2017 was a milestone year for BCube Air Cargo

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BCube Air Cargo had a ‘brilliant’ year in 2017, which proved to be a milestone with the successful start up of an e-commerce dedicated business line.

It says that global economic conditions improved considerably and air cargo volumes maintained a strong trend throughout the year. The company made continuous investments in new facilities and specialised services including the start up of a dedicated e-commerce business line, which is expected to grow further significantly in the short term.

BCube tells Air Cargo Week: “Year 2017 has also seen a strong growth of our full freighters dedicated ramp handling operations at Milan Malpensa, thanks to our high standards of quality and safety.

“The first part of 2018 is following the same path. Our goal is to support our customers to best exploit Italian air cargo potentials especially in niche and higher yields markets.”

For 2018, BCube expects to see strong air cargo volumes thanks to increased capacity of existing airlines and new operations.

It also adds that the improvement of air cargo rates should reduce the pressure on the logistics chain allowing a better focus on new business development.

BCube says that after years of uncertainty that the Italian air cargo market is now in good shape, with Milan Malpensa Airport proving to be one of the fastest growth hubs in Europe and having to competing at the same level as hubs to the north.

BCube says: “To do this, Italian air cargo operators are achieving higher standards, increasing KPI’s and efficiency and launching new services. As market leader, we need to support these challenges and the expansion of our partners offering always the best and most efficient logistics solutions.”

It adds: “If the Italian air cargo system succeeds in increasing efficiency and specialisation, no doubt more cargo volumes will be directly handled at Italian airports instead of feeding other hubs.”