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Qatar Airways cargo- flying Pharma
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
Latin American uplift
The Latin American perishables market is booming, and, as Ian Putzger finds, cargo operators are seeing record volumes – particularly to Asia – but capacity remains limited and expensive
Perishables prize
A recent run of acquisitions by logistics specialists shows the potential for the perishables sector, as Ian Putzger discovers
Perishables push
Perishables growth calls for more cold chain investment in Africa. Ian Putzger reports
All change
Alaska Airlines is on the brink of a second transformation, one even more cataclysmic than the previous round, as Ian Putzger discovers
Asia feeds transpacific recovery
Ian Putzger finds out how demand for perishables has been boosting routes from the Americas to Asia and explores what lies in store for this route’s traffic
Temperature sensitive
Transporting cryogenically frozen medicines might still be a small niche within the overall temperature-sensitive air freight sector, but it is one of the fastest growing, Kerry Reals reports
Perishables potential
CEVA Logistics is poised for another challenging year, but sees growth opportunities, particularly in perishables – Helmut Kaspers, the company’s COO Global Air Freight and Ocean Freight tells Helen Massy-Beresford
Room for growth
Some investment is already underway in Africa’s airports – but once the region’s economies start to pick up again more will be needed. Ian Putzger finds out more