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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 of around 4.7%. The pace of demand growth did slow slightly compared to July, which saw demand increase 8.8% (against pre-COVID-19 ... [+]

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. [+]

IATA platform to match shippers and suppliers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA ONE Source online platform to help the air cargo industry match shipping needs with available infrastructure and certifications of service providers. It lists the latest operational information on airlines, airports, cargo handling facilities, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers, and trucking companies, ... [+]

Vaccine airlift will be huge challenge, IATA warns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to begin careful planning to ensure full preparedness to move Covid vaccines, and warned of potentially severe capacity constraints. Director general and chief executive, Alexandre de Juniac said that while there are still many unknowns, including the number of doses, temperature sensitivities ... [+]

Air freight demand remains subdued

Air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its July data. Global demand, in cargo tonne-kilometers, fell by 13.5% in July (-15.5% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is a modest improvement from the 16.6% year-on-year ... [+]

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