Ground handling gets smarter

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Ground handling in air cargo is a competitive business, writes Namrata More, in the cover story for the August issue of The STAT Trade Times. The cover story argues that as carriers get more demanding, service providers are creating solutions to suit their various needs. In the industry focus Reji John turns his eyes on building sustainability in air cargo industry. From safety and security to efficiency and environment, the global air cargo industry, says the report, is reinventing itself to be the crucial conduit for global trade and commerce with sustainability as the primary focus. In the regional report Surya Kannoth looks at Russia and finds out that there is growth at the frontier.

In the country report, Singapore is in the focus. In the report, Surya finds the answers for why Singapore remains Asean’s best business hub? Read a special report on event logistics by Surya in this issue. Speed, precision and on time delivery are keys to event logistics; but any player in this space is up for a herculean task. In the airport focus Doha’s swanky new Hamad International Airport gets the complete attention. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways Group, talks about the momentum HIA offers to Qatar’s overall economic development.

In the shipping section, the focus is on the Port of Baltimore, which according to the story by Surya is prepped for further growth. The report establishes the fact that over the years, the port has grown from being just a port of entry for the state’s tobacco trade with England to a primary global gateway moving goods such as automobiles, paper, toys, coal, sugar and clothing.

Also check out the news wrap of the month gone by from shipping, tourism, aviation and transport industries.

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