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Air cargo volumes soar by 34.6% for African carriers against 9.1% rise globally
Air cargo volumes soar by 34.6% for African carriers against 9.1% rise globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its September 2021 data for global air cargo markets. The data shows that demand continues to be well above pre-crisis levels and that capacity constraints persist.

4 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

The supply chain crisis has a silver lining - container ships should be decarbonised faster
The supply chain crisis has a silver lining - container ships should be decarbonised faster

All the extra profits that shipping companies have made from high freight rates should be put to good use...

By Stavros Karamperidis 25 Oct 2021

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Air cargo up 7.7% in August from 2019, but capacity lags demand

The International Air Transport Association has released its August 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend but pressure on capacity is rising...

30 Sep 2021

GLOBAL

Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA
Blocked airline funds could slow down recovery - IATA

The International Air Transport Association has urged governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate close to nearly $1bn in blocked funds from the sale of tickets, cargo space, and other...

19 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Combined market cap of global airlines plunge by $12bn as Covid cases rise
Combined market cap of global airlines plunge by $12bn as Covid cases rise

Airline companies are still far from pre-pandemic profit and sales as some of their businesses, like business travel, are not even comparable to normal levels...

13 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017
Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017

The International Air Transport Association latest data for global air cargo markets for June shows a 9.9% improvement on pre-Covid-19 performance, pushing first half-year air cargo growth to 8%...

29 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand up 12% in April
Global air cargo demand up 12% in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-Covid levels by 12%...

8 Jun 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels
Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels

African airlines' cargo demand in March increased by 24.6% compared to the same month in 2019...

5 May 2021

GLOBAL

Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020
Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020

Twenty-twenty was one of the worst years for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990...

4 Feb 2021

GLOBAL

Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback
Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

7 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand
African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand

The data shows an improvement in global and regional air cargo demand, however, at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest...

28 Jul 2020

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Global air cargo demand plummets

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for global air freight markets in April showed that demand dropped by 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 - the sharpest fall ever recorded...

9 Jun 2020

ETHIOPIA

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Ethiopian Airlines launches new app elevating cargo customers' experience

The mobile app will provide customers with a range of self-service features including checking flight schedules, cargo tracking and charter requests...

5 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

DHL launches air freight service from China to Africa, Middle East
DHL launches air freight service from China to Africa, Middle East

Leveraging DHL's global network and Dubai's status as a transit hub, the solutions will bridge the current gap in uplift from China...

22 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Mitigating Covid-19 risks on the transport, logistics industry
Mitigating Covid-19 risks on the transport, logistics industry

In the face of decline in international commerce across industries and a stunted global supply chain, what measures should transport and logistics companies put in place to mitigate the complex and ever-changing obstacles this national disaster...

16 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Africa posts fastest air cargo growth against 3.3% global slump

The air cargo industry started the year on a weak footing...

5 Mar 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Global air freight demand drops by 3.3% in 2019

The International Air Transport Association has released its 2019 data for global air freight markets...

6 Feb 2020

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Global air freight markets down 1.1% in November 2019

African carriers posted the fastest growth of any region in November 2019, with an increase in demand of 19.8% compared to the same period a year earlier...

9 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

Waymo's self-driving trucks are ready to haul cargo to Google's data centers in Atlanta, Georgia (Credit: Waymo)
Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

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Tesla to reveal all-electric truck next month

Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would reveal its Tesla Semi truck this month. Musk has since announced that the reveal date has tentatively moved to 26 October 2017...

27 Sep 2017



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