Freight News, Air

Online broker to upgrade platform

[ February 3, 2022   //   ]

UK-based online air cargo charter business CharterSync will completely rewrite its digital platform in the coming months. The new system will offer freight forwarders flexible cargo charter options for all kinds of cargo on any type of aircraft, airline operator or global routing. The broker expects its client base to grow by at least 75% in 2022, particularly in Asia-Pacific and North America, where there is an increasing modal shift from ocean shipping to avoid congestion and to move goods faster.

Growth has been fuelled by high demand for PPE, syringes and test kits  boosted by the arrival of the Omicron variant, and the ongoing UK vaccination programme which helpedto strengthen 2021 air cargo volumes by 19% year-on-year. The oil and gas sector has also grown thanks to strengthening global demand.

CharterSync has made increased use of regional airports such as Bournemouth and deployed “preighters” (passenger aircraft converted for cargo) to complement major hubs and traditional cargo aircraft.