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Cargo feed

Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
Signed, sealed, delivered
Revitalised by e-commerce, air mail is growing, as are demands on carriers to invest in new processing technologies, but given the low margins, is the expense justifiable? Ian Putzger asks
Regional connections
Following the start of all-cargo services by Hawaiian Airlines, the spotlight is back on regional freighters but despite abundant freight to carry, finding enough pilots is a concern. Ian Putzger reports
Change is in the air
Logistics companies are facing an era of unprecedented change as digitisation, operating models and customer expectations evolve. Keith Mwanalushi looks at some recent developments
Signs of the time
Signs point to steady growth in air cargo volumes on routes within Asia and this has been driven in part by significant changes in manufacturing supply chains, as Stan Abbott finds
Demand drivers
Strong overall demand, a flexible freighter fleet and a new partnership with Emirates SkyCargo add up to a positive outlook for Cargolux, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, as Helen Massy-Beresford discovers
Online opportunity
Growth of e-commerce has accelerated considerably, presenting huge opportunities to an air cargo industry only now climbing out of a period of stagnation, says Kerry Reals
E-commerce boom
E-commerce is driving growth and investment in the express segment, as Ian Putzger finds out
E-commerce shake-up
A rise in e-commerce is changing the landscape for airlines, forwarders, postal operators. Ian Putzger finds out more
Mexico fires on
Carriers are finding good volumes in Mexico, especially from the automotive industry, while perishables are also picking up. But poor infrastructure and airport congestion means that road feeder services are also in demand, as Ian Putzger discovers
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