STAT Trade Times March 2014
In the March issue of STAT Trade Times, Namrata More writes the cover story giving a comprehensive review of the fifth edition of Air Cargo India that provided a platform and an opportunity to discuss, debate and deliberate the state of affairs, challenges and opportunities of the air cargo industry with global leaders. In the regional report, Surya Kannoth turns to Australasia, which according to the story, is turning out to be a land of opportunity for the air freight industry because of considerable beef export from Australia and New Zealand. In the supply chain, Reji John writes about the future of companies engaged in military logistics amidst changing geopolitical considerations and the US decision to cut defense budget drastically. In the industry focus, Surya finds out how air cargo operators are increasingly battling rising costs and customer demands. And the solution to ensure smooth and efficient air cargo operations is to use technology and modern processes. The country report in this issue is on China, which according to Reji’s report is under stress to maintain growth though US is still reliant on China for cheap goods. Namrata looks at Dubai in her city report and says that the main city of UAE is busy ramping up its infrastructure to meet the future logistical demand. Still on Middle East, we focus on ports in Middle East in the shipping section. According to the story, these ports are expected to handle huge volumes ahead. The second story in shipping talks about how dry bulk keeps European ports busy. Find also a feature on BLG Logistics, the byword for growth. And finally, do not miss the special photo section in this issue that gives you glimpses of the exhibition, conference and the award night from Air Cargo India 2014. Read the complete magazine here.