Cargo growth during COVID under debate in GHI Webinar

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Discover how the Covid-19 crisis could trigger a golden opportunity for pax-focused operators to boost revenue streams from cargo at a special GHI Webinar on August 13.

The free-to-attend Webinar will be held in partnership with JBT Aerotech and include speakers from Turkish Airlines Cargo, Menzies Aviation and global air cargo association, TIACA.

The session will identify the business growth potential surrounding a global air cargo capacity crunch.

The latest IATA figures show a 28% fall in cargo capacity compared to 2019 and insufficient airport facilities to handle goods.

The same period has also been characterised by a boom in temporary aircraft cabin conversions to carry cargo, as airlines looked to utilise passenger fleets that have largely been grounded by Covid-19.

Panel members, including Murat Yalçın Kirca, Vice President of Cargo Operations, Turkish Airlines Cargo and Robert Fordree, Executive Vice President - Cargo at Menzies Aviation, will explore what it takes to diversify from pax to cargo services.

The panel will discuss GSE and staffing strategies for seizing more cargo market share. And the session will investigate the difference between gearing up for offloading makeshift cabin conversions during the pandemic and a long-term cargo expansion plan encompassing freighters.

Fellow panellists, Celine Hourcade, Transition Director, TIACA and David Bunting, Manging Director -EMEA at JBT AeroTech, will also explore automation and innovation in air cargo.

The GHI Big Debate: The Great Air Cargo Opportunity post Covid-19

Format: A 90 minute Webinar bringing together business leaders from leading airlines, ground handlers, airports and industry suppliers to discuss a blueprint for expanding cargo business and diversifying revenue streams in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The session will include an online audience Q&A and be chaired by GHI Conference Chairman, Max Gosney.

Time: 1000-1130 EDT (New York) / 1500-1630 BST (London) / 1600-1730 CEST (Paris)

Topics:

  • Capitalising on the cargo capacity crunch: IATA figures show a 23% fall in capacity and belly space on passenger aircraft down by 43% and growing. So, what are the demands, both regulatory and financial, facing new market entrants into air cargo and where should interested parties start? How long until you achieve an ROI?
  • Conversions: a post Covid-19 boom?: What are the business opportunities for airlines to diversify revenue streams through conversions in the aftermath of Covid-19? Does the launch of A321 and A320 freighters pave the way for a boom in lower volume, shorter haul, but higher value cargo transport in e-commerce and pharma?
  • Kitting out for cargo handling: From new hi-loaders to upskilling ramp crews: we’ll explore what a ground handler needs to consider when developing a revenue stream in cargo. Can you boost business mix without needing a full warehouse operation? What are airlines looking for when picking a cargo handling partner?
  • Technology and digitalisation in a post Covid-19 world: the session will examine whether the pandemic will provide the push the industry needs to implement e-AWBs and a more adventurous approach to adopting tech into cargo operations in general. What are the latest advances in ULD and track and trace software?

Click here to register now.


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