TITLE

A losing game

AUTHOR(S)
Armbruster, William
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);9/15/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 37, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that declining freight rates and poor capacity utilization are the major problem facing airfreight carriers as of September 15, 2003. Complication given by modern packaging techniques to airfreight carriers; Explanation that packaging and competition are preventing airfreight carriers from maximizing their revenue and capacity utilization; Strategy of some carriers.
ACCESSION #
10850186

 

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