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Rising Stars of Air Cargo: Three Executives to Watch in 2017

Rising Stars of Air Cargo: Three Executives to Watch in 2017

December 6, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Looking back on what we’ve seen in the air cargo industry this year, 2016 will likely be remembered as the year of cross-border e-commerce – when the well-established idea of purchasing goods online went truly global and expedited customs clearance became a near-universal forwarding concern. Then, in the second halfRead More

A helicopter carrying NGO representatives prepares to lift off to visit hurricane-stricken areas in southwestern Haiti.

Land of Confusion: Dynamic air cargo NGOs bring relief to Haiti

December 5, 2016 at 10:31 am 0 comments

SOUTHWESTERN HAITI — When Hurricane Matthew came ashore on this island nation in early October, Dr. Anke Brugmann was running an orphanage in the village of Beaumont, in Grand’Anse, a municipality the Haitians call a “department.” In the chaos that followed, the only practicing doctor in the area packed hisRead More

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

Strong demand growth in October, and an even stronger peak

December 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts, reports on the latest good news from Netherlands-based WorldACD, which reported a 6.2 percent rise, year-over-year, in air cargo demand for the month of October, plus other indicators that the peak season for 2016 will be a robust one for airfreight logistics companies.

Executives to Watch: Ogiermann strives for Qatar’s transparency

Executives to Watch: Ogiermann strives for Qatar’s transparency

December 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Ulrich Ogiermann As head of cargo for Qatar Airways, Uli Ogiermann is quite familiar with rapid growth. The ascent of Qatar’s cargo arm under his leadership has been nothing short of meteoric, with the combination carrier rising from thirteenth place two years ago, to third place in 2016, in termsRead More

Executives to Watch: ATSG’s Hete ushers in the ‘Prime Air’ era

Executives to Watch: ATSG’s Hete ushers in the ‘Prime Air’ era

December 1, 2016 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Joseph C. Hete When Amazon announced that it was getting into the airfreight business, the usually tight-lipped e-commerce giant made an uncharacteristically bold statement with a low fly-by of the first 767 freighter in its new “Prime Air” livery over the crowds at Seattle’s annual summertime Seafair festival. By theRead More

Cathay Pacific leads Asian carriers in strong October for cargo

Cathay Pacific leads Asian carriers in strong October for cargo

November 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Cathay Pacific and subsidiary carrier Dragonair carried a total of 172,385 tonnes of cargo and mail in October, an increase of 5.3 percent over October 2015. The carrier’s load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points to 68.1 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, increased by 0.6 percent, whileRead More

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

November 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Nullifying the Trans Pacific Partnership would be an “inauguration gift to China at the expense of rapidly developing countries like Vietnam,” said Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber. He joins a growing list of industry leaders voicing concern that scuttling the deal would put the U.S. at a disadvantage, while empowering China,Read More

Give thanks, and shop

Give thanks, and shop

November 24, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous efforts toRead More