Air cargo conference examines urgent congestion issues

Given the great congestion problems now plaguing our ports, logistics managers are becoming increasingly reliant on air cargo as a “safety valve.”

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Given the great congestion problems now plaguing our ports, logistics managers are becoming increasingly reliant on air cargo as a “safety valve.”

Lower fuel prices and improved service is also contributing to this trend. Therefore, it is important to note that more information can be gained on related issues at an upcoming trade show.

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.

The event, which brings together airlines, airport authorities, freight forwarders and expediting companies, along with the vendors who support them, will take place March 1-3 at the Sheraton New Orleans

The agenda for the event includes a broad range of learning and networking opportunities, most notably a session with Transportation Security Administration officials on current air cargo security threat awareness and the upcoming changes to the Indirect Air Carrier security program, as well as a presentation by Dan Muscatello, former head of cargo operations for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, on how airports can stay in the air cargo facility development game.

Other highlights of the learning program include sessions on changes in government import and export programs, strategies for surviving government enforcement actions, a “What keeps you up at night?” session with airlines, forwarders, truckers, airports and government regulators in attendance, and several others on legal and regulatory compliance.

Jim Crane, the Houston Astros owner who built his wealth and success on revolutionizing air cargo, will deliver the Keynote address in which he will discuss his cutting-edge strategies for moving freight and building enormously successful companies that do it.  The program will kick off on Sunday, March 1, with an industry-focused women’s networking session moderated by Doug Brittin, Secretary General of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

The event is sponsored by the Airforwarders Association, the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association, the Express Delivery & Logistics Association and the Airports Council International - North America.  Online registration is available at

About the Author

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 [email protected]

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