Shipping requirements stricter as airlines, 3PLs work around US airport congestion

Tender times shorten, loose freight reduced to speed up airfreight movements

Photo courtesy of Chicago Department of Aviation.

Cargo handling and pickup at major destination airports has slowed significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and airlines and freight forwarders are applying more rigorous standards in accepting freight at airports to mitigate slowdowns. Airport congestion has been a problem at major U.S. gateways during the pandemic, exacerbated by labor shortages and more severe problems […]


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