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Yusen Air and Sea Services leads top ten list of forwarders

INTERNATIONAL air freight forwarders operating in the Philippines moved nearly a 100 million kilograms (kg) of cargo from January to June this year, according to preliminary statistics from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).

Comparative figures were not available, as this is the first time CAB reported statistics for the first semester of any year. Normally, it gathers data for the entire year.

The statistics were culled from 123 air freight forwarders, more than 50% of the total registered with the CAB.

A total of 90,825,091 kg was moved for the first six months of the year, 28.13% of which were imported break bulk cargoes (25,548,133 kg).

Consolidated shipments reached 40,795,982 kg while direct shipments hit 24,480,977 kg or 26.95% of the total. This brought export traffic to 65,276,959 kgs or 71.87% of the total air freight cargo that came in and went out of the Philippines.

Yusen Air and Sea Services carried the most cargoes for the first six months, outstripping close contenders Nippon Express Philippines Corp. and Airlift Asia, Inc. Last year, Yusen was in third place.

The company moved 18,600,757 kg for the period, of which 14,411,153 kg were total direct shipments. Consolidated shipments were 3,072,689 kg while imports were at 1,116,916 kg.

The company moved 18,600,757 kg for the period, of which 14,411,153 kg were total direct shipments. Consolidated shipments were 3,072,689 kg while imports were at 1,116,916 kg.Last year’s top air freight forwarder Nippon Express landed in second place for the first semester, moving a total of 12,768,135 kg. Imports were at 7,789,989 kg.

The company’s total export load was 4,978,146 kg, 148,368 kg of which were direct shipments while the remaining 4,829,778 kg were consolidated cargoes.

Third placer Airlift Asia, Inc. reported handling 7,589,935 kg for the period in review. Its export shipments totaled 5,442,136 kg.

Climbing to fourth spot from 16th place last year was Danzas AEI, Inc. which handled 5,288,189 kg. Figures for the six-month period alone (3,043,934 kg) grew twice as much as the full-year total in 2002. Breakbulk imports were 2,591,808 kg. Consolidated shipments, on the other hand, reached 2,696,381 kg.

Exel Philippines, Inc. came in fifth with total shipments of 4,409,288 kg, 1,208,402 kg of which were breakbulk, 3,106,370 kg consolidated and 94,516 kg direct shipments.

From ninth spot in 2002, Emery Transnational Air Cargo Corp. climbed three notches higher to sixth place with a total of 3,452,183 kg. Most shipments were consolidated totaling 2,178,375 kg. The company reported handling 255,909 kg direct shipments and 1,017,899 kg breakbulk cargoes.

U-Freight Philippines, Inc. and Bax Global Phils., Inc. swapped positions from last year, and are now in seventh and eighth places, moving 3,413,281 kg and 2,792,520 kg, respectively.

Also in top ten were Kintetsu World Express Phils., Inc., which handled 2,757,257 kg and Expeditors Philippines with 2,578,431 kg.

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