Expanded infrastructure, networks and tech guide top 3 airport trends into 2019

Following our announcement of this year’s top 25 cargo airports, we at Cargo Airport News have identified the top three airport trends developing in the industry since the start of 2019. These trends include:  #3: The rise of dual and cluster airport systems  #2: Acquisition of cool-chain technology and certifications increases among airport stakeholders  #1: Small and medium-sized airports gain […]

Asian, Ecuadoran airports among top performers in 2018

After a strong entrance into 2018 for air cargo that tapered off by year-end to an uncertain 2019, this year’s Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards, presented by our sister publication Air Cargo World, reflect dramatic swings in the industry – as well as some high-performing airports that managed to maintain strong scores year-over-year. Launched in […]

A new model for complementary airport systems in Beijing and Chengdu

This post continues our feature on the development of dual-airport systems in Beijing and Chengdu. A new model for complementary airport systems  Air cargo logistics providers operating in major Chinese cities aren’t strangers to running cargo operations through multiple airports in Chinese cities. However, the development of the “one city, two airports” complementary airport model in Beijing and Chengdu will vary from those formerly […]

Pushed to the limits: As Beijing and Chengdu prepare to become multi-airport cities, where will the cargo flow?

Growing pains In Nanjing, Thursday is the best day to eat at Mrs. Huang’s Yunannese cuisine restaurant. Why? Because it is the day that long dou, or dragon bean, shipments from China’s central Kunming province arrive in Nanjing, which is located in the eastern province of Jiangsu. According to Mrs. Huang, she and her husband could not serve certain traditional dishes […]

Top 5 ground handling innovations part II: tangible technologies and infrastructure

  This post continues our feature on the top five innovations in ground handling and focuses on the physical infrastructure and technologies supporting the air cargo industry. Actually moving cargo requires physical infrastructure. Autonomous vehicles, specialized facilities and unmanned aerial vehicles can aid in ensuring the quality of goods is protected, while supporting the processes […]
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