The Future of Air Freight

Article From Shippers Voice:

The Future of Air Freight: Shippers are part of the solution not the problem


This article discusses the fall and rise of air freight rates during 2009. Many differing points of view exist on the matter. In late 2009, shippers who ship freight more often did not feel the pricing increase as harsh as those who do not ship air freight regularly. In the last quarter of 2009, prices went up while number of flights went down. This caused major issues for shippers and their customers, especially those shippers that did not have regular shipping contracts previously set with freight brokers and carriers. Shippers are concerned about the future with regards to air freight prices and capacity. Overall, joint partnerships between carriers, brokers, and shippers need to continue in order to further the growth of this portion of the freight industry.

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