May 13, 2020
Shanghai airport’s “worst-ever” cargo backlog is slowly easing, but forwarders are still recommending shippers turn to expedited ocean freight.
A perfect storm of lack of uplift, the global rush to buy face masks and China’s crackdown on shoddy PPE, saw aircraft “flying out empty” over the country’s Labour Day holiday, forwarders told The Loadstar.
“Before the holiday [1-5 May], it was as bad as it could get,” said Stefan Holmqvist, MD of Norman Global Logistics (NGL) Hong Kong.
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Source: The Load Star