Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain

Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain

by Michael Sales

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Aviation Logistics explores the air cargo business and its role in global supply chains and logistics.  It examines the different product sectors using air freight and how carriers are responding to market demands.

The ongoing evolution of global economies requires the supply chain business and its transport partners to be proactive.  This book shows how aviation operators must work effectively with the wider logistics industry in order to ensure fast and efficient facilitation.

This book looks closely at the use of technology and the importance of efficiency and transparency within the aviation industry.  It also examines air carrier innovations such as new methods and technologies to improve ground handling and road transport, traceability systems and barcoding, security and screening, and the safe delivery of perishable items.

Endorsed by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Aviation Logistics is supplemented with case studies and contributions from a team of industry experts, including Oliver Evans, Head of Global Business Development for Matternet Inc. and former Chief Cargo Officer for Swiss International Air Lines, and Stan Wraight, independent advisor to the airport and airline industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749472702
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael Sales specializes in press relations and consultancy for the transport industry.  He has worked closely with numerous aviation clients, including Airports of Paris, Air France Express (SODEXI), Athens International Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, ECS, Düsseldorf Airport, Budapest Airport, and many more.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ram Menen
Welcome to
Aviation Logistics

01 Air cargo-trying harder
Supply chains under pressure
Air cargo's strengths
Modal shift

02 The world of air cargo, Oliver Evans, TIACA

03 Air cargo history
Regulations and agreements
The Berlin airlift
The growth of air freight
The air freight market today

04 Airport connections
Environmental pressures
Airport types

05 Cargo handling agents-the impact of IT
Early days
Airlines at the start of computer technology
Change factors
The role of the General Handling Agent

06 Road feeder service
On the road
The European market

07 Freight forwarder
The development of the forwarder
Associations and networks
Case study: Hellmann Worldwide

08 Cool logistics
The cool chain
Creating standards
The cool chain business
Case study: The Fish Society goes global
Case study: Live lobster Clearwater perspective

09 Express and mail
Market sectors
Changes in trading patterns
Postal services

10 Special air cargoes
Charter brokers
Lift off for heavyweight freighters
Flying fashion
Art craft
On the grid

11 Cargo security and risk
Natural disasters
Health hazards

12 Environment
The issues
The response
Air freight's extra burden

13 Innovation and trends in air logistics
The industry leaders all agree 
Changing buying habits
Case study: Helicopter delivery-what next?

14 Views on the future
Enno Osinga
Alexis Sioris
Heiner Siegmund
Fred Smith
Dieter Haltmayer
Michael Sales
Stan Wraight
Ram Menen

15 The law-organizations and regulations governing international aviation
The Warsaw Convention
Regulatory bodies

Glossary of common air freight terms

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