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Development FTKs and ATKS

Freight Tonne Kilometre (FTK) and Available Tonne Kilometre (ATK) are good measures for demand and supply in the air cargo industry. For example, FTK measures freight carried (in tons) multiplied by the distance it is carried (in km), so it includes a…

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Forwarder Ranking

In this week’s Peek of the Week, we show an example of the profile of forwarders. In the chart below, we look at the top 10 forwarders on the market from Europe to USA (period Jan-Apr 2024). We limited ourselves…

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Lone Star State Texas

This Sunday, the air cargo community will gather in Dallas for CNS, and WorldACD is doing a deep dive into the Lone Star State. Looking back at 2023, the international air cargo market from & to the USA was at…

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Air Cargo March 2024

Air cargo growth slowing down in March Our Q1 figures show positive growth in chargeable weight. However, March 2024 was up with only +6% compared with March 2023, so much lower YoY growth than what we have seen in the…

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Exports from Hong Kong

Record growth from Hong Kong in 2024 (up +27% YoY) This week the air cargo community gathered in Hong Kong for the World Cargo Symposium. WorldACD had a look at the outbound air cargo market from Hong Kong, as shown…

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Perishables from South America

Growth in perishables from South America is much higher than in the rest of the world Air cargo shipments originating in South America are predominantly categorised as perishables (around 70%). This product category has seen consistent year-on-year growth throughout the year 2023, and…

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Lunar New Year Patterns

LNY 2024 shows a smaller weight decrease than last year in China, HKG and Taiwan, and with tonnage up +24% YoY. In this Peek of the Week, we show the pattern of the total air cargo tonnages to & from…

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Growth of Pharma

Growth of Pharma

  • Ruben Plasmeijer

The latest ‘View From The Maindeck’ report in Air Cargo Week explores the continuing opportunities of transporting pharmaceuticals by air. WorldACD provided a number of detailed insights highlighting the consistent performance of air cargo ‘Pharma/Temp’ demand worldwide amid a volatile…

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Directional Imbalance

  • Ruben Plasmeijer

The size and changes of air cargo markets are determined by (changing) global supply and demand patterns. For certain markets there are more air cargo exports than imports, and vice versa. For network planning, it is crucial to know about…

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