Growth of the middle class in China and other emerging economies will contribute to the future of air cargo, said Des Vertannes, the global head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has decided on a mechanism to reduce carbon emissions from aviation activities, a move that has pleased the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the European Liaison Committee of Common Market Forwarders (CLECAT).
DHL Supply Chain is investing $11.3m in a new end-of-route shared user hub at Heathrow. Scheduled to open in early 2014, the facility will offer airlines a turnkey solution for end-of-route return catering requirements on long haul flights.
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have announced that the Multilateral Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) standard has been approved, removing the need for bilateral e-AWB agreements between airlines and freight forwarders and thus simplifying the air freight supply chain process.