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Off the cuff, right to the heart of the air cargo business. It’s the past, present and future in conversations with Geoffrey Arend, award winning Editor & Publisher of Air Cargo News FlyingTypers since 1975.


Amazon’s Striking Situation/IATA’s Top Ten/DIAL Up Excellent/Unilode & Kicking The Cans With ULD Care
Jul 16 • 23 min
It is unfortunate and maybe a bit sad to see that a number of different agendas seem to driving the unrest at Amazon. Strike action is never a happy situation. In today’s world productivity is the key to success and in certain parts of the world, sorry to…
Down In The Dumps At 36,000 Feet/What Lies Ahead For Air Cargo 2019?
Jul 9 • 16 min
Where is air cargo in Summer 2019? To hear some people tell it we have gone through the best of times into the worst. No doubt, last month in Munich at Air Cargo Europe people were into the wurst. But seriously where are we now? First in a roundup report…
Turkish Cargo Doing What Comes Naturally
Jul 7 • 9 min
Asked Turhan Ozen top cargo officer at Turkish Cargo how goes business and how was that big move from Ataturk Airport last month, and his reaction is a broad smile, not a weary one. The idea that an airline cargo division could pack up and move half of…
United Sky Cell Bells Temp Control / Celebrating Life & Times Of Dick Wiebe/ Sally Forth With 1930s Hero Speed Gibson
Jun 30 • 27 min
“TempControl’s transport of vaccines and other high-value biopharmaceutical shipments is increasing rapidly,” said Jan Krems, President of United Cargo as the carrier became the first U.S. flag to induct SkyCell temperature-controlled containers. We…
Issa Baluch Man For All Seasons
Jun 28 • 19 min
Great inspirational Super Summer 2019 ,or anytime story, from the great Marco Sorgetti… “Issa’s background is as remarkable as his success and this fascinates us immensely, so we want to do more than merely celebrate his success. Issa wrote once that…
Qatar Cargo Tops Paris Air Show/ATC Is More Rewarding/Ospentos/Salute To Guenter Rohrmann
Jun 21 • 30 min
Qatar Airways delivered more punch to it’s air cargo offering announcing purchase of five B 777 Freighters at Paris Air Show in a ceremony that included His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications. “This is…
Is The Sky Falling In On Air Cargo?/Virgin Gets New IT/ Martinka Over Germany/United Resolute in 2019 / Qatar Music of Munich/Berlin Airlift Live
Jun 11 • 24 min
Latest news that you can use out of Air Cargo Europe last week in Munich has Virgin Cargo making a huge investment in a new IT system to drive it’s business forward from 2020. Elsewhere many happy returns as Achim Martinka takes commend of the vital cargo…
SAS Airbus Electric Hybrid MOU /2020 Sulpher Cap Will Slap Cargo/Show Time Is Climate Time
Jun 10 • 20 min
Airbus & SAS have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus and Göran Jansson, Deputy President EVP…
Elliott Paige & Bill Boesch Together Again For The First Time/ Mother & Daughter Trucking Duo
Jun 6 • 21 min
If Elliott Paige had any better a handle on what it takes and what Atlanta has to offer as he explains the cargo fortunes of the giant southeastern USA gateway it could only be another revelation.. The Air Services Development Manager at Atlanta’s…
Why ATC Matters This Week In Munich/Don’t Miss The Spargel/Laurent’s United Cargo In Paris
Jun 2 • 20 min
Right now in Germany is emerging not only the most exciting but also going away the best GSSA operation in the world. Not only that but to listen at ATC CEO Ingo Zimmer, ATC has only just begun to continue its unprecedented growth plan that has seen the…
The Beatles In Los Angeles From Pan Am To Pandemonium Part 2
May 29 • 31 min
Up Close & Personal—A story that you have never heard before … July 14, 1964: More than a month ahead of the anticipated arrival of the Beatles at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), management of the Los Angeles Department of Airports had their…
FIATA HQ Meeting In Zurich Unbeatable!/BER Built A Boondoggle!/Thanks A LOT!
