Shippers and forwarders fear repeat of last year’s air freight capacity crisis


The fallout from last year’s air freight capacity crunch is still playing out, with shippers and forwarders on the hunt for charter flights and alternative shipping strategies.

According to ECS Group chief executive Adrien Thominet, shippers are putting “huge pressure” on forwarders to ensure they guarantee space throughout the year and avoid a repeat of late 2017, when surging demand left many cargo owners struggling to secure capacity.

“Big shippers like Inditex, BMW, and the major pharmaceutical companies are now looking at having their own dedicated flights,” he said at last week’s Air Cargo China event in Shanghai.

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Shippers and forwarders fear repeat of last year’s air freight capacity crisis

 

 

Source: The Loadstar

Author: Alex Lennane

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