Peter Hansen died on September 9th in Cape Town, South Africa. He was 87.
For thirty-five years from the dawn of modern air cargo, Peter was most important, and amongst his peers a very respected, down on the ground innovative air cargo builder of the last century.
You may not know him.
We realize that time marching on can be ferocious and people can get lost in the shuffle.
But not this time.
For air cargo, Peter Hansen simply was the whole package back at the beginning when creativity was the order of the day.
Without precedent to fall back upon, Peter was the one with the knowhow to be a driving force for remarkable operations that were created between airline, forwarder and shipper.
It was what Henry James described as “grasping imagination” that created airborne traffic where none had existed before.
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