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Get ready for capacity crunch, warns forwarding chief

Forwarders must prepare for an airfreight volume crunch driven by lack of ocean capacity, said executive director of the Airforwarders Association (AfA), Brandon Fried. He told members of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association (LAACA) on 20 June that a forecast surge in demand for US air cargo capacity will be largely driven by the situation 30,000 feet below on the water. However, he added, AfA members can rise to the challenge ... [+]

US forwarders get together to tackle airfreight issues

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is driving an initiative to help tackle airport congestion in the US. AfA’s Airport Congestion Committee (ACC) recently met and agreed to focus on developing solutions for: technology and automation; service standards; airport facilities and infrastructure; staffing and hours of operation; and regulatory and paperwork challenges. The five ... [+]

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