year 2015 marks our 40th year in the world of air cargo news reporting—first
as Air Cargo News and now
stewardship of Air Cargo News FlyingTypers hasn't changed
since 1975, and while that is an impressive feat, what is even more
remarkable is that in 2015 we have been fortunate to present the
writings of the nearly 102-year-old Richard Malkin, who remains
the first air cargo reporter in history (circa 1942) and now serves
as FlyingTypers' Senior Editor.
Richard continues a remembrance of events in an exclusive year-long
series, "Echoes 1975-2015."
Cargo Network Services’ computerized AWB number
distribution service was upped to 38 with the joining of two U.S.
and two foreign-flag air carriers: Trans World Airlines, United
Airlines, TACA, and New Zealand Airways. It was noted that air freight
forwarder and IATA cargo agent users have expanded to slightly under
Under the CNS-developed system, airlines provide blocks
of serial numbers as well as a list of forwarders and agents authorized
to receive their numbers for computerized AWBs. Requests
are made to CNS via fax to supply a pre-authorized group of numbers.
Daily and monthly recaps of transactions performed. The service
is without charge to forwarders and agents.