Air freight transport has been a major feature of international business for decades. Every day, planes take off and land, carrying packages and goods of all kinds between two places within the same territory or from one country to another. Air transport is considered the fastest compared to other modes of transport, such as road transport by truck or train, or sea transport by container ship.
Every day, the logistics sector works hard to offer the best air freight transport conditions for companies in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicine, cosmetics and fine chemicals. These are companies and organisations that need to move products whose transport must be constantly monitored by qualified personnel, pass customs controls, require temperature-controlled transport, and maintain the highest standards of quality and safety throughout the logistics chain.
During the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, air logistics got a major boost from transporting medical supplies such as vaccines, masks and clothing for doctors and nurses to all corners of the globe. Since March 2020, the logistics sector has continued to recover and these are some of the trends that have been developed or are about to be implemented in the near future:
- Slow recovery in air logistics: According to IATA, air freight demand is at levels close to those prior to the pandemic. The Russian invasion of Ukraine affects the sector as several airlines are based in these countries, and airspace is closed in many areas. China also continues to be restricted by waves of new variants of COVID-19.
- Digitalisation throughout the logistics chain: It is important that goods are thoroughly traceable so that clients know where their goods are and what condition they are in. This provides transparency and trust.
- Increased alliances: Gradual growth in the partnership between airlines and transport companies. This strengthening of relationships benefits the logistics sector.
- Aircraft conversion: Many airlines are converting their passenger aircraft into cargo aircraft. They are called P2F (Passenger-To-Freighter) and work is carried out to make the aircraft suitable for carrying all types of cargo within certain size and weight characteristics.
- Rising fuel prices: Fuel prices are expected to continue to rise, mainly due to the conflict in Ukraine. Paraffin is obtained from the distillation of natural oil and the transport sector will have to keep an eye on the prices set by the markets.
Airpharm guarantees the efficient operation of the logistics chain in air freight transport
Air logistics companies have used their resilience to recover over the past few difficult years. At Airpharm we work with intelligence and innovation to optimise all logistical processes and provide the most personalised, sustainable service tailored to the businesses that trust our organisation. We are accredited freight forwarders and are committed to complying with the obligations set out in the National Civil Aviation Security Programme in relation to the transport of cargo by air.
Do you need to ship goods and would like to do so by cargo aircraft? Contact Airpharm now and our team of professionals will advise you and respond to all your doubts.