|Vol. 16 No. 61||
Monday July 31, 2017
we meet some women who power air cargo at the biggest airline in the
Making Way Cargo… in Chicago
In his 1914 poem titled Chicago, Carl Sandburg wrote:
ORD On Ice
ORD has a freezer,
cooler, and dedicated ExpediteTC space (temperature-controlled for
pharmaceuticals). Wendy’s priorities in 2017 are to make sure
that the state-of-the-art TC cooler has plenty of opportunities to
do what it does best, and be the number one cargo carrier at ORD.
Caribbean Dream Your Seein’
Say hello to Lorena Sandoval, managing director, Cargo Sales –
Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.
It turns out Lorena
began in cargo at Miami International (MIA) earlier this year, “moving
on up” after a stellar 26 years on the passenger side with American
Love At First Flight
“I was granted
an appointment to visit the cargo facility in Miami. I was interested
in air cargo, but wondered what working in the division included.
Coming Up Roses
As 2017 rolls along,
Lorena sees AA Cargo business continuing its upward growth in pharma
The Art of Lorena
Even though her job
requires extensive traveling, Lorena still enjoys sharing her love
of the airline experience with her family.
Time Flies in Cargo
Linda Dreffein answered
a blind ad in a newspaper after she graduated from college and today
she is AA Cargo managing director, Cargo Sales – eastern division
USA. She is happy she answered that blind ad.
Strong Market Continues In 2017
Linda sees a strong
market for cargo throughout the rest of 2017, backed by customer comments
Linda In The Swim
Away from air cargo
for some moments, Linda likes to swim and read.
A Vision of Cargo, La Carga, La Cargaison Kago
The message is never
lost in translation because Junie Paul, AA Cargo’s general manager,
Cargo Operations – Philadelphia (PHL) is passionate about the
cargo business and fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Creole.
Junie grew up the youngest of six children in Haiti. Her parents,
both having chosen a career in education as school principals, raised
young Junie with a worldview of integrity in life that shapes who
she is and continues to lead her on a successful career path.
What Makes Junie Run?
Junie has been on
the scene in PHL for about three years.
An Airline Life
Junie began in cargo
as a customer service manager at JFK after a 29-year career in the
airline industry that started in passenger services at American Airlines.
Class Act In Any Language
“Cargo is an
integral part of the world chain,” Junie says.
Junie sees her 2017
priorities as customer service and safety/security as a consistent,
Vigorous year-on-year June air freight growth points to “high demand” in Q4 peak season…
Strong exports this year have driven double-digit growth in air cargo volumes out of Asia, according to the latest figures from leading airports and carriers. And with macro-economic signals positive and new product launches expected to boost volumes in the coming months in the lead-up to the Q4 peak season, the demand outlook is bright.
Capacity Versus Yield
However, air freight service providers are, so far at least, struggling to convert higher demand into price hikes as excess bellyhold capacity puts a ceiling on rate increases.
AAPA Counts To Ten
The Association of
Asia Pacific Airlines said the region’s airlines saw year-on-year
growth of more than 10 percent in the first half of 2017, while in
June international air cargo demand rose 10 percent year-on-year measured
in freight tonne kilometres. In June, offered freight capacity increased
by 4.8 percent, leading to a 3.1 percentage point increase in the
average international freight load factor to 66.2 percent.
PVG ICN Ahead
At Shanghai Pudong
Int'l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), volumes last month
rose 13.8 percent year-on-year with international inbound cargo up
20.5 percent and outbound cargo up 11.9 percent.
Skies Brightening Ahead
With multiple product launches due for shipment in the coming months from the electronics sector and macro-economic indicators performing better than expected, most industry analysts are now expecting a healthy Q3 ahead of a strong peak season in Q4.
AAPA Director General Andrew Herdman said global trade activity had
picked up markedly since the middle of last year with air freight
volumes growing at a robust pace.
strong volume growth, Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index
only climbed 1.2 percent month-on-month in June, following a slight
dip in May, a trend that suggests excess bellyhold capacity remains
a drag on the industry.
“This airport should have been a world-class showpiece for Germany,” says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, which has long sought to introduce service to Berlin.
“It’s an embarrassment.”
Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt—also widely known as BER—has cost at least €5 billion since construction began in 2006. Despite promises, the airport is still not fully opened in 2017.
Recently Bloomberg reported that Germany’s biggest city has fewer overseas flights than Düsseldorf (with less than a quarter of Berlin’s population).
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, which operates Berlin’s three airports, said BER is 89 percent completed and some 150,000 defects have been remedied.
“The aim,” the airport operator claims, “is to finish BER as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Tegel and Schonefeld, the two airports left in Berlin after Tempelhof was closed, warp under overuse and appear to be held together with scotch tape and rubber bands.
Is BER truly ‘the airport from hell’ as some have dubbed the troubled facility?
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