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Topic: Cargo

Making Cargo Talk: How Interactive Air Cargo Improves the Supply Chain

Air cargo needs to become easier, smarter, and faster for the future. The 2017 Global Shipper Survey found air cargo customers have an average satisfaction score of 7 out of 10. This isn’t bad, but it was exactly the same in 2015. It’s time to take the next step forward and start doing more for customers to strengthen the air cargo value proposition.

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How Air Cargo Customer Demands Are Transforming the Final Mile

Air cargo plays a major role in the global economy. In 2016 alone, $6.4 trillion worth of goods were shipped via the skies, making up 35% of world trade by value. From getting vaccines to hospitals to shipping auto parts to manufacturers to delivering goods to households, we depend on the efficiency of air cargo and e-commerce.

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Paperless Air Cargo: Achieving the 100% e-AWB Adoption Vision

IATA’s April report shows that Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) penetration has breached the 50% mark. That means that 730,000 e-AWBs have been processed during the last month to reach 50.7%––a 1.3% increase from March.

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Air Cargo Trend Watch

Air cargo is always changing. The rise of Industry 4.0–driven technologies offer air cargo carriers ways to unify their platforms and improve their operations. Yet trends aren’t always limited to technology. Global demand, political factors, and individual industry trends can shape the industry as a whole.

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Adaptability, Speed, and Partnerships: The Keys to Air Cargo Success

The air cargo industry as a whole is set to undergo significant changes in the near future. The shift in the business environment will require shippers to use increasingly automatized systems, integrate production networks more deeply, use advanced algorithms to determine predictive air shipping routes, and utilize new delivery methods.

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The Rise of Air Cargo Communities

Demand for special cargo—like oversized items, dangerous goods, pharmaceuticals, live animals, and other time/temperature sensitive items—is on the rise. For air cargo carriers, this trend presents both challenges and opportunities.

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