45 EpisodesProduced by Geoffrey Arend

Off the cuff, right to the heart of the air cargo business. It's the past, present and future in conversations with Geoffrey Arend, award winning Editor & Publisher of Air Cargo News FlyingTypers since 1975.

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Amazon's Striking Situation/IATA's Top Ten/DIAL Up Excellent/Unilode & Kicking The Cans With ULD Care

July 16th, 2019




It is unfortunate and maybe a bit  sad to see that a number of different agendas seem to driving the unrest at Amazon.

Strike action is never a happy situation. In today’s world productivity is the key to success …

Down In The Dumps At 36,000 Feet/What Lies Ahead For Air Cargo 2019?

July 9th, 2019


Where is air cargo in Summer 2019?
To hear some people tell it we have gone through the best of times into the worst.
No doubt, last month in Munich at Air Cargo Europe people were into the wurst.
But seriously where are …

Turkish Cargo Doing What Comes Naturally

July 7th, 2019


Asked Turhan Ozen top cargo officer at Turkish Cargo how goes business and how was that big move from Ataturk Airport last month, and his reaction is a broad smile, not a weary one.
The idea that an airline cargo …

United Sky Cell Bells Temp Control / Celebrating Life & Times Of Dick Wiebe/ Sally Forth With 1930s Hero Speed Gibson

June 30th, 2019



  “TempControl’s transport of vaccines and other high-value biopharmaceutical shipments is increasing rapidly,” said Jan Krems, President of …

Issa Baluch Man For All Seasons

June 28th, 2019


Great inspirational Super Summer 2019 ,or anytime story, from the great Marco Sorgetti...
"Issa’s background is as remarkable as his success and this fascinates us immensely, so we want to do more than merely celebrate …

Qatar Cargo Tops Paris Air Show/ATC Is More Rewarding/Ospentos/Salute To Guenter Rohrmann

June 21st, 2019


Qatar Airways delivered more punch to it's air cargo offering announcing purchase of five B 777 Freighters at Paris Air Show in a ceremony that …

Is The Sky Falling In On Air Cargo?/Virgin Gets New IT/ Martinka Over Germany/United Resolute in 2019 / Qatar Music of Munich/Berlin Airlift Live

June 11th, 2019


Latest news that you can use out of Air Cargo Europe last week in Munich has Virgin Cargo making a huge investment in a new IT system to drive it's business forward from 2020.

Elsewhere many happy returns as Achim …

SAS Airbus Electric Hybrid MOU /2020 Sulpher Cap Will Slap Cargo/Show Time Is Climate Time

June 10th, 2019


Airbus & SAS have  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research.

Elliott Paige & Bill Boesch Together Again For The First Time/ Mother & Daughter Trucking Duo

June 6th, 2019


   If Elliott Paige had any better a handle on what it takes and what Atlanta has to offer as he explains the cargo fortunes of the giant …

Why ATC Matters This Week In Munich/Don't Miss The Spargel/Laurent's United Cargo In Paris

June 2nd, 2019


Right now in Germany is emerging not only the most exciting but also going away the best GSSA operation in the world.
Not only that but to listen at ATC CEO Ingo Zimmer, ATC has only just begun to continue its …

The Beatles In Los Angeles From Pan Am To Pandemonium Part 2

May 29th, 2019


Up Close & Personal—A story that you have never heard before . . .  July 14, 1964:  More than a month ahead of the anticipated arrival of the …

FIATA HQ Meeting In Zurich Unbeatable!/BER Built A Boondoggle!/Thanks A LOT!

May 27th, 2019



All Together Now 

FIATA, the freight forwarders organization meets every Spring to listen, learn and share their experiences with friends and …

Once In A Lifetime Berlin Airlift Aircraft In Germany/Speed Gibson Old Time Radio

May 23rd, 2019


FlyingTalkers celebrates the start of Super Summer 2019 in the USA as Memorial Day is observed May 27.
Here is a guide for everybody who loves …

Getting It On American/Kicking The Cans In Montreal September

May 20th, 2019



     As he closes in on his second year of serving as President of American Airlines Cargo, it is fair to say that Richard (Rick) Elieson guided the freight fortunes of the world’s largest airline with a steady hand.

Tariff Tosses Curve Ball At Air Cargo 2019/People & CNS Partnership/Ghost of Slammin' Sam Snead

May 16th, 2019



Shippers planning for the summer peak season received a curve ball from President Trump earlier this month. 

