Welcome to this short introduction to Air Cargo and Air Mail. Even though I have been working in or around the air cargo industry for 20 years already, I seldomly have to tell how the air cargo process works from scratch to someone who does not know anything about it yet. Until there was this new colleague who really needed to understand the process. Then I found out it is very hard, or almost impossible, to find general information on air cargo basics on the internet, or elsewhere in the poublic domain. Most information inside cargo companies handles only parts of the process, and is for the largest part aimed at people already working in the air cargo industry. So apparently I had think this out for myself.
That is why this site has been set up. The purpose is to provide general information or a framework on the setup of air cargo processes, for people new to the business. Of course details of the processes will in the end vary per company.
Are you looking for a more general explanation, e.g. for a school, then take a look here at "How Stuff Works" or here at Wikipedia. A nice video showing the air cargo process from beginning to end can be found here on TeacherTube (elsewhere on my site you will find several videos as well, by the way).
I invite all of you in the industry to contact me for corrections or additions,
and who are new in the business to question me
in order to improve the information on this site!
Perhaps I also have to search for the requested information in my network, but I will certainly process your information. Let me know what you think about the site or what you are missing!
On the site you will find the following information (click on the item to go there):
- BLOG PAGES
- ADDITIONAL PAGES
- OTHER ITEMS AND LINKS can be found in the right-hand column of this website ---->
- Air Cargo Books
- Air Cargo Blogs
- Air Cargo Courses and Training
- Air Cargo Events
- Air Cargo Magazines
- Air Cargo Newsfeeds
- Air Cargo Shipment Tracking
- Cargo Aircraft Capacity Specifications & Dimensions
- Cargo Aircraft Photos
- Cargo Aircraft Videos
I hope you can find what you are looking for!
AIR CARGO - HOW IT WORKS
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Photo: Lufthansa Cargo Communications, FRA F/CI
[last updated Apr 2, 2020]