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Volume 11, June 2012 | Contents

Catch of the day bookmark
The air freight market for fish has seen a 2.2% rise, and air remains the preferred mode for shippers. But sea freight is snapping at its heels, eyeing salmon and live lobsters for its first catch, writes Gavin van Marle
Going on safari bookmark
When times are bad elsewhere, carriers tend to put capacity into Africa. There are signs of hope, both in north and east Africa, and strengthening ties with China and the Middle East. But trade imbalance is, as ever, a problem. Ian Putzger reports
Is west really best? bookmark
It is the world’s largest municipality. An industrial city, it aims to become the global laptop capital and has already attracted many of the big IT manufacturers. And now it is attracting the carriers. Alex Lennane reports from Chongqing, at the opening of Lufthansa Cargo’s new route
Leading lights - June 2012 bookmark
P. Balasubramanian, Manager cargo global operations services, Emirates SkyCargo
Bala, as he is known in the industry, has been in the airline business for more than 34 years. With a degree in commerce and law, an MBA in International Business Strategy and a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, he has a wide knowledge, supplemented by experience across most parts of the industry, including passengers, ramp, headquarters and training.
Let’s thrive, not just survive bookmark
Editor's note - June 2012
There’s a certain theme to this issue of Airline Cargo Management. Not entirely intentional, it does however point to a zeitgeist, a marking of the times that the air cargo industry faces.
Malignant mail bookmark
As the US Postal Service bans international shipments containing lithium batteries, Ian Putzger examines the risks and discovers a multitude of problems in complying with ever-changing regulations
Refined thinking bookmark
As airlines head into losses, blame has fallen on the consistently high fuel price. Martin Roebuck finds out how different carriers are combating the challenge
Rising star - Christine Barden bookmark
Christine Barden, 35, was nominated by Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer, Swiss WorldCargo
Rising star - Sietse Helder bookmark
Sietse Helder, 33, was nominated by Martin Sodergard, senior vice president, Swissport International
The acronym game bookmark
You might think that there were enough interest groups in the air cargo industry. From Fiata to Tiaca, IATA to CNS, there are a lot of initials to learn. But the latest group, GACAG, has a particularly vital role to play, although its message has so far been diluted. Alex Lennane reports
June 2012