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Digital Air Cargo Forum 2020

The 2020 Air Cargo Forum went digital: The digital event held December 1st – December 10th was made up of six webinars, People4Cargo, Sustainability4Cargo, Airports4Cargo, Cargo4Vaccines, Drones4Cargo and UnitingAirCargo and drew 1200+ participants to discuss these topics.

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Session Recordings






Uniting Air Cargo

Session Presentations

Sustainability Awards Winners

We celebrate the creative solutions presented by  the 2020 Sustainability Awards participants. We would like to congratulate the winners, Pelican BioThermal and Nepal Flying Labs.

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Start-up Category

Corporate Finalists

Start-up Runner-ups

Hall of Fame 2020

Larry Coyne was announced as the 2020 Hall of Fame Recipient.

Larry Coyne is known for a strong reputation for providing reliable and secure scheduled cargo services to some of the world’s most difficult to reach destinations, pioneering routes into the Caucases (Central Asia), as well as Afghanistan, Iraq as well as the oil-and-gas rich Sakhalin Island (Russia). Today’s services have expanded to include Africa, the Gulf and the Caspain regions.  He is a passionate advocate of security, liberalization of cargo traffic rights and the removal of obstacles to the growth of the industry.

We congratulate him for his induction into the Hall of Fame and thank him for the contributions he has made to our industry. 

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Liege Airport – the Freighter H(e)aven

At Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG) freighters are playing the first fiddle and are always welcome. Since the very beginning of the airport operation in the mid-1990s LGG has always focused on this traffic segment – and this has not changed since today.

Being perfectly located in the center of the European “Golden Triangle” and with its unrestricted and full flexible 24/7 operation, infrastructure and handling services Liege Airport offers the perfect framework for hassle-free and high-quality freighter operations.

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The Role of the Freighter – The Airline Perspective

Having operated an all-cargo airline with a fleet of 15 Freighter Aircrafts which operates from our hubs in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Liege and Dubai, Astral Aviation derives considerable value from its freighter fleet in transporting cargoes to and within its network.
Freighter Aircrafts offer greater control over schedules, volumes and routes, while being able to access airports which are under-served by passenger aircrafts. Freighter Aircrafts have the ability of transporting outsized cargoes which cannot be carried by a passenger aircraft.

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Freighters: The Next Chapter

With Father’s Day coming up, you may already be searching for that perfect gift for Dad. Whether it’s that fancy watch, sports gear or a tie, there’s an excellent chance your Father’s Day gift is traveling via air to you.
Air cargo occupies a unique place in global trade. Although less than 1% of world trade tonnage moves by air cargo, an outsized share of world trade by value – an estimated 35% (or over $6 trillion worth of goods) –

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The Role of the Freighter from the GSA Perspective During COVID and Going Forward Into the Recovery

The role of GSA is one that requires an in-depth knowledge of their local market, in order to balance the expectations of their carriers with the current market demand. Since 2020 and the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that balance has become harder to maintain, with fluctuating demand and travel restrictions playing havoc on the ability to provide guaranteed capacity or reasonable transit times.

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The Role of the Freighter

The Role of the Freighter According to current, June 2022, industry forecasts, international passenger volumes and network connectivity are unlikely to return to pre-covid levels

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Looking Back – The Forwarders View

Air cargo has been playing a vital role in contributing to the operating financial targets of flights in the air, and the need to start preparing for the post COVID-19 period is imperative. Air Cargo counts over 30-40 % of total revenue for some airlines, and hopefully we will see airlines paying more attention on air cargo as a product the years to come.

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