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Air Cargo Conference '85 sees bright future.

Air Cargo Conference '85 sees bright future

Air Cargo Conference '85 looked at the future and found it bright. Despite some concern about the impact of trade protectionism, especially if this takes hold in the U.S., the consensus was that the forces that make air shipment attractive and even essential will continue to buoy up the business.

The conference and its associated exhibit of products and services, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, drew an international attendance and some 50 exhibitors. The conference was divided into two two-day sessions, the first dealing with the handling of dangerous goods, the second with the prospects of air cargo through the next decade. Sponsors were the Los Angeles Department of Airports and the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management. The sponsors plan to repeat the event in June 1987.

To an attendee, the big news was not about new equipment or facilities for physically handling air cargo. Rather the news was in centralized computer systems for multi-users that make possible streamlined paper flow for import/export documentation and real-time tracking of shipments. …

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