Philippine cargo lifted by international airfreight forwarders reached 389.116 million kilograms in 2020, up 9.8% from 2019
Jupiter Logistics Philippines, Inc. dislodged long-time leader Nippon Express Philippines Corp. as the top international air freight forwarder in 2020
Cargo Consolidations and direct shipments increased 8% and 60%, respectively, while breakbulking declined 8%
Cargo handled by international airfreight forwarders in the Philippines reached 389.116 million kilograms (kg) in 2020, an increase of 9.8% from 354.373 million kg posted in 2019, according to a Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) preliminary report.
Only 85.42% of forwarders were able to submit their complete 2020 cargo data reports as of February 7, 2021, CAB noted.
Jupiter Logistics Philippines, Inc. dislodged Nippon Express Philippines Corp. as the top international air freight forwarder for 2020, a title Nippon had kept for 11 years straight.
Consolidations, which accounted for 40% of the total volume, rose 8% to 154.045 million kg from 142.528 million kg in 2019.
Direct shipments, representing 31% of the total, improved the most with a 60% increase to 120.306 million kg from 75.209 million kg recorded in 2019.
Breakbulking posted a 16% decline to 114.765 million kg last year from 136.635 million kg in 2019.
Cargo volume handled by international airfreight forwarders showed improvement despite numerous flight cancellations globally, which were undertaken due to travel restrictions imposed, especially in the early months of 2020, to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines earlier said global economic activity has been on the rebound in the second half of 2020, buoyed by the increase in export orders and the rising demand for the speedy delivery of merchandise by air.
Jupiter Logistics handled 59.64 million kg or 15.33% of the total, placing it first in CAB’s preliminary list of top 30 international air freight forwarders for 2020.
Nippon Express Philippines ranked second with 42.579 million kg or 10.94% of the total, followed by top 10 newcomer NRU Cargo Forwarder with 32.943 million kg or an 8.47% share.
U-Freight Philippines, Inc. jumped from 16th place to fourth with 18.843 million kg (4.84% of the total), while Yusen Logistics Philippines, Inc. fell one spot to fifth with 15.968 million kg (4.10%).
Schenker Philippines, Inc. likewise declined, stepping down three places to sixth with 13.698 million kg (3.52%) while UPS Delbros Transport, Inc. went one rank up to seventh with 11.969 million kg (3.08%).
Down one place to eighth was Kintetsu World Express Phil., Inc. with 11.365 million kg (2.92%), followed by DHL Express (Philippines) Corp., which jumped three spots to ninth with 10.623 million kg (2.73%).
Completing the top 10 was Trans-global Consolidators, Inc., previously in second place, with 10.387 million kg or a 2.67% share.
In 11th to 20th places were DHL Global Forwarding (Philippines), Inc. (9.435 million kg); Federal Express Pacific Ltd. (9.369 million kg); Expeditors Philippines, Inc. (9.116 million kg); Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. (7.941 million kg); DSV Air & Sear, Inc. (7.783 million kg); ATR International Freight, Inc. (7.617 million kg); Morrison Express Philippines, Inc. (7.240 million kg); TYCS Logistics International, Inc. (5.651 million kg); CEVA Logistics Philippines, Inc. (5.447 million kg); and Polaris Express Logistics Corp. (5.147 million kg).
Completing the top 30 list were NNR Global Logistics (Phils), Inc. (4.630 million kg); Agility International Logistics, Inc. (3.450 million kg); Dimerco Express Philippines, Inc. (3.406 million kg); World Alliance Freight, Inc. (3.299 million kg); UPS SCS (Philippines), Inc. (2.778 million kg); AAI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (2.546 million kg); Bollore Logistics Philippines, Inc. (2.247 million kg); Hankyu Hanshin Express Philippines, Inc. (2.021 million kg); CNT Air Express, Inc. (1.972 million kg); and Panalpina World Transport (Phils), Inc. (1.893 million kg). – Roumina Pablo