ACMG report chronicles disruptive force of e-commerce in air cargo

The news earlier this spring that online retailer Amazon.com had entered the air cargo business with its own-controlled air network of forty 767 freighters was seen as a shot across the bow of the industry, signaling that the new era of e-commerce had arrived in the air logistics arena. According to a new report being […]

Destination Unknown: What the future may hold for freighters

By its very nature, airfreight logistics is a global, macro-economic industry, but it’s sometimes easy to fall into the habit of short-range thinking. Take freighter aircraft, for example: Earlier this year, much of the buzz in the industry was about the coming decline of maindeck cargo. With the rise of belly capacity in today’s widebody […]

Hughes calls for cooperation across supply chain

MIAMI – IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes, said the logistics business is not keeping up with technology – a sentiment that’s been expressed before, but one he said cannot be emphasized enough. Hughes, who addressed attendees at today’s ACMG Workshop, which is part of the Cargo Facts Symposium (CFS) 2015, also called for […]

Freighter demand to rise in ACMG 20-year forecast

MIAMI – Even in the worst-case scenario, there will be a rising demand for freighter aircraft over the next 20 years, according to the most recent forecast by Seattle’s Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG). Speaking at yesterday’s ACMG Workshop session during the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Miami, Bob Dahl, managing director of ACMG, discussed […]