• Well before the global indicators recorded expansion in the world economy at an annualized rate of over 5 percent during the first quarter of 2010 mainly due to robust growth in Asia; it was the foresightedness of Mr. R.K. Patra, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of STAT TIMES to organize AIR CARGO INDIA 2010- `the beginning of the recovery’ during the beginning of 2010.
• AIR CARGO INDIA 2010 having taken place at the right place during the right time brought all segments of the industry together to discuss and interpret industry challenges and opportunities. International media coverage courtesy BBC World News
• Following the successful editions of AIR CARGO INDIA since 2006, STAT Times continues to be driven towards the development and growth of the air cargo industry organizing the first ever AIR CARGO AFRICA 2011, with theme `Air Cargo in Emerging Africa’ facilitating a platform for the global players to establish their business in this vast and untapped virgin continent.
• India’s freight industry is expected to grow at 10 per cent per annum by 2014 and the air freight sector is set to expand by 8.5 per cent per year for the next 5 years
• World air cargo growth will expand at a 5.8 percent annual rate over the next two decades, with worldwide air freight traffic tripling through 2027, according to Boeing's World Air Cargo Forecast 2008/2009.
• Despite the economic crisis, Indians are most optimistic than their peers in developed nations like Japan,France, Germany and the United Kingdom according to Worldwide Independent Network(WIN)survey.
• According to industry forecasts, the cargo segment of the airline business will more than triple by 2025. But before industry players begin celebrating, they should consider that the boom in air freight will not deliver an automatic “bump up” in growth across the board. In fact, according to Accenture research, 5.5 billion US dollars will move from the top line of air cargo carriers to their competitors over the next five years. Now is the time for air cargo players to achieve high performance or risk disappearing from the competitive landscape completely.
• Overall, the growth rate of the aviation sector in the next 10 years is expected to be not less than 25 percent. According to the Planning Commission, India’s air cargo movements would grow at over a CAGR of 11.5% from 2007-08 to 2011-12.
• Asian air cargo markets will lead the industry growth with China at the forefront.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in cargo airlines having been raised by the Government from 49% to 74% is attracting major overseas players to expand their Indian networks and capacity, with Middle East Carriers like Emirates ,Saudi Arabian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad & particularly prominent in the build up.
• Air Cargo business has overtaken the ocean freight & rail freight market by expanding at nearly 19% in the last 3 years, as against 10.3% growth registered by ocean freight and 9.2% by railways.
• Dedicated freighter services have been launched by various airlines. Air India was the first scheduled passenger airline in India to enter this arena, and in 2008 embarked on a 25% capacity expansion. Airlines of high stature like Jet and Kingfisher and other formidable players in the Logistics Industry are also looking for their own cargo offshoots. Kingfisher Airlines announced the launch of Kingfisher Xpress, a new Door-to-Door cargo delivery service at the inaugural day of the AIR CARGO INDIA 2010 event.
In order to make the Mumbai Airport a benchmark among airports, Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), a joint venture between GVK-SA consortium and the Airports Authority of India, has a master plan to expand & upgrade Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) to cater to a traffic of One million tons of cargo annually.
The GMR-Menzies combine has adopted a PPP model to build a new International Airport at Hyderabad and install state-of-the-art cargo infrastructure. The total area allocated for cargo operations is around 10 acres out of which three acres have been dedicated to cargo processing and storage. Above all, the cargo terminal will have a cargo handling capacity of 1,00,000 MT on a cumulative basis.
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AIR CARGO INDIA 2012, the 4th in the series of AIR CARGO INDIA event, is scheduled to take place in Mumbai, the busiest metropolis, commercial capital and the Air Cargo hub of India from February 1 to 3, 2012.
The Event is organized by The STAT Trade Times, popularly known as STAT TIMES (www.stattimes.com), an Integrated International Transport Media specializing in Air Cargo since 1986.
This Conference aims at fulfilling the increasing need felt in the Air Cargo industry both in India and abroad for a common platform to come together and deliberate on the prospects in the booming Air Cargo Industry in this country.
It is an opportunity for the delegates to interact with the key players of the industry from all over the world about the immense business possibilities in the emerging Indian Air Cargo market.
The Conference will also provide an opportunity to the delegates to listen to the views of the decision makers from all sectors of the Air Cargo Industry on a variety of relevant topics in sessions based on the main theme of the conference.
A Concurrent Exhibition is being set up for the benefit of the players in the Air Cargo Industry to show case their products and capabilities in the fastest growing region of the Air Cargo market.
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