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Volume 13, December 2014 | Contents

A sigh of relief bookmark
Exclusive: Seabury’s analysis of 2014
2014 has seen marked improvement for the airfreight industry, with various countries and commodities flying high. Seabury’s Marco Bloemen, SVP, and Barend Buutfeld, senior analyst, reveal the surprises of the year – and what to watch out for in the next
Anything but broke bookmark
Charter brokers around the world are reporting good growth. The only challenges are competition from scheduled airlines and a dearth of freighters in the 40-ton bracket, finds Ian Putzger
Editor's note – December 2014 bookmark
Put the champagne on ice…
Finally, a year to shout about. Not too loudly though, we don’t want to jinx it. But there’s definitely a spring in the step of many airline executives and freight forwarders.
Fish or fuel? bookmark
Plans to make Anchorage a key transit hub have failed to materialise. Instead, it remains a tech stop and a centre for key seafood exports, finds Ian Putzger
Just the tonic bookmark
Healthcare shipments are subject to numerous and sometimes conflicting regulations. But better relations between carriers, forwarders and shippers, plus increased investment, is helping airlines to fight off cheaper and more secure competition from seafreight, discovers Martin Roebuck
Leading lights – December 2014 bookmark
John DeBenedette, Managing director, WIN
John DeBenedette has spent the past 25 years working to transform freight and logistics processes with technology. Now, DeBenedette is developing a new freight industry platform – this time for independent forwarders to collaborate electronically with each other, as well as with air and seafreight carriers. The project is called WIN, the Worldwide Information Network.
New lease of life bookmark
ACMI operators are seeing a momentum shift on Boeing 747 operations, with falling fuel prices and higher volumes making older variations of the aircraft more attractive than they have been for some time. But market changes have also led to a switch in clientele, along with greater interest in CMI, discovers Ian Putzger
Rising star – Fedor Novikov bookmark
Fedor Novikov, 26, was nominated by Celine Hourcade, manager, Cargo Industry Management, IATA
Seoul-searching bookmark
Incheon may be in the top three international freight airports in the world, but volumes are stagnating while rival airports are flourishing. The government and express industries believe e-commerce will provide sufficient growth to buck the trend. Alexandra Lennane investigates
The association game bookmark
TIACA, FIATA, IATA, GACAG – there are a lot of talking shops in air cargo, but most are undergoing change, finds Alexandra Lennane
December 2014