Severe weather hits air cargo operations

Severe weather over the last few days has caused disruption to cargo and express operations in the US and Europe.
Yesterday (January 18) Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was forced to close when a powerful storm hit the Netherlands, while airports in the southeast of the US also continue to be affected.
Schiphol Airport re-opened today but the airport was expecting a busier day than normal as airlines played catch-up following yesterday’s cancellations.
Meanwhile, in the US, airlines and express operators continued to face disruption. Overnight, FedEx said that it experienced flight and sort disruptions at its Memphis and Indianapolis hubs due to the continuing effects of winter storms, including extremely low temperatures.
“Potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the US. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, as well as providing the highest level of service to our customers. Please continue to check fedex.com for updates,” it said.
UPS said that it would continue to monitor the impact of the severe winter weather that moved through Texas, the mid-Atlantic and southern US.
Also, Delta Cargo yesterday placed an embargo on certain types of shipment at Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, although the restrictions at Atlanta were lifted by the end of the day.
The airline also warned that trucking operations were being affected by the weather and this could result in shipments being delayed.
Read more cargo airport news

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

Korean Air and Vienna Airport partner on cargo

Korean Air has signed an agreement to strengthen its air cargo partnership with Vienna International Airport. The partnership aims to…

Read More

Share this story

Perishables lift Cathay Pacific cargo volumes in January

Perishables shipments helped to raise air cargo volumes at Cathay Pacific in January year on year. The airline carried 114,790…

Read More

Share this story

Etihad appoints Brun as vice president cargo

Etihad Airways has appointed senior Geodis airfreight specialist Stanislas Brun to the role of vice president cargo. Brun will be…

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.