Air Cargo Management: Air Freight and the Global Supply Chain (Hardcover)

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Air Cargo Management: Air Freight and the Global Supply Chain (Hardcover)


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This is the third edition of a popular introductory guide to the function and future of the air cargo supply chain, an industry which responded with remarkable efficiency when faced with the challenges and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The book reviews the role and strategy of air cargo and its contribution to world trade and international economies. This industry, which accounts for more than 35% of the world's trade in value, will be even more vital in the coming years.

Building on the success of previous editions, Air Cargo Management now puts the emphasis on basic functionality, economics and historical precedents, but most of all it focuses on how traditional legacy methods are being replaced by the adoption of technologies and cloud-based applications - new methods which are changing and streamlining the entire industry. The book reviews the supply chain process and the technology applications as well as the effects of the pandemic and the fundamental lack of cargo capacity hitherto supplied by passenger aircraft. It also explores the increased use of freighter aircraft and the need for faster and more efficient processing, particularly on the ground and in road transport.

The third edition features new content on:

  • Security and crime, including pharmaceutical counterfeiting and fraud
  • The role of airports and road feeder services
  • Typical air cargo products, including the heavy-lift sector
  • Regulations and treaties
  • Aircraft in use, historically and currently
  • New technologies

The book is illustrated with statistical evidence, examples and photographs and is enriched with comments from industry leaders and experienced professionals. The style and breadth of content are designed to be easily readable and should be of practical interest to anyone either currently working in the logistics, supply chain or transport industries, or contemplating a career in this sector.

Michael Sales has worked in international business magazine publishing since 1977 but joined Air Cargo News in 1990 to develop the newspaper's global impact and influence. Michael has published three books about the air logistics industry, this volume being the fourth. He is also consulting with the Rotterdam Business School to create a new Air Logistics course.Sebastiaan Scholte has been the CEO of Kales Group since 2020 and a senior advisor for Boston Consulting Group since October 2020. In April 2010 he was appointed CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, based in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, and in May 2012 was appointed Chairman of the Cool Chain Association. In 2013 he joined the board of TIACA, where he was elected Vice Chairman in April 2015 and Chairman in 2017 until 2019.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367764890
ISBN-10: 036776489X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 13th, 2023
Pages: 238
Language: English