Director General Angela Gittens Chair Yiannis Paraschis (Athens, Greece) Vice Chair Fredrick J Piccolo (Sarasota, USA) Immediate Past Chair Max Moore-Wilton (Sydney, Australia) Treasurer Louis E Miller (Atlanta, USA) ACI WORLD GOVERNING BOARD DIRECTORS Africa (3) Dalil Guendouz (Casablanca, Morocco) Pascal Komla (Lomé, Togo) Robinson Misitala (Livingstone, Zambia) Asia-Pacific (8) Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) VP Agrawal (Delhi, India) Ghanem Al-Hajri (Sharjah, UAE) HH Prince Turki Faisal Al Saud (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) Dennis Chant (Gold Coast, Australia) Zhiyi Dong (Beijing, China) CW Lee (Incheon, South Korea) Kosaburo Morinaka (Tokyo, Japan) Europe (7) Declan Collier (Dublin, Ireland) Michael Kerkloh (Munich, Germany) Yiannis Paraschis (Athens, Greece) Tonci Peovic (Zagreb, Croatia) Ad Rutten (Amsterdam, Holland) Stefan Schulte (Frankfurt, Germany) José-Manuel Vargas (Madrid, Spain) Latin America & Caribbean (3) Philippe Baril (Quito, Ecuador) Fernando Bosque (Guadalajara, Mexico) Héctor Navarrete Muñoz (Merida, Mexico) North America (7) Thella Bowens (San Diego, USA) David Edwards (Greenville, USA) Frank Miller (San Antonio, USA) Reg K Milley (Edmonton, Canada) Fredrick J Piccolo (Sarasota, USA) Mark Reis (Seattle, USA) Maureen Riley (Salt Lake City, USA) Regional Advisers to the World Governing Board (7) Larry Cox (Memphis, USA) Stephen Gichuki (Nairobi, Kenya) Seow Hiang Lee (Singapore) Bongani Maseko (Johannesburg, South Africa) Barry Rempel (Winnipeg, Canada) Earl Richards (Jamaica) Miguel Southwell (Miami, USA) Observer World Business Partner Board Chairperson Randy Pope (Burns & McDonnell) Correct as of February 20, 2013
34 Turning the corner
Daniel Fernandez, secretary general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), reflects on a challenging operating environment for the industry and the prospect of a more positive year ahead.
37 ACI cargo trends
ACI projects global air cargo traffic to grow by a modest 3.6% per annum until 2017.
38 Tough times
Martin Roebuck takes a closer look at the challenges and opportunities facing a handful of cargo focused airports in Europe and North America.
42 Easy flow
Are airports doing enough to develop multi-modal supply chains for cargo? Ian Putzger investigates.
45 Cargo news
A round-up of the latest news from across the globe.
47 Traffic trends: 2012 cargo statistics
ACI’s preliminary data for 2012 reveals a contrasting year for airports.
48 Upwards trend
An increasing number of airports are investing in vertical gardens and living walls to create a unique setting, make themselves more environmentally friendly and, even grow their own food, writes Robin Stone.
50 Access all areas
Foster + Partners CEO, Mouzhan Majidi, talks about the importance of planning airports with user-friendly, integrated transport links and the potential benefits of the proposed Thames Estuary Airport in the UK.
54 Time for a re-think?
Exambela Consulting’s David Feldman argues that airport leaders may need to adapt business strategies to concentrate more on the mid-term for their gateways to thrive in an age of uncertainty.
AIRPORT WORLD/FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013