21 No. 34 MONDAY
van der Walt Vectors Forwarder's Approach
positive impact of Vector.ai’s rapid expansion and innovative
approach to helping freight forwarders solve their business challenges
with AI, is leading a new wave of meaningful transformation across
the industry,” said Lionel van der Walt (l) who joins Vector.ai
as the London-based company's Chief Growth Officer.
for September 12, 2022
From The World Trade Center
We have known Jim
Larsen for as long as we have been in the air cargo business.
Always a stand-up guy and
air cargo pioneer to boot, Jimmy served at Seaboard World Airways,
the great pioneer carrier that spawned many other air cargo greats
like Bill Boesch, John Mahoney, Dick Jackson, Guenter Rohrmann and
Vincent Chabrol, the list goes on.
A Cargo Carrier
And we've often rewound
Since the Puritans got a
When they landed on Plymouth
If today, any shock they
should try to stem
'Stead of landing on Plymouth
Plymouth Rock would land
Elizabeth And The Lady In The Harbor
Now, as the world mourns
the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we recall a singular person we've
been aware of since 1953.
We settled in the New York City borough of Queens moving from Toledo,
Ohio, in 1953 the same year Elizabeth became Queen.
21 No. 33 FRIDAY
Aviation And Korean Air Cargo 20 Big Ones
Eat until your
hands get tired!
lots more when sharing comes from the heart!
“You can learn a lot about each other by sitting down with our
team and service partners and enjoying a meal together,“ declares
Mark Thiermann Regional Director South America-ATC Aviation Services
for September 2, 2022
Frankfurt Airport History
Last week we wrote
about an artifact at FRA (https://lnkd.in/e7sjxPr6) that was here
when the airport opened 86 years ago and is still on public view today.
The Globe of the World on
an obelisk needs some help and once again our readers answered the
for September 2, 2022
I have to admit that
I haven’t been aware of the great story of this globe in the
background of our picture. Thanks for sharing this story. I now judge
this picture and the background piece of art as much more valuable!
21 No. 32 WEDNESDAY
From Hong Kong Highlights Progress
Some small signs
that Hong Kong may be reconnecting with the world.
“Recently the seven-day hotel quarantine was reduced to three
days with an app based restriction on entering bars and restaurants
for a further four days and also a requirement to do daily testing,”
reports our friend and Hong Kong full time resident Bob Rogers Vice
President & Treasurer of ULD CARE, who also happens to be a full
time Hong Kong resident.
for August 24, 2022
Alive In Pictures
Sometimes a picture
can tell more than one story.
Here is the new Executive Board of Air Cargo Community Frankfurt (ACCF).
From left Michael Hoppe, who also shines as Board Chairman and Director
of Board of Airline Representatives in Germany or (BARIG), Dr. Tobias
Riege (Riege Software), Susanne Klingler-Werner (UPS Supply Chain
Solutions), Henning Dieter (Swissport Cargo Services Germany), Dr.
Pierre-Dominique Prümm (Fraport) and Dietmar Focke (Lufthansa
Ryan Super Summer 2022
You might take a pause after a lifetime in air cargo and wonder “Is
that all there is?” when adding up a long and illustrious career
totally captivating picture of long time, all-around good guy and
air cargo professional is of John G. Ryan & Co, circa 2022 in
New York. John, among other things, built the Virgin Cargo USA brand
at start up, joining the airline in 1987.
21 No. 31 THURSDAY
Back Lightly Into Trade Shows
Now come a few
quiet weeks after which, from September until later November, air
cargo trade shows will be front and center.
But wait, the pandemic is still loose and people are still getting
Arendal At 84
at 84 years young to air cargo pioneer, dreamer, and doer and a truly
great human being in every respect, Robert Arendal.
A major figure for the past half century Bob brought experience in
the air cargo industry, occupying various shipping and air cargo management
positions in Europe
Confessions Of A Freight Forwarder
Sorgetti was a practicing freight forwarder in Turin, Italy before
he pivoted to organized air cargo. He sold his company in 2000, worked
for the Italian federation Fedespedi and then joined CLECAT, the European
Freight Forwarder Federation as Director. In 2012 Marco became Director
General of FIATA International Federation of Freight
21 No. 30 WEDNESDAY
for August 3, 2022
Discrete Charm Of A True Innovator
Aldo Da Ros is
an Italian entrepreneur, whose career looks like a miracle floating
in the space between his discretion and his high level positions.
Standing at a crossroads between different worlds and different histories,
you would be wondering why you have heard so little about him, but
as I said this is a miracle of discretion. In taking part in Gottardo
Back At The Ranch
Last Saturday all
hell broke loose at DHL home base Germany as Transform LEJ Climate
Activists in Schkeuditz, Germany occupy a hill holding umbrellas spelling
out their displeasure in a protest against construction to support
expanded DHL air cargo activity at Leipzig-Halle Airport.
Dart Scores A Financial Whopper
Blue Dart India
results for the April-June 2022 quarter saw a four-fold jump in its
net profit: INR 119 crores or USD$1,49,15,924. The company’s
strong performance has seen revenue going up around 50 percent to
INR 1,293 crores or USD$1,62,072.
21 No. 29 MONDAY
for July 25, 2022
Shows Urge To Merge
The Urge To Merge
. . . For the Air Cargo Trade Show Industry the surge to pump up the
return of highly successful mostly maskless event around the world
continues at high pitch.
This year has witnessed return of air cargo people to revenue-rich
event venues from India to USA with some UK and a Korean interlude
and even Istanbul and Miami yet to happen during Fall 2022.
