Frederic Horst

Frederic Horst

Managing Director, Cargo Facts Consulting

Frederic Horst is the Managing Director of Cargo Facts Consulting, having joined the firm in March 2019. He has 18 years of strategy, planning, commercial, operational and government experience across the air cargo, express, aviation and transportation infrastructure business. He has held senior positions with Air Bridge Cargo, Air Cargo Germany, DHL Aviation and Cargolux, as well as the State Government in New South Wales. Frederic has a wide range of experience including fleet and network planning, route development, regulatory affairs and traffic rights, revenue management, market forecasting, set up of new transportation related ventures, products and services, development of business cases and investment program management. He has a broad understanding of all parts of the transportation and infrastructure business, including air, sea, road, rail and pipelines. Frederic has a Master of Transport Management from the University of Sydney, where he also taught an international air and sea freight transportation economics course for 10 years. ​Frederic is married, with three children and lives in Trier, Germany. He enjoys kayaking, swimming, cycling, and has a soft spot for aviation museums.

Despite forecasted growth, air cargo traffic in 2020 should remain lackluster, Cargo Facts Consulting determines

This was not a good year for air cargo. Globally, 2019 air cargo traffic has fallen, with IATA expecting full year air cargo traffic to decline by about 3.3%. But while IATA is forecasting growth of 2% in 2020, Cargo Facts Consulting’s expectations are more pessimistic, although there is upside for companies operating in the […]

Winners and losers in e-commerce logistics as Amazon moves 1 billion lbs by air

Amazon’s own-controlled air operation in the United States is currently about 20% the size of FedEx, and 15% the size of UPS, measured in tonnage carried. In the eight months ended August 2019, Cargo Facts Consulting estimates that Amazon moved over 1 billion pounds (more than 453,000 tonnes) on dedicated Atlas and ATSG flights, an […]

European express traffic growth will accelerate, Cargo Facts Consulting finds

While we foresee a deceleration of express shipment growth in both international and US domestic express markets, our latest Air Express Market Outlook 2020-24 predicts an acceleration of Express traffic at major European Cargo hubs over the next five years. While outbound express tonnage growth at Leipzig, Liege, Cologne, Paris, East Midlands, and Brussels between […]

Express companies attempt to shift from serving as mere e-commerce delivery subcontractors

In mid-September, Cargo Facts Consulting will publish a new report, the Global E-Commerce Logistics Outlook, to help companies craft their strategies towards a segment that has become increasingly important in logistics. This is the third of a series of articles leading up to the publication of the report that provides a window into our research.  […]

Does Amazon really matter to intra-European express, postal, courier and ground transport?

A Google News search today of the term “Amazon” yields 566,000 hits. Indeed, the online retailing behemoth is seemingly everywhere, dominating discussions in the airfreight market, but just how important is Amazon to the intra-European freight market? The answer will surprise you. Recently, we took a brief look at the importance of Amazon for the […]
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