Courier & Mail


  • Cargo exec says industry kidding itself

    Air cargo management must “strip the veils of illusion from their eyes” in combating the worst recession since the industry began 60 years ago, according to industry stalwart Julian Keeling. Keeling said these illusions included the near obsession with...... Read More
  • China air cargo down 28% in February

    China’s air cargo volume fell 28 per cent in February from a year earlier because of the global financial crisis, according to the head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Li Jiaxiang. However, domestic passenger traffic in February...... Read More
  • TNT reports 60% fall in 4Q profits

    Dutch mail and express company TNT reported a 60 per cent fall in profit for the fourth quarter this week citing restructuring charges and worsening business conditions, especially in its express delivery arm. Net profit at Amsterdam-based TNT was...... Read More
  • Thai aircargo plummets 50% in Jan

    Air cargo volumes in Thailand slumped by almost 50 per cent in January as the global financial crisis continued to hurt exports. Total outbound cargo in the final three months of 2008 fell to 107,249 tonnes, compared with 140,074...... Read More
  • Cathay and Dragonair continue to suffer

    January continued the downward plunge for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair whose combined traffic figures for the month indicated another hefty fall in cargo and mail tonnage. The two airlines carried a total of 101,154 tonnes of cargo and...... Read More
  • Thai aircargo plummets 50% in Jan

    Air cargo volumes in Thailand slumped by almost 50 per cent in January as the global financial crisis continued to hurt exports. Total outbound cargo in the final three months of 2008 fell to 107,249 tonnes, compared with 140,074...... Read More
  • FedEx opens Guangzhou hub, closes Subic

    FedEx Express began operating out of its new Asia Pacific hub at the Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China on 6 February signalling the end of its Subic Bay hub in the Philippines which the express giant has called...... Read More
  • DHL forecasts 20% cargo drop, 1st improvement 2010

    The head of DHL Global Forwarding (DHL GF), the world’s largest forwarder, said the company expects shipping volume – both air and ocean shipments – around the world to decline 20 per cent in the first half of 2009...... Read More
  • China air traffic growth slows to single digits

    China’s air travel growth fell into single digits, the first time in five years, as a slowing economy hit air travel demand, according to official data. Chinese carriers handled 4.03 million tonnes of cargo last year, up 0.3 per...... Read More
  • UPS reports full-year ’08 profit

    UPS reported full-year 2008 net income of US$3 billion, widened significantly from a US$447 million profit in 2007 when its results were skewed by a one-time US$6.1 billion pension payment. But it said it must make “tough decisions” to...... Read More