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Volume 18, March 2019 | Contents

All on the e-commerce express bookmark
Belly weight bookmark
Satu Dahl examines the market to analyse trends and bellyhold opportunities for long haul low cost carriers such as Norwegian, as well as the innovative systems protecting belly cargo
Canine detection bookmark
North American authorities are embracing canine screening by certified private providers. Ian Putzger examines how the programme is unfolding, as well as other technologies in the air cargo screening market
Digital transformation bookmark
The air cargo industry is showing increased interest in digital booking platforms. Considering the slow pace of digitisation in air freight, Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Oliver T. Neumann, co-founder of, about bringing digital change to the market
Forward thinking bookmark
Cargo airlines may be increasingly tempted to trim costs by trying to cut out the freight forwarder ‘middleman’. But is this really a viable strategy when seeking to apply easy theory to a complex real world? Stan Abbott seeks out the forwarders’ perspective
Gaining altitude bookmark
Buoyed by soaring demand for freighter capacity, Atlas Air went from strength to strength in 2018, and looks geared to expand strategic agreements even further. Ian Putzger reports
Leading lights - Rick Elieson, American Airlines Cargo bookmark
Rick was named President – Cargo in March 2017. He oversees the airline’s cargo business, including operations, customer service, marketing, culture, sales and strategy.
Packing a punch bookmark
Delicate cargoes and pharmaceutical products must arrive at their destination in one piece, and therefore packaging systems are critical to ensure their safe delivery. Stan Abbott looks closer at the packaging market
Signed, sealed, delivered bookmark
Revitalised by e-commerce, air mail is growing, as are demands on carriers to invest in new processing technologies, but given the low margins, is the expense justifiable? Ian Putzger asks
Special agents bookmark
The traditional role of cargo sales agents has undergone significant change over the years, with operators expecting much more than just to sell cargo space. Keith Mwanalushi talks to some of the key players involved
March 2019