December 2023: Global Freight Market Updates

December 18, 2023

What is happening in the Freight Market in December?

The December 2023 global freight market PDF updates include the latest on what is happening in the Air freight, Ocean freight and Ground markets. The downloads are available for you in PDF. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with your Crane Worldwide Logistics representative or reach out to us here for further information on how we can support your business.

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Air Freight News

  • Air cargo capacity, measured by available cargo tonnekilometers (ACTKs), increased by 13.1% YoY in October, owing to the continued strong return of international passenger belly capacity.
  • Industry ACTKs surpassed 2019 levels by 2.8%.

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Ocean Freight News

  • The official transit figures for the Panama Canal in November have been released, revealing a significant decline of 22% compared to October. 
  • In the coming year, significant increases in bunker adjustment factors (BAFs) are anticipated in the container shipping industry as it grapples with new trade challenges and regulations

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Ground Freight News

  • Truckload spot market demand remains lower year over year and steady on a 4-week trailing average, with channel commentary highlighting softening organic demand and normalizing inventory levels.
  • Bottom line it appears demand is relatively stable as capacity continues to exit the market.

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