IATA partners with PayCargo for air cargo payment platform

PayCargo LLC, operator of a web-based payment platform for freight and logistics, is expanding a 2017 agreement with U.S.-based IATA subsidiary Cargo Network Services (CNS) to the global association. Under the expanded partnership, global air cargo customers will be able to make online payments and immediately access settlement data through the IATA-PayCargo System. A major […]

Accounts Deceivable: Inaccurate billing is costing carriers millions

A major global airline was moving large volumes of high-value, pharmaceutical freight for several customers. Due to the sensitivity of the cargo, the carrier had made significant investments in special temperature-controlled facilities that could accommodate expensive Envirotainers to keep the cold chain intact. After some time, however, the carrier noticed that revenues from the service […]

CNS changes 2015 conference location, dates

Next year is the 25th anniversary of the CNS Partnership Conference, but CNS had to do something it has never done in its almost quarter century of existence: Change the date. The past 24 conferences have been held during the first week of May, CNS President Warren Jones says. But the 2015 conference was changed […]
  • August 8, 2014

An inside look at how Virgin stages its CNS party

The annual CNS Partnership Conference is known for its valuable conference sessions and networking opportunities for attendees. For the past few years, it has also been known for the over-the-top opening night reception sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo. Attendees look forward to the reception with a “what will Virgin do next” anticipation. This year’s event, […]

Slow, steady progress for e-AWB

The effort to remove paper from air cargo is moving along, albeit slowly. Global implementation of the e-air waybill stood at 13.4 percent at the end of March. During the past year, Cargo Network Services (CNS) held 14 workshops, an array of webinars and conducted meetings with industry associations. U.S. implementation of e-AWB is 8.4 […]

IATA head discusses foibles, future of air cargo

Ocean ships have more capacity and newer technology than before. “The ships have got their act together,” said Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. “We’ve got to get our act together.” Brandon Fried, executive director of the U.S. Airforwarders Association, […]
  • May 7, 2014

Shippers voice concerns to air cargo industry

Shippers revealed the challenges of the air cargo industry in a panel Monday at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Des Vertannes, global head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association, moderated the panel. He said one issue is air cargo – the mode that shippers pay the most for – is often […]
  • May 6, 2014

IATA economist analyzes recent cargo trends

It’s no secret that the trend of passenger business revenues is diverging from the trend of cargo business revenues after years of moving in sync. “What we consider then is what’s causing the diversions,” Julie Perovic, senior economist at the International Air Transport Association, said Monday at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. […]
  • May 6, 2014

Compton: Carriers are well positioned to invest in cargo

Jim Compton, vice chairman of United Airlines, told attendees Monday at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, that despite air cargo’s myriad challenges, he is more optimistic than at any time during his nearly 30 years in aviation. Compton, who also holds the title of United’s chief revenue officer, said that as airlines […]