RATING PROVIDES THE INCENTIVE -- BUT GROUND HANDLING HOLDS THE KEY

Consignments of cargo carried by air are taking between four and five times as long as is technically necessary in door-to-door movements, and in the two years since an international industry group of experts announced this finding, the few areas in which new techniques have been introduced have made little impact on the overall level of air cargo efficiency. The more widespread adoption of intermodal containers is meeting its biggest barrier in the continuing lack of shipper incentives in the complicated rating structures, but it is also clear that a new approach to ground handling is going to be needed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    115 Bedford Road
    London SW4 7RA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Martin, F
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00176655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM