While traditional air cargo consisted of high-value, time-sensitive items such as electronics and pharma, e-commerce has contributed to a wider range of goods being shipped by air, including clothing, home goods, and even food and beverages.
There’s no denying that air cargo is a vital part of the global economy, responsible for the rapid and efficient transportation of goods around the world. Recently, the industry has faced various challenges, from rising fuel costs and increased competition to the long-term ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look to the year ahead, we believe there will be several key trends to keep an eye on, which will influence not only how the industry operates, but how it serves its customers too.
No slowing down when it comes to e-commerce volumes
The growth of e-commerce has had a significant impact on the air freight shipping industry. With more and more people turning to online shopping, the demand for fast and reliable delivery of products has increased significantly, and air cargo is naturally well suited for this logistic challenge.