CARGO ZONE PROGRAMME
Day 1: 28 November 2023
Alliance Ground International provides airline cargo handling services to 55 airlines at thirteen airports across the Americas. This panel session will explore the business philosophy that helps bring consistent excellence to cargo handling across the expanding operation. How are initiatives like ‘green teams’ helping boost sustainability credentials? How does AGI optimise its GSE performance? And, what does a ‘no bullshit’ culture do for your operational KPIs?
Dronamics is a new concept in cargo logistics that promises middle-mile transport by unmanned aircraft at a fraction of the time, cost and carbon footprint. The remotely-piloted aircraft need only 400 metres of firm terrain to take-off and land, and are capable of delivering loads of up to 350 kg or 3.5 cubic metres, to remote and underserved areas. Are cargo drones the answer to capacity challenges and growing consumer demand for faster, cheaper and decarbonised deliveries?
Dallas Fort Worth has set out on an ambitious programme to drive cargo digitisation, greater sustainability and innovation in collaboration with all stakeholders operating at the airport. The project includes new warehousing, freighter parking areas, research into automated GSE and the roll out of a 5G network. This session will explore the secrets of stakeholder collaboration in cargo and the universal improvements in OTP, safety and quality for all.
From flowers to fresh strawberries, air cargo’s biggest asset is an ability to transport products from source to customer at rapid speed. But, this agility comes at a price with the industry carrying a public perception as a major source of carbon emissions. How do we reposition the cargo industry as climate friendly by strategic investments in more sustainable practice? Is the high polluter image valid? And, how do we become more effective in broadcasting positive PR about the environmental awareness of air cargo operators?
This session will ask leading manufacturers to explore the most exciting GSE adaptions heading for tomorrow’s cargo apron. What are the possibilities for automated loaders and tugs to transform the cargo journey to and from aircraft? Suppliers will also explore the growing importance of more sustainability to the sector and how they are factoring greener intentions into GSE design.
Day 2: 29 November 2023
The session will detail how Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has fostered a community culture of cargo handling excellence amid soaring volumes and a diverse range of stakeholders. We’ll hear how the team representing a multitude of airport users are working as one to embrace the digitisation of cargo.
Investigating how removing many of us – humans – from the cargo handling journey could be a boon for safety, OTP, cost and supply chain efficiency in the coming decades. The session will explore how a new generation of humanoid-style robots are primed to transform the cargo journey. How are pilot schemes to use robots in warehousing settings to better manage inventory going to evolve? Will an automaton ever be able to match a human in the rugged environment of the ramp?
Hactl has award-winning pedigree in delivering exemplary on-time performance, safety, sustainability and customer satisfaction scores across its cargo operation. This session will reveal how the leadership team have focused company culture on innovation, cargo handling expansion, digitisation, sustainability, staff development and partnership within the supply chain.
Nearly 90% of employees say they will not work, or continue to work for, a company with a poor reputation. So, with the entire ground handling industry feeling the weight of a negative employer image, how can you stand out to find and keep talent? What steps can operators take to design attractive career pathways that will help them keep hold of their star performers?
This session will reveal how Avianca Cargo is fast tracking new technology, CEIV certifications and a bid to deliver greater sustainability into its cargo operation. The session will look at engaging your people in cargo excellence and how the airline works in partnership with its GSPs to ensure world-class services.
A third of the world’s population now shop online with freighters filled to the brim with consumer goods. Figures from McKinsey & Co showed e-commerce notching up 10 years’ worth of growth in 90 days. Air cargo has the requisite speed to satisfy this next day delivery market, but will antiquated back of house systems and processes prove our undoing? How can technology and digitisation help us deal with a spectacular rise in volumes and maintain efficiency as we attempt to oversee the safe transit of millions of different packages.