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Air freight rates from China, HK to US, Europe

Air freight rates out of China and Hong Kong to the United States and Europe have returned to levels last seen in September. This is mainly due to surgi...
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Posted on January 16, 2024

Air cargo volatility

The air cargo volatility of the last few years is looking like it could end in 2024 with “classic seasonality” set to return. In its market outlook fo...
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Posted on November 23, 2023

Bangladesh Vegetable exports dip

Bangladesh's income from vegetable exports fell to a six-year low in the July-October period of the current fiscal year. High air-freight rates and increa...
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Posted on November 15, 2022

Shipping lines move to air freight

Shipping lines are setting up their own airlines, acquiring freighters and purchasing freight forwarders, seeming to make themselves into end-to-end logi...
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Posted on August 8, 2022

Bangladesh Mango exports

Mango exports from Bangladesh reached a new high last financial year thanks to increasing interest among growers and exporters to ship the fruits abroad. ...
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Posted on June 30, 2022

Air freight continues growth at Schiphol

Imports of roses continued to arrive from Kenya, as did electronics imports from Asia. Air freight at Schiphol was relatively unaffected by the corona cris...
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Posted on February 9, 2022

UK air cargo

In 2021 sea shipping disruption caused many companies to utilise air freight as a quick and reliable way to transport goods. Air freight prices rose to two...
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Posted on January 3, 2022

Supply chain moving from seafreight to airfreight

Supply chain problems seem to be shifting from seaports to airports. Retailers in the West are racing to import products from factories in east Asia to sho...
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Posted on December 4, 2021

Cargo Keeps Passenger Planes in Air

Airlines have needed to display an agile approach to logistics as the recovery from Covid-19 gains momentum. A Dubai-based airline operated to about 140...
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Posted on November 5, 2021

Passenger to Freight Aircraft Conversions increase

There has been a vast growth in plane conversions from passenger to freighter aircraft (P2F) because of falling passenger numbers due to Covid-19. Befo...
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Posted on July 26, 2021

New air freight service for salmon

A new air freight company is about to be launched to expand the export of from the Faroe Islands. The company investing in the project is present in marke...
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Posted on July 22, 2021

Long-haul carrier to ship aid free into India

Dubai's main long-haul carrier will begin shipping aid from the WHO and other groups into India free of charge to help fight a crushing outbreak of the cor...
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Posted on May 9, 2021

Air cargo facing huge post-Golden Week demand: forwarders

All air freight cargo capacity from Asia will probably be absorbed by the autumn release of new mobile phone and playstation models. More than half the ...
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Posted on September 28, 2020

Air Freight Cost for Australian Cherries Doubles

Most Australian cherry exports in the past five years have been shipped via air freight; only 1% re usually shipped by sea. Air freight has also been h...
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Posted on September 6, 2020

Airlines need to set cargo priorities

The aviation needs to priorities separating cargo from the passenger business. Air cargo is part of an $11bn+ worldwide logistics industry. It is al...
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Posted on May 23, 2020

Fresh produce exports from Australia to restart

The government of Australia has announced a new support package to ease easing pressure fresh produce exporters have experienced because of widespread bor...
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Posted on April 4, 2020

Kenyan exports uncertain

The Kenyan airfreight export business is being badly affected by closed borders and lack of air freight capacity. There has been a notable drop in exports...
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Posted on April 1, 2020

Airfreight rates increase as China factories open

Businesses shipping goods in and out of China may experience a doubling of airfreight rates as limited capacity is available due to airlines cutting airfre...
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Posted on February 24, 2020

Xinjiang imports seafood from Pakistan

A cargo flight loaded carrying 9.25 tonnes of seafood from Pakistan arrived at the airport of Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region...
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Posted on November 23, 2019

Freight forwarders seek alternatives

According to a recent report, high prices in airfreight and lack of capacity is driving freight forwarders to experiment with other transport modes. Last y...
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Posted on December 30, 2018

European airports freight growth continues

The European airport trade association, has reported a continuing “robust growth trend” during April, with freight traffic across European airports up ...
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Posted on June 14, 2018

Air freight grows more slowly

Demand for global air freight grew at the slowest pace for almost two years in March, as businesses ceased restocking their inventories. Demand in freig...
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Posted on May 12, 2018

Air freight volumes rise 7%

Air cargo volumes at the world's 20 busiest airports grew 6.8% in 2017. Hong Kong was again the number one freight hub. Airports Council International (AC...
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Posted on April 14, 2018

Freight growth increase in Europe

Freight traffic growth at European airports improved in January, increasing by 8.4% year on year according to ACI Europe. Airports in EU countries showe...
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Posted on March 19, 2018

Courier businesses in China use international freight flights

Chinese private courier companies are increasingly using international freight flights as global e-commerce booms. Earlier this month a cargo airline co...
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Posted on January 30, 2018

