Issue date 1 October 2011
issue number 1

Welcome to the first edition of Cargo Airports & Services, which is a sister magazine to Airport Ground Services. As the name suggests, the magazine will focus primarily on cargo activities at and around airports, covering everything from airport strategy to cargo handling sheds and the equipment inside them, and the freight forwarding facilities and logistics parks nearby – as well as, of course, the people who work in them. We will also look upstream too, at key challenges for airlines and forwarders, in order to understand the context for some of the cargo decisions affecting the airport environment.
Among the features in this launch issue, we are pleased to publish, in partnership with Airports Council International, ACI’s official Top 100 Cargo Airports listing for 2010. Things move on extraordinarily quickly in air cargo these days, and in some ways those double-digit growth figures from 2010 – or more accurately ‘recovery’ figures – may seem to some like a distant memory. But it is always worth reviewing the past, in order to better understand the present and the future.