WCS 2018: Dnata goes all-in on iCargo terminal operation software

DALLAS — Dnata has inked a deal with IT solutions provider IBS Software to implement its iCargo terminal operation suite across the Dubai-based ground handler’s stations around the world, dnata announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium here. Dnata says that it is the first ground handler to launch a global roll-out of iCargo and […]

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

After honoring a successful group of cutting-edge cargo entrepreneurs and established firms in 2015, IATA has revived its Cargo Innovation Awards program for 2017 and released the names of five finalists for this year’s award. The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards received 46 entries from across the industry from small start-up […]

WCS 2016: Despite ‘New Mediocre’ economic outlook, IATA’s Anjaparidze hopeful

BERLIN — IATA’s senior economist George Anjaparidze provided a sobering, but still hopeful, outlook for global air cargo markets in his Plenary Session presentation “When Will Growth Return?” at the 2016 World Cargo Symposium Tuesday. The answer to the question in the speech’s title might be “eventually, but not as much as you’d hoped.” Pulling air […]

WCS Preview: The value of air cargo

As we put a challenging 2015 behind us and look forward to 2016, work here in IATA naturally focuses on preparations for the 10th World Cargo Symposium (WCS). The theme we have chosen for this year’s event in Berlin is “the value of air cargo.” This is a wide ranging theme that can be explored […]

2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

Air Cargo World is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards. Among the finalists are All Nippon Airways, Emirates SkyCargo, EVA Air, and LAN Cargo. For a full list of the award finalists, please visit our Air Cargo Excellence Award Finalists page.  Awards are bestowed upon the world’s best performing Air Carriers […]

Facing the need for new blood

The ability to attract new blood to the air cargo sector and retain it is an ongoing concern for many in the industry. The International Air Transport Association is tackling the issue with its fledgling Future Air Cargo Executives (FACE) summit held just prior to the annual World Cargo Symposium.  Seventeen young air cargo professionals, […]

WCS Exhibit Hall Highlights

The exhibitor booth for the Bureau of Dangerous Goods was busy. Michael Bowen, president of the company, was speaking with a representative from a Japanese airline about the Bureau’s services. Former NFL player Lee Rouson, who Bowen said is a family friend that is dangerous goods trained, signed autographs. Bowen’s father began the Bureau in […]
  • March 14, 2014

Air cargo industry calls for security harmonization

Security will always be a topic of conversation in the air cargo industry, Oliver Evans said Thursday at the World Cargo Symposium’s Security track. “This subject is and remains one of the most important in our industry,” said Evans, Swiss International Air Lines chief cargo officer. Doug Brittin, secretary general of The International Air Cargo […]
  • March 14, 2014

Shanghai, innovation awards on roster for IATA in 2015

China Eastern Airlines will host the 2015 IATA World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai. Desmond Vertannes, IATA global head of cargo, announced the news at the Closing Plenary of WCS in Los Angeles. A new addition to WCS in 2015 will be the Air Cargo Innovation Awards, Glyn Hughes, director cargo industry management at IATA, said. […]
  • March 14, 2014

Airfreight focuses on attracting young, diverse talent

The air cargo industry admits that it doesn’t always attract young talent. “We don’t have enough people with the skills and the knowledge and the ability to innovate, to drive and make the changes required in our industry,” said Lilian Tan, executive director learning and development at Strategic Aviation Solutions International, at WCS’ People & […]

Artificial intelligence, big data take stage at WCS

Steve Gunning, CEO for IAG Cargo, told the audience at the World Cargo Symposium’s Pushing Technology Boundaries track that all these air cargo conferences have a reason. “Often, we’re stuck in the day-to-day,” Gunning said. “We don’t have time to think about where this industry’s going.” He said the airfreight industry has been slow to […]
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