The votes have been cast!

As this issue of Payload Asia closes the voting in our annual annual Payload Asia Awards has closed, with a record number of votes cast this year. The industry judges too have wrapped up their assessments and both sets of data have been passed to the auditing firm for verification and confirmation that the process […]


As this issue of Payload Asia closes the voting in our annual annual Payload Asia Awards has closed, with a record number of votes cast this year. The industry judges too have wrapped up their assessments and both sets of data have been passed to the auditing firm for verification and confirmation that the process was clean and transparent.

We are very excited here at Payload as the annual event never fails to bring some much needed excitement, recognition and pride to the industry. And let’s face it, we all could use a little pick-me-in in this ongoing environment of lackluster volumes and depressed yields. If you haven’t booked your seat at the Awards Gala, or the two-day conference which precedes the Gala, please do so soon! This year’s event is in Hong Kong for the first time and we’re quite excited at the programme we’ve got lined up this year, so do check it out on our website.

This has been an interesting month or so in the industry, three high profile and surprising resignations this month have rippled through the industry. As fate would have it, on the same day that Richard Forson was to take over the reins of Cargolux after CEO Dirk Reich suddenly stepped down, the cargo world was shaken again by the news that AirBridgeCargo executive president Denis Ilin had resigned after three years on the job.