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One major impact of the ongoing pandemic being felt by the cargo industry is that international belly capacity is still scarce and airlines have not been able to raise dedicated freighter capacity as much as needed.
To combat this, there has been a corresponding rise in the availability of air charters – a circumstance that much of the content in this issue clearly acknowledges.
In our feature on aircraft leasing for instance (page 38) we hear that Atlas Air has announced a new partnership with Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese technology behemoth Alibaba.
The deal involves launching a charter programme to enhance its extensive logistics network as cross-border trade between China and Latin America continues to expand.
Closer to home, London-based freight forwarder PML has set up its own in-house, dedicated charter service in a bid to build stronger relations with those airlines offering chartered flights.
DHL on the other hand ...