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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
Global gains
Seabury Consulting’s annual analysis in conjunction with Airline Cargo Management shows an air cargo industry enjoying strong growth, driven by a variety of sectors and regions, as Marco Bloemen and Julia de Meij explain
Container choices
As lower fuel prices have eased some of the cost pressures on cargo operators, ULD management specialists are highlighting some of the other advantages of outsourcing this part of the business. Helen Massy-Beresford finds out more
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
Perishables prize
A recent run of acquisitions by logistics specialists shows the potential for the perishables sector, as Ian Putzger discovers
Rising tide
After years of slow growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the worldwide air freight market is finally bouncing back, and the Europe-Asia trade lane is at the forefront, as Rob Coppinger discovers
High potential
As we head back to work after a summer break for much of Europe, it’s a busy issue for Airline Cargo Management
Growing business
Ethiopian Airlines is about to activate its second cargo terminal at Bole International Airport, its operating headquarters. Ian Harbison was invited to Addis Ababa for an exclusive tour
China potential
Malaysia Airlines’ cargo arm is looking forward to building on a rationalisation of capacity to drive forward its business, with a specific focus on China, as Helen Massy-Beresford discovers
Targeting the middle ground
More and more airlines are seeking alliances with forwarder groups. Ian Putzger finds out more about the advantages to this approach
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