|Vol. 16 No. 69||
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey delivered record rain in Houston,
Texas, making the going there and elsewhere very tough.
“While the airport
is now closed to all but relief flights, United coordinated with the
FAA to operate four widebody flights into IAH Sunday and Monday to
bring in critical consignments, including medical supplies, bottled
water, shelf-stable food, and United amenity kits, and of course the
Cargo Team played a big role in making that happen. We’re working
with local companies and charitable organizations to obtain additional
items we will send throughout the crisis.
“United is providing
up to three million bonus miles to customers who contribute to designated
relief organizations through our CrowdRise page. https://www.crowdrise.com/UAHarveyRelief
has been working to care for customers and team members who were impacted
by the devastating storm that struck Texas this weekend,” reports
AA Cargo President Rick Elieson.
Here are several organizations
and coordinated efforts coming to the aid of people affected by the
catastrophic events in Texas.
Paul Lettow is joining
leading advocates for air cargo at the second US Air Cargo Industry
Affairs Summit (USACIA) being held in Washington, D.C., on September
6. Paul is a partner in the Washington office of Jones Day, the pioneering
U.S. firm that is also serving as host to this year’s gathering.
Inside Politics and Policy
“The Trump Administration
is poised to make significant changes in areas affecting the air cargo
industry,” Mr. Lettow declared.
An aerial view of Chicago, Lake Michigan, and Soldier Field are seen on final at sunrise from a United Airlines window in this Instagram-filtered picture
From left Pablo Lluch (Alfilpack), David
Olmos (Milestone Logistics), Nacho Pascual (Gesprolog), Vicente Soriano
(Mulem) and Germán Monedero (Aza Logistics) In Spain Milestone
Logistics leads an alliance with four other companies to offer full services
in the supply chain.
about an advantageous position. Japanese carrier ANA reports a strong
start to the year and predicts air freight markets will stay positive
as it gears up for major expansion in the coming years.
Long Term Plans Revealed
ANA Holdings, recently laid out its long-term strategy, not least
via its commitment to achieving a full year operating profit of Y200
billion ($1.8 billion) by FY2020.
Belly Adds Up Cargo
The plan will involve
increasing international passenger traffic by some 30 percent by 2020
as more slots become available in Tokyo.
ANA currently operates
12 freighters (eight B767-300BCF and four B767-300F) that supplement
its passenger fleet of 256 aircraft. The spokesman said the carrier
intended to “maintain and utilize the current fleet” of
freighters, adapting its deployment based on customer service requirements.
Profits In Forecast
For 2017 and the coming
years, ANA Cargo aims to achieve profitability by constantly reviewing
and optimizing its freighter network.
Okinawa Hub & Spoke
ANA Cargo is also leveraging its Okinawa hub and making best use of the Hub and Spoke concept to balance supply and demand by cancelling frequencies on slow demand days and adding direct flights when higher demand is expected. “In cases where regular belly cargo space is not able to cover the high demand on certain routes, ANA Cargo adds charter flights to high demand destinations,” said the spokesman.
Changes In The Wind
To help manage its business expansion, ANA has now made organizational changes to its sales and marketing operation and each division now has its own Executive Vice President. “The ‘Global Sales Department’ will literally focus on sales, while the ‘Global Marketing Department’ will look after the freighter network, including the belly space of passenger aircraft, and the new development of products and solutions as well as managing joint ventures and alliances,” said the spokesman.
Venture In The Joint
The key joint venture
for ANA was the deal signed with Lufthansa Cargo in 2014, which the
spokesman said “was the world’s first Joint Venture in
the cargo field.”
E-Freight Conversions Slow
have recently noted that the air freight industry’s failure
to adopt e-freight common standards and technology was reducing supply
chain transparency and reducing competitiveness, with Japanese stakeholders
proving surprisingly slow at changing their business practices.
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