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Volume 12, December 2013 | Contents

An evolving species bookmark
As overcapacity continues to impact airfreight, the conversion market is languishing with brand new freighters being parked in the desert. But there are signs ahead of new demand for cheaper aircraft, finds Ian Putzger
Editor's note – December 2013 bookmark
Carriers change, conditions remain
If one was to tie up the themes in this issue, this quarter – or in fact, where we appear to be heading next year – they would mostly concern the fact that overcapacity is here to stay, and as such, where best to deploy it?
Finding harmony bookmark
As it looks to optimise freight flows and add value for its customers, Geodis Wilson is undergoing a number of changes. However, these changes won’t come at the expense of partnership airlines, as new global product director air, Henk Venema, tells Alex Lennane
Industry Survey 2014 bookmark
Airline Cargo Management needs you...We want to canvas opinions from those in the know on the air freight industry
Leading lights – December 2013 bookmark
Doug Brittin, Secretary general at TIACA
Doug Brittin was appointed to the position of secretary general at TIACA in August 2013. Prior to TIACA he served in the US Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air cargo office, joining in 2007.
Medicinal matters bookmark
Airfreight’s share of the pharmaceutical pie is shrinking. What is needed, say industry players, is a higher degree of quality and better communication along the chain. Martin Roebuck reports
Rising star – Laura Reupke bookmark
Nominated by Michael Göntgens, Head of PR & Internal Communications, Lufthansa Cargo
Seeking sweet spots bookmark
Seabury's analysis of 2013
When it comes to financial trends, flat is better than down – and at the time of writing some growth is even projected for the full year of 2013. However to ensure profitable operations, carriers need to find pockets of promise where volumes are outpacing the global average, say Seabury’s Jasper Schrijver, associate, and Marco Bloemen, senior vice president
Terminal improvement bookmark
Despite the combination of challenging market conditions with increasing regional and global competition, key fleet and hub investments, as well as Hong Kong’s strategic location suggest a bright future still lies ahead for Cathay Pacific. Will Waters reports
The rate debate bookmark
With increasing numbers of airlines changing their surcharge methodology, shippers are asking whether it’s time to ditch the extra tariffs in favour of all-in rates. Alex Lennane reports
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December 2013

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