With only a few Presidential tweets of …

Ma He 's Making Eyes At The World/ Cargo Plight of Jet Non- Flight

May 14th, 2019



As previous reported in Flying Talkers, Amazon’s emergence as a major player in air cargo and logistics has been rapid. 

But Amazon is not the only ‘e-tailer’ with an ambitious plan to integrate online and offline …

Why Amazon Is The 800 Pound Gorilla/Carmen Is Charmin'/ABC Adds Dhaka

May 10th, 2019



(Forget about the fabled gorilla in the room, here we examine the reality of an 800 pound Amazon)

Early last month Bill Boesch, the distinguished and eloquent former President of American Airlines Cargo, and now who …

Qatar Cargo Has Pole Position In Race To The Top

May 7th, 2019



“The market might be less than a year ago-but it’s not bad,” insists Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Head of Cargo.

“Don’t let people tell you that we are in a recession again—we are not!” 

Guillaume is approaching …

Few Minutes With The Shah of Flexport /JFK Cargo Shows A Pulse

May 3rd, 2019



Hot on the heels of Flexport’s latest funding infusion recently, FlyingTypers spoke to Neel Jones Shah, the forwarder’s SVP and Global Head of Air Freight.

Shah has occupied top posts at United and Delta Cargo so he …

Explaining Blockchain To A Ten Year Old/Industry Awards Should Be More Rewarding

April 29th, 2019


"A blockchain is a distributed ledger database that maintains a continuously-growing list of transactions in the form of ordered records called …

FIATA Previews World Congress 2019 Capetown / Vintage Piston Pounder Checks Into TWA Hotel at JFK

April 28th, 2019



“A great opportunity for FIATA Association Members and Individual Members to exchange information and deliberate on important policy issues of our …

A300 Twinjet Freighters At 25/ Gathering @ Hapag- Lloyd / April Recalls CBI Where Modern Air Cargo Was Born

April 24th, 2019


A300/A310 pioneered twin jet operations worldwide and are still at work today at FedEx.
"Gathering Pace Together", a new sustainability report from …

Supermarket In The Sky/ Flowering Fortunes At Keukenhof/ /Speed Gibson Old Time Radio

April 19th, 2019


Easter 2019...Takeoff with the Supermarket of the Sky & Vince Ryan... 
The focus is on the mighty tulip, but roses, daffodils, orchids, and more …

Lionel Times Two Tracking Logistics & The Finer Things of Life/DHL Answers A Call For Help

April 18th, 2019


 1. Air Cargo Integrators (ACI) CEO Lionel Smith is surveying the trade show scene at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum that took place in Toronto, Canada, in mid-October 2018.
     As he looks up and down the aisle, Lionel, at …

The Trump Effect On US Air Cargo

April 15th, 2019


  Bill Boesch is an air cargo pioneer but also a dreamer & doer across a distinguished  and exemplary 40 plus year career. Bill served as President of American Airlines Cargo where he put that carrier on the world …

Parisi Trieste Freight Forwarder Since 1807

April 10th, 2019


  Meet Francesco Parisi Up Close & Personal When Parisi went into business in 1807 Napoleon was alive and signed a peace treaty with Russia; …

Cargo Looks For Upside as Q2 Begins/When Shipping Goes To The Dogs/ULD Dance In Montreal

April 8th, 2019


Looking At Latest Numbers 
Asia was full of mixed signals as airfreight stakeholders entered the second quarter of 2019 hoping for an upturn after a …

Cherries Blossom At United/Istanbul Game Changer/Virgin Brazil/Lady Truckers

April 5th, 2019


Right now and for some few brief few days ahead, the breathtakingly beautiful cherry blossoms in Washington DC, also herald the "Cherry Shipping …

FIATA Publishes Best Practices For Container Shipping/Ready-Set- Go! Turkish Cargo Belly Lift At New Istanbul Airport/Sessions Guide To CNS Partnership May 5-7/Captain of the Clouds Fokko Doyan

April 2nd, 2019


How Deep Is The Ocean? FIATA Guide to Best Container Practices just a click away! Turkish Cargo moves belly lift to new airport in Istanbul April …

Peg Of My Heart/Speed Gibson Episode Four

March 31st, 2019



Peg of My Heart

Speaking to Peggy Guse United Airlines’ Managing Director of Cargo Marketing, Customer Service and Alliances in March 2019 during International Women’s Month we were struck by how closely her …

Estonia's Elvy Kalep & India's Mathangi Krishnan / Suzy Wardle Virgin Cargo Tops JFK Expo Thursday

March 25th, 2019



   We write about women in air cargo, about female aviators, and because we acknowledge women as consummate multi-taskers, we must remember to ask: …

Update: Celebrating Berlin Airlift & Birth of Modern Air Cargo

March 24th, 2019


It's happening in Wiesbaden and some other airfields.

