Articles by: Randy Woods

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

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Electronic AWBs top 50 percent, but can goal be reached?

June 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Fifty is a great round number to celebrate, but it also tends to be a milestone that leads to some soul-searching and sometimes a mid-life crisis. After years of encouragement and industry incentives by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the penetration rate for IATA members adopting electronic air waybillsRead More

U.K. aviation, freight groups clash over possible Brexit negotiation delays

U.K. aviation, freight groups clash over possible Brexit negotiation delays

June 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

A full week after the surprise results of the U.K. general election that denied the Conservative Party a majority in Parliament, more aviation and freight groups are weighing in about possible delays in the negotiations over Great Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, or the “Brexit.” The traditional “Queen’sRead More

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

June 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to changeRead More

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

June 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Hamburgers are great, either cooked on the home grill or savored in the finest of gourmet restaurants. Every so often, if in a rush, nothing is more pleasing than a straightforward and cheap one from a fast-food chain. The quality, so to speak, is always intact as these burger chainsRead More

The Power 25: How the world’s top forwarders are facing the future

The Power 25: How the world’s top forwarders are facing the future

June 1, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

(Charles Kauffman and Lewis King also contributed to this article.) If 2015 was called the “year of the merger,” with the wave of consolidations across the airfreight industry, 2016 could be the year of deja vu. We have seen these companies before – well, almost all. While there has beenRead More

Registration begins for Air Cargo World’s second annual ELEVATE Conference

Registration begins for Air Cargo World’s second annual ELEVATE Conference

June 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With the revolution of e-commerce spreading across the industry, innovation has become more important than ever for businesses involved in air logistics. To provide you with the tools needed to survive these coming changes, Air Cargo World is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the second annualRead More

10 fresh faces in air cargo in 2017

10 fresh faces in air cargo in 2017

May 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

Along with a resurgence in confidence in airfreight, the first half of 2017 has seen an unusually high number of personnel changes and promotions among the executive ranks of air carriers and other logistics firms, while some of the industry’s legends have decided to step down. While this is hardlyRead More