Autumn / Winter 2014

issue 7

For this issue’s Outlook 2015 report (pages 14-21), we asked a range of individuals from across the air cargo sector during the summer about their expectations for next year. While some, understandably, said it was difficult to predict, most offered meaningful and insightful predictions that make thought-provoking reading. Their replies include some significant common themes, such as an expectation for moderate growth of between 2% and 5%, globally, plus a belief in the importance of 2015 as a transformation year on the road to the digitalisation of the sector.

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  • Recovery reinforced in 2014

    ACI’s preliminary airport data points to around 3.7% global air freight growth in the first half of 2014, including 4.5% growth of international and 1.8% domestic growth, continuing and building upo...

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  • Outlook 2015

    Our annual Outlook report provides a platform for selected senior members of the air cargo sector to voice their views on their expectations, hopes, and visions for the coming 12 months. This year, we...

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  • Managing expectations

    There are many reasons why airlines, especially all-cargo carriers, may look to call at smaller airports, including lower costs, lack of congestion, speed of handling and proximity to the local indust...

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  • Learning to co-operate

    The CEOs of Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Aéroports de Paris and Seoul Incheon signed an historic cooperation agreement in 2011 and renewed it earlier this year. The airports’ collaboration involves ...

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  • Unstoppable momentum

    While these remain difficult times for the air cargo industry in spite of improvements in the last 12 months, the Africa and Middle East markets have certainly fared better than some. In the first hal...

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  • Focus sharpens on pharma expertise

    The burgeoning global pharmaceutical industry has relied heavily on the speed of air cargo for moving this high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo. Indeed, pharma shipping has in recent years become t...

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  • Creating connectivity

    A lot has happened at AirBridgeCargo in the five years Denis Ilin was away from the airline, and also since his return in August 2013 as executive president. But then things have moved quickly through...

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  • Bouncing back

    North American airlines managed first-half FTK growth of 1.6%, according to IATA figures, and ACI’s preliminary statistics suggest first-half tonnage increases of just over 2%. However, the region...

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  • Managing a merger

    Jim Butler was appointed President of American Airlines Cargo in December 2013 and is one of six members of the core leadership team responsible for the integration of American Airlines and US Airways...

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  • Building for the future

    dentifying trends within airport cargo terminal design is complicated by the variety of projects and different circumstances around the world that affect their priorities. Nevertheless, a discussion w...

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  • The Milan factor

    The Air Cargo Handling Conference has chosen the perfect time to come to Italy’s industrial, financial and logistics capital, Milan, where the 2014 event will be held from 17th to 19th September at ...

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  • Inside view: Laurent Jossart

    Q: What have been your initial observations about the cargo side of the business? A: I had been CEO of an airport and CFO of a passenger airline before joining Luxair as CFO for the group. With the ...

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