ICAO and WCO update guidance to help mitigate air cargo security threats

To further assist air transport regulators and operators in their mitigation of security threats associated with air cargo activities, ICAO and the World Customs Organization (WCO) have released a revised supply chain and secure mail publication. The highly complex nature of the air cargo and mail operating environment, involving a multiplicity of entities, might add […]

Air Cargo Demand Remains Weak in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2023 global air cargo markets showing weak market conditions. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 5.2% compared to May 2022 (-6.0% for international operations). Capacity, as measured by available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), rose 14.5% compared to May 2022, primarily driven by belly capacity […]

Air Cargo Demand Decline Slows in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2023 global air cargo markets, showing a continued, but slower, decline against the previous year’s demand performance. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 6.6% compared to April 2022 (-7.0% for international operations). This decline was an improvement over the previous month’s performance (-7.6%). […]

CNS Partnership Conference to Focus on Maintaining Air Cargo Momentum

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Cargo Network Services Corporation (CNS) announced that the theme of this year’s CNS Partnership Conference will be “Momentum: Maintaining and Gaining.” The CNS Partnership Conference is taking place in Miami, 4-6 June. “Air Cargo proved its worth during the pandemic, delivering critical medical supplies and vaccines, while maintaining […]

Air Cargo Declines Moderate in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for March 2023 global air cargo markets showing a continued decline against previous year’s demand performance. This trend began in March 2022. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 7.7% compared to March 2022 (-8.1% for international operations). This was a slight improvement over the previous […]

World’s Busiest Cargo Airport to Host IATA World Cargo Symposium in 2024

IATA has confirmed that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been confirmed as the host airport for the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in 2024, with Cathay Cargo the host airline. The event, scheduled to take place from 12 to 14 March at AsiaWorld-Expo, is expected to attract over 1,000 attendees from around the world. Fred […]

LATAM Cargo and Swiss Airtainer Win 2023 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that LATAM Cargo and Swiss Airtainer (SAT) are the recipients of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards for 2023. The awards were presented at the 16th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Istanbul, Türkiye. LATAM Cargo received the Corporate Innovation Award for its plastic reduction projects in its cargo […]

Air Cargo Priorities: Sustainability, Digitalization & Safety

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted three priorities to enable the air cargo industry to maintain momentum against the backdrop of a challenging operating environment. The priorities, outlined at the 16th World Cargo Symposium (WCS), which opened in Istanbul today are: Sustainability Digitalization Safety “Air cargo is a different industry than the one that entered […]

Air Cargo Makes a Soft Start to 2023

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 14.9% compared to January 2022 (-16.2% for international operations). Capacity (measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers, ACTK) was up 3.9% compared to January […]