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Moving Boxes by Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo
Moving Boxes by Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo (Hardback)
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Air cargo is a key element of the global supply chain. It allows outsourcing of manufacturing to other countries and links production in both multinational and smaller enterprises. It has also been the most important driver of certain export industries in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Chile. As a component of the air transport industry, air cargo makes the crucial difference between profit and loss on many long-haul routes. For some network combination carriers it accounts for up to half of total tonne-kms flown, and as much as one quarter of total revenue. In addition, the integrated carriers such as DHL, FedEx and TNT have their own fleets of dedicated freighter aircraft, and cargo aircraft operators like Cargolux and Nippon Cargo have a specialist role in the industry. Featuring expert analysis and worked examples to enhance understanding, "Moving Boxes by Air" by Peter Morrell offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the business and practices of air cargo, with a chapter dedicated to each key issue, such as: current trends, market characteristics, regulation, airport terminal operations, pricing and revenues, and environmental impacts.

Business >> Industry & industrial studies >> Transport industries >> Aerospace & air transport industries Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group Publication Date: 23/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781409402527  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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An excellent briefing on such a specialist subject that I used as preparation for work with an airline on cargo. I can safely say that it got me through and saved a lot of hearthache. MBBA covers more than just the economics but also provides a useful briefing on operations and the technical aspects of the subject.

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