International air forwarders in PH lift 3.9% less cargo in 2019; Nippon leads


Cargo volume handled by international air freight forwarders in the Philippines dropped 3.9% in 2019 to 354.373 million kilograms (kg) from 368.737 million kg in 2018, preliminary data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) showed.

Nippon Express Philippines Corp. remained leader among international air freight forwarders, keeping the spot for 11 straight years.

Of the total, consolidations accounted for 40.22% or 142.538 million kg, 5.6% down from the 150.932 million kg handled in 2017.

Breakbulking, which contributed 38.56%, also declined, slipping by 4% to 136.635 million kg from 142.414 million kg in 2018.

The remaining 21.22% were direct shipments, which likewise fell 0.24% to 75.209 million kg from 75.39 million kg in 2018.

It must be noted that only 81.88% of international air freight forwarders submitted their complete 2019 cargo data reports as of February 13, 2020, CAB said.

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Nippon Express Philippines Corp. remained on top in terms of handled volume of international air freight forwarded, keeping the spot for 11 straight years. Nippon Express handled 61.885 million kg or 17.46% of the total.

Trans-global Consolidators, Inc. climbed two places higher last year to second place with 18.129 million kg, followed by Schenker Philippines, Inc. which kept its third rank with 17.827 million kg.

Dropping two places to fourth was Yusen Logistics Philippines, Inc. with 17.143 million kg, while maintaining its spot in fifth was Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. with 15.678 million kg.

Still in sixth place was DHL Global Forwarding (Philippines), Inc. with 14.824 million kg.

Jumping four ranks to seventh was Kintetsu World Express Phil., Inc. with 12.206 million kg, dislodging UPS Delbros Transport, Inc., which fell to eighth place with 10.926 million kg.

Expeditors Philippines, Inc. maintained its position in ninth place with 9.103 million kg, while Panalpina World Transport (Phils.), Inc. went down two places to 10th with 7.097 million kg.

In the 11th to 20th places on CAB’s top 30 list were Royal Cargo, Inc. (6.401 million kg); DHL Express (Philippines) Corp. (5.85 million kg); CEVA Logistics Philippines, Inc. (5.759 million kg); NNR Global Logistics (Phils.), Inc. (5.344 million kg); Federal Express Pacific Ltd. (5.331 million kg); U-Freight Philippines, Inc. (5.319 million kg); DSV Air and Sea, Inc. (5.254 million kg); World Alliance Freight, Inc. (5.154 million kg); AAI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (4.734 million kg); and Kornet Express, Inc. (4.267 million kg).

Rounding off the top 30 list from 21st to 30th were Dimerco Express Philippines, Inc. (4.12 million kg); TYCS Logistics International, Inc. (4.082 million kg); UPS SCS (Philippines), Inc. (3.913 million kg); Agility International Logistics, Inc. (3.413 million kg); CNT Air Express, Inc. (2.96 million kg); Donreal Forwarders Corp. (2.803 million kg); Aspac International, Inc. (2.779 million kg); Polaris Express Logistics Corp. (2.732 million kg); Skylink Company, Inc. (2.564 million kg); and Sincerity International Cargo Services Corp. (2.508 million kg). – Roumina Pablo

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