Asian capacity shortage

18 / 12 / 2009

THE sudden lack of capacity and build-up of shipments waiting for transportation, highlights the disjointed nature of the air cargo supply chain. That airlines and apparently forwarders too were taken by surprise reveals that the nature and volume of shippers demands seems almost invisible to the rest of the supply chain.The backlogs in Asia should disappear by the end of the peak season, but capacity is going to remain a headache for forwarders and shippers. Airlines will cut back further in the coming year, which will push them increasingly towards alliances, predicted Gary Schultheis, vice-president of airfreight, the Americas at DHL Global Forwarding.For the full story, see December 18 issue of Air Cargo News….