Another year, another set of challenges, and preparation for compliance with new US and European security standards – and those of other jurisdictions – is likely to be among the topics on many companies’ agendas. As the article ‘IT, security & liability’ illustrates (pages 40-43), there is an increasing amount of overlap between security issues, industry initiatives such as e-freight, and the potential of technology to both generate and protect against liability claims, and this article raises some interesting themes.
The much-neglected topic of ULD handling is explored in the ‘Standard procedure’ article on pages 22-27, in response to the publication of IATA’s ULD Regulations manual. It has potential implications for damage limitation, aircraft safety, training programmes and the harmonisation of standards across the ULD operational chain – and mostly positive ones.
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The final frontier
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Leading Asia-Pacific hubs continue to invest in capacity and service upgrades while infrastructure, handling processes and over-zealous regulations remain a challenge in rising Indonesia and Vietnam, ...Read More
And then there was one
IAG Cargo has completed much of the process of merging the cargo businesses of BA, Iberia and BMI, including moving cargo handling under one roof. MD Steve Gunning tells Will Waters about the achiev...Read More
The paperless trail
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Construction will start shortly on MAG’s World Logistics Hub and Airport City developments, the first significant attempt to build an integrated business and logistics district around a major UK air...Read More
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