There’s an air freight carrier nightmare occurring in Europe right now that’s probably going to continue to cause disruptions and other problems, even weeks after flights resume, according to many air freight carrier professionals taking part in the current chaos. Reports are coming in from a few regions of the world of air freight carriers stopping taking orders and bookings and this of course is going to throw a wrench into the supply and demand chains of many industries.
Will this increase the cost of air transport for customers in the coming weeks? There are certainly a few that think this is a possibility, if not an absolute that can’t really be helped. This of course isn’t going to come as a surprise to most reading this article, but it certainly isn’t going to be welcome news for customers either, and it will obviously mean significant changes in the plans for many that need to use air freight services in their business operations.
One thing is for sure we’re getting to see firsthand the chaos that can occur when airports are closed for days at a time and the effect this has on air freight movements and the air freight industry of the regions affected as a whole. There’s also a lot of air freight sitting in warehouses and airports around Europe and other regions of the world at present and this is a situation might not be sustainable for an extended period of time. At some point something has to give, if pressure keeps building, and the resulting problems could be far beyond anything we might have imagined. This is probably a worst case scenario, but it’s certainly something that the agencies involved in this affair must take into account as they continue to ground planes in Europe and keep airports closed to traffic.