October 26, 1970

Rates

Airlines, Cab Grapple with Cargo Tariffs

Shippers

Air Cargo Growth Facing New Tests

Regions

Cargo Revenues Climbing in Europe

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Rates

Airlines, Cab Grapple with Cargo Tariffs

Washington—Air freight appears headed for its most intensive rate investigation ever as the airlines and their government regulators seek to put the business on a paying basis. Last previous effort by the Civil Aeronautics Board to examine the domestic air freight structure on a broad scale was in 1948.

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Shippers

Air Cargo Growth Facing New Tests

New York—Air cargo is getting fair to good grades from shippers for its performance and usefulness today, but may be in danger of flunking out on future growth. Statistics even in a recession year indicate that air cargo is attracting new business.

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Regions

Cargo Revenues Climbing in Europe

Carriers expect 18% growth rate over next five years despite yield, ground handling problems; long-haul area seen fruitful

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Equipment

Airlines Push Containers, But Purchase Program Lags

Containerization has been held by many to be the panacea for the airfreight industry, the single concept most likely to produce the cargo escalation long awaited by so many airlines. The escalation and containerization have been slow in coming, but the new wide-bodied jets led by the Boeing 747 promise at least to provide a substantial push to containerization.

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Air Cargo at the Crossroads

Pressure Rising for Tightened Security

New York—Comprehensive program of air cargo security is moving nearer to realization as Congress, the Civil Aeronautics Board and the airlines feel increasing pressure to adopt measures to combat what previously has been passed off as a minor unsolvable problem.

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Avionics

Industry Watches Two Pioneering Freight Data Systems

New York—Paradox marks the electronic data processing picture in the airfreight field. While the few users who have comprehensive data systems are proceeding with expansion plans to improve realtime operations and enhance management capabilities, most forwarders and carriers have yet to begin.

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Shippers

Avionics Offers Prime Target for Air Cargo Expansion

Airfreight has found a natural market in the broad field that embraces avionics and its related electronic technologies. This is a prime potential growth area if service problems and associated rate questions can be resolved. International marketing and manufacturing operations have built a climate in which airfreight becomes a necessary adjunct.
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Equipment

Freight Handling Evolving Slowly Toward Giant Jet Age

Air cargo for the advanced generation of jet transports in passenger/cargo and all-freighter versions will be unloaded and loaded for the most part by equipment that was familiar in the earlier jet transport era—and in some cases—the pre-jet period.

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Regions

Increased Competition, Capacity Challenge Pacific Airlines

Increased competition and greater capacity are presenting both a challenge and vast opportunity to airlines seeking to exploit a Pacific cargo market that is being spurred to maturity by the surging economic development of Far Eastern nations.

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Shippers

Hewlett Packard Program

Hewlett Packard Co. operates two domestic airfreight consolidation programs, and contemplates a third one in the future. The company also consolidates air shipments to its overseas plants. It ships by air on an unconsolidated, ad hoc basis to destinations outside the area covered by its consolidation programs, and it specifies air shipment on inbound materiel when demanded by schedule considerations.
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