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Topic: Cargo

Why Air Cargo Carriers Need to Watch Out for Amazon Prime Air

Air cargo carriers play a vital role in today’s cargo supply chain. Not only do they serve as intermediaries between ground carriers, they allow companies to offer premium shipping services, like express and overnight delivery. This is a powerful incentive for customers who might not have time to wait and a great boon for the air cargo industry.

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A Look Into the Air Cargo Facilities of the Future

This March, the 11th Annual World Cargo Symposium will take place in Abu Dhabi. With one of this year’s themes - Cargo Facility of the Future - the conference will cover some exciting topics, ranging from the future role of cargo facilities to how technologies like wearables and augmented reality can transform the industry.

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Why Dynamic Pricing Is an Advantage for Air Cargo

Why do restaurants hold happy hours and late-night deals? Why does Uber surge? Why can the same airline trip vary by hundreds of dollars depending on when you book it? It all boils down to dynamic pricing, or changing prices based on market demand and contributing factors.

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6 Things You Should Know About (StB) Cargo

Last year’s Global Shipper’s Survey showed the air cargo industry received an average score of 7 out of 10. Not bad, but it also means the industry can improve across the board, from customer satisfaction to partner cooperation. IATA took the score to heart and launched the Simplifying the Business (StB) for Cargo initiative. This industry transformation program aims

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Taking Air Cargo e-Commerce to the Next Level

  The good news: the global B2C e-commerce sector is expected to hit 2.3 trillion USD globally by 2017. The bad news: today’s air cargo industry isn’t exactly ready to handle this growth. And it won’t be stopping anytime soon. The industry must reinvent itself to face the challenges of the new e-landscape. This means learning to collaborate and innovate, especially when it comes to faster, smarter technology. So what options are available for air cargo carriers? What bottlenecks does the industry currently face and need to overcome?

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On Your Tracks: Air Cargo Tracking By GPS

Air cargo is in the middle of a technological revolution. Advancements brought about by technology 4.0 and digitization allow carriers to improve delivery times and increase customer satisfaction like never before. This is important, as high-value, fragile and sensitive packages can translate into expensive liabilities.

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