March cargo traffic – inconclusive evidence

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for March 2015, showing an overall 1.6% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. On a regional basis, however, results varied from a 6.4% decline in traffic reported by carriers in Latin America to a 10.6% increase for carriers based in the Middle East. International […]

First look at the first quarter

Enough of the world’s major cargo carriers and handlers have now reported their first-quarter results that we should be able to get a feel for demand trends. This would be welcome, because the significant impacts of the labor problems at the US West Coast ports, the huge automobile recall in the US, and the timing […]

Backward March in Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminals Co. Ltd (Pactl), is the biggest cargo handler at Shanghai’s big international airport (PVG). It is almost always the first major player in the air freight industry to report monthly results, and is often seen as a bellwether for the industry as a whole. No one carrier or handler […]
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