Global air freight demand expects seven-year high

The rise in air freight demand in November puts the air cargo industry on track for the strongest performance since the post-global financial crisis reboun...
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Posted on January 19, 2018

French Air Freight Specialists Preparing for Beaujolais Nouveau

The annual Beaujolais Nouveau is in progress, and freight cargo companies are working with airlines to ensure the timely delivery of over 3,000 tonnes of t...
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Posted on November 5, 2017

Air freight hits double digit growth

Global freight ton kilometers (FTKs) posted double-digit growth. According to the International Air Freight Index's (IATA) July 2017 report, the freigh...
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Posted on October 8, 2017

Freight forwarders report increased air volumes

A major freight forwarderreports that airfreight volumes have grown at almost double the market rate during the first half of the year, with performance im...
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Posted on July 18, 2017

Strong transpacific air freight demand

Shippers need to be prepared for expensive air charters on the transpacific route in the fourth quarter of the year. E-commerce sales and volcanic ash will...
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Posted on July 11, 2017

Outlook for air freight good, says IATA

The outlook for air freight is still healthy, according to the airline association which has published its air cargo stats for the three months ending Apri...
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Posted on July 5, 2017

Three freight companies increase use of China-Europe rail

Three leading freight companies have announced plans to increase their usage of rail services between China and Europe. The growth of rail freight servi...
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Posted on May 27, 2017

Rwanda: Horticulture Exports to Soar – Airlines Cut Freight Charges

Rwanda has intensified efforts over the past few years to increase exports, particularly for non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fr...
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Posted on May 24, 2017

Freight Demand Continues Slow Recovery

Air freight demand was up 6.9 percent in January, as export orders increased and the shipping of consumer electronic parts witnessed a steady rise, IATA sa...
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Posted on March 14, 2017

November Air Freight Demand Strong

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released data for world air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilo...
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Posted on January 17, 2017

Australia air freight crunch affects exports of fancy foods

An unprecedented shortage of air cargo space, after years of booming exports to Asia, is forcing Australian producers of premium foods to potentially miss...
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Posted on October 19, 2016

Air freight demand growth gathers pace in July

Demand for global air freight rose 5 percent in July, at the fastest rate in almost 18 months, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said last...
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Posted on September 13, 2016

Dispute holds up freight at Surabaya airport

International cargo operations at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, face delays. State airport operator Angkasa Pura and publicly listed...
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Posted on September 11, 2016

Air freight firms get rebates from Changi

In Singapore the challenging outlook for the global air freight industry has prompted Changi Airport Group to offer about $14 million in rebates for firms ...
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Posted on February 24, 2016

Freight Transport Association welcomes Heathrow air freight expansion

The announcement that Heathrow plans to double the volume of air freight cargo was described as brilliant news for industry and the UK economy by the Freig...
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Posted on November 10, 2015

Tianjin blast increases air freight demand

Intra-Asia supply chains are beginning to face disruption,following last week’s blasts at the port of Tianjin. Many companies are turning to air freight,...
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Posted on August 21, 2015

Global air freight slowing

Growth in demand for air freight is slowing, as world trade growth weakens, a leading air industry body said on last week. Air cargo volumes rose 3.3 perc...
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Posted on June 11, 2015

Global air freight demand up 1.6 % in March

Air freight volumes rose by 1.6 percent in March, the International Air Transport Association said on last week, continuing a steady growth path after Febr...
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Posted on May 12, 2015

Freight Forwarders urge an end air freight surcharges

Freight forwarders have urged airlines to simplify their surcharge schemes and move to inclusive pricing. Speaking at an air freight seminar at Multimod...
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Posted on May 4, 2015

China air cargo forecast bleak

Chinese imports and exports account for 30 per ken of the global air freight market; it is the second largest exporter of high tech and fashion goods in th...
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Posted on April 6, 2015

Air freight symposium in Shanghai

A speaker at the recent IATA conference said that modal shift is reducing the volume of air freight.  He said that the airfreight industry lost five milli...
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Posted on April 5, 2015

Air freight symposium in Shanghai

In the IATA symposium held in Shanghai last month, the president of China Eastern warned of the need for the air freight industry to modernise its systems....
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Posted on April 4, 2015

Air Freight has Slow Start

On March 3, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released statistics for global air freight markets showing a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne...
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Posted on March 4, 2015

Road Freight would increase without new airport capacity

The Freight Transport Association argues that - without additional airport hub capacity in London - additional trucking costs would be around £41.5 millio...
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Posted on February 15, 2015

Airport Expansion – Air Freight Report

The Freight Transport Association commissioned York Aviation, with support from Transport for London, to consider the potential long-term effects on the UK...
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Posted on February 14, 2015
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