PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Finis Toomer
, director of business development at freight services company GlobalTranz Logistics, is quite familiar with the diversity that the shipping industry represents. He explains that it is GlobalTranz' goal to provide customers with the greatest flexibility and accessibility when it comes to choosing options to fulfill freight needs. Although each sector of the freight industry--including ground and air cargo--have experienced recent issues regarding future profitability, Toomer notes that the industry as a whole is poised to make progress, and most importantly, provide manufacturers with the state-of-the-art shipping solutions.
Such optimism even applies to the current matters impacting the future success of the air cargo industry, outlined in a recent article from The Age. The article examines, "The air-cargo industry is just emerging from a dark chapter in its history - the busting of a global air-cargo cartel last decade. So far, 13 airlines, including Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathay, have been fined almost $100 million in Australia for their part in the rigging of rates on international routes. That episode might be drawing to a close, but the air-cargo industry remains gripped by challenging trading conditions that show no sign of easing."
Finis Toomer responds, "While the cartel matters have impacted the air cargo industry on a global scale in a negative way, it is important to stay focused on the positive factors that may contribute to future growth in air shipping, as well as the freight services industry as a whole. Particularly, the continued increased in online shopping may provide greater opportunities for air providers to reap the benefits of this expanding market."
The Age observes, "What is surprising about the trend is that it is occurring at the same time as online shopping has created a boom in parcel freight. And some dedicated air-cargo operators are reaping the rewards. Several years ago, global logistics group DHL Express was hiring significant amounts of belly space on commercial jetliners to ferry freight to Australia. Now, DHL has its own Boeing 767 freighter planes flying five times a week between Sydney and Tokyo - its main hub for freight from regions including Europe and the US--largely due to the boom in parcels."
"Shipping needs, in regards to online purchases, are only positioned to grow, which should serve as a positive sign for those involved in air cargo. However, many remained concerned about the present rates of unused cargo space and increasing rates of fuel. These matters will always remain a concern for those trying to amplify the profitability of air cargo. As an alternative approach, GlobalTranz is focused on delivering clients the most effective options to make sure their shipping needs are met in the most efficient ways, whether these needs are met through air or ground solutions," Finis Toomer concludes.
is a talented sales professional who currently serves as the director of business development at GlobalTranz Logistics--a comprehensive freight services company. Throughout his career with the GlobalTranz team Toomer has proven a steady leader through not only his current responsibilities, but also as an award-winning salesman who fulfilled the role of regional director of sales for the southeast territory. In addition to his professional life, Toomer is a proud resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area where he spends much of his free time engaging in interests such as golf, travel and NASCAR.