They call the October 2010 terrorist bomb hidden inside a shipment of printer cartridges air cargo’s “9-11.” That’s because, although the flight from Yemen to the U.S was thwarted, the threat nevertheless shook the air cargo industry around the globe. read more
Air Cargo World Magazine - Features
Rome-based U.N. World Food Programme, which manages the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS), is historically busy arranging airlifts to deliver desperately needed food, medicine and equipment to often remote regions of the world when natural disaster or political strife occur. In many cases, the agency is tasked with delivering food to regions that were fragile even before natural calamities struck. read more
The current paper-based air cargo transportation process generates around 30 documents per shipment, making for a large and weighty “pouch.” Andreas Otto, a member of Lufthansa Cargo’s executive board, told a recent media presentation that he can’t believe the airfreight industry is still producing 10,000 tons of documentation every year. He pledged to “get rid of all the useless paper by 2020.” read more
The pharmaceutical industry continues to undergo numerous changes as government regulations persist, blockbuster patents expire and the need for cost control rises within the industry. As such, there is a shift towards emerging markets for not only manufacturing but also to penetrate growing domestic markets.