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The Essence of Air Freight KPI

By Sam Miller

People can now send as much cargo as they want with at least 24 hours delivery turnaround time. This is made possible because of the existence of airplanes and cargo planes. Without these, everyone will have to wait for days, and even weeks, if ships are still the only way to travel across the seven continents of the world. However, there will still be problems that will occur in freight services even with technology around. It is therefore important to have standard air freight KPI scorecards to measure how effective this service is.

Key Performance Indicators or KPIs are measurable metrics that are incorporated into company scorecards. These are used to measure not only the financial aspects of the company's performance but also customer satisfaction and the actual efficiency of the activities and processes. This is applied in any industry and the metrics measured are not the same, even for companies that belong to the same industry. This is precisely because each …

Answering Your Air Freight Questions

By Mike Selvon

It is important for your package to arrive at its destination on time and in good condition. That means you have to trust it into the right hands but sometimes that is a hard decision to make.

This decision can be especially hard if you must ship something by air freight. You constantly have to worry about the packages being loaded onto the wrong flight and being misdirected to another destination and being lost. Or you have to worry about them being damaged in flight.

Plus there is the additional factor of how much it will cost you to ship the packages. It can be enough to make your head spin around in circles. In this article we will cover the basics of air freight and hopefully answer some of the basics where this is concerned and before it is all over you will have a greater understanding of what this valuable service has to offer and where you can turn to for your shipping needs.

What companies offer air freight?

There are several companies that offer air freight servic…

Air Freight Forwarding Companies Involved In Price Fixing

By Steven Hoy


A worldwide investigation has been launched into alleged fuel price fixing by the air freight forwarding industry. Eleven major freight carrying airlines are being accused of trying to fix fuel price surcharges for freight forwarding flights. Amongst the airlines being accused of price fixing are British Airways, United Airlines and Lufthansa.

The airlines are being sued for fuel price fixing by a Tanzanian firm which had used KLM as a freight forwarding company to transport wood carvings to New York.

The company, Sisimizi which is based in Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania, is seeking unspecified damages from a number of major airlines which act as freight forwarding companies. The complaint about fuel price fixing by leading airlines was filed on February 28 in US District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois.

According to Julius Maldutis, the president of consulting firm Aviation Dynamics:

"This is going to be a very big issue because all the airlines increased the…