November 2013


From the Editor

  • Payload Awards 2014, mark it on your calendar!

    Another year’s awards have successfully come to a heady conclusion and a huge thank you is due to a great many people and organisations for making the event an even bigger success than last year! For all those that were present on the Gala evening – who clearly seemed to be enjoying themselves, I might add! – the kind sponsors for the evening – AirAsia Cargo and Etihad Cargo – and of course all the great and deserving companies who entered the awards and who will hopefully return again next year.... Read More
  • Payload Awards 2014, mark it on your calendar!

    Another year’s awards have successfully come to a heady conclusion and a huge thank you is due to a great many people and organisations for making the event an even bigger success than last year!... Read More

Profile

  • Blue Dart confident of its network and strategy

    Fresh from picking up the Regional Express Provider of the Year award at the annual Payload Asia Awards 2013, Blue Dart Express, India’s leading domestic integrated express company says it’s confident its unique air network and outsourced ground delivery service is well placed to ride out the current economic malaise and continue its growth track as the economy recovers. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More

Cover Story

  • Air France-KLM Cargo sticks with maindeck

    The Air France-KLM-Martinair (AF-KLM-MA) Cargo group has no plans to exit the maindeck market despite recently announcing plans to cut as much as 30 per cent of its full freighter capacity within the next two years and sharply increasing its focus on belly capacity. Donald Urquhart reports from Amsterdam.... Read More

FIATA World Congress 2013

  • IATA chief urges closer cooperation

    Marking the first time in a decade that an IATA director general has addressed the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) annual World Congress, Tony Tyler, IATA’s current director general, urged forwarders to collaborate with airlines to help boost the struggling air freight business. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • Oops, we did it again!

    Oops, we did it again! This week’s belly ache is brought to you courtesy of the Somalian Captain Jack Sparrow and his duet partner Britney Spears. And it’s an item that should help, if not only to bring a little cheer to the hearts and minds of the air cargo world, then at least to highlight that the ocean side of the cargo business also has its unique problems!... Read More