by Trevor Williams | June 8, 2010
Along with wooing cargo carriers to Atlanta, airport leaders hope to be named the world's top cargo airport for the second straight year at the Air Cargo China Exhibition and Conference.
The June 8-10 event is being held in Shanghai as part of Transport Logistic, an annual trade show that alternates between Germany and China. Hartsfield's delegation includes Warren Jones, aviation development manager; Jeff Pearse, director of marketing and business development and Sarah Berry, market research analyst.
"Shanghai is home to the world’s largest airlines, freight forwarders, express operators and logistic service providers; it’s also the perfect venue for us to introduce the world’s most efficient airport to new carriers with a limited or nonexistent presence in the United States,” said Mr. Jones in the airport's monthly news bulletin.
"Air Cargo Week," a weekly industry newspaper, grants the top cargo airport award each year at a banquet during the conference. Hartsfield won it in Munich, Germany, last year over Asian and European competitors.
This year, the Atlanta airport, the only nominee from North America, is pitted against strong cargo airports in Asia: Singapore Changi Airport, South Korea's Incheon International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport The winner will be announced June 9.