International Air Cargo Service Strong Through First Half 

Air freight cargo

The data is sourced through JOC.

The first half of 2014, air freight rates have steadily gone up & along with the demand for international air cargo service, leaving airlines optimistic for the second half of 2014.

The volumes of shipments have augmented more than the capacity from the airlines. Data from the International Air Transport Association showed air cargo grew by 4.1 percent, as capacity rose by 3.6 percent, in the first half of 2014.

Looking at the areas of growth, cargo in Africa grew 3.1 percent for the same period in 2013.

International air cargo service in the Asia-Pacific region was up 4.6 percent, and European cargo grew 3.2 percent year to date. Middle Eastern air cargo service saw the highest volume jump, a 10 percent year over year increase from the first half of 2013. North American volume grew 1.6 percent..

With capacity grew more slowly than volume in nearly every major region in the first half of 2014. Capacity in Africa rose 2.1 percent, and European air capacity rose 2.4 percent. Middle Eastern capacity rose by 9.1 percent in the first half. Capacity in North America tightened 0.2 percent in the same period. Asia-Pacific region capacity did outpace volume growth, rising 6.5 percent.

According to a survey conducted by IATA in July found most airline heads were optimistic when it came to international air cargo service demand. More than half (56 percent) of all respondents expected higher volumes over the next year. During the second quarter, volumes on Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Air China collectively improved 7.4 percent, ahead of a 7.3 percent
increase in capacity, according to Citi Research.

For the full article refer to JOC

Air Cargo Height Restrictions

  • Passenger airplane Maximum height: 64 inches
  • Cargo Airplane Maximum height: 96 inches
  • To calculate air freight volume L x W x H in inches divided by 366 = weight in kilograms
  • To calculate actual weight in pounds to kilograms divide pounds by 2.2046

ETC International Freight System is IATA licensed since 1984, accessing rate agreements with all major airlines in North America & coupled with similar agreements signed by our overseas associates, enhancing our competitive edge. Whether choosing our most economical service via our scheduled weekly consolidations, direct daily service for your most urgent orders, or, a door to door service exclusively handled through our network of established freight agencies, ETC Intl Freight System welcomes your rate requests.

Enhance partnership with our customers with tracking of your shipments with the airlines around the world & proof of delivery (POD) from our overseas agents. ETC Intl. Freight System’s consolidated rates are designed especially to keep prices low.

With world destinations, today we give you an emphasis on Lagos, Nigeria pricing:

  • Air freight Los Angeles airport to Lagos airport: $ 1.98 / kilo with a minimum of 100 kilos.
  • FCL Long Beach / Lagos: $ 2860 / 20′ $ 3790 / 40′ containers
  • LCL: Long Beach / Lagos: $ 350 per 1 CBM

Rates are airport to airport & port to port representing the air or ocean leg only.

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