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Electronic AWBs top 50 percent, but can goal be reached?

June 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Fifty is a great round number to celebrate, but it also tends to be a milestone that leads to some soul-searching and sometimes a mid-life crisis. After years of encouragement and industry incentives by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the penetration rate for IATA members adopting electronic air waybillsRead More

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

Building a better hamburger: The importance of consistent quality

June 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Hamburgers are great, either cooked on the home grill or savored in the finest of gourmet restaurants. Every so often, if in a rush, nothing is more pleasing than a straightforward and cheap one from a fast-food chain. The quality, so to speak, is always intact as these burger chainsRead More

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

Air freight cools to merely ‘robust’ growth levels in April

June 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

You know things are improving, in general, when the word “robust” is used to describe growth that is slowing down. The latest airfreight data results from IATA showed that April’s growth clocked in at 8.5 percent, year-over-year, in the wake of the previous month’s double-digit 13.4 percent growth rate. IATA’sRead More

DHL Shanghai receives IATA CEIV-Pharma certification

DHL Shanghai receives IATA CEIV-Pharma certification

April 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Once unheard of in Asia, the CEIV-Pharmaceutical certification program is starting to establish beachheads, first in Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), then at Changi Airport. Now DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight station in Shanghai has joined the CEIV-certified ranks. The 1,650-square-meter Shanghai facility features 245 square meters of space for air-exportRead More

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

NEW-LDs: Thinking inside (and outside) the box

April 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Before a freighter pushes back from the apron, and the pilots go through the checklist of the critical systems and equipment on the aircraft, might it seem unusual to only check the sensors on three of the four engines? Or maybe test the flaps and rudder, but not the horizontalRead More

IATA’s CASS billing system goes live in Russia

IATA’s CASS billing system goes live in Russia

April 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

As cross-border trade continues to heat up, IATA and the global banking industry agreed that it’s time for Russian airfreight to come in from the cold. IATA’s Cargo Accounts Settlement Systems (CASS) has gone live in Russia, in partnership with Russian bank VTB and carrier Aeroflot. CASS simplifies the billingRead More

IATA’s e-AWB penetration rate falls in February

IATA’s e-AWB penetration rate falls in February

March 30, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Is there such a thing as a “silicon ceiling”? Much to IATA’s chagrin, the air cargo industry once again failed break through the 50 percent barrier in electronic airway bill (e-AWB) penetration. In fact, the rate just declined in the data most recently available. February’s 48.2 percent penetration rate representsRead More

WCS 2017: Disruption finally hits air cargo as carriers pivot

WCS 2017: Disruption finally hits air cargo as carriers pivot

March 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI — There has been talk in recent years about the wave of digital disruption coming to air cargo. Well, that wave appears to have arrived. Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo, as an example, is on its way to true digital transformation, said Laurent Petitmangin, the carrier’s Vice President Marketing,Read More