Air cargo logistics careers get a boost

Today, nearly 35% of world trade by value is carried by the international air cargo industry, worth over $5 trillion a year
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
April 27, 2013 - LM Editorial

Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group, is urging university graduates, college students and school leavers to explore a career in air logistics, calling it “an outstanding industry that needs well educated executives and entrepreneurs who will be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.” 

In a written introduction to the new Air Logistics Handbook, aimed at promoting the industry to young people and the educational sector, he states: “Air travel has transformed all of our lives and helps us experience different cultures and make new friends all over the world. However, airlines are not only about passengers. To make them work successfully, you also need to build a growing and award-winning cargo service and at Virgin we’ve done that too.

“Air logistics is a phenomenal industry and has become even more important not only to the success of airlines but also to every consumer and business leader around the world.  Before aircraft, products moving between countries spent weeks at sea. Today, it takes just hours to move imports and exports from one side of the world to another, putting air logistics at the very heart of world trade. Without the flow of goods and passengers around the world, our way of life and the development of poorer countries’ economies wouldn’t exist. I encourage you to explore the many career opportunities this outstanding industry offers.”

Today, nearly 35% of world trade by value is carried by the international air cargo industry, worth over $5 trillion a year.



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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson

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