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Category: Air

Cargo airlines cancel hundreds of China flights amid COVID outbreak - 9/09/2021
New restrictions in response to a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in China have forced airlines to cancel cargo flights, leading to higher air freight...

Capacity issues keep e-commerce shippers on their toes - 8/11/2021
Capacity constraints are affecting last mile carriers, in addition to container and truckload capacities, which has increased e-commerce shipping rates; on average, shipping costs are...

GXO's CIO on the Past, Present, and Future of Warehouses (Podcast) - 8/11/2021
This podcast discusses the history and future of warehousing, including the effects of e-commerce, returns, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Q2 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index highlights strong freight shipment and spend levels - 8/11/2021
The US Bank Freight Payment Index reflected rising shipment and spending in the 2021 second quarter; the shipment index value was 6.8 percent higher than...

Report: Cargo part of solution mix for airline deleveraging - 7/01/2021
Increased air cargo business may help passenger airlines recover from the financial crisis caused by the pandemic, helping to offset the slow return of business...

Strengthening Post-Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience - 5/24/2021
This article describes how federal, state, and local government agencies, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and individual households should cooperate to ensure resilience in supply...

Sealed Air, packaging suppliers shift to serve e-commerce 'mega trend' - 11/12/2020
Packaging suppliers are creating customized sizes tailored for products sold via e-commerce, which may increase freight capacity, and decrease emissions.

Estimating the Economic Impact of Air Cargo Operations at Airports - 12/31/2014
The Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program has completed a web-only document investigating the economic impact of air cargo operations at airports. This two-part...

Northern Virginia Road Expansion: Betting on Dulles Airport as Freight Hub - 1/09/2013
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority intends to develop over 400 acres of land surrounding the Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia to enhance the airport's...

With Support from the Department of Transportation, Air Cargo Industry Delivers the Goods - 10/10/2012
For many U.S. businesses, air cargo is the mechanism that allows them to keep up with the speed of global commerce. The U.S. Transportation Secretary...

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