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Packing a punch
Delicate cargoes and pharmaceutical products must arrive at their destination in one piece, and therefore packaging systems are critical to ensure their safe delivery. Stan Abbott looks closer at the packaging market
Forward thinking
Cargo airlines may be increasingly tempted to trim costs by trying to cut out the freight forwarder ‘middleman’. But is this really a viable strategy when seeking to apply easy theory to a complex real world? Stan Abbott seeks out the forwarders’ perspective
Trading places
Asia has risen to become Africa’s top trading partner, with plenty of demand for cargo shipments between the two regions. Keith Mwanalushi finds that while challenges to growth persist, there is greater focus to invest in air freight services
Gaining altitude
Buoyed by soaring demand for freighter capacity, Atlas Air went from strength to strength in 2018, and looks geared to expand strategic agreements even further. Ian Putzger reports
Leading lights - Rick Elieson, American Airlines Cargo
Rick was named President – Cargo in March 2017. He oversees the airline’s cargo business, including operations, customer service, marketing, culture, sales and strategy.
All on the e-commerce express
Delivering material benefits
Seats are getting lighter and lighter, but they also have to be comfortable, or an airline’s reputation could be damaged. Bernie Baldwin reports on some recent developments which add value for both the passenger and the airline
Going for growth
There have been some significant changes in the freighter conversion market. Ian Harbison and Keith Mwanalushi report on two of the participants
Freighter fantastic
Boeing’s latest forecast on the global air cargo industry has shone a light on the vital role that freighters will play in the wider context of trade and transportation of goods.
Sheikh...ing things up
Airports in the Middle East are moving in to capitalise on the region’s growing importance in the world cargo network. Stan Abbott looks at how these major hubs and their base carriers are facilitating the transit of growing volumes of freight