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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

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

Air Cargo World inks sales partnership with Publicitas

May 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Royal Media Group, a New York information company, is pleased to announce today that Publicitas, one of the world’s leading media companies, has been named the official sales representative for Royal’s Air Cargo World magazine in most of Asia. Air Cargo World is the largest-circulation magazine in the air freightRead More

Ground to a halt: The third-party handling problem

Ground to a halt: The third-party handling problem

May 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm 0 comments

While it is possible for a box to be flown from London to Chicago in only about eight hours, it can take another nine hours for a forwarder to actu­ally get his or her hands on it at O’Hare Airport. O’Hare is in the crosshairs right now, due to someRead More

Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis

Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis

April 16, 2015 at 12:35 am 0 comments

Forwarders’ Forum (from the print edition): When McDonald’s restaurants in Japan could no longer wait for French fries delayed by the West Coast port labor slowdown, the company turned to air cargo, shipping 2,600 tonnes from the United States to Japan. With that, the popular food chain joined other companiesRead More

An Export Council wish list for 2015

An Export Council wish list for 2015

February 21, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

The New Year brings a renewed spirit of hope and optimism that the U.S. economy will continue its recovery from one of the longest economic recessions ever. Forwarders enjoying steady increases in their air cargo and overall trade activity should hope that recent recommendations submitted to the White House byRead More