Industry News

  • Newsletter - April 22, 2021

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Air freight market 'going nuts', with volumes and rates climbing The air freight market is “going nuts”, with “monstrous rates”, with lanes into the US particularly affected. Volumes out of China have been increasing “week by week”, said one Shanghai forwarder. “The US market...

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  • Newsletter - April 21, 2021

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES The Fall Of The Airbus A300 As a boy, I used to watch the Airbus A300s cruise in over the suburbs to land in Sydney. When I was older, I got to fly in them occasionally. Although lacking the technological specs and creature comforts of contemporary planes, flying on an A300 was always a big deal. Read...

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  • Newsletter - April 20, 2021

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Hong Kong-North America rates soar as capacity crunch tightens Average airfreight rates on services from Hong Kong to North America last week breached the $9 per kg mark as stricter quarantine rules and strong demand hit the market. The latest figures from the Baltic Exchange Air Freight Index (BAI)...

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  • Newsletter - April 19, 2021

    OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES North America responsible for the world’s container shortages New analysis from Danish consultancy Sea-Intelligence shows just how much North America is to blame for the severe equipment imbalances challenging the global container shipping industry. The continent’s comparatively slow...

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  • Newsletter - April 16, 2021

    AIR FREIGHT UPDATES Drones back on the agenda for air cargo Before the pandemic hit the world of air cargo, there were five or six industry developments that were constantly hitting the headlines; digitalisation, drones, e-commerce, sustainability and Brexit were key amongst them. And as an early sign that we are perhaps...

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