Glyn Huyghes, Head of IATA Cargo: “Predicting the future of Air cargo, where will the growth come from?”

By      On   Jan 10, 2017   0 Comment

Forecasting is an unpredictable affair these days, for validation we need look no further than the recent Brexit vote and US election. So, with protectionist rhetoric increasing, world trade flat lining and the global economic outlook remaining uncertain one could be forgiven for predicting a tough year for air cargo in 2017. However, in keeping with the recent upset trend, I propose a slightly more optimistic outlook for the industry next year.         While there can be no denying that world trade is flat and the pace of economic growth is subdued, it would be amiss to disregard the growing  [Continue]

Koning Willem -Alexander opent Joint Inspection Center op Schiphol

By      On   Nov 24, 2016   0 Comment

Koning Willem-Alexander heeft het Joint Inspection Center (JIC) op Amsterdam Airport Schiphol geopend. Het Joint Inspection Center maakt een veiligere en efficiëntere vrachtafhandeling op Schiphol mogelijk door verschillende handhavers en inspectiediensten samen te laten werken aan controles van luchtvracht.           Het JIC is één van de projecten die vallen binnen het programma Schiphol SmartGate Cargo (SSGC). Dit programma is een gezamenlijk initiatief van Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, KLM Cargo, de Douane en Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN). In het JIC komen logistiek en handhaving fysiek bij elkaar. In het gebouw bevinden zich onder andere een expeditievloer, een scanhal,  [Continue]

CargoHub joins the 12th Cargo Claims and loss Prevention conference in Brussels

By      On   Oct 15, 2016   0 Comment

Brussels, 12 October 2016, Photo left: Christian Piaget Following the Montréal Convention last year, IATA this time welcomed industry professionals to Brussels, in the heart of Belgium. We woke up in the middle of the night, rushing through traffic for about 160km, which took us nearly 4 hours to get from Schiphol to Brussels, while being excited for Raoul who was going to make his speech at the IATA Cargo Claims & Loss Prevention Conference part of IATA Cargo Events 2016.     We joined the 2nd day of the event, unfortunately we weren’t able to make it the first  [Continue]

Shifting patterns – The future of the logistics industry

By      On   Oct 8, 2016   0 Comment

Bron: PCW Net als de meeste andere bedrijfstakken, wordt de transport en logistiek (T&L) branche momenteel geconfronteerd met immense verandering. Deze verandering brengt zowel risico’s en kansen. Nieuwe technologie, nieuwkomers op de markt, veranderende verwachtingen van de klant en nieuwe business modellen. Dit rapport gaat in op vier belangrijke gebieden van disruptie waar T&L bedrijven zich nu op moeten focussen en op een aantal mogelijke toekomstbeelden in de sector die verkend kunnen worden.     Logistieke bedrijven worden geconfronteerd met een tijdperk van ongekende verandering nu digitalisering echt vorm krijgt en verwachtingen van de klant veranderen. Deze veranderingen brengen zowel  [Continue]

Pharma supply chain community must collaborate and work with regulators to set global standards

By      On   Sep 23, 2016   0 Comment

September 23, 2016 – Logistics providers must work closely with regulators to ensure the rapidly expanding pharma supply chain runs smoothly and securely, delegates at the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Pharma and Biosciences Conference 2016 heard earlier this week           Dubai, UAE, Friday, 23rd September 2016 – The cool chain community must work closely with regulators to ensure the global pharma market, estimated to be worth USD1.1 trillion a year globally, benefits from harmonised regulations, delegates at the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Pharma and Biosciences Conference 2016 heard in Dubai this week. A more unified approach  [Continue]

Going the extra smile, Brussels Airlines Cargo upgrades cargo to first class

By      On   Sep 15, 2016   0 Comment

Brussels Airlines, which operates from their hub Brussels Airport, was established 10 years ago, after the merger of SN Brussels and Virgin Express. Their network consists of more than 90 European, African and North-American destinations. From March 2017 they will add India to their growing network with 5 weekly flights to Mumbai. Brussels Airlines Cargo is the freight division of the Belgian Airline.       New VP Cargo On January 1st of this year, Alban François was appointed as Vice President of Global Cargo at Brussels Airlines. In his previous role as strategic purchasing manager for the airline, he was  [Continue]


Air Cargo Netherlands 2017 New Year’s Party

On January 10th ACN threw a new year’s party, welcoming industry professionals at Claus Party House in Hoofddorp and at the same time the Cargo Magazine Winter Edition was also launched. Upon arrival guests were greeted with a glass of prosecco and there were different themed areas within the ve...

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Fasten your seat belts!

Last summer I attended a number of interesting air cargo conferences, one in Shanghai and another one in Dubai. These conference are always a great place to catch up with people from the industry, hear the latest air cargo gossip, and feel the heartbeat of what is going on at the air cargo world....

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An innovative solution that challenges the forwarder dominated ad-hoc freight market

Interesting story in The Loadstar today about Singapore based startup Cargobase. Although this company is addressing a niche market in the Logistics Industry; ad-hoc freight, actual costs to shippers and the sheer size of the overall market they are tackling seems to justify their propo...

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Rethinking Last-Mile Logistics: Deploying Swarms of Drones with Self-Driving Trucks

Driverless trucks won’t solve the real problem in last-mile logistics, because most of a driver’s time is not spent driving, but walking to drop off packages. For last-mile networks at least, autonomous delivery drones seem to solve a much bigger problem than self-driving trucks would.   ...

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e-freight, e-awb What the “e” is going on?

e-freight is een initiatief van IATA met als doel papieren documenten te vervangen door digitale documenten door de gehele supply chain –inclusief verladers, expediteurs, Douane agenten, luchtvaartmaatschappijen, afhandelaren en ontvangers. In april 2012 ontving de luchthaven Schiphol een ‘Certif...

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Behavioural Risk Improvement, [Blog by Patrick Schoenmaker]

A risk is something we would all like to quantify, but which is sometimes difficult to do. A generally accepted formula for a Risk is “Risk= Chance X Effect/ Result”. In other words if we want to reduce risk, we can either reduce the chance of something happening or the result. I would like to...

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