safe transport of lithium batteries. It is calling on them to develop and implement global standards for screening, fire-testing, and information sharing to meet the challenge of the rapidly growing market which is  bringing many new shippers into ... [+]

IAG automates dangerous goods acceptance

IAG Cargo, which includes the British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling cargo brands, has adopted IATA’s new Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system to automate acceptance of shipments at its London-Heathrow hub. DG AutoCheck checks all regulations, rules and guidance in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and converts them into ... [+]

Airfreight recovery continues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said its August 2021 data for global air cargo showed that demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was up 7.7% compared to the pre-Covid month of August 2019, or 8.6% for international operations. Overall growth remains strong compared to the long-term average growth trend ... [+]

Brendan Sullivan to lead IATA cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Brendan Sullivan as global head of cargo with immediate effect. A Canadian national, he has worked in air cargo for 20 years including 14 years at IATA and has since January been acting global head of cargo in addition to his role as ... [+]

Air cargo up 12% in April, says IATA

Air cargo demand continues to outperform pre-Covid levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%, said International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest statistics. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 12% compared to April 2019 and 7.8% compared to March 2021. Seasonally adjusted demand is now 5% higher ... [+]

Air cargo hits all-time high

Air cargo demand reached an all-time high in March, up 4.4% compared to pre-Covid levels, says IATA. Moreover, it added, underlying economic conditions remain supportive for air cargo, with strong figures for new export orders. Delivery times for manufactured goods are increasing which normally indicates increased demand for air cargo ... [+]

Air cargo demand recovers but space shrinks

Air cargo demand returned to pre-Covid levels in January 2019 for the first time since the onset of the crisis, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest figures. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels, it added. Global demand was up 1.1.% compared ... [+]

Airfreight growth stays sluggish, says IATA

Improvement in the global freight market remains slow amid insufficient capacity, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its report for August. While demand moved slightly in a positive direction month-on-month; business remain depressed compared to 2019 due to the capacity constraint from the loss of belly cargo space ... [+]

IATA cargo chief to quit

International Air Transport Association (IATA) head of cargo Glyn Hughes is to leave his job in January next year as part of a restructuring programme, after 30 years at the Geneva-based organisation. No announcement has yet been made about any successor. [+]

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