Starts Up With UPS
Even as IndiGo,
India’s largest airline, is all set to induct its first freighter
plane – FT reported some time ago that IndiGo was keen to start
his freighter airline, on the heels of the air cargo boom that was
ushered in the pandemic – InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent
company has gone ahead to craft a 50:50 joint venture with Atlanta-based
logistics giant United Parcels Service (UPS) for an initiative in
the Indian logistics market.
Goodbye Richard Malkin Pluse Five
Five years ago
on July 11, 2017, while still working as a reporter, thinker, dreamer
and doer at age 105, Richard Malkin who founded the publication Cargo
Airlift during the Berlin Airlift of 1948 filed his last story and
took off forever.
that a new generation should know Dick Malkin, who wrote about air
cargo for 70 years, we offer some comments on his passing from the
great air cargo pioneer Bill Boesch.
Cancels Newark Airport
“I Don’t Got
To Show You No Stinkin’ Badges,” amounts to what Amazon
said to The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, operators
of Newark Liberty Airport right after the USD$125 million cargo terminal
deal with the Bi-State agency fell through. The proposed deal would
have paved the way to allow the Jeff Bezos- megaconglomerate to take
over almost all the facility, terminating all tenant leases in the
Night's Haul Over The Hump
The China India Burma
Hump (CBI), "The Hump” being the Himalaya Mountain Range—the
tallest, most dangerous place on earth for flight. During the first
half of the last century the CBI can be recalled as where modern air
cargo was born..
21 No. 28 MONDAY
for July 18, 2022
Birthday Nils Haupt
Just thought about
it and realized that July 9th was Nils Haupt's birthday.
For people that might not know, Nils is a good-guy that when he had
his head handed to him by Lufthansa Cargo, landed on his feet pivoting
Bastille Day La Fête Nationale
Paris touched the
sky from the top of the Paris La Défense Grande Arche at 08:30
am on July 14 Bastille Day, at one of the greatest spots to celebrate
as low flying fighter jets and other aircraft zoomed above the building
before heading to the Champs-Elysées.
21 No. 27 TUESDAY
for July 5, 2022
JFK Cargo System Debut
When it comes to
future thinking in air cargo, Phil Jensen, Vice President Business
Development and Industry Relations at Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)
and Donna Mullins, Vice President Kale Logistics Solutions are all
smiles after a test collaboration of the partners' Kale-provided Community
Cargo System recently at the WFS JFK Cargo Building 9 in New York.
Takes Another Ride Into History
a statue to Sally Ride on Friday June 17 that now stands in the entrance
courtyard of the Cradle Of Aviation Museum in Uniondale, Long Island,
Colorado-based sculptors and brothers George Lundeen and Mark Lundeen,
working with fellow artist, Joey Bainer, the seven foot tall statue
is executed in bronze and gold.
Boys Of Summer
a fork in the road in New York City, as July 4th, 2022 found my New
York Yankees, the most storied sports franchise in the world cooling
on a rare day off, breaking a torrid winning streak so far this year,
but still comfortably in first place with the best record in the sport.
21 No. 25 THURSDAY
A Children's Song
On Bedford Street
in Manhattan is a wonderful ancient passage that runs for some blocks
parallel to Hudson Street.
is a beautiful wooden frame home on Bedford Street right down the
block from Chumley’s, a great writer's saloon and at one time
a stop on the Underground Railroad that until the end of the U.S.
Civil War worked to free slaves.
for June 16, 2022
Menen Looking At Tomorrow
In late May we
wrote of the enduring friendships formed by people in transportation
that outlast companies, careers, and in the case of Ram Menen and
Des Vertannes, still going strong with expansive thinking and on point
after 40 years.
the gentlemen about some current issues in cargo.
Here Ram Menen opens up on a variety of subjects.
Need more proof
that COVID is still out there? Although in some cases people are reluctant
to come right out and say “I have COVID” we are getting
reports from attendees of Cargo Network Services Corp. (CNS) held
in Phoenix May 23-25 and also Air Cargo India Mumbai May 31-June 2,
by people, who after flying home, a few days later are coming up sick,
bitten by the pandemic despite being vaccinated several times . .
21 No. 24 THURSDAY
Best In Show
One of the busiest
people in Mumbai recently was the person who creates the awards and
We may wonder
as example, if every panelist needs a citation for their attendance
and participation in a talk session, but guess that is a personal
India Big Time Operator
The Adani Group, headed by Gautam
Adani, has, in just over two years after entering the aviation space,
become the largest operator in India. Through the Adani Airports Holding
Limited (AAHL), it manages the airports at Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru,
Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram (all the airports were won
through a competitive bid that was announced in 2019). Adani also
bought the Mumbai International Airport from the GVK group - today,
it is the jewel in the crown. The six airports along with the Mumbai
airport, handled nearly 80 million passengers in 2019-2020, approximately
a quarter of India's total air traffic of 341 million.
Caution In The Wind
Air cargo trade show elbow and fist
bumps, kisses and hugs and sharing food in what used to pass as normal
behavior in a trade show setting anywhere, right now, may be premature
and worse, might make you sick according to some people that we talked
to in the past days.
for June 9, 2022
Egalité, Fraternité On June 6
On June 6 we recall D-Day in France during World War II when the Allies
landed and it was the beginning of the end of Nazi rule of Europe.
We especially recall three
years ago when on June 6 more than 40 DC-3s that had first accompanied
the landings in 1944 returned to the skies above the coast of France
to mark the 75h Anniversary of the landings.
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