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Volume 14, March 2015 | Contents

A short hop bookmark
Intra-Asian trade continues to grow as manufacturing in the region shifts. However, new demand from the growing ranks of middle class consumers means there is a new angle to the old trade lanes, as Ian Putzger finds
Bearing all bookmark
Industry Survey 2015
Falling fuel prices, growing volumes and pre-holiday sea freight chaos gave the industry a newfound confidence towards the end of last year. Can it last? Airline Cargo Management asked what you think about the market, the industry and its future
Editor's note – March 2015 bookmark
From ally to adversary
It never seems to end. The antitrust cases go on and on, costing millions and millions more. No matter that the airlines made no money from it, no matter that it was hard to see if there were actually any victims, no matter that for those individuals who were caught up in it the memories are never allowed to fade. None of this seems to be relevant.
Fashion fads bookmark
Fashion retailers are keeping a closer eye on their logistics costs than ever before. Although air freight is still the mode of choice, carriers are working more closely with forwarders to offer solutions to shippers that keep garments flying high, finds Ian Puztger
Feast and famine bookmark
Not even falling oil prices have tempted anyone into a Boeing 747 conversion, as spare production freighters remain in abundance. However, the narrowbody market is becoming ever more competitive, finds Ian Putzger
Food for thought bookmark
The next generation of aviation management is missing out on the training received by their predecessors, but education is vital to the air cargo industry, according to Stan Wraight, executive director Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI)
Going all-in bookmark
Two airlines have made the jump and opted for all-in rates, relegating at least two surcharges to history. But there will be both benefits and challenges to come with the new pricing structure, discovers Alexandra Lennane
Growing without pain? bookmark
Uli Ogiermann has overseen enormous change as head of Qatar Airways Cargo. Not only is the carrier’s capacity growing, but its headcount is too, with more executives being lured to the wealthy upstart. Alexandra Lennane reports
Leading lights – March 2015 bookmark
Brandon Fried, Executive director, Airforwarders Association
Brandon Fried hails from Washington, DC, and has over 35 years of experience in the air freight forwarding industry. While still a forwarder, Fried joined the Airforwarders Association and was soon elected Chairperson in 2001. He served two consecutive terms as Chair and remained an active member of the Board of Directors.
Old dog, new tricks bookmark
Nearly 125 years old, Kuehne + Nagel commands a top spot in the freight business. Martin Roebuck finds out from the Swiss company’s executive vice president air logistics, Tim Scharwath, why the business has endured – and what it hopes to achieve next
March 2015