Charles Kauffman

Charles Kauffman

Senior Editor

Charles Kauffman is the Senior Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts and weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an MA in International Relations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Charles speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Digital bookings on the rise, but are sales stuck in analog?

Digitalization of the cargo sales and booking process was a popular discussion topic at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA, held earlier this month in Frankfurt. While interfacing with online booking platforms like cargo.one and Freightos’ WebCargo is a practice gaining traction among carriers, human sales agents are still central to the process. “We have a […]

Cargo Facts Asia 2020 aims to help airfreight succeed in 2020 and beyond

This week, Cargo Facts released a refreshed agenda for its ninth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, which will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore on April 20-22. Given the extraordinary level of volatility the airfreight industry currently faces, this year’s event is designed to help air cargo uncover opportunities for countering headwinds and […]

Sine Draco acquires an A321-200, prepares to induct conformity aircraft

Today, Sine Draco Aviation Technology acquired its first A321-200 (963, ex-AtlasGlobal) [FAT 005332]. The airframe, purchased from AerCap, will become the conformity aircraft for Sine Draco’s in-development A321-200SDF passenger-to-freighter conversion program. Sine Draco, which has offices in China and the United States, announced the fourteen-pallet A321-200SDF in 2018. The company is utilizing its own engineering […]

Boeing delivers first 767-300F at higher production rate

On Monday, Boeing delivered a 767-300F (63114) to FedEx [FAT 005327] While the aircraft represents one of many recent deliveries for the express giant, this was Boeing’s first 767 delivery at the increased production rate of three units per month. The 767 is currently a bright spot across Boeing’s product portfolio. Apart from plans to […]

CF EMEA: ATSG throttles ahead with 767 conversions

FRANKFURT — U.S.-based lessor Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) has acquired a trio of ex-LATAM 767-300ERs for use as conversion feedstock. Two of the aircraft (29228 and 29229) are already in conversion at IAI’s facility in Tel Aviv (TLV). Cargo Facts caught up with Mike Berger, chief commercial officer of CAM’s parent company ATSG, at Cargo […]

ASL grows its 737 Classic fleet

ASL Airlines Ireland has added a 737-400F (29204, ex-Yamal Airlines) on lease from Royal Aero GmbH [FAT 005319].   The delivery highlights the willingness of ACMI operators to continue adding to their fleets 737 Classic conversions while feedstock for 737 NG conversions remains in short supply. Last week at Cargo Facts EMEA in Frankfurt, panelists in a roundtable discussion on the topic of freighter conversions […]

AirBridgeCargo finds workaround for coronavirus cancellations

Earlier this week, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC) canceled scheduled freighter flights into China and Hong Kong as the country’s air export volumes remain low due to disruptions related to the new coronavirus. Until flights resume, the carrier has been operating a limited number of charter flights from Europe to China, with a stop in Krasnoyarsk, Russia […]

Cargometer wins Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 DEMOvation challenge

FRANKFURT – Austria-based freight-dimensioning company Cargometer beat out four other logistics technology startups to take home the top prize at this year’s Cargo Facts EMEA DEMOvation challenge on Feb. 5. The five startups presented live demos for audience polling and a final judging round conducted by air cargo industry professionals and members of the Cargo […]
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