Airforwarders Association

By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2016
Today's signing of a new US-Cuba air services pact opening up a scheduled services market closed since the 1960s was greeted with enthusiasm by both United and American Airlines.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2015
Logistics managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives.
By LM Staff · March 12, 2014
In the second part of an exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2013
The Airforwarders Association has applauded a U.S. House committee's approval of legislation to improve America's ports and waterways.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
In response to global challenges faced by most businesses throughout the past few years, freight forwarders have adjusted their business models in response to adverse economic demands.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2011
Air cargo operators are not required to comply within this rule, as it would be too costly compared to the benefits generated in this portion of the industry, according to the FAA.
By Jeff Berman · April 8, 2011
Last month the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an air cargo security update which is likely to have an impact on air cargo moving from non-U.S. locations inbound to the U.S.
By Jeff Berman · November 23, 2010
As expected, Massachusetts Representative Edward D. Markey (D) recently introduced legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes. This legislation follows the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2010
Prior to this week’s G20 Summit in Seoul, Korea, the Washington, D.C.-based Airforwarders Association (AfA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama replete with suggestions on how the Administration could best work on making improvements and changes to air cargo security processes in light of the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2010
U.S. retailers and manufacturers continue to increase their reliance on air cargo from Asia, said a leading supply chain authority.
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From the June 2016 Issue
In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, three major consortia are fighting for market share, with some players simply hanging on for survival. Meanwhile, shippers may expect deployment shifts as a consequence of the Panama Canal expansion.
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