Air Cargo News’ most read in 2018

With 2019 already underway, the Air Cargo News editorial team decided that now would be an opportune moment to review which stories had proved to be most popular with our readers over the last 12 months.

It has been a record year for the Air Cargo News website, with page views exceeding the 1.7m mark for the first time.
So, which stories caught our readers’ attention in 2018?
NUMBER 10: Volga-Dnepr and CargoLogic sign huge commitment for 29 B777Fs and five B747Fs
Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding signed letters of intent to acquire 29 Boeing 777 freighters, and at the same time ordered five B747-8Fs…
NUMBER NINE: DHL orders Boeing converted freighter at the Singapore airshow
Express firm DHL ordered a converted freighter from Boeing as the aircraft manufacturer secured service deals valued at more than $900m during the Singapore airshow…
NUMBER EIGHT: Customs changes to China’s advanced cargo information from June 1
China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) amended its advance cargo information requirements for imports and exports from June 1…
NUMBER SEVEN: DSV confirms it made a rejected bid approach to CEVA Logistics
Denmark-headquartered logistics operator DSV made a takeover bid approach to CEVA Logistics, an offer that was rejected by the CEVA board…
NUMBER SIX: DHL orders 14 B777Fs to kick off Farnborough Airshow
DHL placed an order for 14 Boeing 777 Freighters with purchase rights for seven additional freighters valued at $4.7bn based on list prices…
NUMBER FIVE: US Pilots hit out at FAA study into single-pilot cargo aircraft
US pilot unions hit out at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to conduct a study into the use of single pilot cargo aircraft…
NUMBER FOUR: Largest US horse airlift ahead of World Equestrian Games
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), a relatively small air hub in the northwest corner of South Carolina, became the focal point of what was believed to be the largest-ever airlift of horses into the US…
NUMBER THREE: Centurion Air Cargo closes its doors
Centurion Air Cargo has gave up its air carrier operating certificate (AOC) in the summer and decided against continuing to pursue the resumption of operations…
NUMBER TWO: Top 25 Cargo Airlines: FedEx leads the pack while Qatar edges higher
FedEx extended its position as the world’s busiest freight-parcel carrier in 2017 while Emirates maintained its lead in terms of pure cargo, despite Qatar Airways rapidly closing the gap on its Middle East rival…
NUMBER ONE: Top 25 airfreight forwarders: DHL still at the top but Kuhne+Nagel closes the gap
In June, we revealed that DHL GLobal Forwarding remained the world’s largest airfreight forwarder in 2017, but second placed Kuehne+Nagel continued to close the gap and the rest of the major players enjoyed a bumper year…