Ignazio Coraci

Chief Executive

Location icon United Kingdom

Ignazio Coraci is a senior figure in the Aviation industry. Ignazio is the CEO of ASC Cargo Limited, President and CEO of SW Italia and a member of the board and Company Secretary of Cargo Invest Limited, based at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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Cargo News
07/20/2017
Hong Kong sees a surge in growth for first half of 2017 - Cargo News

It has been a truly impressive start to the year for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), with growth in traffic right across the board. In terms of air cargo business, HKIA has handled an impressive 2.3 million tonnes of cargo already this year in the first six months to June - that's up a remarkable 11.3% on the same period last year.

Cargo News
08/18/2017
Implications of the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme - Cargo News

It's a structure that has long been in need of updating. For the last fifty years or so, forwarders have been defined as agents for carriers under the old Cargo Agency Programme. It's an old model that no longer reflects the reality of the way that the two entities work together, and so the introduction of the new IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP) is a welcome development.

Cargo News
08/18/2017
E-Airway Bills The Rise And Rise (e-AWB) - Cargo News

We've talked before in this blog about the importance of our industry embracing digitisation. As a sector, air cargo has lagged behind when it comes to technological innovation - and in a business that is so dependent on complex processes this is a reluctance that is threatening to hold us back.

Cargo News
08/08/2017
How A 'Visionary' Is Increasing Heathrow's Cargo Volumes - Cargo News

In a step forward for a cargo warehousing project near to Heathrow Airport, the local authority has approved the plans. The project's backer, Formal Investments, describes the project as 'visionary'. It will see an underground warehouse, with a public park constructed above ground.

Cargo News
08/03/2017
How An App Will Reduce Emissions At Heathrow - Cargo News

Freight forwarders and trucking businesses are invited to use Heathrow Airport's brand-new load consolidation app. Launched as part of Heathrow CargoCloud, the app will allow cargo operators to consolidate loads coming through Heathrow. The aim is to improve efficiency for cargo coming in and out of the airport, but also to reduce the number of vehicles and trucks on the roads around the airport.

Cargo News
08/03/2017
Cargo Demand Reaches a 2017 All Time High - Cargo News

Airports have seen cargo demand increase throughout May 2017 to a high for this year so far. Statistics released by Airports Council International (ACI) show the high level of growth for cargo demand at an increase of 11.1% for May.

Cargo News
07/28/2017
How Global Warming Could Impact Air Cargo Flights - Cargo News

We're all too aware of the many disastrous implications of global climate change - from the impact on coastal communities of rising sea levels through to the dangers of increasingly unpredictable seasons on agricultural cycles. But what about our own industry?

Cargo News
07/20/2017
KLM's new air cargo e-commerce strategy - Cargo News

The pace at which we all respond to the demands of our customers is critical - and recent investments made by some of the world's leading air cargo operators suggest that the industry is finally getting the message about e-commerce.

Cargo News
08/22/2017
The demand is still rising for US carriers - Cargo News

In previous posts, we've already talked about the positive 2017 that the air cargo industry has experienced so far. This has been driven by a number of factors - not least a global economic landscape that is looking increasingly positive in terms of consumer and business confidence.

Cargo News
05/04/2017
Post-Brexit future still unclear - Cargo News

As Britain takes its first steps towards leaving the EU by triggering Article 50, the effects of Brexit remain unclear. Ignazio Coraci comments. The recent meeting of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), in Birmingham highlighted just how much uncertainty there still is around Brexit and its potential impact on our industry.

Cargo News
08/22/2017
How VR technology could revolutionise air cargo - Cargo News

The air freight industry is a dynamic and often complex business to work in, with many roles requiring extensive practical training in order to get the skills required to work safely and efficiently. But the way in which that training is delivered can be sometimes be far removed from the realities of day-to-day life in the industry.

Cargo News
08/22/2017
How VR technology could revolutionise air cargo - Cargo News

The air freight industry is a dynamic and often complex business to work in, with many roles requiring extensive practical training in order to get the skills required to work safely and efficiently. But the way in which that training is delivered can be sometimes be far removed from the realities of day-to-day life in the industry.

Cargo News
07/13/2017
Is blockchain technology the answer for air freight? - Cargo News

We've talked in this blog before about the need for the air cargo industry to begin to move away from the paper-based systems that so often clog up many of our processes. As our customers become accustomed to services that deliver more responsive, flexible solutions and with the higher service expectations that have grown out of the increasing use of mobile technology, we need to respond quickly.

