Frederic Horst

Frederic Horst

Managing Director

Frederic Horst is the Managing Director of Cargo Facts Consulting, having joined the firm in March 2019. He has 18 years of strategy, planning, commercial, operational and government experience across the air cargo, express, aviation and transportation infrastructure business. He has held senior positions with Air Bridge Cargo, Air Cargo Germany, DHL Aviation and Cargolux, as well as the State Government in New South Wales. Frederic has a wide range of experience including fleet and network planning, route development, regulatory affairs and traffic rights, revenue management, market forecasting, set up of new transportation related ventures, products and services, development of business cases and investment program management. He has a broad understanding of all parts of the transportation and infrastructure business, including air, sea, road, rail and pipelines. Frederic has a Master of Transport Management from the University of Sydney, where he also taught an international air and sea freight transportation economics course for 10 years. ​Frederic is married, with three children and lives in Trier, Germany. He enjoys kayaking, swimming, cycling, and has a soft spot for aviation museums.

In a bad sign for airfreight, automotive logistics, charter volumes decline

Today, Road Runner Transportation Systems, a key player in the on-demand charter market, reported significant declines in financial performance, a symptom of the woes currently facing the automotive industry.  Road Runner (NYSE: RRTS) revenue dropped 14% and 13% year-to-date. Road Runner’s Active On-Demand segment revenues were down 26%. One third of this reduction — or about $13.4 million — was attributable to the General Motors strike, while the remainder was the result of declines in market […]

Does the air cargo industry take bad service for granted?

Air Cargo customers are generally satisfied with the service they receive from their airlines and airports, even when they receive bad service, report finds. While some companies are highly rated, all companies have room to improve the quality of their offering. In late 2018, we surveyed approximately 1,900 air cargo customers from more than 80 […]