The Air Cargo Caucus: Our friend in Washington

It’s no secret that air cargo remains a challenging and competitive market. In an industry faced with disruptors and increasing supply chain demands, agility is essential to maintain airfreight’s speed and commercial advantage. Several members of the U.S. Congress who seem to understand this value are now formally coming together on Capitol Hill to spread […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • May 2, 2019

The World of Airports: Don’t Fence Me In

Air cargo is currently booming, but this success has come at a price – congested airports with little room for growth, fewer parking slots for trucks and freighters, and higher fuel costs. Clearly, the industry cannot simply grow its way out of these problems. To find answers before customers begin looking to other transport modes, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 7, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Efficiency advice from one of the world’s largest ground handlers

If a more-efficient cargo facility is the goal, then airport operators, carriers and forwarders should speak with Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), one of the largest cargo ground handlers in the world. In an interview at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum in Toronto, Nassberg told Air Cargo World that, “There […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Could a second-tier U.S. airport be the answer?

The United States’ major urban air hubs are infamous for congestion issues due to capacity constraints, which were further aggravated last year during the most notable spike in demand for airfreight in recent history. Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and New York’s JFK are some of the most notorious examples. With major international carries […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: The European model – smarter, not larger

Keeping up with growing air cargo volumes moving to and from European airports required airports to make significant infrastructure investments during 2017 and into 2018. Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) told Air Cargo World that the airport “invested in additional ramp handling equipment [and] upgraded its airside infrastructure” during 2017. Similarly, the Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Asia’s airports keep expanding, as regional competition intensifies

Three of the world’s top-five airports, measured by annual cargo throughput, are in Asia – and unlike airports in Europe and North America, chronic capacity shortages are unlikely to be an issue in the near future. Though there will eventually come a point at which Asia’s busiest cargo hubs, Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong (PVG) […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 1, 2018

Heathrow runway expansion wins majority Parliament vote amid opposition

Today, industry members with a stake in the battle for the expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) have cause to celebrate following news of the U.K.’s House of Commons majority vote on the project, forecasted to cost £14 billion and see completion in 2026. However, the controversy around the decision has not died down. Groups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

LHR expansion plans move forward, Brexit tensions stew

After much anticipation, progress has finally been made in the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) expansion saga. On Tuesday, the Cabinet of the United Kingdom signed off on plans to move forward with the proposal to add a third runway to the airport, but the proposal now awaits being voted on by the members of parliament […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

Elbow room: Alerting governments about the airport space crunch

Airport consultants say that if you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen… one airport. In other words, not all airports are alike, and each one possesses its unique challenges. But recently, during a regional outreach event sponsored by the Airforwarders Association and hosted by the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, audience members confronted a standard issue they […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • November 3, 2017