Baltic Exchange

Airfreight rates expected to slide this year on 2023 levels

Airfreight rates are expected to continue to decline this year compared with 2023 levels as belly capacity continues to return…

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Air cargo market shifts to e-commerce

The air cargo market has undergone a “fundamental shift” to e-commerce over the last few months, which has helped support…

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Airfreight rates continue to rise in September

Airfreight rates finally showed signs of improvement in September (see dashboard at end of article) and further increases have been…

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Major Hong Kong trades see airfreight rates stabilise in August

Major trades out of Hong Kong and Frankfurt saw airfreight rates stabilise in August after months of declines [see dashboard…

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Air cargo set for slow recovery as it reaches the bottom

Air cargo volume declines have bottomed out but are expected to remain in the doldrums for a while yet. Writing…

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Have air cargo rate and volume declines bottomed out?

The big two questions posed in the latest Baltic Exchange air cargo market update were whether rates and volumes had…

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Airfreight rates down in June as summer lull arrives

Airfreight rates declined again in June as the quieter summer period resulted in a demand slowdown (see dashboard at end…

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Reduced demand and returning belly capacity result in “double whammy” for airfreight rates

Soft demand and continued returning belly capacity combined to hit airfreight rates again in May, and pressure on rates is…

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Air cargo stabilises but there are risks ahead

Recent airfreight rate data appears to show that the air cargo market may have reached a new normal but the…

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Airfreight rates climb on the transpacific in March

Transpacific airfreight rates picked up in March, although there were further declines from Hong Kong to Europe and across the…

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