Transport of pharmaceuticals and high-tech and other vulnerable goods grew particularly quickly during the month.
Growth in shipments originating in the Asia-Pacific region - which accounts for 25 percent of cargo by volume and 30 percent by revenue in U.S. dollars - pushed up August numbers.
Of particular note in the region, growth across the board in shipments from Vietnam led to an increase of more than 25 percent in cargo volumes from that country y-o-y in August.
In Europe, Belgium also saw an increase of about 25 percent thanks to pharmaceutical transport. Other countries that saw significant growth include Hong Kong, Germany, parts of China, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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