Autumn 2015

issue 10

The retirement in August of Enno Osinga, one of the most respected and forward-thinking airport heads of cargo globally during his nine years at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, provides an opportunity to reflect upon what has been achieved over the last decade in air cargo operations and handling, and what remains to be done.

The introduction the year of a new hub-management system by Etihad Cargo at Abu Dhabi has yielded some such efficiency improvements, enabling it not just to continue operating succesfully at its already theoretically full cargo handling facilities there, but also to benifit from better visibility and quality.

There are some recurring themes in this issue, notably the need to prepare for futher digitalisation, but also the potential opportunities as well as threats coming fro e-commerce and its participants.

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Featured in this issue

  • Following the customer

    It is more than eight years since Geodis bought what was then called TNT Freight Management in 2007 for €460 million – including the former Wilson Logistics business TNT had itself acquired just t...

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  • Race to the top

    Air freight should focus on a ‘race to the top’ on quality rather than the current race to the bottom of ever-lower prices, according to the European Shippers’ Council’s head of air freight po...

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  • Shippers’ behaviour compounding air freight congestion

    Shippers can help to significantly reduce cargo congestion at major airports by adjusting their behaviour, attitudes, and expectations, according to senior freight forwarders. Forwarders told an air ...

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  • Moving ahead

    Africa’s airports reported a 7.4% year-on-year rise in cargo volumes handled in the first half of this year, according to figures from Airports Council International (ACI) on participating member ai...

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  • Growing in transparency

    The year has been another strong one for Etihad Cargo, with growth of around 10% in terms of volumes, thanks to new routes within the ambitious airline’s passenger network together with new destinat...

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  • A new reality

    Air France-KLM Cargo has continued to report significant financial operating losses in the first part of 2015 and although these were negatively affected by some currency headwinds, executive vice pre...

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  • Parting words

    Enno Osinga has been enormously influential and successful in his nine years as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s head of cargo, inspiring others to be proactive in pulling together the various stakehold...

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  • Quality not quantity

    Size-wise, Canada has a slight edge over the US, although from an economic perspective, the US has obviously long overshadowed its neighbour to the north. But Canada’s prolific automotive, aerospace...

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  • DSV to buy UTI for $1.35bn

    DSV has signed an agreement to acquire US-based UTi Worldwide in a deal that values UTi at around US$1.35 billion and will add around 50% to the European forwarding and logistics group’s annual reve...

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  • Geodis expands US capabilities with OHL acquisition

    Geodis is acquiring US 3PL Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) for an undisclosed amount, saying the addition of the US$1.3 billion turnover company “enhances its freight forwarding and contract logistics...

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  • XPO logistics enters 3PL big league with $3bn con-way buy

    XPO Logistics is to buy US transport and logistics giant Con-way for US$3 billion in the latest of a series of ambitious acquisitions by the US firm, which this summer completed the $3.5 billion purch...

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  • Focus on pharmaceuticals: Frankfurt

    The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt has approached the international pharmaceutical industry in Germany with a series of initiatives to develop new ideas and concrete innovations aimed at allowing pharm...

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  • Platinum equity completes WFS acquisition

    Platinum Equity has completed its acquisition of the world’s largest air cargo handler, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), from LBO France, which has owned the company since 2006. Platinum Equity is ...

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