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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
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Pushing perishables
Switzerland-based Panalpina is looking to increase its presence in the growing perishables sector and offset a gas and oil business that has been slowing
When shippers go rogue
Occasional movers of dangerous goods will sometimes inadvertently flout regulations that change every year. But others, Martin Roebuck learns, are wilfully ignoring rules designed to protect us all
Green sky thinking
Retailers and consumers are demanding that products are shipped in an environmentally friendly way. Although the airline industry has set itself high targets of efficiency, it must now fight imbalanced regulations and ensure that it uses a common methodology for calculating emissions – an approach that will benefit the carriers with the most fuel-efficient aircraft. Martin Roebuck reports
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