White Paper Looks
at USA Exports
Cargo export numbers from USA were a genuine roller coaster ride during
2019,” reports Mike White, President of Cargo Network services (CNS).
“CNS CASS numbers through November
2019 reflect the U.S. government agreements with some of its key trade
“Over all,” Mike said,
“we have seen a 6.8% drop in U.S. exports reported through CNS CASS.
“Much of this reduction was in cargo
going to two regions: North Asia saw a 10% drop; Asia Pacific was down
7%; and Europe was down 5%.
“The rest of the world has seen much the same, except for India
which increased by 6%, albeit on very low volumes compared to the rest
of the world.
June Was Not Bustin’ Out
“Overall, U.S. exports saw the largest
decrease in June, over 2018 figures with a 10.5 % drop.
“The last quarter of 2019 was also
underscored with decreases of 8.9% in November and 8.5% in September.
“The last three months of 2019 were
worse as we saw drops starting to occur in late 2018.”
Brightening up a bit, Mike notes:
“With the new U.S., Mexico and Canada
(USMC) agreement, and the proposed agreements forthcoming with China,
we could improve volumes in 2020. Of course what is now at play are also
the recent issues in the Middle East and how the U.S. negotiations go
with Europe and the UK after Brexit.
“Other factors that are still at play
are the upcoming U.S. Presidential elections, the strength of the U.S.
economy and what impact the issues in the Middle East may have upon fuel
Agenda Is More To Do
“As trade agreements become normalized,
we still have a lot of work to do with education and outreach to those
people in the cargo community that make our business go.
“CNS is working with our partners
at IATA training and education on how we can improve training skills for
the current and future air cargo work force.
“We also should be seeing much more
on the development of ONE Record, which is a vision for an end-to-end
digital logistics and transport supply chain, in which data is easily
and transparently exchanged in a digital ecosystem of air cargo stakeholders,
communities and data platforms.
“Our very special focus is being part
of the global outreach on the need to be better informed on the transport
of lithium batteries.
Turning The Juice Up On Lithium
“CNS has already begun outreach awareness
campaign on the dangers of shipping undeclared and misdeclared lithium
“Consumer demand for lithium batteries
is growing by 17% annually.
“With it, the number of incidents
relating to undeclared or misdeclared lithium batteries has also risen
and it is important that everyone is aware of the proper handling involved,”
Mike White said.
Lastly, Mike enthuses, “the CNS Team
is working hard on this year’s 30th Anniversary edition of its Annual
2020 Partnership Conference set for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas April 26-28,
“We are very proud to be bringing
this event to deep in the heart of Texas and it is guaranteed to be one
of the best,” Mike White assures.
“We encourage folks to take advantage
of the early bird rate for significant savings!
“We look forward to seeing you in
Fort Worth and let’s hope that trade is used in a positive way and
that 2020 will be a better year for the air cargo industry,” Mike
(L to R) first CNS President Jack Lindsay,
second CNS President Anthony (Tony Calabrese), while original CNS
Board Members Brian Barrow and Buz Whalen flank American Airlines
CEO Robert Crandall.
Still The Best
As CNS approaches the celebration of its
30th Partnership Conference we should never forget the work of people
like Mike White in 2020, first CNS President Jack Lindsay and second CNS
President Tony Calabrese, who along with industry executives like original
CNS Board Member Brian Barrow, Guenter Rohrmann, Jo Frigger, Pat Phelan,
Buz Whalen and others, recognized the need for better cooperation between
airlines and forwarders and supported and brought the CNS Partnership
Conference to the world.
Today no industry trade show anywhere in
the world approaches the overall networking value-for-money impact, that
CNS delivers every year at its Annual Partnership conference.
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