Airfreight faces a new normal
The industry’s needs are many, he says, including improved infrastructure. This includes air traffic control systems, which he says have changed little since the mid-1950s. Airports will become overly congested in the coming years, and major runways improvements are needed. The industry, along with government, must also push for alternative energy developments such as biofuels.
Ducker also believes needless regulations should be eliminated and Congress should act faster on free trade agreements. He says while it’s been a rough ride for the past few years, he remains optimistic about the future of the air cargo industry.
“If we can get all of these things right, maybe we can drive trade growth,” Ducker says. “We have to make improvements in these areas if we hope to see long-term success.”