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Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

Come a long way: 75 years of good, bad, ugly air cargo ads

January 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

The calendar has finally turned over to 2017, and so begins Air Cargo World’s celebration of our long history – 75 years, in fact. Beginning in October 1942, when U.S. forces were battling in Guadalcanal and the Soviets began to turn the tide against Hitler in Stalingrad, founder John F.Read More

Study raises concerns about Amazon’s impact on U.S. economy

Study raises concerns about Amazon’s impact on U.S. economy

December 26, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

Within five years, one-fifth of the US$3.6 trillion retail market in the United States will have shifted online, and Amazon is on track to capture two-thirds of that share, according to a report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). The organization’s assertion that “Amazon is a monopoly hidingRead More

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

December 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Brandon Fried is the executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association American baseball star Yogi Berra once said that when you get to a fork in the road, take it. His quote recently came to mind while listening to speakers at the recent Air Cargo Forum, sponsored by The InternationalRead More

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

November 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

A 4.4 percent increase in remuneration for Lufthansa pilots is the latest attempt by the German carrier to end a pilot strike that is costing the company an estimated €15 million per day. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union representing the pilots said it is considering the deal, but its spokesmanRead 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

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

November 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, joined a chorus of logistics and transportation interests calling for President-elect Donald Trump to honor America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bolster extant trade ties.  “Trade agreements are the solution, not theRead More

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International trade interests brace for Trump presidency

November 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm 1 comment

Global markets are in turmoil as President-elect Donald Trump readies his transition team and, presumably, advances what is expected to be and agenda hostile to free trade. Meanwhile, the air cargo community is rushing to build bridges with free-trade factions within the new regime, such as Vice President-elect Michael Pence,Read More

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

Cargo Chat: Cargolux makes Puerto Rico pharma service ‘official’

November 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

Stavros Evangelakakis, Cargolux Early last month, Cargolux launched a new weekly route from its home base in Luxembourg directly to Rafael Hernández Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. That may not seem like a logical cargo route, considering that the American commonwealth in the Caribbean has been enduring a cripplingRead More