Peak season is upon air freight

October 31, 2018 /

Peak season is quickly coming upon the air freight industry.  Forwarders are reporting limited capacity on Asia-US, with rates from Hong Kong into New York now hitting HK$36 per kg (US$4.58) on major carriers such as Cathay, Cargolux and Asiana. Los Angeles rates are marginally lower, hovering at between HK$30 and HK$35++. “The air freight market…

Heathrow cargo spend set to increase

October 24, 2018 /

Heathrow has been given the green light to spend £43m on its cargo activities – but input from carriers could stretch the budget further. Head of Heathrow Cargo Nick Platts has long campaigned for a freight budget, and now has a five-point plan for the cash. But one item on his wish list – a “forecasting and…

Port terminals need to be more cost effective

October 10, 2018 /

Pressure is mounting on container ports to improve efficiency in terminal operations, as wholesale change in the shipping industry continues to increase competition and drive down revenue per box. According to Mark Welles, Navis vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, terminal operators are “aggressively attacking their cost base and figuring out ways to use…