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Volume 11, September 2012 | Contents

Back to the shop floor bookmark
Low cargo demand and three new freighter types have dampened demand for conversions. But the integrators are still interested, finds Martin Roebuck
Editor's note - September 2012 bookmark
Now is the time for blue sky thinking
The economic news doesn’t seem to be improving. The statistics out of China – for what they are worth, and many economists suggest they are not worth much – don’t show particularly encouraging signs.
In or out? bookmark
Outsourcing can cut costs and add efficiencies – but only if it is done well. If done badly, it can bring risk to a business, finds Alexandra Lennane
Leading lights - September 2012 bookmark
Kenji Hashimoto, President, American Airlines Cargo
In his first interview, Kenji Hashimoto, new president of American Airlines Cargo, reveals what he thinks of the cargo business, and how hard it is to step into Dave Brooks’ shoes
Made in America? bookmark
Companies are looking to shorten their supply chains to limit risk and ensure speed to market – air freight’s proposition. So how will near-shoring affect the industry, asks Alexandra Lennane
Rising star - September 2012 bookmark
Airline Cargo Management is celebrating young talent in the industry, and finding out what the air cargo business means to the next generation. Daniel Vogt was Nominated by John Batten, executive vice president global cargo, Swissport
The customer’s always right bookmark
The economy may have pushed the environment off the agenda for many companies, but shippers are increasingly concerned. And yet the air freight industry is neither proactive nor transparent with its customers, discovers Alexandra Lennane
The history boy bookmark
Stan Wraight has worked in air freight for nearly 50 years, helping build up several airlines including KLM, Atlas Air and AirBridgeCargo. Now, as executive director of Strategic Aviation Solutions International, he tells Gavin van Marle how the industry has changed – and what he expects to see next
The state we’re in bookmark
Airline profitability has been hugely damaged by overcapacity and fierce competition among forwarders. A clearer focus on yields could change that – so why is the spot market thriving and ‘contracts’ becoming increasingly flexible? Alexandra Lennane reports
The truck stops here bookmark
The RFS market is changing. Airlines want fewer suppliers, forwarders are increasingly involved and drivers are few and far between. Ian Putzger examines the global challenges for trucking firms
September 2012