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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

For DSV’s Jens Bjørn Andersen, the second time’s the charm

For DSV’s Jens Bjørn Andersen, the second time’s the charm

April 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

If the dismal second half of 2015 made it seem like a year of missed opportunities for the airfreight world, 2016 may end up being remembered as the year of second chances. Already we have seen the revival of the courtship of TNT by FedEx after the romance with UPSRead More

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

Weighty issues looming on the high seas

March 4, 2016 at 12:57 am 0 comments

The regulations for container ships, in most cases, have little to do with the business of air cargo. But the fate of at least one vessel, the MOL Comfort, one of the largest container ships ever lost at sea, could have implications on air cargo handlers, especially this summer, whenRead More

Joost van Doesburg: A voice for shippers moves on

Joost van Doesburg: A voice for shippers moves on

December 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

If you’ve been to an air cargo logistics conference in the last seven years and you heard a Dutch-accented voice from a tall, dapper gentleman asking probing questions about why the industry is so woefully behind regarding data transparency, then you’ve probably become acquainted with Joost van Doesburg (pictured), theRead More

Staring down the oncoming Amazon freight train

Staring down the oncoming Amazon freight train

December 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm 0 comments

2015 is shaping up to be a roller-coaster year for freight forwarder and carrier volumes. An air cargo surge caused by the West Coast port labor slowdown led to congestion-related challenges at major gateways throughout the United States. A strong U.S. dollar has since depressed export volumes, leading to bargain-basementRead More

A local focus can reveal universal truths

A local focus can reveal universal truths

November 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

The common phrase “all politics is local” describes the principle that political success is directly tied to politicians’ ability to understand and influence the issues of their local constituents. Politicians must appeal to seemingly mundane and simple concerns of those who elect them because personal issues, rather than big andRead More