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 to the same period in 2018, the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes. Global trade volumes are 1.4% ... [+]

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 ... [+]

IATA automates dangerous goods checks

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a Dangerous Goods AutoCheck solution. It checks that the shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods (DGD) complies with the IATA Dangerous Goods regulations and enables electronic consignment data to be received directly. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology also transforms paper DGDs into electronic ... [+]

Airfreight demand is surging, says IATA and WorldACD

Airfreight demand, in freight tonne kilometres, grew by 9.0% in 2017, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA) data released on 31 January. This was more than double the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 3.0% in 2017, the ... [+]

Tiaca honours airfreight veteran

The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca) has inducted Des Vertannes into its Hall of Fame. He started the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group and pushed to modernise the relationship between airlines and forwarders over a career spanning close to five decades. During his tenure as head of cargo for the ... [+]

IATA and WCO open the lines of communication

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has fully integrated its Cargo-XML messaging standard into the World Customs Organisation’s risk assessment tool (WCO) Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS). It will allow electronic communication between airlines and customs authorities using the IATA Cargo-XML standards format and make communication simpler and more effective, as ... [+]

iQ offers on-demand info

IATA’s Cargo iQ airfreight quality programme is offering online self-service access to its data, giving members real-time information on performance. Members can access their data on any given route and produce customised reports, allowing them to compare their own performance against Cargo iQ standards, and that of the Cargo iQ ... [+]

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