May 27 • 22 min
All Together Now FIATA, the freight forwarders organization meets every Spring to listen, learn and share their experiences with friends and colleagues. The 2019 Annual headquarters meeting held in Zurich Switzerland was a unparalleled success. FIATA In…
Once In A Lifetime Berlin Airlift Aircraft In Germany/Speed Gibson Old Time Radio
May 23 • 19 min
FlyingTalkers celebrates the start of Super Summer 2019 in the USA as Memorial Day is observed May 27. Here is a guide for everybody who loves aviation, and especially folks, that today live and work in air cargo, Right on the heels of a major world…
Getting It On American/Kicking The Cans In Montreal September
May 20 • 19 min
As he closes in on his second year of serving as President of American Airlines Cargo, it is fair to say that Richard (Rick) Elieson guided the freight fortunes of the world’s largest airline with a steady hand. Rick Elieson is also a great photographer.…
Tariff Tosses Curve Ball At Air Cargo 2019/People & CNS Partnership/Ghost of Slammin’ Sam Snead
May 16 • 22 min
Shippers planning for the summer peak season received a curve ball from President Trump earlier this month. With only a few Presidential tweets of warning, the U.S.-China trade talks that optimists hoped would bring an end to confrontation and…
Ma He ‘s Making Eyes At The World/ Cargo Plight of Jet Non- Flight
May 14 • 15 min
As previous reported in Flying Talkers, Amazon’s emergence as a major player in air cargo and logistics has been rapid. But Amazon is not the only ‘e-tailer’ with an ambitious plan to integrate online and offline commerce by building huge logistics…
Why Amazon Is The 800 Pound Gorilla/Carmen Is Charmin’/ABC Adds Dhaka
May 10 • 20 min
(Forget about the fabled gorilla in the room, here we examine the reality of an 800 pound Amazon) Early last month Bill Boesch, the distinguished and eloquent former President of American Airlines Cargo, and now who delivers Special Commentaries in our…
Qatar Cargo Has Pole Position In Race To The Top
May 7 • 15 min
“The market might be less than a year ago-but it’s not bad,” insists Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Head of Cargo. “Don’t let people tell you that we are in a recession again—we are not!” Guillaume is approaching his fourth anniversary atop Qatar Cargo…
Few Minutes With The Shah of Flexport /JFK Cargo Shows A Pulse
May 3 • 17 min
Hot on the heels of Flexport’s latest funding infusion recently, FlyingTypers spoke to Neel Jones Shah, the forwarder’s SVP and Global Head of Air Freight. Shah has occupied top posts at United and Delta Cargo so he has gained a unique perspective and…
Explaining Blockchain To A Ten Year Old/Industry Awards Should Be More Rewarding
Apr 29 • 18 min
“A blockchain is a distributed ledger database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transactions in the form of ordered records called blocks.” -Wikipedia “If you can’t explain it to a 10 year old, you don’t know it yourself” – Albert Einstein…
FIATA Previews World Congress 2019 Capetown / Vintage Piston Pounder Checks Into TWA Hotel at JFK
Apr 28 • 15 min
“A great opportunity for FIATA Association Members and Individual Members to exchange information and deliberate on important policy issues of our industry,” FIATA President Babar Badat told Flying Talkers. A very popular aircraft from the 1950s and early…
A300 Twinjet Freighters At 25/ Gathering @ Hapag- Lloyd / April Recalls CBI Where Modern Air Cargo Was Born
Apr 24 • 22 min
A300/A310 pioneered twin jet operations worldwide and are still at work today at FedEx. “Gathering Pace Together”, a new sustainability report from Hapag-Lloyd as new rules for fuel content ready for prime time January 1, 2020 China India Burma Hump (CBI)…
Supermarket In The Sky/ Flowering Fortunes At Keukenhof/ /Speed Gibson Old Time Radio
Apr 19 • 26 min
