Anderson, President, United Cargo is a well-known
operations expert who has moved easily into
the top spot at the legendary, Chicago-based
there's no sign of any strong, consistent
growth in world trade.
and consumers remain uncertain about their
economic future. In the cargo markets, the
double-edged sword continues of increasing
capacity and decreasing demand; we've been
living with it since early 2011.
immediate future, we're cautiously optimistic
that the cargo industry will enjoy some level
of the traditional, holiday-related boost
we believe United is well-positioned to take
full advantage of the next cyclical upturn
in our business.
we consider that United will harvest the bulk
of our cargo synergies when we cutover to
one capacity, inventory management, and technology
system, we're upbeat about our market position
and believe the best is yet to come.
has set the table for United Cargo's success,”
created an unprecedented network of ten hubs
linking more than 370 worldwide destinations.
of these hubs are among the largest air freight
gateways in the world (Chicago, Los Angeles,
Tokyo-Narita, and New York-Newark).
a fleet perspective, United is one of the
largest wide body aircraft operators in the
the best new order book and youngest fleet
among U.S. major carriers.
to keep United Cargo profitable is our effort
to staying focused on the things we can control—the
fundamentals that remain the same no matter
the economic conditions.
our entire team is concentrating on keeping
our commitments to our customers every day
and with every shipment.
proud of the way our teams are working together
to meet this goal, and feedback from our customers
confirms we're maintaining this focus on customer
we are committed to staying close to our customers.
team follows one of the most ambitious customer
event schedules in the business, attending
more than 30 functions in 2012.
ensures we receive regular feedback to determine
if we're doing everything possible to meet
our customer needs.
not, we rely on personal relationships based
on open and honest communication to guide
any adjustments in our course.
promoting our fleet and network advantages,
another important United strategy is our focus
on higher-yielding specialty products, such
as commodities requiring temperature-controlled
to see solid, double-digit growth in TempControl,
our service for temperature-sensitive commodities.
our award-winning PetSafe product is experiencing
product line and comprehensive worldwide network
are a winning combination in those areas of
the cargo business that are prospering and
Steen took up a key post as Executive Vice
President and Chief Commercial Officer at
Atlas Air in 2007.
by trade with a professional team player attitude
acquired as a top athlete in his youth, Michael
exudes a methodical approach to the industry’s
challenges, which he admits are in no short
airfreight demand is obviously under pressure
and we have seen stagnation on many routes
around the world.
global economy has seen several macro challenges
in 2012 e.g. EU debt crisis, political unrest
in the Middle East, reduced consumer confidence,
said that, there are growth markets out there
like intra-Asia, South America, and Africa
where we see growth year-over-year, so all
is not lost even as the industry is facing
is also waiting eagerly for the new product
introductions—new Smartphones, Tablets,
and an overall uptick in airfreight demand
as inventory levels are depleted to a record
low across most industries—all of this
will increase demand and consequently improve
load-factors and yields.
is historically a growth industry and we have
seen many ups and downs over the past decades
and we will face the same in the future.
now at a point where we will see the pendulum
shifting and I foresee a modest growth in
2013 and a return to an approximate 3.5-4
percent annual growth over the next several
Air, ACMI is as always working closely with
our customers, who span across the entire
air cargo supply chain (Integrators, Airlines,
Forwarders) to ensure that we can help them
reduce their operating cost, improve service
and coverage, and consequently add new value
to their bottom line.
most recent financials are showing, we have
been able to deliver on that together with
our customers even during the current downturn,
and we will continue delivering on that strategy
for the years to come.
model has proven to work equally well in a
challenged economy as in an upturn and we
are looking positively towards the future.”
VP Commercial at Saudia Cargo says, “We
read the negative market conditions in the
media, but Saudi Arabian Cargo grew our global
freighter business 22 percent in September
and our momentum continues year on year.
division is adding flights to Hong Kong and
Shanghai, and we see our business up over
20 percent as we continue to offer new services
year to date (October 2).”
outlook is optimistic.
to see positive trends and growth, particularly
in the Middle Eastern region which shows great
promise due to the strong economies of major
countries such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
we also expect slow growth in the major developed
markets, which are always affected by increases
in cost and capacity. These two factors will
mainly affect the global air cargo market.
Saudia Cargo profitable during these times
includes many factors.
scheduled freighter services by deploying
the right equipment in the right market, thus
avoiding a situation of overcapacity and low
other hand, we do our utmost to fulfill the
requirements of our customers by offering
a mix of products to serve their needs with
a view to quality improvement.
continuously review contracts with our clients
as well as with service providers to ensure
that they are in the best interests of all