|Vol. 18 No. 30||
Wednesday April 24, 2019
When Lionel van der Walt departed IATA CNS a couple of
years ago, our industry lost a great leader, although we got lucky
again right away, when Mike White stepped up to take the presidency. Mike
has carried forward admirably, assembling and hosting a huge Annual Partnership
Conference about to take off in Miami on May 5.
the same questions to a pair of top managers in our business today—an
airline air cargo chieftain and the executive director of a top U.S. freight
Go Go Guillaume
What have you been up to?
Brandon Gets It
“Our latest partnership with WebCargo stipulates time and again that our strategy ‘be there, where the customer is’, is the right one,” said Marcel de Nooijer, Executive Vice President of Air France-KLM Cargo & managing director Martinair Holland NV.
A new deal had just been announced between Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and Web Cargo by Freightos.
But you hear claims and counterclaims as we all know. so Flying Typers decided to check this deal out.
There were a surprising number of good comments, with one from a CEO of a total logistics forwarder with scores of offices all over the world summing it up, getting right to the point:
“We have very positive feedback from our offices which are using this system.
“We just wish more airlines would implement such a system.”
The partners say, the benefit to forwarders is an instant view of live rates, assess capacity availability, and secure cargo bookings on specific flights in real-time.
“Air France KLM Martinair Cargo is committed to be a leading player in transforming our industry online.
“Our online platform myCargo exemplifies our ambition ‘to be easy to do business with’” Marcel de Nooijer assures.
A300/A310 pioneered twin jet operations worldwide and are still at work today at FedEx.
"Gathering Pace Together", a new sustainability report from Hapag-Lloyd as new rules for fuel content ready for prime time January 1, 2020.
China Burma India Hump (CBI) If you want to know exactly when a defining time occurred for air cargo in the 20th century, and what led to the development of the industry we know today, join us as we cast a line back to April, seventy nine years ago, and you will discover that modern air cargo was born above the Himalayas as wartime air commerce moved essential consignments between India and China.
Twenty five years ago, this week on April 23 1994, Airbus delivered the first of 25 Airbus A300-600F dedicated freighters to FedEx.
Today the Memphis-based integrator lists 142 A300/A310s, with about half of them mothballed.
Good to recall that 50 years ago the innovative Airbus Industrie was formally created, launching the A300 performing its maiden flight in 1972, and entering service with Air France in May 1974.
For the record, A300 was the very first wide-body, twin-engine aircraft ever brought to the market.
It set totally new standards in the industry. The innovative two-man glass cockpit was implemented on the A310, launched in July 1978, entering service in April 1983 with Lufthansa and Swissair.
"Time has proven to us that the A300s and A310s were excellent choices for our fleet," said Jim Parker, senior vice president of air operations at FedEx Express.
Jim was boss of all air operations at FedEx until he retired in 2017 after 41 years of service.
“They (A300s A310) have given us a great return on investment and proven to be reliable, all of which increases our ability to serve our customers,” he said.
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