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   Vol. 17 No. 23
Tuesday April 17, 2018

White Paper For True Cargo Partnership

       It seems that spring has not sprung quite yet for many across the U.S.
       But the weather cannot slow down newly named Cargo Network Services (CNS) President Mike White.
       But there’s no denying many of us are anxious for the 2018 CNS Partnership Conference to happen and for some hot weather in the sunny California oasis of Palm Springs.

Why Palm Springs Is Irresistible

       This will be the first time the conference will be held in Palm Springs, and we are hearing at lot of good things from participants about the location.
       “We are excited to be holding this year’s CNS Partnership Conference at the Waldorf Astoria LaQuinta Resort and Spa,” Mike White exclaimed.
       “The Waldorf is a superb property with great restaurants, numerous pools, and five nearby golf courses,” Mike said. 
       “But make no mistake, the CNS Partnership Conference is still what former CNS President Tony Calabrese imagined many years ago­­—an event that is all about partnership.”


Words to build Upon

       “I have known Tony for years and I always kept in my mind his words about the event he started.
       “‘Mike, we started this to bring parties together and never forget why the word partnership has made the event such a success.’
       “So, we continue to carry on what Tony started.”


CNS Listens

       “At CNS our team reviews the feedback from attendees and listens to what our guests want and that continues to help make this, the premier air cargo event to attend.
       “Networking and one-on-one meetings are a lot of work.
       “Many call this conference speed-dating between providers and customers.”


An Effervescent Tired

       “I hear every year from attendees that that they are worn out but in a good way. Where else can we see so many customers in one place and one time?
       “For many, more business is usually accomplished during the three day event than the rest of the year combined.”


The Agenda Changes With The Landscape

       “To accommodate the need of all those meeting,” Mike White said, “CNS has reduced the plenary sessions from two days to just a few hours on day one.”


CNS Takes Off At Keynote

       “This year, our keynote speaker will be Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member, Products & Sales for Lufthansa Cargo, who will give his industry views from one of the largest air cargo carriers in the world.  
       “Following Dr. von Hoensbroech will be a panel discussion on Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Shaping the Industry’s Future.
       “The last twelve months have been a banner for air cargo.
       “The panel will discuss their views of the last year and provide insight on the future and how the industry must adapt to meet future needs.”


CNS Innovation Stage Bows

       “Something new this year is a smaller venue called the CNS Innovation Stage with 20- to 30-minute presentations.
       “The Innovation Stage will feature informational speakers on today’s subjects, ideas, products, and services.
       “Speakers will be representing key sectors for air cargo including the use of autonomous vehicles on the ground network, airport development, security and economic updates, just to name a few.
       “As always though, bring your dancing shoes to wrap up the event with a little Hollywood glamour thrown in for the gala night closing,” Mike White said, adding quickly:
       “Look, we all know that the key to all of the success of the conference are the people that attend, our sponsors, and the hard work of my colleagues.
       “You can’t go down a hallway or walk through a restaurant without seeing old friends and business colleagues at this event.
       “When you look at the CNS conference, it is truly about friendship.
       “The warmth of Palm Springs helps those friendships grow and bring forth new possibilities and business,” Mike White assures.

     The Express Industry Council of India (EICI) recently released the Indian Express Industry-2018 report which presents an optimistic scenario for the domestic express industry.
     With an annual growth rate of 15 per cent, the express industry in India has rocketed upward.
     However, the report stated, though it has enormous potential, obstacles have stymied its growth.

Needs More Time

     Among the obstacles EICI points out are lease periods for infrastructure developments.
     The period should be increased to 30 years. “For development of air cargo infrastructure,” the report said,” there should be time-bound approval from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS),” aimed at example, for the commissioning of cargo and express terminals.

Flipkart Challenges Operators

     Pointing to Amazon and home-grown Flipkart, the report said that “e-commerce players have challenged express operations and “unlocked” opportunities by bringing in value added services”.
     “In fact, e-commerce players have caused a major disruption in the domestic cargo sector.
     “E-retail, as a part of the B2C express segment, is estimated to contribute Rs 5000 crore ($752 million) to the express industry during this fiscal.
     “In terms of volume, the report states,” close to 1.3 million shipments are being shipped daily – including the forward fulfillments and returns,” the report said.