Cargo News
08/08/2017
How CCS-UK will help Heathrow cargo to speed up - Cargo News

A new module is currently being developed by the user group for the CCS-UK airfreight system. The addition will aim to speed up collections and deliveries at Heathrow Airport's transit hubs. The module, which is called CCS-UK Advanced Info, will allow transport companies working for freight agents to alert handling agents to their deliveries.

Cargo News
07/13/2017
Business continuity protecting against cyber attacks - Cargo News

Cyber attacks by hackers are becoming a huge problem in our increasingly connected and technology-driven world. Recent examples include the global ransomware attack back in May that disrupted many critical systems - not least in the UK's National Health Service, which was badly affected for a number of weeks, severely impacting patient care.

Cargo News
07/05/2017
The outlook for 2017 - Cargo News

The air freight industry has made an encouraging start to the year - at least compared to 2016 - and while the picture isn't completely rosy it's clear that the outlook for the coming months is looking healthy.

Cargo News
07/05/2017
Poor weather and volcanic ash are affecting flights - Cargo News

Bogoslof Island might be small, but the impact it's having on transpacific air freight operations has been significant in recent months. The volcano is located in Alaska and is a part of the Aleutian island chain that arcs between the Asian and American landmasses.

Cargo News
05/17/2017
Simplifying the Business - Cargo News

The passenger airline industry has transformed over the last decade or so - think electronic ticketing, barcoded boarding passes, mobile boarding passes and self-service check-in. But it's also fair to say that the air cargo industry has sometimes struggled to keep up with the pace of change.

Cargo News
05/23/2017
A threat - or an opportunity? - Cargo News

It's been called the 'New Silk Road' - a massive infrastructure programme, led by the Chinese, that will bring together the economies of the Asia-Pacific region through new roads, pipelines, ports, high speed rai links and fibre optic cables.

Cargo News
06/28/2017
Solid growth continues in Asia in May - Cargo News

The news from Asian markets shows once again that the industry - in that region at least - has got off to a very positive start to the year. New figures were recently released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and reveal that the region's airlines are still enjoying the robust growth in international air cargo demand that has been sustained over the first five months of 2017.

Air Cargo Eye
06/22/2017
Ground handling sector evolves in the e-commerce explosion

THE expanding global cross-border e-commerce sector continues to fuel the air cargo industry. It's unprecedented, and the future only looks set to get brighter, which is incredibly exciting for those of us behind the scenes in the aviation sector, writes Ignazio Coraci (pictured below, right), chief executive officer (CEO) of cargo carrier SW Italia and ground handling company ASC Cargo.

Cargo News
06/22/2017
Is digitisation an opportunity - or a threat? - Cargo News

The air cargo industry has unfinished business when it comes to digitisation and the modernisation of its processes. That at least was the message from the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac when he spoke at the IATA 73rd Annual General Meeting.

Cargo News
06/22/2017
The rise and rise of the Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) - Cargo News

Our industry celebrated a quiet yet potentially very important milestone recently: in April, Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) penetration finally passed 50%. Figures released by IATA suggest that the industry processed more than 730,000 of the digital documents - up 1.3% on March's figures.

Cargo News
06/16/2017
Customer insight is key - Cargo News

The future of the air cargo industry will depend on our ability to listen to customers - and to then apply the insights we gain to create systems and processes that put their needs at the heart of the way we all work.

Cargo News
06/16/2017
Encouraging growth continues - Cargo News

Growth in air cargo demand is often a sign of better economic times to come - as companies focus on restocking their inventories quickly. So, the recent news that air freight markets around the world are reporting increased demand in April 2017 is certainly welcome, although the picture isn't completely positive.

Cargo News
06/07/2017
What next for Amazon and air cargo? - Cargo News

Amazon is nothing if not ambitious. The online retail giant has made great strides in recent years into new business areas - spreading its influence and using its huge leverage to build new revenue streams in areas as diverse as fashion, loans, drone technology, physical shops and groceries.

Cargo News
05/30/2017
Service matters in an automated future - Cargo News

We've spoken before about the need for an investment in technology to bring the air cargo business into the 21st century. But it's also worth considering what kind of changes that technology will bring to the industry, and how it will impact possibly the single most import aspect of all the work we do - the service we give to our customers.

Cargo News
05/30/2017
Investment in technology is key - Cargo News

It's fair to say that the air cargo isn't noted for it's rapid adoption of technology to make systems and processes more efficient and less costly. And according to Dheeraj Kohli, vice president and global head of travel and transportation for Unisys Corporation, the industry may soon start to pay the price, if it doesn't get up to speed rapidly.

