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Volume 12, March 2013 | Contents

Back on track bookmark
Despite the best efforts of IATA and the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), one of e-freight’s key targets suffered another year of slippage in 2012. So what progress has been made, and can the industry be confident of the new schedule, asks Will Waters
Editor's note – March 2013 bookmark
The year we take control
Jump into the pool bookmark
As airlines cut costs across all departments and consequently become unwilling to invest in lightweight ULD management, outsourcing is starting to look like an increasingly attractive option. Will Waters reports
Leading lights – March 2013 bookmark
Camiel Eurlings
Managing director, KLM and chairman, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo
Middle kingdoms bookmark
The four major Middle Eastern passenger carriers are jostling for top position – but the threat to airlines outside the region is far greater than their threat to each other, claim their respective heads of cargo. Alexandra Lennane finds out more
Old dog, new tricks bookmark
The air cargo industry has often been criticised for being hopelessly behind the technology adoption curve of other sectors. However, Ian Putzger discovers that some companies are busy rolling out new initiatives
Rising star – Adam Cooper bookmark
Adam Cooper, 28, was nominated by Tony Randgaard, manager, cargo marketing, United Cargo
Shifting gear bookmark
The automotive sector has always relied on air freight for its just-in-time deliveries and lean inventory strategy. But what effect will near sourcing, emerging market demand and increasingly complex supply chains have? Phil Hastings finds grounds for optimism
Swiss watch bookmark
Panalpina has a unique proposition – its own fleet – which could offer a great strategic advantage in the good times. But when capacity is high and demand is low, how can the forwarder turn its assets into profits? Alexandra Lennane talks to the new head of air freight, Lucas Kuehner
The Latin link bookmark
Carriers have been piling capacity into South America to take advantage of trade with Asia. But while Asian airlines struggle to make Latin operations profitable, routing through Europe is becoming popular, finds Ian Putzger
March 2013