Easter 2019…Takeoff with the Supermarket of the Sky & Vince Ryan… The focus is on the mighty tulip, but roses, daffodils, orchids, and more all get their time to shine. There are English and Japanese gardens, a playground, petting zoo, maze and much more…
Lionel Times Two Tracking Logistics & The Finer Things of Life/DHL Answers A Call For Help
Apr 18 • 16 min
1. Air Cargo Integrators (ACI) CEO Lionel Smith is surveying the trade show scene at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum that took place in Toronto, Canada, in mid-October 2018. As he looks up and down the aisle, Lionel, at six feet, seven inches tall, enjoys a…
The Trump Effect On US Air Cargo
Apr 15 • 17 min
Bill Boesch is an air cargo pioneer but also a dreamer & doer across a distinguished and exemplary 40 plus year career. Bill served as President of American Airlines Cargo where he put that carrier on the world stage during the Robert Crandall era. Bill…
Parisi Trieste Freight Forwarder Since 1807
Apr 10 • 18 min
Meet Francesco Parisi Up Close & Personal When Parisi went into business in 1807 Napoleon was alive and signed a peace treaty with Russia; Ludwig von Beethoven debuted his Symphony Number 4 and Robert Fulton launched his first steamboat on the Hudson…
Cargo Looks For Upside as Q2 Begins/When Shipping Goes To The Dogs/ULD Dance In Montreal
Apr 8 • 17 min
Looking At Latest Numbers Asia was full of mixed signals as airfreight stakeholders entered the second quarter of 2019 hoping for an upturn after a slow start to the year. Ode To Fala Dogs are subject of poetry, best friends of Presidents and First…
Cherries Blossom At United/Istanbul Game Changer/Virgin Brazil/Lady Truckers
Apr 5 • 14 min
Right now and for some few brief few days ahead, the breathtakingly beautiful cherry blossoms in Washington DC, also herald the “Cherry Shipping Season” & United Cargo says it is ready! Turkish Airlines Cargo set to takeoff big time as New Istanbul…
FIATA Publishes Best Practices For Container Shipping/Ready-Set- Go! Turkish Cargo Belly Lift At New Istanbul Airport/Sessions Guide To CNS Partnership May 5-7/Captain of the Clouds Fokko Doyan
Apr 2 • 17 min
How Deep Is The Ocean? FIATA Guide to Best Container Practices just a click away! Turkish Cargo moves belly lift to new airport in Istanbul April 6….. CNS Partnership at Doral National Miami May 5-7, an exclusive “talking heads” sessions preview. Fokko…
Peg Of My Heart/Speed Gibson Episode Four
Mar 30 • 26 min
Peg of My Heart Speaking to Peggy Guse United Airlines’ Managing Director of Cargo Marketing, Customer Service and Alliances in March 2019 during International Women’s Month we were struck by how closely her discussion of the team’s accomplishments and…
Estonia’s Elvy Kalep & India’s Mathangi Krishnan / Suzy Wardle Virgin Cargo Tops JFK Expo Thursday
Mar 25 • 17 min
We write about women in air cargo, about female aviators, and because we acknowledge women as consummate multi-taskers, we must remember to ask: what else can you do? What else do you do? Invariably, women in every industry perform several and various…
Update: Celebrating Berlin Airlift & Birth of Modern Air Cargo
Mar 24 • 15 min
It’s happening in Wiesbaden and some other airfields. Now just as Air Cargo Europe Trade Show ends in Munich June 7, in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany a nine day event will begin on June 10 as The Berlin Airlift will be recalled with a giant fly-in by…
Women In Air Cargo ! Cathy Roberson of Logistics Trends & Insights/Zeynep Kasikci DB Schenkers
Mar 22 • 13 min
Two powerful women serving in key posts for international logistics are profiled. The technological challenges facing the logistics industry and the celebration of International Women’s Month were on the agenda when FlyingTypers had a chat with the always…
Jan Krems United Airlines The True Cargo Heart/Speed Gibson Aviation Radio 1937
Mar 20 • 24 min
