|Vol. 16 No. 59||
Tuesday July 25, 2017
There have undoubtedly
been many events endlessly ballyhooed in your e-mails recently.
At the beginning of 2016, CNS’s new (sleeves rolled up) President
Lionel van der Walt identified a need for the industry to do more in terms
of educating government and the general public about the tremendous value
the air cargo industry delivers in the United States.
Hey, Friend Do It Again
Lionel notes that based on the success
of last year’s event, CNS has made a decision to host the 2nd U.S.
USACIA Summit in Washington, D.C., on September 6th, 2017. He also notes
that they have a new partner, JONES DAY, and that the summit will be hosted
at the JONES DAY Washington, D.C., office this year, a most appropriate
venue considering the important role the law firm plays in aviation and
its proximity to Capitol Hill.
Rave Review For ACIA
A Clear & Present Danger
Not Your Same Old Trade Event
“This is not just another networking
event; this is the industry’s voice in Washington, D.C., and it
is essential that the most is made of this important opportunity to discuss
our priorities and influence government thinking.
The Air Cargo Proposition
As noted by IATA, the value of international
trade shipped by air in 2017 is forecasted to reach USD $5.5 trillion,
representing less than 1 percent of world trade by volume, but over 35
percent by value.
Here's The Pitch
Lionel’s quick take as to why you
need to attend this event, dear reader, is that “air cargo should
be considered a silent force for good that has a tremendously positive—yet
hidden—impact on each and every one of our lives.”
Where Cargo Reaches The Ruling Class
Our key objective is to establish a better
understanding of the air cargo industry in Washington, D.C., and to highlight
the importance of and economic benefits associated with the sector. Topics
to be discussed will include infrastructure constraints, eCommerce, undeclared
dangerous goods, potential impacts of the recent Administration change,
regulatory impacts on security, customs, and trade, as well as the importance
of the air cargo value chain as a facilitator of trade and employment
in the United States. The detailed agenda can be viewed here: https://events.bizzabo.com/204890
Lionel reminds us that as mentioned earlier,
CNS is once again coordinating this important industry summit in collaboration
with the following partners: Airforwarders Association (AFA), Airlines
for America (A4A), Cargo Airline Association (CAA), Express Association
of America (EAA), Express Delivery & Logistics Association (XLA),
International Air Transport Association (IATA), National Customs Broker
and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA),, and The International
Air Cargo Association (TIACA) plus the addition of the following two new
important collaboration partners for this year’s event: The U.S.
Chamber of Commerce and Airports Council International – North America
An Invitation To Get Involved
Don’t miss out on the opportunity
to make your voice heard in Washington, D.C.
Finnair recorded a first-half net profit of €58.8 million ($67 million), a turnaround from a loss of €16.1 million versus same period in 2016.
The airline achieved the result on turnover up 7.4% year-over-year (YOY) at just under €1.2 billion.
Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo said the airline was now growing at an accelerated pace: “We’re very satisfied that the revenue contributions came from all our revenue streams,” he said in an earnings call July 20.
Pekka Vauramo said Finnair had seen “very robust growth” in both its Asian and European services, although transatlantic and domestic services had been flat.
Finnair now has 10 A350s in its inventory, with one more to arrive later this year.
In addition, four leased A321s have been delivered so far in 2017.
Looking ahead, he said demand outlook for both passengers and cargo in Finnair’s main markets continued to involve uncertainty, but that capacity would, as previously intimated, grow at 8%-10% this year, with that growth strongly weighted toward the back end of the year.
Air India SATS introduced ‘AISATS Cargo’ app for real-time mobile air cargo tracking at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Pictured at the launch this week celebrating the milestone from left are: M R Reddy; Joint Commissioner, Customs; Harshvardhan Umre; Additional Commissioner, Customs; Anjani Kumar, Commissioner Customs; Hoa Kai Ee, Senior Vice President, AISATS Bangalore; and Bipin Kumar Upadhyaya, Joint Commission.
I have been privileged
to meet several great people in my years at the airport, especially in
Stroke Takes A Life
Now just shy of 30 years later, Rocco
has passed away at age 63. He died on July 17, 2017 in New
York’s Mount Sinai Hospital after a paralyzing stroke this past
Memorial Day that left him in a coma for the remainder of his life.
Rocky Comes To The Airport
At the time we were working to save the
Marine Air Terminal, and the airport operator decided to utilize the building
with The Pan Am Shuttle in 1986. The search for someone to operate a small
lobby restaurant issued from Manager Tim Peirce’s edict “to
find someone local” to Rocco’s well-frequented eatery just
off LaGuardia’s main runways.
“Rocky was always bigger than life
to me,” his cousin Antonietta Mileo recalled.
“Our final goodbyes in the funeral
home included an over-flow of people he had known and helped during his
all-too brief time with us,” Toni said.
The images of Rocco Manniello that endure
include those early days inside the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia.
Lust For Life
Somehow, Rocco never lost his lust for
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