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.

CFC: Intra-European express poised for growth in 2020

Following year-over-year growth of 6% in 2019, intra-European freighter flights are again poised for growth in 2020, according to analysis from Cargo Facts Consulting. However, growth in aircraft movements and shipment volumes have not led to higher tonnage, an indication that densities are decreasing as business to consumer traffic increases its share. Continue reading this […]

CFC: Amazon’s shipping costs are growing faster than revenue

Amazon’s shipping costs grew by 37% year-over-year in 2019 compared with revenue growth of 21% and 13% in North America and Europe. This trend has continued in 2020. Other key findings include: In the United States, the e-tailer’s dedicated air network has grown from twenty-three to thirty-two active cities, with more stations expected to come […]

CFC: Freighter utilization eases off May highs

The massive drop in scheduled passenger belly capacity implemented in March and April has been a boom for freighter operators. Coupled with a surge of PPE -related shipments out of China, rates climbed to more than twice normal levels in April, even though overall airfreight volumes have declined between 20% and 30% in key markets. […]

Loss of belly capacity hobbles USPS

Large-scale domestic and international passenger flight reductions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis have created capacity problems for postal providers. With mail accounting for approximately 3% of international freight traffic, the post’s loss might mean new business opportunities for all-cargo and express companies. Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the United States Postal Service is […]

What’s ahead for European air trade?

After two strong years, EU-28 air freight export and import tonnage declined in 2019, pushing the average five-year compound annual growth rate down to 2%. Airfreight imports and exports are only 11% higher today than they were in 2014. Figure 1 provides an overview of combined air freight imports and exports into and from all […]
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