Air Cargo and Logistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128120309

Air Cargo and Logistics

1st Edition

Classics and Contemporary Practice

Authors: Rico Merkert Jackie Walters
Paperback ISBN: 9780128120309
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2029
Page Count: 352
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Air Cargo and Logistics: Classics and Contemporary Practice presents a thorough and detailed analysis of the most relevant research and literature related to the industry. The book examines critical management practices and business models, synthesizing findings from more than 40 journal articles. Topics reflect traditional management issues, such as pricing and economic deregulation, along with more contemporary issues, such as the environment, sustainability, security and air cargo alliances. Each chapter breaks down studied literature and research, reviewing key concepts and their application to today’s air cargo industry and presenting key terms, models and case studies related to the research.

The book is ideal for readers of all levels, no matter their career level or stage of education. Researchers, academics, and practitioners, including air cargo airline employees, freight forwarders, integrators, consultants, financers, airport management, and policymakers will find the comprehensive review of research a valuable reference on the topic.

Key Features

  • Focuses on air cargo and logistics and issues facing the industry
  • Provides a detailed analysis on the leading research and literature on air cargo, making it accessible to researchers, academics, students and industry practitioners
  • Features a comprehensive review of the key concepts, terms, selective case studies and models covered in leading air cargo research
  • Presents insights into recent air cargo trends related to concepts featured in foundational literature and research
  • Explains, in layman’s terms, how key concepts can be applied to the industry’s current challenges


Transportation researchers, professors and graduate students, State and federal policy decisions makers, Employees of government agencies such as DOT, FAA

Table of Contents

Introduction to Air Cargo and Logistics
PART I. Airline management and the specifics of air cargo
PART II. International air cargo policy, security and liberalisation
PART III. Revenue management and pricing of air cargo services
PART IV. Air cargo business models and the rise of integrated express services
PART V. Cargo airline network planning (including hubs)
PART VI. Air cargo alliances
PART VII. Air freight and global supply chains
PART VIII. Environmental impact of air freight


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About the Author

Rico Merkert

He is the Director of the ILTS Ph.D. program, in addition to serving in other leadership roles. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management (Elsevier), Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management (AOSIS Publishing), a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an appointed member of the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committees on Aviation Economics, Air Cargo and Light Commercial and General Aviation. He has been involved in a number of projects on air cargo, transport economics, policy and management for a range of clients such as the European Commission, Transport for NSW, and a number of major airlines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, Aviation Management Research, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ILTS), The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

Jackie Walters

He is author and co-author of a number of papers and publications. Recent research work focuses on the impact of policies on the development of the commuter bus industry, the public transport tendering system, as well as general overviews of developments in public transport and the aviation industry in South Africa. He also serves on a number of committees appointed by the Department of Transport (South Africa) and has been a member of the steering committee for the recently completed Gauteng Master Plan. He has also been a specialist adviser to the Southern African Bus Operators Association since 1989. He serves on the editorial panel of the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Transport and Logistics, London, and Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Practitioners.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg and Director, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, South Africa

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