Airfreight set to see spikes of demand in Q4, but rate rises will be calmer

October 5, 2020 Sam Whelan

The airfreight market will see spikes of demand in Q4, but the “wildfire” rate increases experienced during “PPE season” are unlikely.
According to Chaminda Gunasekera, Seko Logistics’ senior director of airfreight and e-commerce network development for APAC & MEA, online sales will drive airfreight demand more than B2B during the final quarter.
“Everyone is expecting the market to pick up mid-October, due to e-commerce events like Singles’ Day,” Mr Gunasekera said.
“Most exporters ...

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