Air Power and Freight

The View from the European Union and China

  • David Bonilla

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

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About this book


This book addresses the challenges of planning sustainable freight transport systems (road and air) in a time when the industry faces increasing pressure from environmental limits, climate change, carbon emission targets, bottlenecks in oil supply, infrastructure shortages and urban congestion.  The author examines sustainable freight transport over the last 45 years on three continents, and includes developments on transport economics, logistics and transport geography as well as environmental economics.  Readers will gain valuable insight on a number of practices and methodologies that will assist in making their systems more sustainable with fewer negative environmental effects at both the local and global level.

  • Examines driving forces in the air freight sectors of various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas;
  • Discusses growth factors in the worldwide road and air freight sector;
  • Identifies industry wide challenges and examines long-term policy changes and their effect.

“This book is a welcome addition to the relatively sparse literature on the economic geography of air cargo and road freight trends.   By assembling a wealth of statistical data and consulting a range of stakeholders, Bonilla has analysed these trends from trade, locational and environmental perspectives and considered where they may lead.   This is makes the book particularly topical in world in which protectionism, geopolitics and climate change are increasingly shaping public policy and business strategies on freight transport.  While it focuses on goods movements in Europe and China, its conclusions also have wider relevance at a global level.”


Alan McKinnon,

Professor of logistics

Khune Logistics University


Air freight transport Sustainable freight Road freight transport Urban freight transport Rebound effect Environmental economics Resource constraints Carbon emissions

Authors and affiliations

  • David Bonilla
    • 1
  1. 1.National Autonomous University of Mexico, (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Institute of Economic ResearchMexicoMexico

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27782-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27783-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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