Air freight management industry news and business issues for the logistics professional covering air cargo, pricing, screening, forwarding and service providers.

Air forwarders urge Cogress to move on trade initiatives

Posted 04/20 · 06:23 PM · LM Editorial
The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.

Air Freighters May Take More Prominent Role in Supply Chain

Posted 04/07 · 08:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
While “modest” growth for 2015 is forecasted by most air cargo industry insiders, Wilmington, Ohio-based freighter lessor Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) is far more bullish.

2015 Air Cargo Roundtable: Reversal of fortune may be for real

Posted 04/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Consumer confidence is up, fuel costs are down, and trade is growing—all factors that are pulling the air cargo sector out of the doldrums. Our panel of industry experts examines the resurgence and shares how shippers can now work with carriers to mitigate risk and optimize their global supply chain operations.

Moore on Pricing: Reducing the impact of dangerous goods on air cargo costs

Posted 04/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
On January 1, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) revisions of their Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) went into effect. Many passengers have only had brief exposure to the complex rules that face aircraft operators.

Asia Pacific air cargo still surging

Posted 03/27 · 08:47 AM · LM Editorial
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reports that air cargo services ramped up again in February.

Air Cargo Safety Remains a Weak Link in Asia Pacific Supply Chain

Posted 03/24 · 08:02 AM · SCMR Editorial
Last year’s tragic crash of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 enroute from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore remains a mystery, but may have been a “wake up call” for Asia Pacific airlines.
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Forwarders insist that security concerns be addressed

Posted 03/23 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia.

Air cargo conference examines urgent congestion issues

Posted 02/19 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
More than 800 professionals from across the air freight supply chain will gather in New Orleans in two weeks to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of the air cargo industry at the industry's premier conference and trade show, AirCargo 2015.

Message to Presidents and CEOs: Chaos at the West Coast Ports Equals Chaos for Your Supply Chain

Posted 02/18 · 04:02 PM · LM Editorial
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.

Good times for air cargo forwarders are finally here

Posted 02/16 · 01:39 PM · LM Editorial
Air Cargo 2015 – the annual industry event staged in New Orleans next month – promises to yield a great deal of exclusive market intelligence, says Brandon Fried Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association.

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