Air Carriers/Freight Forwarders: Serving up top service in the air

By Logistics Management Staff
August 01, 2014 - LM Editorial

As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics Report, the air freight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields—and data surfacing in new research mirror these findings.

Even though the overall air freight logistics index has improved 4.4 points from June 2013, the June 2014 data contained in the Stifel Logistics Confidence Index suggests that the air freight market still remains fragile, declining 1.9 points to 53.8.

Regardless of the operational headwinds facing air carriers and the challenges that trickle down to the freight intermediaries that place the world’s cargo on board, the following 22 service providers have gone above and beyond to provide top service.


2014 Quest for Quality Winners Categories

NATIONAL LTL | REGIONAL LTL | TRUCKLOAD | RAIL/INTERMODAL | OCEAN CARRIERS | PORTS | 3PL | AIR CARRIERS and FREIGHT FORWARDERS


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