Joe Irvine, originally from Boston Mass., Now resides in Middleton, New Hampshire. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, he started his career running the same newspaper/ magazine distribution company that he worked at to pay his way through college.
He then moved on to the newspaper industry working for the Boston Herald. He was part of a dedicated team who took that newspaper from the ashes of bankruptcy to, during its heyday, the 16th largest newspaper in the country.
One day he saw an add in the local paper looking for help with the seasonal mail at an air cargo facility. Something different to do for a couple of weeks. One taste of the ramp and he was hooked. There is nothing like the smell of Jet A in the morning. While working for the only “on call “ground handler in New England, We went from mail to specialized, oversized, sensitive cargo on all types of aircraft. Working with not only commercial freight but with various military and foreign governments from around the globe.
It has now been 20+ years in the industry and it is more exciting today than it was that cold December morning when it all started.
Following on from discussions at Breakbulk Europe and last year's edition of Breakbulk Americas, this session will provide an update on the breakbulk air cargo fleet, engineering developments and a review of current and future business models. Key discussion points will include:
Thursday 28 September 12:15 - 13:00 Main Stage