3 Feeling More Comfortable

The priority airfreight market in the early 1970s was dominated by REA-Air Express (the Railway Express Agency), a company already on the decline, and Emery Airfreight, the first certified airfreight forwarder in the United States. Emery and some eight hundred other airfreight forwarders performed the ground service and consolidated shipments for transport by the certificated airlines. The airlines themselves also offered air cargo services, using for the ground portion of the movement Air Cargo, Inc., a company owned by twenty-six airlines. UPS (United Parcel Service), through its Blue Label Service, consolidated small packages for transport by the airlines, but did not provide a true priority service. The Post ...

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