IATA sees shortage of airfreight space

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that March cargo data demonstrated “a severe capacity shortfall”. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers, fell by 15.2% in March compared to the previous year or by 15.8% in international markets). Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne kilometers (ACTKs), shrank by 22.7% in March compared to the previous year (-24.6% for international markets). Belly capacity for international air cargo shrank by 43.7% ... [+]

Airline red tape thwarts relief efforts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warns that cargo flights filled with life-saving medical supplies and equipment have been grounded due to cumbersome and bureaucratic processes to secure slots and operating permits. It has renewed its call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines ... [+]

Air freight is vital lifeline, says IATA chief

Keeping air cargo flowing will save lives during the corona crisis, said IATA director general and chief executive. Alexandre de Juniac. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment, and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials through ... [+]

Weak start to the year for airfreight

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that global air freight demand decreased by 3.3% in January 2020 compared with January 2019 but that it is unlikely that the corona virus outbreak had very much to do with the weak performance. Lunar New Year in 2020 was earlier than in ... [+]

Airfreight takes a dive in 2019 – update

Airfreight demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% compared to 2018 while capacity (AFTK) rose by 2.1%, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets showed the first year of declining freight volumes since ... [+]

Trump trade war weighs on airfreight

Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on releasing data for global air freight markets in July. Demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared ... [+]

E-AWB to become the norm from January

The electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes from 1 January 20189, says IATA. It is encouraging all air cargo industry stakeholders to switch to e-AWB at the earliest opportunity unless a paper air waybill is required ... [+]

Airfreight growth grinds to a halt

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that global air freight demand, rose 1.7% by only in March 2018, five percentage points lower than in February result and the slowest growth in 22 months. It said the slowdown was due to the end of the restocking cycle, during which businesses ... [+]

IATA launches live animals programme

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) gives assurance that certified companies are operating to the highest standards and ... [+]

Transport Committee comes out in favour of Heathrow Runway Three

The Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement published on 23 March, which endorsed building a third runway at Heathrow Airport, met with general approval from business and the airfreight industry. Chris Richards, Head of Business Environment at manufacturers’ organisation EEF, said the report was “a good sign ... [+]

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