After a winter of weather disruptions in airfreight operations that exacerbated ongoing pandemic grief in world logistics, the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere has introduced one other roughly storm: the war in Ukraine.
The long-anticipated invasion of Ukraine by Russia that began in boring February has already had serious fallout for both international locations, with penalties rippling across the globe. European, U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Russia own been met with retaliatory sanctions and airspace closures, and logistics suppliers are scrambling anew to aid valuable cargo transferring across the globe.
Ukraine and Russia are house to the aviation groups Antonov Airways and Volga-Dnepr Neighborhood, respectively, and world cargo operations already are missing the loss of their high-quality freighters. Air Cargo World’s March feature “Lunge expansive or high-tail house: Outsized and heavy airfreight in the absence of Antonov plane” considers the panorama for heavy and oversize cargo shipments by air, as well to the long-time frame implications for Antonov Airways, whose one-of-a-variety AN-225 freighter became destroyed in the early days of the invasion. And in this month’s Forwarders’ Discussion board column, Airforwarders Association Executive Director Brandon Fried affords his beget steering to freight forwarders known as once extra to recordsdata shippers thru a original wave of disruption.
Alongside the original challenges of 2022 and of us that persisted from earlier years, the industry continues to work toward reaching its long-time frame targets. Amongst of us that won momentum regardless of the difficulties of pandemic operations is the dash to gain air transportation extra sustainable. This month’s lead feature from Affiliate Editor Kelly Stroh, “Seeing the forest for the trees: Carbon offsets and their notify in airfreight logistics,” examines the value of carbon offsets in the logistics sustainability strategy, and the contrivance some operators are utilizing offsets on their path to get-zero emissions.
Sustainability is moreover one amongst quite loads of dialogue matters on the agenda for Air Cargo World’s original dwell tournament, the Air Cargo Tech Summit. The inaugural tournament will happen from June 6-7 on the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, with an agenda of panel discussions and shows masking the ideal technological enhancements across air cargo logistics. For added recordsdata or to register, visit the tournament’s house internet page here.
We hope to learn about our readers in Miami in June!
Editor, Air Cargo World