How much cargo does Air India carry in its bellies? Its head of cargo Ramesh Mamidala has the answer
How much cargo does Air India carry in its bellies? Its head of cargo Ramesh Mamidala has the answerS04 E2228:42
Under the new ownership of Tata Group, India’s oldest airline Air India is undergoing a series of transformation inside out. It has a brand new identity that captures the essence of a bold new India, marking a milestone in its transformation to become a world-class airline with an Indian heart. This bold transformation is not just for people in the cabin above the wings but for things carried in the bellies below the wings too. Cargo is going to play a strategic and critical role in the ongoing transformation of Air India and how it will compete among the world’s top airlines. In the past, Air India successfully operated freighters on domestic and international routes. The new Air India, the young Air India, with no freighters now, aims to achieve 300% growth in cargo capacity in five years given the huge orders for planes it has placed with Airbus and Boeing. It plans to play a very critical role in boosting the freight and cargo ecosystem in India and globally. In this episode of Cargo Masterminds, presented by cargo.one, Reji John, Editor of STAT Media Group, talks to Ramesh Mamidala, who heads the cargo business for Air India, and understands what is cargo for Air India now and for the future.
Max Philipp Conrady, Vice President, Cargo Development, Fraport AG
Frankfurt Airport is one of the top three leading cargo gateways of Europe and processes more than two million tonnes of cargo annually. In this episode of Cargo Masterminds, presented by cargo.one, Max Philipp Conrady, Vice President, Cargo Development, Fraport AG, speaks to Reji John, Editor of STAT Media Group, about the latest developments and how this airport is positioning itself as the most desired cargo airport of Europe for global trade.
Mark Sutch, Chief Commercial Officer for Cargo at IndiGo
Under its ‘Reassure, Develop and Create growth strategy, IndiGo has huge ambitions for the future, that includes its cargo business. Cargo is an integral part of IndiGo’s business. In November 2022 IndiGo began freighter operations with its first A321 converted freighter. IndiGo has three converted Airbus A321 freighters. It is operating the cargo planes on domestic and short-haul international routes, complementing the wider cargo network supported by its fleet of passenger aircraft. As per the data made public by the Director General of Civil Aviation IndiGo has carried over two hundred and twenty two thousand tonnes of cargo in the 8 months of Financial year 2024 that is from April to November 2023. IndiGo has very ambitious plans to grow its cargo business. Mark Sutch, Chief Commercial Officer for Cargo at IndiGo, joins Reji John, Editor of STAT Media Group, in this episode of Cargo Masterminds, presented by cargo.one.
Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President, Air Cargo, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
After several months in development MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in transportation and logistics, announced the launch of MSC Air Cargo in September 2022 as a complementary service to its container shipping solutions. MSC Air Cargo has four brand new B777 freighters in its livery and they are operated by Atlas Air from its two European gateways - Liege in Belgium and Milan in Italy. Jannie Davel, SVP, Air Cargo, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, leads the creation and development of development of MSC Air Cargo. Davel, a global leader with 30 years of experience, speaks to Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group, in this episode of Cargo Masterminds, presented by cargo.one.
David Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, IAG Cargo
Five airlines but one cargo carrier. IAG Cargo is in the business of moving things. From antibiotics to rhinoceros, gold bullion to avocados. Whatever people need, wherever they are. In an era of digital screens and closed borders, IAG Cargo fly the world to bring people the things they really need. IAG Cargo aims to change how logistics works. Challenging the status quo, and bringing innovation and investment to their customers. In this episode of Cargo Masterminds, presented by cargo.one, Reji John, Editor of STAT Media Group, interviews David Shepherd, CEO, IAG Cargo. Shepherd, a 25-year veteran of the air cargo industry, talks about the IAG Cargo of today and tomorrow.