Air Cargo and Logistics: Classics and Contemporary Practice presents a thorough and detailed analysis of the most relevant research and literature related to the industry. The book examines critical management practices and business models, focusing on the air cargo industry by synthesizing findings from more than 40 journal articles. Topics covered reflect traditional management issues, such as pricing and economic de-regulation, along with more contemporary issues like the environment, sustainability, security and air cargo alliances. Each chapter breaks down the studied literature and research, reviewing key concepts and how they apply to today's air cargo industry.
The book includes key terms and models, along with case studies related to the research. It is ideal for readers of all levels, no matter their career level or stage of education. Researchers, academics, and practitioners, including air cargo airline employees, freight forwarders, integrators, consultants, financers, airport management, and policymakers will find the comprehensive review of research a valuable reference on the topic.
- Focuses on air cargo and logistics, and the specific issues the industry faces
- Provides a detailed analysis on the leading research and literature on air cargo, making it accessible to researchers, academics, students and industry practitioners
- Features a comprehensive review of the key concepts, terms, selective case studies and models covered in leading air cargo research
- Presents insights into recent air cargo trends related to concepts featured in foundational literature and research
- Explains, in layman's terms, how key concepts can be applied to the industry's current challenges
Introduction to Air Cargo and LogisticsPART I. Airline management and the specifics of air cargo PART II. International air cargo policy, security and liberalisationPART III. Revenue management and pricing of air cargo services PART IV. Air cargo business models and the rise of integrated express servicesPART V. Cargo airline network planning (including hubs)PART VI. Air cargo alliancesPART VII. Air freight and global supply chains PART VIII. Environmental impact of air freight