Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Forwarders urge carriers to put freighters into India

Forwarders are demanding airlines pay greater attention to addressing the dearth of freighters in the Indian domestic market.

Several forwarders spoke to The Loadstar on the sidelines of the Fiata World Congress in Delhi last week to say there was a lack of all-cargo capacity in India.

Director of Three Aces Global, Pankaj Agarwal, said carriers obviously need to balance capacity with demand but even so he felt there was a need for increased freighter numbers.

 "There used to a lot of freighter availability in India, but the numbers have declined to the point where there are hardly any,” Mr Agarwal told The Loadstar.

“Some suggest the main concern is that airlines would struggle to fill all-cargo flights, but I do not believe this would be case.”

E-commerce’s rise has benefited the trucking companies, with many shippers and forwarders resorting to trucking goods across country.
03/10/18 Loadstar