Viewpoints

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

Finding common ground on security practices

Finding common ground on security practices

October 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm 0 comments

Our cargo hubs, where routes connect and transfers are made, are at the heart of our supply chain. As we tackle the many challenges facing our industry – from the threat of modal shift to the changing security landscape, to the need to remain competitive and to grow – theRead More

The high costs of bargain hunting

The high costs of bargain hunting

October 5, 2015 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

I love a bargain as much as the next person. If there is a quarter to be saved by buying three cans of peas instead of one at the grocery store or driving an extra mile to save a nickel on a gallon of gas, I’m usually your man –Read More

Cargo chat: A clear need for data transparency

Cargo chat: A clear need for data transparency

August 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

Enno D. Osinga has a long and distinguished track record in aviation and logistics. The Dutch national joined KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 1978 and held several positions there over the next 20 years before moving to DHL Express as managing director for the Netherlands. In 2005 he joined ClientRead More

Data screening harmonization still out of tune

Data screening harmonization still out of tune

August 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

The airfreight industry was probably not on Duke Ellington’s mind when he wrote his famous “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing).” But that tune would have been the per­fect backdrop for a recent day-long debate on cargo and data screening harmonization that took place inRead More

Time to call the exterminator

Time to call the exterminator

July 2, 2015 at 12:16 am 0 comments

I noticed the small hole in the wall while descending the steps to my basement in the spring of last year. I really didn’t think much of it until the intruder’s tiny head peaked out for a quick glimpse. The exterminator I called confirmed my worst fear, that the unwantedRead More

The 747-400F: Is there a future?

The 747-400F: Is there a future?

June 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

When Boeing introduced the 747-400F in 1993, the aircraft was offered as a replacement for the 747-200F and –SF converted passenger aircraft. The -400F offered an additional 7.5 tonnes of payload and 700 nautical miles in additional range, as well as lower maintenance costs associated with its vastly improved GE,Read More

Forwarders’ Forum: A letter to the Vice Admiral

Forwarders’ Forum: A letter to the Vice Admiral

June 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

President Obama recently nominated Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Vice Admiral Neffenger brings to TSA three decades of service as a Coast Guard officer and appears to have the skills, experience and abilities to lead the TSA in its risk-based mission to counterRead More