Worsening ocean freight capacity issues is continuing without a pause.
Brandon Fried, executive director of Airforwarders Association (AfA) has spoken about the dire situation, The forecasted surge in demand for US air cargo capacity will be largely driven by a lack of sailing with ocean suppliers, but air cargo forwarders must “learn to be adaptable” in the current climate of already constrained airfreight capacity.
Better communication can help in managing an oncoming air cargo capacity crunch.
The US capacity crunch is expected to be driven by a perfect storm of canceled China to US sailings, congestion at US airports, limited warehouse space, labor shortage, and rising inflation, said Fried. Fried has, in fact, emphasized this factor to the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association (LAACA).
“The challenges for ocean carriers are well documented, and we understand that they are looking after profit margins, but multiple factors already constrain air capacity. Congestion at major airports exacerbates the strain on supply chains across the US.
To tide over these challenges, the air forwarding community should communicate well and learn to be adaptable.” said Fried.
The AfA launched its Airport Congestion Committee (ACC) to formulate realistic solutions to relieve airport congestion. The ACC is responsible for presenting findings to private, public, and government entities as workable policies for urgent new legislation.