E-Retail Changes Everything

     “The dynamic and competitive nature of the e-retail segment has brought in many new trends for the industry such as adoption of alternate delivery methods, customer-centric delivery, shift from air express to surface express, increase in regional movement, adoption of technology and expansion to remote locations,” the report pointed out.

Need For Greater Handling Flexibility

     The report also pointed out that if foreign cargo carriers were allowed to self-handle security functions and obtain regulated agent certification, it would facilitate the ease of doing business and also hasten the development of the air infrastructure as well as air express.

Overseas For Domestic All Cargo?

Vijay Kumar     Perhaps, the most important recommendation made in the report concerns domestic cargo carriers .
     “The government,” said the report, “should allow domestic cargo carriers to fly abroad.      
     “That,” according to Vijay Kumar, COO of EICI, “will not only bring more operators but give us a level playing field” with international cargo operators.
     “The EICI would like the government to re-evaluate the civil aviation policy and open the skies to domestic cargo operators, Mr. Kumar declared.
     Today India's top domestic air cargo operator is Blue Dart and the only other dedicated cargo carrier – though on a much smaller scale – is Quikjet.
Tirthankar Ghosh

  “Our annual Air Cargo Day mini-trade show showcases many of our members’ services and saw record attendance in 2017,” said Sherri Dunlop (above) LAACA Membership Committee.
  “This year promises to be even better.”
  Los Angeles Air Cargo Association (LAACA) Air Cargo Day 2018 is set for Thursday, May 10th
11:00am - 2:00pm at Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection (Formerly known as, Manhattan Beach Marriott), 1400 Parkview Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
  Admission is free.
  More: Sherri Dunlap, LAACA, 888-292-4481

  Atlanta Air Cargo Association (AACA) 2018 Spring Golf Classic takes place on May 15 from 08:00-20:00 at Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club.
Entire package cost “Golf to Dinner” for members $110, Non members $165. Dinner only $40.
  A new venue for the annual classic is Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club located less than 30 minutes from HJIA via I75 South at 100 Crystal Lake Boulevard, Hampton, GA 30228.
  More Click here.

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RE: ULDs Get No Respect

Dear Geoffrey,

     Great to see you shine a well-deserved spotlight on the work of Urs Wiesendanger and Bob Rogers. (FlyingTypers, April 10, 2018) They really deserve some recognition for their ongoing devotion to the safe and better handling of ULDs.
     Your article brought back many memories of the numerous meetings where I used to run into Urs and Bob.
     Some memorable meetings come to mind: IATA Vancouver and Bangkok, TIACA Amsterdam, ACE in Munich, etc., etc. I first participated with the IATA ULD Interline group at a meeting in Tokyo in 1982 where I met the famous (and sadly, since deceased) Fred Flückiger of Swissair. Fred was the main force behind an early and excellent ULD control system, which was later sold to SITA Cargo.
     I like to think that I had some influence over SITA purchasing this system.
     When SITA came to try and sell me their Cargo management system in Bahrain, I asked "What about a ULD control module? They did not have it at the time, but within a very short time the IATA/Swissair ULD control system was added to the Cargo Management suite of solutions.
     Talking about Unloved Devices, from my experience nobody at a station cares about ULDs until they are out of stock. I recall a carrier, which I shall not name that had to stop passenger check in at Heathrow Terminal 3 because of a lack of cans.
     Of course the flight suffered a delay.
     They had to wait until the inbound containers had been unloaded before they could accept more passengers.
     Does that still happen today, I wonder?
     Keeping ULD stock balanced was a major headache but made much easier with the former SITA (now CHAMP Cargosystems) ULD Manager system.
     I also recall the heartache of brand new pallets, which I had managed with great difficulty to purchase for the carrier, returning from India and Pakistan with the nets cut off.
     Or watching cargo-handling staff using a forklift to pick up containers by the roof, and watching all the rivets pop.
     The quality and condition of the ULD equipment is a good indicator of the quality of the airline.
     Of course nowadays most carriers lease units and they look worse than ever.
     Please relay my very best wishes to Urs and Bob and all the others from the "ULD World."
     Loved the Rodney Dangerfield clip. Brings back even more Memories :-)
     Keep up the great work.

Best regards,
Peter Walter
Champ Cargosystems (ret.)

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