Thanks for visiting the AirFreight.com blog and today we take our regular look at some of the recent news and articles causing interest within the air freight and air cargo industry recently. It's been about three weeks since we took our last look at the reports, data, and opinions that help to generate a better understanding of the overall state of the air freight industry today. Within each summary piece, you can click on the blue link(s) to read more.
The top breaking news this week is certainly the revelation that FedEx are planning a takeover of European air freight giant TNT. According to sources, FedEx is expected to buy TNT for €4.4 billion, or US$4.8 billion in cash in the near future, full details over at aircargoworld.com.
Residents of Regina, Saskatchewan will apparently be rejoicing over the news that CargoJet plan to replace their air freight Boeing 727 with a newer and far quieter 757 in the coming months. No surprise that the new aircraft will create far fewer noise issues than the older Boeing which is probably close to forty years old.
A unique type of air freight in the shape of bison (yes, the large mammal) made for a great story recently. The combined efforts of Lynden Air Cargo, Alaska West Express and Alaska Marine Lines took part in a major wildlife conservation project which saw 100 wood bison relocated from Girdwood, AK to remote Shageluk, AK in late March. It's a very enjoyable story that you must read at prnewswire.com.
Chicago's O'Hare International is one of the key air cargo hubs in the nation but a recent story shows that many shipping from the city are struggling to find efficiency due to huge road construction projects around the famous airport. The impact of the construction is resulting in delays that are causing mounting frustration, read more at JOC.com.
A new study by the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the Wayne County Airport Authority revealed that the often unheralded Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan is booming as a result of increased air freight tonnage. The study showed that in addition to providing over 900 jobs the airport contributes some $123 million annually for the state’s economy. Full information via an interesting piece in the Detroit News.
That brings us current for now but if you have stories you’d like to share or comments about any of these please get in touch via the comments section below, our Twitter account or Facebook page. You can also read volumes one, two, three, four, five, and six of Air Freight News updates to stay current.