Simplifying the business

Widespread adoption of E-freight, or E-commerce, or whatever term is used, continues to be viewed as the air cargo industry’s best hope for long-term relevance. It certainly has gotten its share of plenary time during this spring’s circuit of cargo conferences. If passion among industry association leaders counts for anything, the movement has a good […]

Industry should focus on E-freight solutions

At a recent major air cargo industry conference airline executives claimed that forwarders would lose business if they failed to adapt to E-freight. The E-freight initiative, which is sponsored by the International Air Transport Assocation, is a program that aims to build a paperless, end-to-end transportation process for air cargo. It involves the entire air cargo supply […]
  • June 3, 2013

Cargo alliances await technology

Airline alliances have been successful on the passenger side, allowing seamless transfer of travelers and meshing of passenger loyalty programs. However, that hasn’t been the case thus far for air cargo. Technology is lacking on the cargo side as are common processes, industry officials say. Kenji Hashimoto’s perspective on airline alliances is steeped in experience. […]

Airfreight must avoid another ZapMail

To understand the future of 3D printing, you only need to know the story of ZapMail. In 1984, Federal Express introduced a service called ZapMail, which guaranteed delivery of a document anywhere within two hours. This was done not with faster planes but by using fax machines communicating in a closed network owned by the […]

Positive outlook is key in sorting out American/US Airways merger

When Stephen Stills wrote the popular 1970 single “Love the One You’re With,” it proved to be a popular refrain of the era providing advice that inspired the tagline: “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” Few probably ever thought the tune could one day serve as a mantra […]
  • April 3, 2013
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