Post by Recliner Post by Marland
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Post by Recliner
Has total airfreight soared, or just airfreight sent on cargo planes? If
the latter, it may be simply because a lot
less freight is being carried in airliner belly holds. Normally, all
those passenger 777s are carrying lots of freight
Ill have to have a closer look later, while some may be because of the
need to redirect from passenger flight holds I certainly saw comments that
some traffic was new to air totally .
Though expensive especially as rates for operators are quite remunerative
at the moment some shippers feel the cost had to be borne to get shipments
around the log jams that have affected goods sent by ship.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the problems with sea cargo,
including large numbers containers being stacked in
the wrong places? It means sea cargo costs have gone up, and delivery is
less reliable, so air freight might be
relatively more competitive currently.
Yes , that is what I meant by log jams, but it does mean that air freight
rates have risen as well .
The shipping firm must feel this is market they want to be in though the
acquiring of the aircraft mentioned are not their first step in that
direction, they were originally going to acquire 30%
in another air consortium Groupe Dubreuil which had access to the holds of
two French airlines
which announced that last September . That deal hit problems and this
months announcement of the A200 purchase means that proposal has been
I wonder if historically there have been many shipping companies that have
moved into the air business both passenger and freight , you would some
would have seen it as a future market .
One example would be Canadian Pacific though really that was the Canadian
Railway Company who
had long had a shipping line* and was moving with the times. Cunard
invested in Airline and went onto a joint operation with BOAC for a while
with the Cunard name appearing on aircraft.
Perhaps there were more but the old shipping name was seen as too old
fashioned for the new age.
You can hardly see them now but this wall by the rail entrance to
Southampton Eastern Docks
has two versions of “ Canadian Pacific Spans the world “ painted on it.
20+ years ago they were fairly legible.