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Cargo volume handled by domestic freight forwarders dropped 24.6% in 2019 to 66.35 million kilograms from 88.027 million kg in 2018, preliminary data published by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed.

Direct shipments, which accounted for 54.8% of the total volume in 2019, fell 19.3% to 36.361 million kg from 45.045 million kg in 2018.

Consolidations, which had a share of 45.08%, decreased 30.2% to 29.91 million kg from 42.820 million previously. Breakbulking likewise fell, down by 51.4% to 78,724.40 kg from 161,988.12 kg in 2018.

AP Cargo Logistics Network Corp. remained the top air freight forwarder in terms of volume on CAB’s latest list of top 30 domestic forwarders, having handled 17.788 million kg or 26.81% of the total, last year.

JRS Business Corp. climbed one rank higher to second in 2019 with 8.288 million kg or 12.49% share, followed by Cargo Padala Express Forwarding Services Corp., which was up three places to third with 5.552 million kg or 8.37% of the total.

LBC Express, Inc. dropped two places to fourth with 4.079 million kg or 6.15% of the total; its December 2019 operations were not yet included in CAB’s preliminary data.

Jumping five places to fifth was Wide Wide World Express, Inc. with 2.137 million kg or 3.22%, followed by AAI Logistics Cargo Express, Inc., which improved nine places to sixth with 2.106 million kg or 3.17% share.

Libcap Super Express Corp. switched places with 2Go Express, Inc. to move up to seventh place with 2.035 million kg or 3.07%, while the latter went down to eighth rank with 1.983 million kg or 2.99% of the total.

Debuting in the top 10 were PH Global Jet Express, Inc. in ninth place with 1.747 million kg and Worldwide Elite Freight Forwarding Consolidation Services, Inc. with 1.746 million kg for the 10th spot.

Ranking 11th to 20th places on CAB’s list last year were Kim Gold Cargo Logistics Corp. (1.579 million kg); Non-Pareil International Freight & Cargo Services, Inc. (1.554 million kg); Argo International Forwarders, Inc. (1.52 million kg); ASP Airspeed Philippines, Inc. (1.484 million kg); EPR Cargo Services (1.418 million kg); Fastcargo Logistics Corp. (1.245 million kg): Trans-global Consolidators, Inc. (1.134 million kg); Highlight Express Philippines Corp. (1.069 million kg); 3PL Service Provider Phils., Inc. (1.048 million kg); and Pambato Cargo Forwarders, Inc. (1.018 million kg).

Rounding off the top 21st to 30th were We Help You Forwarders, Inc. (994,049.50 kg); F2 Logistics Philippines, Inc. (842,448.70 kg); Worklink Services, Inc. (709,274.50 kg); Ximex Delivery Express (485,635 kg); Airspeed International Philippines Corp. (289,419.50 kg); JV Freight Consolidators, Inc. (266,968.27 kg); AAI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (215,964.10 kg); Front Cargo Forwarders, Inc. (210,019 kg); NAF Global, Inc. (182,225 kg); and CBL Courier Express International, Inc. (137,699.60 kg). – Roumina Pablo

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