Winter 2016

issue 15

This issue we have a focus on Craig Smyth, new chief of WFS and how he aims to blend the firm’s entrepreneurial culture with the best elements of standardisation.

Along with features on the Americas, technology and logistics, we have a round up of the two big conferences to take place recently, the Cool Chain Pharma & Biosciences event and the Air Cargo Handling Conference 2017.

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  • A pragmatic approach

    New president and CEO Craig Smyth aims to combine the entrepreneurial culture of WFS with the best elements from his ‘standardisation’ experience at Menzies, he tells Will Waters The appointment ...

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  • Amsterdam ‘frontrunners’ pilot integrated lanes

    streamlined cargo and information flows between air freight industry stakeholders can cut costs in the supply chain by 15%, reports Will Waters Air freight ‘frontrunners’ in the Netherlands h...

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  • Relay race

    The multi-dimensional challenges of transporting pharma products by air require better soft and technical skills, consistent processes, and greater standardisation, writes Megan Ramsay The transport ...

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  • Breaking down barriers

    Shipper, forwarder, carrier, handler, airport, and trucking representatives debate what needs to change to ensure air freight’s future success This year’s Air Cargo Handling Conference, held ...

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  • Transformational technologies

    Automation and robotics will transform traditional manufacturing and warehousing practices in ways that will fundamentally alter freight flows, reports Mike King PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) rece...

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  • Mixed fortunes

    International cargo volumes have been down slightly overall this year at North American airports. But the longer-term trend is of international growth and domestic air cargo declines at US interna...

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  • Drone deliveries take-off

    A new type of unmanned aerial vehicle will fly up to 150 emergency medical shipments a day across Rwanda, and subsequently in other countries, reports Will Waters The practical application of drone t...

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  • Shippers come on board

    Cargo owners have agreed to encourage wider industry recognition and adoption of Cargo iQ and its standards, reports Will Water Shippers will finally get a chance to ensure the air freight sector...

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