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Retailer demand and airport shut-downs keep airfreight under pressure

Resilient international demand for air cargo capacity in August versus a shortfall in supply pushed global rates up 112% of their pre-Covid level as a local lockdown in Vietnam and the closure of cargo terminals at Shanghai, said analyst Clive Data services. Volumes were up 1% compared to the same month of 2019, before the pandemic took hold, and 19% versus August 2020. But the biggest challenge remained available cargo capacity ... [+]

Air cargo market regains its poise

After May’s subdued performance, global air cargo resumed its recovery from the effects of the Covid outbreak in June with a 1% growth in demand versus the same month of 2019, said Clive Data Services. The airlines said that airlines “continued to micromanage cargo capacity” It added that while chargeable weight ... [+]

Airfreight outlook uncertain, say analysts

There is a question mark over airfreight’s market recovery, say analysts Clive Data Services and TAC Index in their latest report. Continued market uncertainties and extended public holidays contributed  to a -4% drop in global demand in May 2021 versus the pre-Covid level in 2019, they said. (To offer a meaningful ... [+]

Airfreight bounces back in April

Global air cargo demand bounced back into growth in April after a -3% dip in March, with high load factors keeping the international airfreight system under significant strain as the traditional surge in summer capacity has so far failed to materialise for a second consecutive year, said industry analysts CLIVE ... [+]

Air freight recovery falters but prices remain high

The New Year recovery in global air cargo volumes stalled in March as volumes fell 3% over March 2019, says analyst, Clive Data Services. However, reduced airline capacity meant that load factors and prices remained ‘relentlessly high.’ Despite the faltering recovery in demand, the air cargo market is in far ... [+]

Air freight ends 2020 on a high

The year ended on a ‘relative high’ for global air cargo demand in December with the first positive year-on-year growth in weekly volumes in over 12 months, according to the latest statistics from analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index. Volumes in the period 21 December 2020 ro 3 January 2021 ... [+]

Airfreight recovery tails off

Global airfreight declined 1% year-on-year in December, the first decline since the recovery started six months ago, said analysts CLIVE Data Services and TAC Index. From a low of -37% in April, the gap in year-on-year air cargo volumes has been steadily closing in the subsequent months to the end of ... [+]

Airfreight ‘edging towards recovery’ says analyst

The global air cargo market edged towards a sustainable recovery at the start of the traditional peak season, say industry analysts CLIVE Data Services in its latest index. Chargeable weight in September rose 9% points month-on-month, further narrowing the year-on-year gap to -15%, the fifth consecutive month of positive indicators since ... [+]

Airfreight continues to climb out of the trough

Global air continued to show a ‘gradual but consistent’ month-on-month recovery in July, increasing by 8% over June, according to the latest market analysis by CLIVE Data Services. July 2020’S performance was -20% versus the same month a year ago but still reflected an improving monthly trend in the level of ... [+]

Airfreight shows signs of real recovery

June cargo volumes provided the first real indicators of structural recovery in the airfreight market says analyst CLIVE Data Services. PPE business faded but the industry seems to be slowly getting back up on its feet as volumes in the first four weeks climbed 6% versus the full four weeks ... [+]

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