Now just as Air Cargo Europe Trade Show ends in Munich June 7, in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany a nine day event will begin on June 10 as The Berlin Airlift will …

Women In Air Cargo ! Cathy Roberson of Logistics Trends & Insights/Zeynep Kasikci DB Schenkers

March 22nd, 2019



Two powerful women serving in key posts for  international logistics are profiled. The technological challenges facing the logistics industry and …

Jan Krems United Airlines The True Cargo Heart/Speed Gibson Aviation Radio 1937

March 20th, 2019


Jan Krems President of United Airlines Worldwide Cargo is on top of the world.

Today United Airlines is the number one belly cargo lifter in the United States.

Jan talks about the drivers that make an airline cargo …

People At World Cargo Symposium 2019 In Singapore

March 18th, 2019


IATA Cargo conducts a mandated annual meeting of its airline members every year as it also does elsewhere for its passenger carrier members.

For 2019, the air cargo event titled euphemistically "World Cargo Symposium" …

Inside Naresh Goyal's Resignation As Jet Airways Chairman - EMO Trans Jenni Frigger Profile For International Women's Day

March 9th, 2019



 After India's Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal stepped down on March 1, ending 25 years with a whimper, aviation pundits in India were not surprised.

Fliers and other aviation observers will agree that not too long …

March Into Air Cargo/Tall Thomas Keeps European Cargo United/Cargo Utmost in Heaven

March 7th, 2019


March update underscore that numbers post CNY( Lunar New Year) are flat, but end of US/China trade dust up could be near. Profile of Thomas Uschtrin, …

Things To Come A Love Poem To Air Cargo By Richard Malkin

March 1st, 2019


Boxcars in the Sky written by the most important air cargo journalist of the 20th century Richard Malkin, was created in 1951 after Richard had just returned from covering the Berlin Airlift. From Boxcars is a …

Two Girls Two Drive Cargo Alliance At United & Lufthansa/History Alive With REG Davies

March 1st, 2019


We celebrate International Women’s Month with a good story that has panned out into a great one.At Air Cargo Europe 2017 United Airlines Cargo President Jan Krems and Lufthansa Cargo Executive Board Member & CEO …

Brexit At The Gate & Conversation With A Shipper

February 28th, 2019


The UK exit of Brexit is just one month away. While debate rages here are some basic truths and warnings. Elsewhere whilst attending an air cargo conference we actually found a shipper. Rare breed at these things but …

Airforwarders Association Air Cargo 2019 in Las Vegas/ Retro Radio Aviation Series Speed Gibson

February 26th, 2019


The always engaging Washington DC based Airforwarders Association met in Las Vegas and held their annual Air Cargo Conference February 10-12. Here is an inside look at a gathering that underscores women in air cargo as …

Berlin Airlift 1949 A 70th Anniversary Celebration Begins June 10, 2019

February 21st, 2019


Now just as Air Cargo Europe Trade Show ends in Munich June 7, in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany a nine day event will begin on June 10 as The Berlin Airlift will be recalled with a giant fly-in by more than 40 vintage …

Airbus A380 Changed Flying For Everyone

February 18th, 2019


Announcement that the  super jumbo passenger aircraft Airbus A380 will no longer be built marks the end, at least for a while ,of the plan to fill the skies with huge comfortable airplanes.

Although the dream is over, …

February Update Air Cargo Numbers & What Lies Ahead in 2019. Sentimental Journey With REG Davies

February 15th, 2019


Here are the latest numbers quoting leading industry analysts and IATA Cargo. In part two we take a sentimental journey with REG Davies the greatest aviation historian. Ron sat in the Lindbergh Chair at the National Air …

Andy Is Dandy For AA Cargo In UK

February 10th, 2019


  • Here we meet Andy Cornwell who serves American Airlines Cargo as Regional Sales Manager UK and lives near historic Bushy Park in Teddington a suburb …

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