Capacity & Demand

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Air freight rates on the rise in lead-up to peak season

Capacity & Demand, News July 26, 2017 at 10:03 am

Drewry’s latest East-West Airfreight Price Index indicates that market momentum for airfreight is carrying into the summer of 2017 as demand for airfreight outstrips new capacity coming onto the market, lending a boost to air freight rates, and load factors. The UK-based market intelligence firm reported rates across 21 majorRead More

May freight demand grows at a rate triple the 5-year average

May freight demand grows at a rate triple the 5-year average

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic July 5, 2017 at 10:48 am

The recovery in air freight demand that began in mid-2016 continues to accelerate. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported worldwide cargo traffic (measured in freight tonne kilometers flown) up 12.8% y-o-y in May – considerably more than the 8.7% growth in April, and more than triple the five-year average growthRead More

Air freight demand soars

Air freight demand soars

Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic July 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first reports of May cargo data from some of the big carriers, airports, and handlers, the almost universal upward trend of growth compared to April led us to predict that when WorldACD and IATA published their complete worldwide summaries at the endRead More

2017 – the view at the halfway point

2017 – the view at the halfway point

Airports, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic June 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

Unlike sporting events, the air freight business doesn’t have a half-time break. Work goes on without a break – around the world, around the clock, around the year. But the calendar says today is the last day of the first half of the year, so, even though business continues withoutRead More

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Air freight demand growth accelerates in May

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic June 14, 2017 at 10:08 am

Updated 16 June, 2017.  With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as what we saw in March, but definitely stronger than April. And since demand worldwide (whetherRead More

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

Bedek opens 767 conversion center in Mexico

Capacity & Demand, Conversions, Express, News June 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

Bedek Aviation Group, the MRO and conversion arm of Israel Aerospace Industries, reached an agreement with Mexicana MRO Services under which Mexican will perform passenger-to-freighter conversions 767-300 aircraft at its Mexico City facility for Bedek. Bedek said that in preparation for the induction of the first aircraft later this month,Read More

Top 25 air freight forwarders of 2016 – It’s déjà vu all over again!

Top 25 air freight forwarders of 2016 – It’s déjà vu all over again!

Capacity & Demand, News June 2, 2017 at 10:27 am

Armstrong & Associates has released its 2016 list of the world’s largest freight forwarders ranked by air freight tonnage, and the list has a very familiar look. The only new name in the top 25 for 2016 is Apex Logistics, and the only name missing from last year is UTiRead More

April air freight growth: has acceleration peaked?

April air freight growth: has acceleration peaked?

Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic June 1, 2017 at 10:46 am

Two weeks ago, when we looked at the first April data coming in from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when WorldACD and IATA published their detailed analyses at the end of the month, they would show worldwide air freight demand growth of closeRead More