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Topic: Cargo

How They See It: 4 Things Air Cargo Leaders Are Saying About Innovation

Air cargo carriers are operating in an industry that transports $6.8 trillion worth of goods annually. Competition is fierce, margins are slim, and there’s no time to wait for change. The industry needs to make that change happen now.

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4 Strategies for Mastering the Digital Imperative for Air Cargo

In every industry, from energy, to construction, to finance, the digital innovation is pushing forward at an incredible pace. That’s why 86% of all CEOs believe digital transformation will play a key role in their market. The air cargo industry is no different.

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Embracing the Next Wave of Air Cargo Innovation

Last year the air cargo industry shipped 52 million tons of goods with a total value of US $6.8 trillion. As the volume of air cargo shipments increases, the movement of goods via air is becoming increasingly important for the health of the world economy. A more efficient air cargo ecosystem

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Digital Transformation in Air Cargo: Creating an Ecosystem

In 2016, the amount of cargo transported by airlines reached 52 million tons, with the total value of goods equal to about $6.8 trillion.  Clearly, the shipment of goods via air is vital to the health of the world economy. A more efficient air cargo ecosystem could improve profitability for carriers (air cargo generates about 9% of revenue for airlines),but also enhance transparency and predictability across the supply chain. 

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Breaking the Air Cargo Language Barrier

This January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), published its 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Air Cargo. Among the ten was the call for “One Digital Language,” referring to the need for the air cargo industry to achieve an alignment of messaging standards.

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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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