The rapid growth of e-commerce has revolutionised the way we buy and sell products, impacting the cargo air transportation sector significantly. Air freight has become the go-to mode for transporting e-commerce goods, particularly high-value, time-sensitive, and perishable items.
Nonetheless, this surge has brought about challenges for the traditional air cargo models. Ensuring transparency, consistency, and efficiency throughout the supply chain has become essential. To tackle this, the industry is witnessing major trends and challenges.
E-commerce logistics necessitate a shift towards transparency, reliability, and consistency, in addition to speed. Collaboration between major e-commerce players and logistics providers is on the rise, with some opting for vertical integration to gain more control. Moreover, consumer expectations now include sustainability, forcing companies to work towards greener supply chains.
Cargo Insights explores industry veterans’ perspective on the collective transformation of the air cargo sector. Embracing digitalization is essential to capture online retail volumes, improve efficiency, and sustainability. Adapting to e-commerce changes ensures industry agility and global supply chain significance.