Congestion And High Rates From Indian Subcontinent

March 25, 2024

Congestion And High Rates From Indian Subcontinent

Airline carriers are currently struggling with large air cargo backlogs at several major airports in the Indian subcontinent, as both volumes and rates spike.

Volumes have increased from the region, which is now in the midst of its air freight peak season. Red Sea issues have also added to the high demand, with exporters and importers diverting ocean freight orders to air.

Air freight from India is the worst affected, most notably Delhi and Mumbai, with backlogs impacting many airports and rates spiralling upwards as a result. Delhi exports rose by 43% last month, mainly due to European destined business.

Rates have also been on the rise in ocean freight this year due to the Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea, although this seems to have peaked more recently.

Your Kilklick Martin team are monitoring the situation closely. Should you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

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