Larger than life: shipping colossal cargo

If Air Charter Service ships outsize cargo, it’s usually because something went wrong. “I’m sure when 99 percent of projects start, the plan is they’re going to send it all by ocean freight,” Justin Lancaster, group cargo director at Air Charter Service, says. “Our business is very much ad hoc…Most customers don’t inherently want the […]
  • May 2, 2013

Airfreight in India: Tax reform, FDI progress offer hope

India remains irritatingly out of reach. There is a growing sense of frustration that what is destined to become the world’s largest consumer market remains resolutely disconnected from the global economy. The stark contrast is made with China, which, with a population of 1.3 billion, has come from virtually nowhere to grab a 14 percent […]

2012 Air Cargo Excellence Survey: Emirates, Southwest among repeat winners

Emirates SkyCargo, Thai Airways and Southwest Airlines won Diamond Awards at Air Cargo World’s Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) awards ceremony held on March 14 at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The three airlines won the top awards in their respective tonnage categories at the 9th annual ceremony. Carriers were given scores for customer service, […]
  • April 3, 2013

Will Brazil return to rapid growth? Run-up to World Cup and Olympics may offer boost

At the end of January, American Airlines put its first B777-300ER aircraft into service, and the route it picked for the new plane was Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo. The 777-300 means a significant boost in cargo capacity over the 777-200, which until now was the airline’s biggest cargo carrier – just the kind of plane for […]
  • April 3, 2013

GSSA firms eye acquisitions: Outsourcing firms look to broaden global reach

As the GSSA sector continues to consolidate, companies are facing increased service demands from their airline partners. Challenging economic times continue to place cost pressures on both. GSSAs are meeting this challenge through acquisitions to broaden service areas and by developing new services. Frankfurt-based ATC Group has been growing through acquisitions and plans more deals […]
  • April 2, 2013
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