Cargo News
05/23/2017
A positive outlook for the US - Cargo News

While this year has been a politically volatile one for the US - with a new president and jittery markets - the North American air cargo industry has got off to an encouraging start in 2017.

Cargo News
05/17/2017
A time to transform - Cargo News

The annual CNS Partnership Conference is an important date in the air cargo calendar, and this year's event was a chance to reflect on the pace of change in our industry. Air cargo is a hugely complex business. It's a $100 billion industry that can sometimes seem to move incredibly slowly, particularly where technology - and change in general - is concerned.

Cargo News
05/10/2017
Hong Kong keeps top spot - Cargo News

A vital part of ASC Cargo and SW Italia's business - Hong Kong airport - has once again been named the world's busiest cargo hub. Ignazio Coraci comments. There were many uncertainties in 2016 - the Brexit vote, the election of President Trump and a generally more protectionist approach to global trade - but the second half of the year still marked an upturn for air cargo markets.

Cargo News
05/09/2017
Drones to provide a more agile future? - Cargo News

With proposals for new regulations on the use of small drones for commercial use in the pipeline, Ignazio Coraci gives his thoughts on the implications of this technology for the future of the air cargo business The future may very well be unmanned.

Corriere della Sera
03/18/2017
Alibaba sbarca a Montichiari e dà nuove speranze all'aeroporto

i voli Alibaba, il colosso cinese dell'e-commerce, "sbarca" a Brescia. Più precisamente all'aeroporto Gabriele D'annunzio di Montichiari. L'accordo siglato nei giorni scorsi con il vettore italiano SW Italia prevede l'atterraggio sulla pista monteclarense di tre voli settimanali a partire da mercoledì prossimo. E l'obiettivo-speranza che si raggiunga il volo giornaliero.

Freightweek
Silk Way Italia seeks Milan-Chicago service

MILAN: April 06, 2016. SW Italia, part-owned by Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Airlines, has applied for an expedited U.S. Foreign Air Carrier Permit under the Open Skies Agreement with the EU to operate scheduled and charter services between Milan and points in the U.S. beginning with Chicago.

Ferpress
03/20/2017
Aeroporto Brescia: accordo con Silk Way Italia per nuovi voli all-cargo

(FERPRESS) - Brescia, 20 MAR - Catullo S.p.A., Società di gestione degli aeroporti di Verona e Brescia, SAVE S.p.A., Società di gestione dell'aeroporto di Venezia, SW Italia e STO Express annunciano in una nota stampa l'attivazione dei collegamenti all-cargo su Hong Kong via Baku all'aeroporto di Brescia Montichiari a partire dalla prossima settimana.

The Loadstar
11/29/2016
Hactl handles new SW Italia freighter for STO Express - The Loadstar

Click here to view video (Hong Kong, 28 November 2016) Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has been appointed to handle a new weekly B747-8F service for SW Italia. The new flight - which routes from Hong Kong to Prague - is for the exclusive use of Sto Express, one of the major Chinese express operators.

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Al via il collegamento cargo fra Hong Kong e Montichiari

Ore 12.10, con 14 minuti di anticipo il primo B747-400F con i colori di SW Italia atterra sulla pista dell'aeroporto D'Annunzio di Montichiari. Era decollato 5 ore prima da Baku (Arzebaijan), dove aveva fatto scalo proveniente da Hong Kong. È carico

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md80.it - The Italian Wings of the Web

Catullo S.p.A., Società di gestione degli aeroporti di Verona e Brescia, SAVE S.p.A., Società di gestione dell'aeroporto di Venezia, SW Italia e STO Express annunciano l'attivazione dei collegamenti all-cargo su Hong Kong via Baku all'aeroporto di Brescia Montichiari a partire dalla prossima settimana.

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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) has picked up two new significant pieces of business in recent days. Hactl has been appointed to handle a new weekly Boeing 747-8F service for SW Italia and a newly-launched twice-weekly B747F services from Dhaka for Bangladesh's Bismillah Airlines.

Teleborsa
Brescia-Hong Kong primo collegamento all-cargo

(Teleborsa) - Al via oggi, 23 marzo, il primo collegamento all-cargo su Hong Kong via Baku all'aeroporto di Brescia Montichiari, frutto di un accordo con SW Italia e STO Express. Baku è la capitale, la più grande città e il più grande porto dell'Azerbaigian.

Cargo News
02/14/2017
Air Freight Outpaces 2016 Levels in January - Cargo News

New figures indicate that air freight price rates in some of the world's most important trade lanes kept tracking ahead of the year before's levels in January 2017. Cargo News comments. New opportunities The rapid speed of technological advancement has spurred the rise of e-commerce, creating new opportunities for the air cargo sector.

