July 2010

Cover Story

  • Cargo matters at AirAsia

    The story of how AirAsia got into the cargo business is emblematic of the carrier’s philosophy to business in general. Upon taking delivery of the very first A320 aircraft, the Branson-esque CEO of the then upstart AirAsia, Tony Fernandes pointed to the bellyhold, asking how the space could be maximised to generate revenue.... Read More


  • Agility opens massive new logistics hub in Shanghai

    Agility has opened a new 66,000 square metre logistics hub in Shanghai – one of the biggest facilities of its kind in China to date – for UAE-based petrochemical-plastics company, Borouge. Wong Joon San reports.... Read More
  • Menlo’s three-prong focus for its China business

    The majority of Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ business in China is focused on domestic distribution, network managed transportation and supply chain solutions, says Jess Goldberg, vice president, Greater China. By Wong Joon San.... Read More
  • Chinese cargo carriers on merger track

    China’s air cargo industry is all-change as expansion and mergers take place amid government pronouncements of the need for industry consolidation to create a Chinese mega-cargo carrier. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • AirBridgeCargo looks west in China

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines has substantially expanded its route network, connecting destinations in Europe and Asia through its new air cargo hub operations at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport last year, and the hub’s contributions are substantial, a senior executive says. By Wong Joon San.... Read More
  • China’s air cargo industry challenges

    In the post global economic crisis era, China’s air cargo industry faces several macro-economic challenges as the government adjusts its economic development strategy, low cost labour becomes scarcer and environmental impacts become more significant, according to CEO of Globelink China Logistics Ltd. By Wong Joon San.... Read More


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From the Editor


  • FAPAA talks business, takes IATA to task

    The Federation of Asia Pacific Air-cargo Association (FAPAA) concluded its 37th Executive Council Meeting and AGM in Singapore from 3-5 June 2010, following two-and-half days of lively, penetrating and at times heated discussion of issues pertinent to the membership which spans Asia from Japan to Pakistan. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More

Express & Mail

IT & Equipment

Ground Handling



  • Crisis gave ULD management outsourcing a boost

    Global ULD-outsourcing specialist, Jettainer is still seeing rising interest in ULD management outsourcing amongst airlines, even as the recovery from last year’s severe downturn grows in strength. Wong Joon San has the story.... Read More


  • Bahrain offers a cargo oasis

    Although there’s no shortage of air cargo options in the Middle East, Bahrain International Airport (BIA) could be the next cargo oasis. Karen E. Thuermer explains why.... Read More