European Shippers’ Council, being one of the speakers at the World Cargo Summit 2023 in Abu Dhabi, addressed the current situation in the air freight industry. The theme of the event was “Embracing Opportunities and Challenges”.
Different crisis situations taught shippers not to invest their money only in one transport mode. Air cargo sector did their utmost to serve shippers in difficult times. As shippers will continue to make parallel use of air cargo, agility is important. Regular clients need to have reliable contracts but also the use of occasional consignments should be possible.
Transparency on available capacity, involvement of shippers in the negotiations on booking, and support from policy makers, and within the airfreight sector are essential for improving air cargo operations.