While air cargo volumes continue to stage a modest uptick, shippers are now waiting to see how the introduction of larger freight aircraft might serve to sustain this growth. At the same time, shippers need to keep an eye on which domestic airports are prepared to handle more capacity and the new demands driven by e-commerce.
After a weak start to the year, demand for global airfreight has been trending steadily upward, note analysts for The International Air Transport Association (IATA). Shippers should realize, however, that the rapid expansion witnessed in 2017 may be coming to an end, with demand still growing, but at a slower pace through the last half of 2018.
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