Cargo News
04/07/2017
GCC Set For Strong E-Commerce Growth - Cargo News

The Gulf-Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which includes all the Persian Gulf Arab states except Iran, is a profitable market for the global air cargo sector. New reports indicate that the region could become more lucrative, as the GCC is set to record strong e-commerce growth in the next few years.

Cargo News
05/04/2017
March figures build on a great start to 2017 - Cargo News

In a blogpost earlier this year we reflected on a positive start to the year for the global cargo sector. Analysts WorldACD confirmed this in their latest market update, showing that the industry was building on the firmer foundations of an improving world economy.

Cargo News
04/19/2017
Air Freight Grows Significantly in Miami - Cargo News

Ignazio Coraci comments on recently-released figures, which indicate that during the past year, air cargo traffic volumes grew significantly in the US port city of Miami. Amazing opportunities There is amazing potential to be found in the US air cargo sector.

Cargo News
04/14/2017
Global Air Cargo Demand Climbs in February 2017 - Cargo News

New data has recently come to light, which illustrated that global demand for air cargo climbed at a phenomenal pace during the second month of 2017. Ignazio Coraci gives his take on these figures. 2016 was a challenging year for businesses.

Cargo News
03/10/2017
IATA Backs Major Global Trade Agreement - Cargo News

Industry body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has backed the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) major new trade deal, which recently received enough signatories to come into force. Industry lifeblood Air cargo and trade are inextricably linked. The sector depends upon the free flow of goods across national boundaries, especially when long-distance travel is required, to generate business.

Cargo News
03/29/2017
SW Italia Completes First All-Cargo Brescia to Hong Kong Flight - Cargo News

SW Italia, in collaboration with several key airport industry firms, recently completed its first all-cargo flight between Brescia and Hong Kong, via Baku. SW Italia's President, Ignazio Coraci, comments. Expanding SW Italia Situated at Malpensa airport Milan, SW Italia is an Italian cargo-only carrier.

Cargo News
03/24/2017
Logistics Sector Needs Customs to Remain Simple After Brexit - Cargo News

There is a chance that Brexit will bring sweeping changes to the global logistic sector, including the air cargo segment. Experts recently spoke out to argue that for Brexit to benefit logistics, the British government must ensure the UK's customs framework remains simple, so firms can keep costs low.

Cargo News
04/19/2017
Malpensa Airport to See Strong Growth in 2017 - Cargo News

New reports indicate that Milan's Malpensa airport saw strong air cargo growth in early 2017, and this momentum is only set to pick up further throughout the rest of the year. Ignazio Coraci comments. Malpensa is the most strategically placed airport in Southern Europe.

Cargo News
03/03/2017
Global Trade Sees Moderate 2016 Growth - Cargo News

New figures show that global trade volumes experienced moderate growth in 2016, but the rate of expansion declined, when compared to previous years. Ignazio Coraci weighs in on what this means for the international air cargo sector, as it operates in an increasingly uncertain geopolitical climate.

Cargo News
03/17/2017
Air Freight Sees Boost Under Current Climate - Cargo News

The first few months of 2017 have seen an uncertain global economic climate and rising sea freight congestion. Experts recently argued that this has boosted the fortunes of the global air cargo sector during the early part of this year, as more firms are choosing to transport goods via air.

Cargo News
03/31/2017
US Air Cargo Sector set for Major Long-Term Growth - Cargo News

New figures indicate that in terms of revenue per miles (RTMs), the US air cargo sector is set to record significant growth throughout the coming two decades. Ignazio Coraci comments. Brighter prospects The future is looking fairly bright for the air freight sector. The onset of the global e-commerce market has radically revised the industry's fortunes.

Cargo News
04/13/2017
Freight Rises Across Europe's Airports in February 2017 - Cargo News

New figures show that the volume of freight passing through Europe's airports increased in February, suggesting that the continent's air cargo market is stronger than ever. Ignazio Coraci comments. Europe is one of the richest regions on earth, with some of the biggest economies in the world including the UK, France and Germany.

Cargo News
04/07/2017
Improving Global Economy Benefits Air Cargo Sector - Cargo News

New figures indicate that throughout the first two months of 2017, the global air cargo sector rode the "wave of an improving world economy" to record strong growth. Ignazio Coraci comments. Revised fortunes The global economy underperformed in 2016, due to shock events such as Brexit, but things picked up towards the end of the year.

