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Swan song for the first jumbo jet?

Swan song for the first jumbo jet?

September 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association. In remembrance of the late Boeing engineer Joe Sutter, the “Father of the 747,” who passed away last week, columnist Brandon Fried shares his memories of the first time he spotted the world’s first jumbo jet, as a child,Read More

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

RIP Joe Sutter — Father of the 747

September 1, 2016 at 10:14 pm 0 comments

Joe Sutter, “the father of the 747” died on August 30, 2016. He was the lead engineer and project manager for the development of the original 747 in the late 1960s. David Harris of our sister publication Cargo Facts covers the remarks by Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes thoughtsRead More

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

Signs of post-Brexit turbulence ahead for U.K. airfreight

June 27, 2016 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Shortly after the last votes were counted last Thursday, favoring the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, a slew of graphs appeared online parsing out the nuances of the complicated event. Examined in conjunction, the numbers uncovered some startling trends –Read More

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have applied for antitrust immunity in order to operate a joint business on transatlantic flights.

Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum on leaving the EU came in late on Thursday night, British and European trade groups underlinedRead More

No one-size-fits-all solutions for e-commerce

No one-size-fits-all solutions for e-commerce

June 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

The ritual of buying a sturdy pair of new dress shoes recently reminded me of those trips to the shoe store during my childhood. Such excursions had the distinct purpose of making an investment that could last into the next year or shoe size, whichever came first. Those visits wereRead More

Committed to raising our collective Cargo iQ

Committed to raising our collective Cargo iQ

May 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Recently, while speaking at the World Cargo Symposium in Berlin, IATA’s CEO Tony Tyler called for a further transformation in the airfreight industry, saying that quality of service should be its priority. Indeed, industry performance has been lackluster over the past few years. As global recessionary pressures reduced yields, shippersRead More

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

April 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit US$98.2 billion, an increase of 27 percent over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590 billion forRead More

Air Cargo World introduces Elevate 2016 conference in Miami

Air Cargo World introduces Elevate 2016 conference in Miami

April 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Big data, analytics, digitization and the rise of global e-commerce are changing the face of airfreight logistics forever. To help propel the airfreight industry forward, Air Cargo World is proud to announce the launch of Elevate 2016, the air cargo industry’s first event focused on innovation. Elevate 2016 will take place onRead More