WorldACD: June showed ‘no y-o-y growth to speak of’

The WorldACD reported that growth in international air cargo volume has finally come to a plateau – its data for the month of June showing a growth rate of just 0.4 percent year-over-year. Expanding the comparison to include the entire first half of the year (versus the same period in 2017), volume has increased by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 1, 2018

May airfreight demand growth slows

With the release of WorldACD’s air cargo performance results for May, the slowdown from last year’s consistent double-digit increases is undeniable. Although volumes are still increasing year-over-year, the increases are significantly less than those seen during 2017. Air cargo volumes worldwide increased by 2.6 percent y-o-y in May, down from the nearly 15 percent y-o-y […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 2, 2018

WorldACD reports ‘serious’ growth in air cargo business, yield

While air cargo growth seemed to cool off a bit in March after its torrid pace through much of 2017, the latest April and first-quarter figures from WorldACD suggest that April saw a more robust year-over-year growth rate for air cargo volume and even more so for air cargo yield. Taking into account the distorted […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 1, 2018

Demand flattens, yields soar in March… or do they?

March is usually a good time for reckoning in the air cargo industry. Any lopsided demand figures from the Chinese Lunar New Year surge are generally smoothed out by the third month of the year, and post-holiday inventory restocking generally begins to ebb as spring arrives. The March results from the major data analysis organizations, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2018

How will the airfreight ‘wild card’ be played in 2018?

Based on the latest combined January and February results from WorldACD and IATA, 2018 clearly got off to a strong start in terms of cargo demand. But the real question is: Now what? Except the 2018 version of “now what” also includes a new wild card. Any speculation about the future involves taking stock in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 4, 2018

WorldACD reports slower volume growth for February

Despite earlier reports from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and others that Chinese New Year had little effect on February numbers, WorldACD noted a slowdown in growth for February, with year-over-year volumes increasing by a lower 4.4 percent – well below the 8.5 percent growth the market data group recorded for January. Worldwide […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 3, 2018

IATA January figures point to ‘solid, rather than spectacular’ growth

Airfreight’s dramatic upswing in 2017 makes the year a tough act to follow, and industry data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates 2018 is unlikely to outshine the volume growth of the past year. IATA reported a robust – but not remarkable – industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth rate of 8 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2018

How is 2018 shaping up? Results unclear, say industry groups

With airfreight performance results in for January, indicating 9.4 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among Asia-Pacific carriers, and 16.8 percent y-o-y yield growth worldwide, industry groups WorldACD and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) are optimistic for the year ahead. However, the sunny forecast comes with a “wait and see” attitude […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 28, 2018

Final 2017 results show healthy growth, yields for airfreight industry

The double-digit growth recorded through most of 2017 added up to the strongest growth over a calendar year since 2010, IATA reported today, as freight tonne kilometers across the airfreight industry rose by 9 percent for the year, compared to 2016. Last year saw improvement in world trade conditions generally, while resulting demand for manufactured […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 31, 2018

Asia-Pacific carriers surpass overall industry growth levels in November

Results from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for November – citing a 9.2 percent year-over-year increase in freight tonne kilometers for the month – confirm other reports from airlines and industry associations that the strong growth story of 2017 saw a revival at year’s end with a robust peak season. Growth rates for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 3, 2018

November volumes break record set during past month, says WorldACD

The new year is finally here, but as 2017’s stats continue to roll in, it seems the surge in airfreight demand during the holiday season was the gift that kept on giving for the air cargo sector. Most recently, WorldACD reported that, during November 2017, worldwide airfreight volumes rose 1.3 percent, month-to-month, to break the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2018

WorldACD: October numbers show slower growth but bigger volumes

Year-over-year airfreight volume growth in October extended a period of decline that began in September, but the industry remains as strong as ever, with volumes during the month getting a big boost from Europe, to and from North America, and to Central and South America, and with pharmaceutical volumes up 19 percent, according to WorldACD. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 1, 2017

First look at October cargo shows continued demand, but slowing growth

Soaring yields and the backlogs building in Asian hubs offer ample testimony to that demand for airfreight is still strong. We are clearly in the middle of a great peak season, and anyone who didn’t book space long ago is suffering. But the rate of growth is falling. David Harris, of sister publication Cargo Facts, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

IATA, WorldACD: Volume growth rates tap the brakes in September

While freight rates hit their highest level since January in September, according to Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index, year-over-year volume growth slowed to its lowest rate in months, with WorldACD reporting September y-o-y growth of 8.8 percent and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reporting 9.2 percent growth. The slow-down in growth comes as little […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 1, 2017
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