Baltic Exchange

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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First signs of recovery in air cargo?

The air cargo market could be showing the first signs of a possible recovery fuelled by the restart of production…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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