Cargo News
03/22/2017
IATA Chief Implores Air Cargo to go Paperless - Cargo News

Industry body the International Air Travel Association (IATA) recently held its 11 th World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas. At the event, the sector's best gathered to discuss on air freight's most pressing issues, and during the Symposium, the IATA's chief implored carriers to go paperless.

Cargo News
03/01/2017
Heathrow's Freight Expansion Outpaces Passengers - Cargo News

London's Heathrow airport is one of the world's busiest air cargo hubs. It faces little risk of losing this position, as new figures show that Heathrow saw such strong air cargo growth in 2016, that the rate of this expansion outpaced the rise in passenger numbers it experienced during the same period.

Cargo News
02/23/2017
Hong Kong Racks Up "Steady Growth" in Air Cargo - Cargo News

New reports confirm that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) managed to rack up "steady growth" in its air cargo segment across the opening month of 2017. Major hub Hong Kong boasts a vibrant, modern economy, along with highly-developed logistics infrastructure. It also provides companies with easy access to the Chinese market, which is the second largest economy on earth.

Cargo News
03/15/2017
Heathrow Sees More Growth in February 2017 - Cargo News

London's Heathrow airport is currently going from strength to strength. The UK's primary air transit hub racked up considerable air cargo expansion rates during 2016, while new figures indicate that freight volumes continued to grow early this year. 2016 growth Heathrow is the world's primary air gateway to the vibrant British economy.

Cargo News
03/08/2017
Third Heathrow Runway to be "Carbon Neutral" - Cargo News

The plans to build a third runway at Heathrow airport, which would massively increase the facility's capacity, have proven controversial, due partially to environmental concerns. The airport's boss has recently aim to alleviate these fears, by pledging that the new runway will be "carbon neutral."

Cargo News
02/24/2017
Survey Sheds Light on Supply Chain Transparency - Cargo News

Transparency is a key consideration throughout every facet of the supply chain, from product creation to transport, due to evolving consumer expectations. A study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Global Supply Chain Institute has illustrated how companies can use transparency in the supply chain, e.g.

Cargo News
04/25/2017
Heathrow Sees Further Air Cargo Growth in March 2017 - Cargo News

Fresh figures indicate that British-based air hubs are seeing their air freight rates climb right now, with Heathrow leading the charge. Ignazio Coraci comments on Heathrow's continued growth. Heathrow is the main gateway into the thriving London economy, and as this is one of the most prosperous cities on earth, it is a major hub for global air-cargo carriers.

Cargo News
04/25/2017
Growth of Global Middle Class to Benefit Air Cargo - Cargo News

Figures indicate that globally, the middle class is larger than previously thought. Ignazio Coraci explains why the expanding international middle class could prove a valuable asset to the air cargo sector. The global air freight sector depends on international trade to drive revenue, as when consumers buy goods from other countries, they generate business for the industry.

Cargonews
01/25/2017
SW Italia To Pursue Milan-Chicago Service

SW Italia, an air all-cargo services firm headed by Ignazio Coraci, has announced that it has initiated plans to set up a Milan to Chicago line, as part of its ambitions to establish operations across the US. Serving markets SW Italia is fast-becoming one of the most important all-cargo services in Europe.

Cargonews
01/25/2017
Air Cargo Volumes Reflect PMI Growth In Q4 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a global aviation body, recently released important new data. It found that the international air cargo market registered significant expansion in Q4 2016, reflecting the growth seen in the global manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI).

Cargonews
01/23/2017
SW Italia Builds On Partnership With HACTL

In late 2016, SW Italia extended its partnership with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL), one of the world's leading air cargo terminal services, with a new deal.

Cargonews
02/03/2017
SW Italia Starts Expanding its Fleet

SW Italia's CEO, Ignazio Coraci, recently announced that the leading Italian all air-cargo carrier will pursue ambitious expansion plans in 2017, by extending its air shipment services globally. Leading carrier Based at Milan's Malpensa Airport, SW Italia was founded in January 2015.

Cargo News
02/08/2017
Cross-Border E-Commerce to Grow Rapidly in Next Five Years - Cargo News

The expanding global cross-border e-commerce sector has fuelled the growth of the air cargo industry, as it's extremely convenient to transport goods by air, due to fast travel times. New figures indicate that cross-border e-commerce will grow rapidly over the next five years, benefitting air cargo carriers.

Cargonews
02/03/2017
World's Air Cargo Sector to Grow Across Next Five Years

Recent reports suggest that the world's air cargo sector is set to record significant growth during the next five years. Ignazio Coraci comments. Market progress The world's export landscape is rapidly changing. The breakneck-speed of technological advancement is making it easier for firms to ship products to the other side of the world than ever before.

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