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News Flash – Air Freight – Demand surge a consequence of Sea to Air freight conversions

News Flash – Air Freight – Demand surge a consequence of Sea to Air freight conversions

Good day Inter-Sped Clients & Partners

We have seen a surge in demand for space on Air Imports into South Africa – this has been attributed to 2 factors:

  1. An increase in Sea freight to airfreight conversions as many South African importers are forced to move emergency stock in via Airfreight as their Sea Freight orders are delayed due to South Africa’s Port congestion.
  2. An e-commerce related demand spike focused mainly in China & Hong Kong that is exasperating capacity shortages.

 

The consequences have been:

  1. An increase in rate volatility.
  2. Cargo capacity shortages.
  3. Increased cargo off-loads & longer transit times.

 

In function of this we encourage all our customers to pre-book cargo as far in advance as possible.

As always, the Inter-Sped team will do their utmost to ensure we provide the very best services & outperform the industry as a whole.