The many weeks of positive airfreight numbers during the 2014 peak season, inflated somewhat by the ongoing West Coast port crisis, were reflected in the latest figures from WorldACD, showing worldwide volume growth of 4.3 percent, compared to the previous November.
There was a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August, according to the International Air Transport Association. August airfreight demand was up 3.6 percent year over year, which is considerably better than the year-to-date performance of a 0.7-percent expansion.
Statistics show a stabilization of airfreight markets on the back of encouraging growth towards the end of 2012. Compared to the previous year, the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) latest global airfreight demand statistics show demand for airfreight was "apparently very strong" at the start of this January with a rise of 5.0 percent.