The heavy traffic in the ports, container crisis and increase in freights in maritime transport especially after the pandemic leaps into the air transport where demands are increasing recently. The shortage in supply has increased the freight prices in air cargo by more than 20 percent last week, and even on some routes this figure went up to 50 percent.
Many industries, from retail to automotive, have turned to air cargo to avoid delays in maritime transport. However, the cargo capacity of passenger aircrafts is still limited and they are not flying like they did last year due to the new variants. As Christmas approaches, when trade in goods such as electronics, household appliances, and clothing peaks in advanced economies such as the United States, the pressure on all land, maritime and air carriers is also increasing.
Under these conditions, the air cargo freight prices increased by more than 20 percent last week, while this rate exceeded 50 percent on certain routes.