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Volume 18, June 2019 | Contents

A triple threat bookmark
With the 777X, Boeing is bringing the 777 convincingly up to date, so what will the next generation aircraft mean for cargo carriers? And what are the prospects for P2F conversions of older airframes? Paul E Eden asks
ACUNIS completes international cargo hub in Ethiopia bookmark
The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running to capacity since the beginning of the year: ACUNIS, the cooperation between Unitechnik and AMOVA both from Germany, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines. The air cargo facility covers 38,000m², an area as large as five football pitches, and is divided into refrigeration and a dry storage zone. 600,000 tonnes of fresh food and dry goods can be transshipped at the installation. The cargo terminal is pioneering both regarding throughput and logistics processes as well as its security standards.
Big up, for ULD technologies bookmark
It’s rather fascinating to learn how far ULD technology has come compared to just a few decades ago
Cargo handling bookmark
Stan Abbott investigates the systems for organising loading and unloading of cargo in the most cost-effective, time efficient and safe methods
Freighter’s paradise bookmark
Anchorage International Airport is a gateway between two major freight markets. Now the Alaskan hub is targeting new routes and buffing up cargo capacity. Ian Putzger reports
Handled with care bookmark
Some high-profile incidents relating to the transportation of hazardous materials have emerged, and despite the risks involved, the air cargo industry is beefing up the detection of hazardous freight, as Ian Putzger finds
Keeping cool bookmark
As global appetite for fresh perishables continues to rise, operators are stepping up their investment in cool chain capabilities, aiming for improved visibility and quality standards. Ian Putzger reports
Leading lights - Duncan Watson, Worldwide Flight Services bookmark
Duncan joined Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as Vice President – Group Commercial Cargo in November, reporting to WFS’ Group Chief Commercial Officer, Barry Nassberg. Based at the company’s head office in Roissy, Paris, Duncan’s 30-year career has also included 18 years at DHL with local, regional and global commercial responsibilities and 11 years with Emirates Airline, ultimately holding the post of Vice President, Cargo Commercial Operations, based in Dubai, responsible for the airline’s cargo operations and commercial activities across the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Setting standards bookmark
The need for globally recognised standards for pharmaceutical product handling has gained momentum in the past year. Keith Mwanalushi discusses some of the key issues that have arisen
Single aisle please bookmark
Jon Whaley, IBA’s Freight Analyst, explores the fleet composition, market share and growth opportunities for the P2F market and analyses what the narrowbody freighter landscape will look like in 2037
June 2019