CNS 2019: CIFFA’s Snowden explains 5 C’s of change in farewell address

MIAMI – In her more than 40 years of active service in the freight forwarding business, Ruth Snowden has seen her share of changes in the industry – many of them hard-fought and slow to emerge. As she prepares to step down from her current role as executive director of Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association […]

CNS 2019: The future of air cargo lives in a college dorm

MIAMI – Digital disruption. Technological innovations. Automation optimization. These are hot topics in the world of air cargo – but at the end of the day, leaders in the industry will remind you that all these advancements are meaningless without one vital factor: the human element. While data and technology may drive the industry to […]

Cybersecurity threat larger than most imagine

ORLANDO — During yesterday’s cybersecurity panel discussion here at the CNS Partnership Conference, moderator Matthew Eggers from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce asked audience members whether they had ever been hacked. Using digital polling devices, 40 respondents said “no,” 23 said “I don’t know” and 23 said “yes.” Another question asking whether attendees’ IT departments can […]

Port crisis gives Rickenbacker a boost

ORLANDO – David Whitaker, vice-president of business development and communications at Rickenbacker Airport, has had more than 100 charters make stops at his airport since mid-February. The all-freighter airport, south of Columbus, U.S., has three arrivals and departures weekly from both Cathay Pacific and Cargolux, in addition to activity from FedEx and UPS. The new […]

How will social media shape tomorrow’s air cargo market?

CNS Partnership Conference Preview: We talk about social media all the time, but does it have a role to play in air cargo? The Oxford Dictionary definition of social media is: “websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.” The channels for social media are growing. […]

Is confidence the new normal?

As the afterglow of an honest-to-goodness peak season in 2014 lingers in the winter air, many businesses in the air cargo supply chain are experiencing something they’ve rarely felt over the past five years – confidence. Perhaps it’s time for the industry to start asking: Could this return to modest, steady growth be the “new […]