Autumn 2017

issue 18

Behind the modern-looking computer terminals of many legacy airlines, there is often still a ‘green-screen’ system operating using technology from as far back as the 1980s. And the continued use of these legacy IT systems is one of the fundamental reasons why large parts of the air freight sector have struggled to modernise sufficiently to meet the needs of today’s end customers.

A failure to completely replace these systems with something fit for the 21st century, in part because of an unstable profit environment for airlines, has contributed to the cycle of inadequate rewards for inadequate service that we are familiar with ...

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  • AIRPORT FOCUS: Streamlining air cargo

    US airports must focus on de-bottlenecking, modernising facilities, and facilitating the cargo community to increase speed, efficiency and quality. But data and specialisation are becoming increas...

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  • AIRLINE INTERVIEW: Lufthansa Cargo

    A modernised cargo handling IT system is opening up new services, products, and possibilities, Lufthansa Cargo CEO Peter Gerber tells Will Waters The air freight sector has been talking for some time...

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  • COOL CHAIN: Airline Pharma Products Report Riding the pharma wave

    As carriers further their efforts to tap this high-yield sector, the landscape continues to evolve as a result of market developments, customer demands and regulatory changes, reports  Donald Urquhar...

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  • AIRLINE FOCUS: American Airlines – Changing World

    Improving airline profitability is bringing investment into cargo that could finally transform the sector, American Airlines’ senior cargo executives Rick Elieson and Tristan Koch tell Will Waters. ...

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  • E-COMMRCE FOCUS: Dangerous Goods

    The explosive growth of online retail is bringing opportunities across the air logistics chain, but risks too – including from lithium batteries and undeclared dangerous goods, report Donald Urquhar...

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  • HANDLING TRENDS: Working in partnership

    Long-term partnerships and a holistic approach to service failures are key to improving performance, Swiss WorldCargo’s head of quality and services Christian Wyss tells Will Waters Swiss WorldCarg...

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    New developments in monitoring containers and pallets could lead to piece-level or shipment-level tracking, report Tom Willis and Will Waters What constitutes a ‘smart ULD’ is still up for discus...

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  • PROJECT FOCUS: Outsize and Heavylift Handling

    Alexander Kraynov, commercial director of Volga-Dnepr Airlines, highlights some of the challenges presented to outsize and heavylift cargo carriers. WORLDWIDE CHALLENGES ​The market for outsiz...

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  • SHIPPER FOCUS: North America – Shippers’ perspectives on the air logistics chain

    Investment in innovation from traditional players has been relatively modest compared with incoming tech disruptors. But it’s not all about technology, reports Tom Willis. The air freight sector is...

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