Air freight peak season surge

With passenger flights significantly and severely reduced on most trade lanes, scarcity of air cargo space is ongoing, spot prices are entirely unpredictable and the market, in constant flux, is preparing for a major peak season from Asia. Data from aviation analyst Cirium shows that 3,762 wide-body aircraft, more that 40% of the global fleet,

General Global freight market update

The current market conditions are a real mixed bag dependent on trade lane, mode of transport and region. Whilst some areas of global trade are experiencing extreme congestion, other areas are operating as normal for this time of year. Below is an overview of the current situation. Sea Freight Focusing on the westbound import ocean

Top 20 cargo airports

Airports Council International (ACI) has revealed preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering cargo volumes, and aircraft movements for 2019 combined with a glimpse of 2020 data which shows the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on airports in the first quarter. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has brought airports around the world to a virtual standstill, resulting in

Emirates make key partner award

Emirates is a national flag carrier airline and is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 150 cities in 80 countries across six continents. Emirates is the world’s fourth largest passenger airline and the second-largest for freight. Metro and

Hong Kong air cargo screening update

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) the world’s busiest air cargo hub began the phased introduction of X-ray screening of air freight shipments in January, moving to 100% compliance in 18 months. We will be monitoring performance closely in any post-Coronavirus peak. Mandatory X-ray screening was due to be phased in from November 2019 at HKIA

Heathrow delivery inefficiencies

London Heathrow seek forwarder assistance for a solution to the delivery inefficiencies and congestion that continue to plague the cargo village at London Heathrow, colloquially know as the ‘Horseshoe’. Heathrow has been seeking ways to improve load factors on vehicles travelling to and from the Cargo Centre for many years, including the launch of a