Looking forward to 2014
As 2014 approaches, the airfreight industry remains hopeful that the economic tide will change and the sector will see a long-awaited upward trend. As Air Cargo World enters its 72nd year, we will be here as always with the latest industry information and features.
A new year often brings change, and that’s true here at Air Cargo World. In January, we will unveil our new and greatly expanded website. The new site has been in development for several months, and we look forward to going live with it. We will add an array of new features and upgrades to make our site more user-friendly and information-laden. These include:
- A poll on the homepage where users can offer their opinions about developments in air cargo.
- Content from the magazine, including opinion pieces and regional reports, on the homepage.
- An improved commenting system for articles.
- A listing of our most popular stories.
- Graphs of airfreight data that will change monthly.
- An improved search function and navigation.
Later on, we will roll out free user registration, which will be needed to receive premium content on the website. As always, we will have the latest industry information, updated daily.
Improvement is a constant at Air Cargo World. During 2013, we added a new column, Legal Ledger, which examines the law as it pertains to air cargo. Our two industry legal experts, Ruwantissa Abeyratne and Daniel Raab, will continue to offer their valuable insight on industry issues in 2014.
We also added a second page to our Bottom Line department, including updates from Drewry Sea & Air Shipper Insight and air cargo market data from WorldACD. Our social media presence was also expanded with greater use of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and a new Pinterest page.
We believe you will enjoy our new online look, and we look forward to your feedback on the new aircargoworld.com.
John W. McCurry is the editor of Air Cargo World.