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Black Friday Peak for Air Freight Rates, But Port Congestion May Bring a Xmas Bonus

Rates for eastbound transpacific increased particularly fast, indicative that pricing on that route was inflated somewhat by a modal shift from ocean to air in response to potential delays at US West Coast ports.

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SEKO Logistics has launched a new Airfreight+ Final Mile service in North America to give retailers, marketplace merchants and consumer brands a home delivery solution for bigger, bulkier products that delivers air cargo to their door at the speed of ecommerce.

October’s Freight TSI reading of 129.2 marks a new all-time high, topping August 2017’s 129 by 0.2%, as well as the third all-time high set over the last four recorded months and the fourth in the last six recorded months.

While the continued growth of air cargo demand is consistent with an improvement in world trade, analysts now contend that the pressure is on the market to improve its value proposition by accelerating process modernization and enhancing customer service.

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Continued growth appears to be the main thesis looking out over the next decade for the freight transportation market, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017, which was released today.

One of the most positive developments so far this year in the global supply chain sector has been the rebound in the fortunes of air cargo.

A new forecast and independent assessment of freighter demand has been released by the air cargo consultancy ACMG.

Our panel of air cargo experts convenes to examine the issues air shippers face today regarding a surge in global demand, new regulatory measures and the ongoing refinement of service-oriented technologies.

The International Air Transport Association called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

Following the announcement to authorize a strike vote last month, union-represented aircraft mechanics and other workers for UPS made that initiative official today.

While air cargo load factors for most of 2016 remained historically low thereby keeping yields under pressure, industry analysts forecast a “soft turnaround” in the final quarter. However, regulatory obstacles and trade barriers must be addressed before logistics managers see any significant long-term rate improvement. 2016 Quarterly Cargo Demand Cycle Report, Cargo freight update 2016

New trade agreements may drive long-term recovery, air freight logistics forecast, 2016 air freght

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said it will provide air cargo services to support Amazon’s package deliveries to its customers.

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In what amounts to something of a reversal of fortune, shipper confidence in the air cargo sector appears to be gaining on that of ocean freight.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight ton kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.