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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 better shape than a year ago when the outbreak of the Covid pandemic led to a sudden collapse in global ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Is the worst over for airfreight?

Air freight data for April offers some hope that the decline in the global economy is ‘bottoming out’, says industry analyst CLIVE Data Services Volumes declined 39% year-on-year, but an even greater capacity drop of 45% highlighted the current capacity shortage. It says that air cargo volumes stabilised from mid-March to ... [+]

Airfreight down but glimmer of hope

Global air cargo volumes fell by 23% in March versus the same four weeks of 2019, according to the latest intelligence from CLIVE Data Services The decline in demand accelerated week-on-week throughout March, with the week ending 29 March showing volumes were just half of what was moved in the same ... [+]

Airfreight tumbles in February

Airfreight analyst Clive Data Services said that air cargo – measured by global chargeable weight – fell in February by nearly 9% versus 2019 due to the effects of the corona virus on world trade. It said that while a basic year-on-year comparison of volumes would have produced a decline of ... [+]

Airfreight – it’s bigger than you think

The global utilisation of air cargo capacity is 35% higher than the traditional industry indicator suggests, according to Clive Data Services, which has devised a new ‘dynamic load factor’ method of analysis. Managing director, Niall van de Wouw says that Clive’s new Selfie app’ reveals that air cargo load factors based ... [+]

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