A tumultuous airfreight market has led forwarders to re-evaluate and strengthen services while tapping into new opportunities to accelerate growth. Some changes forwarders are making include: leveraging acquisitions to grow their operational footprint; launching own-controlled charter networks in cooperation with airline partners; employing new technologies for temperature-sensitive shipments, and equipping warehouses with automated features.
As the industry enters its third year of pandemic operations, the airfreight community continues to face challenges. In the first six months of 2022, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, elevated fuel prices and airfreight rates and frequent supply chain disruptions have made planning difficult and tested forwarders’ flexibility. Still, cargo stakeholders across the supply chain continue to collaborate to keep cargo moving, whether for life-saving medical shipments or retail goods.
In the second installment in the Air Cargo World 2022 webinar series, a panel of freight forwarding executives discuss how they are positioning their companies for success amid an adverse and ever-changing environment; how they have strengthened their services to better serve their customers; how they’ve embraced automation, and more.
Senior Director of Air and Sea
DSV Air & Sea Limited
Executive Vice President
Global Head of Airfreight
Scan Global Logistics