Signs of Stabilization as Air Cargo Grows in January

Compared to the previous year, demand for air freight was apparently very strong, with a rise of 5.0%.


Priorities for 2013

On 12 March the world’s air cargo leaders will gather in Doha, Qatar for the World Cargo Symposium. “The challenge is sustainable business growth. Headwinds presented by the fragile global economic situation are strong.  But if governments and all the players of the value chain are aligned, there is much that can be done to improve the competitiveness of the global air cargo industry.  Infrastructure, technology, environment, security and industry processes are among the symposium’s topics,” said Tyler.

“Air cargo is important to the global economy and everyday life. By value, nearly a third of goods traded internationally are shipped by air. Jobs and economic opportunities are created by connecting goods to markets. And lives are enriched by the global trade of products and services which is made possible by air connectivity.  Supporting the sector’s success is in everybody’s interest,” said Tyler.

View full January air freight results (pdf)

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