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Silk Way Airlines successfully completes mission to relocate beluga whales to their new home

Silk Way Airlines has announced the successful transportation of two beluga whales from an aquarium in Ukraine

Boeing next-generation 737-800 aircraft makes inaugural freight delivery to Nunavik

Air Inuit today announced the first of three Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s acquired in 2023 entered into service, arriving at Kuujjuaq Airport

MIA receives approval of $400+ million cargo facility

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has approved to invest in constructing a four-story cargo facility at MIA

Swiss WorldCargo obtains IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

Swiss WorldCargo has recently received IATA’s CEIV Pharma re-certification, which applies again to the entire airline and organization

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Summer 2024

It’s been another extraordinary few months for the air freight sector and logistics more broadly, with the attacks on container shipping in the Red Sea continuing to disrupt supply chains, causing conversion of some sea freight to air cargo and sea-air traffic, and putting significant pressure on air cargo capacity, infrastructure and pricing in some markets. Alongside this, we’ve seen demand for air freight capacity from the e-commerce sector continue to build, especially from parts of southern China. As highlighted in the article on page 56, McKinsey estimates that as much as 70% of air cargo from southern China’s Greater Bay Area is e-commerce traffic. McKinsey’s Ludwig Hausmann pointed out that one single new e-commerce shipper – Temu – now accounts for 7% of global cross-border e-commerce orders, most of which are shipped by air, compared with 0% in 2022. He highlights that there is no single cargo airline that has 7% market share on a global scale.
In the interview article on page 4, Cathay Cargo’s Tom Owen estimates that around 50-60% of the GBA-origin cargo Cathay currently flies is e-commerce generated, with Cathay particularly well positioned to capitalise on the extraordinary growth in cross-border e-commerce thanks to its location in Hong Kong.

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Workers tell DHL to rescind elimination of full-time positions, improve working conditions

Sort workers at DHL’s global hub at CVG are calling for the company to recognize their right to collectively bargain a union contract
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Oman Air appoints Mike Duggan as new head of cargo

Oman Air has appointed Mike Duggan as its new head of cargo, marking a significant step in the airline’s efforts to restructure its fleet
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Dr Jan-Wilhelm Breithaupt succeeds Thomas Sonntag at Jettainer

Dr Jan-Wilhelm Breithaupt has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Jettainer

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Etihad Cargo expands partnership with Sf Airlines to boost connectivity and capacity with new Shenzhen route and increased frequencies

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Stefan Krikken has been appointed head of airfreight at DSV

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