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The Philippines’ air cargo traffic serviced by international airfreight forwarders shrank 5.7% last year to 243.85 million kilograms from 258.59 million kg in 2011, recent statistics released by the Civil Aeronautics Board show.

The figures represent both import and export shipments.

Consolidations accounted for the bulk or 43.7% of the total 2012 throughput, followed by breakbulk cargoes (39.6%), and direct shipments (16.7%). This is in contrast to 2011’s 44.5% share of consolidations, 40.3% of breakbulk shipments, and 15.2% of direct shipments.

Nippon Express Philippines Inc. remained the top international airfreight forwarder of the country last year, but Transglobal Consolidators Inc. stole the show as it climbed a spectacular 11 notches from No. 16 in 2011 to No. 5 last year, dislodging Panalpina World Transport (Phils.), which slipped to No. 7.

Also seeing significant changes in their rankings were U Freight Philippines, which fell 12 notches to No. 20, and UPS Delbros Transport Inc., climbed to No. 10 from No. 17 previously.

Nippon Express moved a total of 52.86 million kg of freight as it took 21.68% of the 2012 market. The local unit of Japanese logistics giant Nippon Express was No.1 in the sector a year earlier with 42.63 million kg or a market share of 16.48%.

The 5-percentage point gain in Nippon Express’ market share dented the market shares of its key competitors.

Its closest rival, DHL Global Forwarding (Phil) Inc., transported 19.66 million kg for a market share of 8.06%, down from 22.35 million kg or a market share of 8.64% in 2011.

Third-ranked Kintetsu World Express Phil. Inc. accounted for 14.62 million kg or a market share of 6%, shrinking from the 6.13% it held last year for transporting 15.85 million kg of cargoes.

Yusen Logistics Phils. Inc. remained in fourth place with 12.71 million kg for a market share of 5.21%, down from 14.12 million kg for a market share of 5.46% in 2011.

Transglobal transported 9.85 million kg of airfreight last year to capture 4.04% of the market. Its volume in 2011 was 4.27 million kg, giving it a 1.65% market share.

Aspac International Airfreight Inc. kept its No.6 ranking with a volume of 9.37 million kg or a market share of 3.84%, up from 8.73 million kg. and a share of 3.38% in 2011.

Panalpina transported 8.69 million kg of airfreight to account for 3.57% of the market, down from 8.77 million kg or 3.39% of the total.

Clipper Cargo Corp. fell to No.8 with 7.47 million kg. and a market share of 3.06%, its volume unchanged but market share dropping from 3.57% 2.81%.

Former No. 8 U Freight Philippines, meanwhile, fell 12 notches to No. 20 as its volume shrank to 3.03 million or a market share of 1.26% from 7.25 million kg or 2.8% of the market in 2011.

Kuehne & Nagel was No. 9 with 6.44 million kg or 2.64% of the market, rising from No. 12 the previous year with 6.19 milion kg or a 2.4% market share.

Another player that registered a significant performance last year was UPS Delbros Transport Inc., a joint venture between the US logistics giant and local transport group Delgado Bros.

The company climbed to No. 10 from No. 17, dislodging Schenker Phils. Inc., which dropped to No.11. UPS Delbros transported 6.22 million kg for a market share of 2.55%, up from 4.15 million kg or 1.61% of the market previously.

Click here for Top 30 international airfreight forwarders in the Philippines for 2012.

Click here for Top 30 international airfreight forwarders in the Philippines for 2011.

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