JAL cargo charges skyrocket

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) is to hike its international cargo charges by 30 per cent. The massive jump will start in the middle of July and is an attempt by the carrier to exploit the recent rebound in demand for Japanese exports to China and Taiwan, although the price rise applies to all routes.

According to reports in the Japanese media the carrier is aware that the move will send a lot of forwarders running but it is willing to negotiate. Whether the offer of negotiation will lure enough forwarders back to still make enough money to be worthwhile remains to be seen.

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