Bullish Air Cargo Forecast
A number of facets in modern day life heavily depends on air cargo, such as high-value, time and temperature sensitive cargo.
September 20, 2017
Following such a successful first half, many believe this should carry on well into the second half of the year. Especially, considering just how many facets of modern day life heavily depends on air cargo. Moving high-value, time and temperature sensitive cargo, from one side of the world to the other would not be conceivable without it. For those of us who shop online, aviation has made it possible to actually receive those purchases in next to no time, considering the distances they cover, within a short time frame. It’s hard to imagine a time when everyone relied on just sea shipments for cargo.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the word Nippon is the official Japanese – language name for Japan…?
In this issue of Payload Asia, we speak to Nippon Cargo Airline (NCA), Japan’s first cargo airline. With its sights set on key routes across the transpacific, connecting Asia and the US, NCA have recently entered into another agreement with Atlas Air, which will see Atlas operating a second Boeing B747-400F on behalf of NCA from September onwards. This partnership expansion follows the successful agreement entered in January this year.
You will notice your copy of Payload Asia is a little heavier than usual this month, and this is mainly due to the annual Americas Supplement. We present an overview of the industry from the viewpoint of those living on the other side of the world. On a whole, there is cautious optimism on the transpacific air cargo demand, where key industry personnel are on the notion that over capacity and the strong US dollar are to be blame for this impact on demand.
Be sure to join us at the Payload Asia Conference to participate in a more detailed discussion and analysis on some hot topics set to impact the air cargo industry. This year’s edition will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Singapore. Make sure you register for the conference at conference.payloadasia.com
After what will be an informative, inspiring and enriching experience at the conference, put on your Sunday best and join us as we celebrate the industry’s best at the Payload Asia Awards ceremony gala dinner. Secure your table now at awards.payloadasia.com
See you in Singapore!