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Volume 14, December 2015 | Contents

A balancing act bookmark
While some freighter operators see opportunities on the transatlantic trades, belly overcapacity plus currency fluctuations, especially in Europe, make it a tough market to succeed in. Ian Putzger investigates
A flying start for new pharma logistics conference bookmark
With a theme of ‘Integrating the pharma-logistics supply chain’, the inaugural FlyPharma Conference took place in September at London Heathrow. Alan Kennedy of PartnerSave reports
African queen bookmark
Ethiopian Airlines is growing quickly, with cargo a key part of its offering. And despite the many challenges facing freight carriers in African countries, the Addis Ababa-hubbed carrier plans to keep adding to its fleet. Fitsum Abady, managing director of Ethiopian Cargo Services, talks to Martin Rivers
Broker business bookmark
There may no longer be a peak season for charter operators to enjoy, but there is no shortage of one-off supply chain disruptions. 2015 has been particularly good for brokers and carriers, finds Martin Roebuck
Editorial comment - December 2015 bookmark
A near-decade of change
Airline Cargo Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Massy-Beresford as its new editor, taking over from Alex Lennane, who has been at the helm for the past eight years
Leading Lights – December 2015 bookmark
Warren Jones, TIACA Director
Warren Jones became TIACA Director in September, reporting to Doug Brittin, secretary general. He is based at the Association’s Miami headquarters
Miles or more? bookmark
Airlines are increasingly producing loyalty packages to encourage long-term relationships. However, not every forwarder wants travel miles, and the offers can be costly for carriers, writes Ian Putzger
Rising star – December 2015 bookmark
Konrad Zak, 34, IJS Global Poland, nominated by management at IJS Global EMEA
Roaring yields bookmark
Not every live animal shipment makes for good business, with regulatory and infrastructure hurdles common. But flows through South Africa can make good, albeit tricky, yields, while horse shipments are booming and set to grow further. Ian Putzger reports
Seabury analysis: beyond the headline news bookmark
The unexpected boost at the start of 2015 skewed the year’s figures and gave the industry initial optimism. Seabury’s Marco Bloemen, senior vice president, and Ryan Keyrouse, senior associate, read between the headlines – and give their predictions for 2016
December 2015