December 2012 – January 2013

From the Editor

  • Hope for a brighter 2013

    The year 2012 will be another benchmark for the history books of air cargo. It is a year virtually all will be happy to forget. It does however end with some optimism that the prolonged ‘bottoming’ of the air cargo will come to an end soon – at least sooner than later.... Read More

Cover Story

  • Time for the industry to reshape itself: IATA

    The air cargo industry must sit down, take stock and collaboratively come up with a new business model and processes that fit the changing realities of the marketplace, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) told reporters at its annual media briefing. Donald Urquhart reports from Geneva.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • This next item is part rant, part rave and part media relations lesson. We recently were in Los Angeles for the annual FIATA congress and while visiting the exhibition area stopped an IT exhibitor’s booth – who shall remain unnamed (simply because my advertising colleague doesn’t want them to be too badly offended…tsche!) although we can say their name rhymes with that delicious Ukrainian specialty, perogy. Ohhhh yes we know…we’re so subtle. And so, we decided to try our luck at winning one of the iPads they were giving away.... Read More