UK Air Freight • Tight Space before Easter

Easter is fast approaching and many UK Forwarders will shut down for 4 days: Good Friday 30th March, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 2nd April. From previous years we have learned that the pre-Easter cargo peak usually covers the two weeks prior to Good Friday. This year we expect higher level of bookings since Easter […]

Inbound Air Freight Impacts to Importers

The Future of the Inbound Air Freight Industry  What should you do? Spot market price increases and capacity that continues to dwindle… seems to be a theme in the shipping world right now.  This article focuses on the impact it has on smaller to mid-sized importers, and is especially true with air cargo originating in […]

Unified Cargo Processing Expands

Arizona Welcomes SkyBridge SkyBridge Arizona is excited to open its doors to the public, offering tens of thousands of jobs, increased revenue for the city, and a new way to increase trade between the USA and Mexico border. AZ Big Media “At its core, SkyBridge includes a first-of-its-kind joint United States-Mexico Customs inspections facility, which […]

Italy Airline Situation

Demand is high. Really high.   The demand for airfreight from Italy is at an all time high. One of our Italian partners, Luca Lopez with Embassy Cargo admits, “I am on the market since 23 years and I have never seen anything like this.” Suppliers can’t seem to keep up with demand, so much that highly […]

Air Freight vs. Ocean Freight

What is the difference between Air vs. Ocean? If you are an importer, you may be asking yourself, when should I ship by ocean or when should I ship by air?  There are many things to consider when making this decision.  Check it out: Transit Time Transit time on an ocean shipment can take anywhere […]

A Closer look at Lithium Batteries

A Closer look at Lithium Batteries Electronics burst into Flames According to CNBC, The South Korean electronics giant was forced to recall of 2.5 million of its Note 7 phone this month after reports that the device was exploding and catching fire.   According to an article titled Phone recall rattles air cargo confidence in lithium battery […]

Airfreight Limits to be Removed

A New Era for U.S-Mexico Travel, Trade as Air Transport Agreement to Enters Into Force Excerpt from: US Transportation Department | DOT 95-16 Statement by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx: On Friday, July 22, 2016, the United States and Mexico exchanged diplomatic notes to bring our new Air Transport Agreement into force. This landmark Agreement with one […]

TP-Eastbound Airfreight Cargo Rates expected to see Relief

TP-Eastbound Airfreight Cargo Rates expected to see Relief With the Golden Week holiday now upon us, TransPacific Eastbound Airfreight is expected to see a bit of relief to the US markets. With major electronic players pushing out cargo in advance of the week long holiday, a decrease in demand is expected upon return to normal […]

Port Congestion leads to Air Freight

Congestion forced shippers into air freight at height of the market, Drewry says The U.S. West Coast port congestion drove shippers to air freight at the worst possible time with rates for air cargo at the seasonal highpoint of what is turning out to be the most robust peak season in years. After four months […]

Apple iPhone taking up Air Freight Space

Wonder why air freight rates from China-Taiwan are increasing? As noted in the The Guardian, the Apple iPhone 5 global demand led to a big increase in air freight cost in 2012.  We have seen first hand that they have been following the same pattern this fall.   Read more about The iPhone 6 Supply Chain. […]