Baltic Exchange

Rates on major trades down but still more than 50% above pre-Covid levels

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates continued their downward spiral in January but are still above pre-Covid levels. The latest statistics from the Baltic…

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Air cargo rates continue to decline in November

By Damian Brett

Air cargo pricing on some of the world’s major trade lanes continued to decline in November, bucking usual seasonal trends….

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Rates continue to soften

A muted peak season has seen air cargo rates continue to soften in the fourth quarter, crossing below 2020 peak…

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Airfreight rates to stay above pre-Covid despite muted peak

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates are expected to stay above pre-Covid levels for some time despite a muted peak season. Over the last…

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Index-linked air cargo contracts take off

By Damian Brett

The air cargo industry has witnessed a rapid increase in the use of index-linked agreements (ILA) since the start of…

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Transpacific airfreight pricing dips below 2021 levels in August

By Damian Brett

Average airfreight rates on major air cargo routes to North America slipped below last year’s levels in August as demand…

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Airfreight rates to grind lower despite high inventories

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates are expected to “grind directionally lower” or remain stable compared with current levels despite figures showing high inventory…

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Unexpected airfreight rate stagnation down to fuel prices and a slowing market

By Damian Brett

Many had expected the opening up of Shanghai and Hong Kong following strict Covid lockdowns to result in a surge…

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Airfreight rates on key lanes fall in June

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates on key east-west trade lanes fell in June as the air cargo market enters the quieter summer period….

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China airfreight rates predicted to rise in coming months

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates out of China are expected to rise over the coming months while the peak season could be muted,…

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