Jan Krems President of United Airlines Worldwide Cargo is on top of the world. Today United Airlines is the number one belly cargo lifter in the United States. Jan talks about the drivers that make an airline cargo resource great. He also reveals what it…
People At World Cargo Symposium 2019 In Singapore
Mar 18 • 19 min
IATA Cargo conducts a mandated annual meeting of its airline members every year as it also does elsewhere for its passenger carrier members. For 2019, the air cargo event titled euphemistically “World Cargo Symposium” (WCS), was held at the Iconic and…
Inside Naresh Goyal’s Resignation As Jet Airways Chairman - EMO Trans Jenni Frigger Profile For International Women’s Day
Mar 9 • 12 min
After India’s Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal stepped down on March 1, ending 25 years with a whimper, aviation pundits in India were not surprised. Fliers and other aviation observers will agree that not too long ago, Jet had set the gold standard for…
March Into Air Cargo/Tall Thomas Keeps European Cargo United/Cargo Utmost in Heaven
Mar 6 • 17 min
March update underscore that numbers post CNY( Lunar New Year) are flat, but end of US/China trade dust up could be near. Profile of Thomas Uschtrin, United Cargo Sales Manager Germany,reveal some big ideas for team and business development. Thomas enjoys…
Things To Come A Love Poem To Air Cargo By Richard Malkin
Mar 1 • 10 min
Boxcars in the Sky written by the most important air cargo journalist of the 20th century Richard Malkin, was created in 1951 after Richard had just returned from covering the Berlin Airlift. From Boxcars is a beautifully written, recently discovered…
Two Girls Two Drive Cargo Alliance At United & Lufthansa/History Alive With REG Davies
Mar 1 • 17 min
We celebrate International Women’s Month with a good story that has panned out into a great one.At Air Cargo Europe 2017 United Airlines Cargo President Jan Krems and Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board Member & CEO Peter Gerber met and hosted an afternoon…
Brexit At The Gate & Conversation With A Shipper
Feb 28 • 12 min
The UK exit of Brexit is just one month away. While debate rages here are some basic truths and warnings. Elsewhere whilst attending an air cargo conference we actually found a shipper. Rare breed at these things but this guy had something to say!
Airforwarders Association Air Cargo 2019 in Las Vegas/ Retro Radio Aviation Series Speed Gibson
Feb 26 • 21 min
The always engaging Washington DC based Airforwarders Association met in Las Vegas and held their annual Air Cargo Conference February 10-12. Here is an inside look at a gathering that underscores women in air cargo as the first order of business while…
Berlin Airlift 1949 A 70th Anniversary Celebration Begins June 10, 2019
Feb 21 • 10 min
Now just as Air Cargo Europe Trade Show ends in Munich June 7, in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany a nine day event will begin on June 10 as The Berlin Airlift will be recalled with a giant fly-in by more than 40 vintage aircraft that saved that city…
Airbus A380 Changed Flying For Everyone
Feb 18 • 10 min
Announcement that the super jumbo passenger aircraft Airbus A380 will no longer be built marks the end, at least for a while ,of the plan to fill the skies with huge comfortable airplanes. Although the dream is over, for the more than 200 A380s still…
February Update Air Cargo Numbers & What Lies Ahead in 2019. Sentimental Journey With REG Davies
Feb 15 • 18 min
Here are the latest numbers quoting leading industry analysts and IATA Cargo. In part two we take a sentimental journey with REG Davies the greatest aviation historian. Ron sat in the Lindbergh Chair at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC for…
Andy Is Dandy For AA Cargo In UK
Feb 10 • 12 min
Here we meet Andy Cornwell who serves American Airlines Cargo as Regional Sales Manager UK and lives near historic Bushy Park in Teddington a suburb of London. Later a sweet tooth gets it as we talk Sky Bar , the most wonderful four flavored candy bar…